Chocolate Coffee Cake (Easy 1-layer Cake) Recipes

Sour cream gives homemade Chocolate Coffee Cake a moist crumb and hot coffee adds chocolate flavor. A light, airy coffee buttercream tops it off perfectly. This one-layer cake is a simple weekday dessert for busy people.

– 140 g (1 cup) all-purpose flour – 220 g (1 cup) granulated sugar – 40 g (1/2 cup) Dutch process cocoa powder, sifted – 1 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon salt


– 120 g (1/2 cup) sour cream, at room temperature – 120 g (1/2 cup) hot coffee – 50 g (1/4 cup) vegetable oil – 1 large egg + 1 yolk, at room temperature – 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Coffee is more than a morning beverage in our house. I adore adding coffee to chocolate cake and fudge cupcakes to boost chocolate flavor. We also love it as the main flavor in sweets like this simple yet delicious chocolate coffee cake.


With my pastry chef training, I adore streamlining recipes for quick bakes! This bakery-quality dessert requires only coffee and regular baking ingredients and less than an hour. This cake can be made as cupcakes or little layers. Let me demonstrate!


Made in under an hour. Chocolate coffee cake is easy to make for hectic days. Batter and coffee frosting are made in under 10 minutes.


Only one layer. No need to frost and stack cakes. We appreciate how easy single-layer cakes are to slice and serve, and this cake is irresistible.


Easy to plan. A weeknight dessert with a quick-to-make and easy-to-prep cake is ideal. It can be baked and frosted right before serving or frozen for a quick dessert.


All-purpose flour. Provides the perfect cake softness (not too dense or cakey). Sugar. Cake batter is sweetened with granulated sugar. Powdered sugar makes frosting creamy and delicious.


Cocoa powder. Gives cake a rich chocolate flavor. Since Dutch-processed cocoa powder tastes softer and smoother than natural, I like it. Remove clumps from cocoa powder by sifting.


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Chocolate Coffee Cake (Easy 1-layer Cake) Recipes