Friday, April 22, 2022

Coffee Cocoa Snack Cake Recipe

Coffee Cocoa Snack Cake Recipe

This coffee-cocoa snack cake is a super simple, no-fuss dessert – a moist, fluffy chocolate cake finished with a simple dusting of powdered sugar. What it lacks in elegance, it more than makes up for in taste. You don’t even need a mixer to throw it together – one bowl and a wooden spoon and you’re good to go. Don’t be afraid if you don’t like coffee (I don’t!) – despite the fact that the word coffee is in the title and that there’s quite a bit of it in the cake, it’s not a prominent flavor. It really just boosts the chocolatey-ness (probably not a word, but let’s go with it) of the cake. You could always throw a little frosting on top of the cake if you wanted to dress it up, but I really don’t think it needs it.

By Tracey

Coffee-Cocoa Snack Cake

from Fine Cooking


  • 10 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (7 1/4 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup (2 1/2 oz) unsweetened natural cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups coffee, cooled to warm (I used instant since we don’t have a coffee pot)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour. Line the pan with parchment or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on opposite sides to lift the cake out after baking. Spray the parchment or foil with nonstick cooking spray with flour.

Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl. Use a wooden spoon to cream them until smooth and light. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Continue whisking until the batter is smooth and the sugar starts to dissolve, about 30 seconds. Add the vanilla and salt and whisk to incorporate. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder over the batter then add all of the coffee. Gently whisk the batter until it is smooth and most of the lumps are gone.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Gently shake the pan to spread into an even layer. Bake for 40-42 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cake cool for 20 minutes, then use the parchment or foil overhang to lift the cake from the pan. Set on the rack and let cool completely (you can also cut and serve when it’s still slightly warm). Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

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