Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cappuccino Cake Recipe


We have had a beautiful sunny day here in Virginia and I am thankful that for right now it is not snowing!!! The kids have even been in school for the past two days.....does it get any better than that!!! Let's just hope it continues. I found the recipe for this wonderful cake at A Twist of Spaghetti. Please check out that blog if you have a chance. I've just recently discovered it and found some really great recipes there. I made this cake over the week when we were snowed in and it definitely helped make the snow more bearable! It's a dense chocolate cake with a rich flavor and very moist. It's simple, but delicious. Of course nothing for me is ever really simple. I managed (once again) to have the chocolate seize because I didn't let it cool before adding my Kahlua. This is nothing new since I had just done the same thing recently with white chocolate. Will I ever learn???? Hmmm, maybe after trying 10 times it will finally sink in. I ended up just drizzling mine with a powdered sugar glaze and orea cookie crumbs. It was good but I think would have been better with the glaze called for.

I will be making it again soon and letting the chocolate cool this time!

1 1/3 cup flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup plain yogurt (I used sour cream since that was what I had)

3/4 cup strong, cold coffee

1 teaspoon coffee liquer (I used Kahlua)

1/4 cup oil

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl until well blended. In a separate bowl, whish yogurt (or sour cream) and cold coffee, oil and liquer together until smooth. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until cake batter is well blended. Pour batter into an 8 inch round pan (wax paper on bottom and grease/flour sides) and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool cake 10 minutes and remove from pan, then remove wax paper from bottom of cake.

Glaze
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate (melt for glaze, I used chocolate chips)

2 tablespoons coffee liquer (I used Kahlua)

1/4 cup icing sugar (to dust on top of cake)

When cake has completely cooled, melt chocolate in microwave and let cool. Add 2 tablespoons of coffee liquer and mix well until you get a glaze like consistency. Drizzle melted chocolate in zigzag pattern over top of cake. Once the chocolate has set, sprinkle with powder sugar.

33 comments:

Gloria Chadwick said...

Your cappuccino cake looks delicious, especially with the oreo cookie crumbs. I love that it has Kahlua in it... :)

Jenn said...

Debbie, that looks incredible! Will have to add this to my recipe library..yum! Glad life's getting back to a little more normal for you all! All that snow! I am thankful to live in sunny Arizona! It was 78 here today!

Mags said...

Chocolate can be so tricky to work with. I've had "seizures" too.

It looks yummy!

Cassie said...

You make the most beautiful cakes, Debbie! I want to come live at your house!!!!

Joanne said...

Chocolate is a very complicated thing. I've had the same thing happen with white chocolate. Frustrating, to say the least. The cake looks awesome and I love Aimee's blog as well!

Bridgett said...

Oh my goodness, this is wonderful. I love anything cappuccino flavored and this would not last long around me. I'm afraid I would pick at it all day!

Jenn said...

Delicious cake plus a sunny day = perfection. Hands down!! Can't get any better than that.

Lara said...

This looks amazing! Here's hoping today's another sunny day. It gives me hope that spring is still coming to melt all this snow!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I saw this over on Aimee's and loved it! Coffee gives chocolate such a rich flavor. Looks scrumptious!

George Gaston said...

Mocha Me... this is one awesome sounding cake! I slice would go great with a cup of Joe, just about now.

Definitely a keeper recipe, Debbie. Many thanks...

Katherine Aucoin said...

Debbie, this cake has your name and my name all over it! Definitely a cake worth discussing over a cup of coffee!

Diana's Cocina said...

This sounds delicious!

Mary said...

It looks like quite a lovely cake. Chocolate can be fickle, but even if it seized you still have all that glorious flavor. Enjoy the sunshine. Blessings...Mary

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love coffee, this looks delicious!

Pam said...

I would love a big slice of this cake right now!

teresa said...

i've had the same chocolate incidences over and over too! this cake looks fantastic!!

Chef Fresco said...

Ohh yummy! The addition of kahlua is a great idea! I'm glad you guys are finally getting a break from the snow!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Cake looks awesome! Sorry to hear about the chocolate seizing. It has happened to me too. Chocolate is such a temperamental thing.

Amanda said...

Sorry it seized on you! But sounds like you salvaged it just fine, looks great!

Amanda said...

Sorry it seized on you! But sounds like you salvaged it just fine, looks great!

My name's Gretchen said...

This looks so yummy!

Katy ~ said...

I love the flavor of cappuccino...so this is looking very appealing to me right now.

Grins about rushing the process; can't tell you how many times I do that myself, especially when something looks and smells as good as this one must.

Appreciate this terrific share, Debbie. It's great.

noble pig said...

Okay this cake would make me very hapy right now!

Manggy said...

I'm not much of an alcohol fan so I really like the sugar drizzle ;) I'm surprised this didn't melt the snow all the way through!

Velva said...

This cake looks delicious. Nice! I can see why you enjoyed it :-)

Thank goodness the weather has let up a bit- I am not sure I could have taken another day with below freezing temps.

Carrie said...

My goodness gracious that looks good!

Happy Sunday Debbie! :O)

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds like a wonderful cake!

theUngourmet said...

Oh yum! I love everything about this cake. It would disappear quick at my house!

Chef Aimee said...

I am SO glad you tried this and it came out well! :) You are too kind with your words about my blog!

Emily said...

Oh man this looks so rich and delicious! I know I would love it.

Monica H said...

nom nom nom! This looks and sounds great.

mike said...

Wow! I cant get enough of this recipe! Thank you for sharing this with us. I tried making this last night and it was definitely a hit. All my friends loved it and asked for my recipe. Went really well with a cup of coffee made from my new braun coffee maker Kudos!

mike said...

Thanks for sharing this great recipe! I have tried making this last night for our dessert in my house party and everybody loved it! It really went well with a cup of hot espresso Please continue to share more recipes. Kudos!