Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Archana Doshi
Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
2984 ratings.

The Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe is a perfect, moist and delicous cake for coffee and chocolate lovers. The coffee cake that is made form freshly brewed coffee and frosted with rich chocolate butter cream can be served chilled as a dessert for your parties. The Chocolate Coffee Cake tastes delicious even without the frosting, this means you could serve it as a tea time cake as well and have it along with a hot cup of coffee.

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Cuisine: Continental
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

100 M

Total in

120 M


6 Servings


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 3/4 cups Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , whisked or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Oil , or (canola or sunflower oil)
  • 2 Whole Eggs , or Flaxmeal Egg Replacer
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Coffee Decoction
  • Ingredients for the Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting
  • 180 grams Milk chocolate , chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon Instant Coffee Powder
  • 230 grams Butter (Unsalted) , at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Icing Sugar

How to make Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  1. To begin making the Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe, first get all the ingredients together and keep them aside. Next preheat your oven to 160C and butter andgrease two 8-inch round cake pans and keep them aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk all the dry ingredients till they are until they are combined uniformly. Gradually add in the eggs (flax meal egg replacer), buttermilk, brewed coffee, oil, vanilla essense. Beat well until all the ingredients are combined and look smooth and silky.

  3. Spoon the cake batter into the prepared cake pan

  4. Divide the spoon the chocolate coffee cake batter into the two lined and greased cake pans. Place the pans in the middle rack of the oven and bake for about 40 minutes until the when the tester when inserted into the center comes out clean.

  5. Once the cake is baked, remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely. If you dont plan to use the frosting, then you can cut the Chocolate Coffee Cakeand serve immediately.

  6. If you plan to use the frosting, then you must allow the cake to cool for atleast 5 to 6 hours. I personally like to do the frosting the next day, as no crumbs will stick to the frosting and the cake will come out clean and beautiful.

  7. You can proceed to make the frosting the same day you bake the cake. Wrap the cake well in foil and place it in the refrigerator and refrigerate your frosting as well. And the next day, apply the chilled frosting to your cake and the cake will be ready for serving.

Method to make the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  1. Dissolve the coffee powder in warm water and allow it to cool completely and keep aside.

  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a sauce pan and place it over another bowl of set simmering water. This is the double boiler method of melting chocolate, so the chocolate does not get over heated and melts evenly. Keep stirring the melted chocolate until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. Once melted take it out of the double boiler and allow it to cool compeltely.

  3. In the bowl of an the stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, add in the butter and start whisking the butter until light and fluffy.

  4. Next add in the vanilla and the dissolved coffee and gradually keep adding the icing sugar. Continue to whisk on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as and when necessary. Finally once the butter is creamy, gradually add in the cooled and melted chocolate sauce and whisk until well combined. Dont over beat.

Method to apply the Butter Cream Frosting to the Coffee Cake
  1. Get your serving tray in which you want to serve your cake. Place one of the cakes with its flat side (bottom side) facing up. With a knife or offset spatula spread the butter cream frosting on the top of the flat side of the cake.

  2. Next place the second cake on top with its flat side down (bottom side) and rounded side facing up. Give it a gentle press and then apply the frosting on the top and all sides of the cake evenly. 

  3. Dont worry if your frosting is not looking neatly finished. A great way to make a frosting look good is to give it a few spikes with the knife and you will be surprised that it will look completely professional.

  4. Serve Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting for birthday parties or even as a tea time snack.