Friday, December 20, 2013

Chocolate Coffee Fudge Pudding Cake {Recipe}

I've made it no secret that coffee plays a large part in my life and, as much as I try to limit the amount that I consume in a day... I'd pretty much like a cup morning, noon and night.

Would it be too much if I started pouring it into my bowl of cereal? Making my own coffee-based salad dressing? Coffee-butter sandwich, perhaps?

Okay, yes, too much. However, just because those ideas sound slightly unappealing, that doesn't mean that the only way to incorporate coffee into my life is by drinking it out of my mug. In fact, the more that I've browsed recipes in books and online, the more that I've come across mentions of using coffee as a baking ingredient, resulting in a thicker, fudge-like consistency to chocolate.

Chocolate + coffee = my dreams.

Therefore, inspired by a recipe that I found over at Delish, I couldn't wait to brew up a cup of my favorite coffee from Cross Country Cafe and get to work baking it into something delectable.

Chocolate Coffee Fudge Pudding Cake


1 cup all-purpose flour
⅓ cup sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup nonfat milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup chocolate chips (could substitute nuts)
¾ cup brown sugar
1⅓ cup hot strong coffee


Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Combine milk, egg, oil, and vanilla in a glass measuring cup. Make a well in center of the dry ingredients and gradually pour in the milk mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spoon into the prepared pan and spread evenly.

Dissolve brown sugar in coffee; spoon over batter (don't be concerned if the pan looks like it has far too much liquid, much of it will be absorbed and the rest will turn into the pudding).

Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes; serve hot or warm.

Chocolate Coffee Cake

The aroma of coffee and chocolate filled the air as soon as this cake was out of the oven and, with a large dollop of whip cream, ice cream or frozen yogurt, this is an absolutely delicious dessert.

Or, for a coffee-lover like me, breakfast. Win-win!

Chocolate Coffee Pudding Cake

Have you ever tried baking with coffee as an ingredient?

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Allison Downes said...

Oooh That looks really yummy! I love chocolate and coffee together. I have made Espresso Chocolate Brownies before. They were really good. I would love to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing!

M Clark said...

YUM!!! What a wonderful recipe, it looks absolutely delicious. Can you actually taste the coffee? Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Anne said...

Oh my, if I had a fork in my hand right now I'd stick it through the computer screen. Seriously, this cake is on my try-soon list. Thank you!

Janet W. said...

This looks like a delicious flavor combination! I'll have to try this recipe soon!

Stephen Alexander said...

That looks really tasty and gooey. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

slehan said...

Nope, not for me. I do not like the flavor of coffee in just about anything. The aroma is OK, but I don't like coffee. That leaves more for you coffee lovers...

slehan at juno dot com

Angie Higdon said...

I love using coffee in baking! It really gives chocolate a deeper, richer flavor. Especially if you use espresso.

Pixystik4U said...

this looks so decadent!!!

wins4me said...

I want to try this, thank you for sharing

amy16323 said...

this looks gonna have to make stomach is growling now :)

Nichol said...

Drool., I love coffee anything especially coffee ice cream with chocolate brownies, but the brownies must be warm. This looks so darn good. Merry Christmas mama hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Pixystik4U said...

this looks amazing!!!

Kitty Iecvan said...

This cake looks delicious! I love anything chocolate-related!

Stephen Alexander said...

That looks hard to make. But it looks delicious.

slehan said...

I could be nice and make this for my coffee-guzzling friends. Good to take to a pot luck.

slehan at juno dot com

Lisa Ehrman said...

Ok....this I'm pinning right now! I've got to make this! I love coffee and chocolate too :)

Lisa R said...

This is awesome, my 13 year old daughter actually drinks mocha coolatas I bet she would love the taste of this

sibabe64 at ptd dot net

tanya holland said...

I love cliffs and I love chocolate. This looks delicious. I would eat this and enjoy it with a cup of coffee.

Rose-Marie said...

I'm chuckling at these posts as now I don't feel so cray that this recipe has me going gaga!!! I love chocolate and adore coffee, it didn't occur to me to put them together like this - wow! and so healthy - not laden with butter, etc. I hope I can get home without causing an accident as I'm in a hurry to try this!

Shannon said...

Oh snap that looks crazy delicious. Pinning for later. Thank you for posting this!

GoGreen said...

Looks decadent and not too difficult to make. Yummy.


Katie Heath said...

Yummo! Chocolate is my weakness!