If you are a chocolate AND a coffee lover, try making our Coffee-Chocolate Cake. It’s a delicious, moist cake that definitely tastes like both coffee and chocolate.
Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or any old day of the week!
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter two 9-inch cake pans and line with parchment paper.
In a pan over low heat, melt chocolate in ⅓ cup of coffee, stirring constantly. When melted, set aside to cool slightly.
In a bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well. Add vanilla and blend in chocolate. Beat well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry mixture alternately with the remaining 1 cup of coffee, mixing just enough to combine, by hand or on lowest mixer speed.
Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans, then remove and cool on a rack. (Layers are fragile; handle carefully.)
Frost with Coffee-Chocolate Frosting, below.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Add butter and stir until blended. Pour into a bowl. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and salt alternately with a few drops of strong coffee at a time until frosting reaches the proper consistency. Beat in vanilla.
Spread frosting between cake layers and on top and sides.