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Sensational Coffee Flavored Cake Using Cake Mix

If you’re a coffee-lover, this coffee-flavored cake using cake mix is the perfect dessert for you. Full of flavor, this rich cake is moist and tender. It is great for serving at diner parties or potlucks.

This cake is simple to make and requires no prior baking experience. It is great to share with your friends and your family as well. Definitely, this recipe is one that you want to keep on hand.

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What You Will Need to Make a Coffee Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee, divided
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package chocolate flavor instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened (1 package)
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme (1 jar)
  • 1 container chocolate frosting (16 ounces)
  • 1 cup whipped topping, thawed

Equipment

  • 13×9-inch cake pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cooking spray
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Electric Mixer
  • Wire rack
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Serrated knife
  • Offset spatula

Mixing bowl Set of 6 – stainless steel mixing bowls

Step by Step Instructions

Step One: Preheat the Oven and Prepare Your Cake Pan

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add a layer of aluminum foil to your cake pan, allowing the edges to hang over the pan. Spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray.

Step Two: Prepare Coffee Mix

In a large bowl, add instant coffee and hot water. Use a whisk to mix them together, stirring until the coffee dissolved.

Step Three: Make the Cake Mix

Add the cake mix, oil, eggs, and pudding mix into the bowl with the coffee. Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mixture together until smooth.

Step Four: Bake the Cake

Into the prepared cake pan, pour the cake batter. Bake the cake for 30-33 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Before transferring it to a wire rack, let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes.

Step Five: Prepare the Filling

Melt two ounces of the semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in about 30-second intervals, until the chocolate, is smooth. Add the cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and remaining instant coffee to the melted chocolate. Using a mixer, beat the ingredients until well combined.

Step Six: Prepare the Cake

Cut the cake in half lengthwise. Add the cream cheese mixture to the first half of the cake, then add the second half on top. Take the jar of frosting and mix it together with the whipped topping. Spread the frosting on the sides and top of the cake.

Prepare the Coffee Cake

Melt the remainder of the chocolate. Drizzle it on top of the frosted cake.

Servings and Preparation Time

Servings and Preparation Time for Coffee Flavored Cake

Tips and Tricks for Coffee Flavored Cake Recipe

Since this cake contains whipped topping in the frosting, it should be kept in the fridge. It can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days. Allow it to reach room temperature before serving.

In addition, you can also freeze this cake to save you time. Place the cake in your freezer for one hour to let the frosting set, uncovered. After an hour, cover your cake in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. The cake can be kept in the freezer for up to six months.

Once ready to serve, allow the cake to thaw out at room temperature for two hours. Alternatively, you can let it thaw overnight in the fridge. In an airtight container keep any leftovers in the fridge.

Instead of using instant coffee, you can also try this recipe with one cup of your favorite coffee. You can use cinnamon, caramel, or hazelnut if you are wanting to change up the flavor a bit. In addition, you can also go with your favorite espresso or cappuccino.

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Sensational Coffee Flavored Cake Using Cake Mix

If you’re a coffee-lover, this coffee-flavored cake using cake mix is the perfect dessert for you. Full of flavor, this rich cake is moist and tender. It is great for serving at diner parties or potlucks.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sensational Coffee Flavored Cake Using Cake Mix
Servings: 16
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup hot water
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee divided
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package chocolate flavor instant pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened (1 package)
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme 1 jar
  • 1 container chocolate frosting 16 ounces
  • 1 cup whipped topping thawed

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven and Prepare Your Cake Pan - Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add a layer of aluminum foil to your cake pan, allowing the edges to hang over the pan. Spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray.
  • Prepare Coffee Mix - In a large bowl, add instant coffee and hot water. Use a whisk to mix them together, stirring until the coffee dissolved.
  • Make the Cake Mix - Add the cake mix, oil, eggs, and pudding mix into the bowl with the coffee. Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mixture together until smooth.
  • Bake the Cake - Into the prepared cake pan, pour the cake batter. Bake the cake for 30-33 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Before transferring it to a wire rack, let the cake cool in the pan for a few minutes.
  • Prepare the Filling - Melt two ounces of the semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in about 30-second intervals, until the chocolate, is smooth. Add the cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and remaining instant coffee to the melted chocolate. Using a mixer, beat the ingredients until well combined.
  • Prepare the Cake - Cut the cake in half lengthwise. Add the cream cheese mixture to the first half of the cake, then add the second half on top. Take the jar of frosting and mix it together with the whipped topping. Spread the frosting on the sides and top of the cake.
  • Melt the remainder of the chocolate. Drizzle it on top of the frosted cake.

Notes

Since this cake contains whipped topping in the frosting, it should be kept in the fridge. It can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days. Allow it to reach room temperature before serving.
In addition, you can also freeze this cake to save you time. Place the cake in your freezer for one hour to let the frosting set, uncovered. After an hour, cover your cake in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. The cake can be kept in the freezer for up to six months.
Once ready to serve, allow the cake to thaw out at room temperature for two hours. Alternatively, you can let it thaw overnight in the fridge. In an airtight container keep any leftovers in the fridge.
Instead of using instant coffee, you can also try this recipe with one cup of your favorite coffee. You can use cinnamon, caramel, or hazelnut if you are wanting to change up the flavor a bit. In addition, you can also go with your favorite espresso or cappuccino.
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Delicious and Easy Coffee-Flavored Cake Using Cake Mix

This cake is great for serving at dinner parties or potlucks. The combination of the coffee flavor with the chocolate cake is simply delicious. The addition of the cream cheese-based filling and whipped chocolate topping pulls the whole cake together.

Unlike some other coffee-flavored desserts, you will be able to taste the coffee in this cake. It is a great choice for anyone who loves a cup of joe. In addition, it is relatively easy to make, which is great if you have no prior baking experience.

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