Chocolate Coffee Cake

Chocolate Coffee Cake
15th April 2018

Chocolate Coffee Cake

It's National Coffee Week! Time to bake and share some baked goods with friends and family over a cup of coffee or 2!


For the cake

  • 250g Dark Chocolate
  • 250g Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 150g Self-Raising Flour
  • ½ Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 80g Cocoa Powder
  • 500g Caster Sugar 
  • 4 Free-Range Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Sunflower Oil 
  • 125ml Milk 
  • 150g Plain Flour 

For the butter icing

  • 150g Dark Chocolate
  • 50g Unsalted Butter  
  • 6 Tbsp Double Cream
  • 50g Icing Sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/340F/Gas 3½. Grease 3 standard round cake tins and line with baking paper.
  2. For the cake, place the chocolate, butter and coffee into a bowl set over a pan simmering water, making sure the bowl does not touch the water.
  3. Stir until melted and smooth then remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar and make a well in the middle.
  5. Add the beaten eggs, oil and milk into the well and stir gently to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Add the chocolate and butter mixture and stir to combine. The mixture will be wet and sloppy.
  7. Pour half the mixture into each prepared baking tin and cook for one hour or until firm.
  8. Leave to cool completely before turning the cake sponges out of the tins.
  9. For the icing, place 100g Chocolate and all the other ingredients in a pan. Heat gently and stir until smooth.
  10. Once cake and icing have cooled, spread the icing onto the top layer of each cake sponge and then using a palette knife spread the icing and sandwich the cake sponges together.
  11. For the top decoration of the cake, sprinkle chopped flakes of the remaining 50g dark chocolate all over the icing to make an indulgent topping.

For a delicious selection of readily available baked goods you can choose from our indulgent product range including muffins, flapjacks, chocolate slices, cupcakes, popcorn bars and biscuit bites.