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Coffee Flavored Cake: Sensational Recipe Using Cake Mix

Last Updated on January 14, 2023

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 dinner 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. This recipe is definitely one that you want to keep on hand.

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What You Will Need: Coffee Flavored 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 of semi-sweet chocolate, divided
  • 8 ounces of 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: Coffee Flavored Cake 

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, 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 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. Keep any leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container.

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.

Coffee Flavored Cake: Sensational Recipe 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: Coffee Flavored Cake: Sensational Recipe 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 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. Keep any leftovers in the fridge, in an airtight container.
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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Decorated Coffee Cake With Espresso Buttercream Recipe

If you’re looking to make a slightly more luxurious coffee flavored cake with delicious espresso buttercream, then this is the recipe for you. It’s inspired by a recipe from Sugar and Sparrow. Let’s take a closer look.

The ingredients you’ll need for this are:

for the cake:

  • 2 3/4 cups of sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

for the buttercream:

  • 2 cups of softened butter
  • 8 cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

for the ganache:

  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Grease and line 2 8″ cake pans and preheat your oven to 350F. Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe.
  2. Grab a mixing bowl and add the following ingredients: baking powder, baking soda, salt, espresso powder, and cake flour. Mix well and leave to one side. In a separate bowl, add the milk and coffee; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the butter, and using a mixer, cream for a few minutes. It should be pale in color and fluffy. Once it reaches this, add in both the white sugar and brown sugar. Mix for a few minutes; scraping the edges of the bowl as you go.
  4. Individually add the eggs, mixing well before you add the next egg. Once combined, add the sour cream and vanilla extract. You can now add the dry ingredients from the beginning of the recipe and keep mixing until well combined.
  5. You can now pour in the bowl of coffee and milk. Mix until you have a smooth, thick batter. This is when you know it’s ready.
  6. Pour the batter into your pans and bake in the center of your preheated oven for around 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool while you make the frosting and ganache.
  7. To make the buttercream, add the butter to a mixer and mix for a few minutes. Once light and fluffy, gradually add the powdered sugar and mix until fully combined.
  8. Add the milk and vanilla extract. Stir for a minute or so and then add the salt and espresso powder. Mix one last time, and your buttercream is ready to use.
  9. To make the ganache, add the chocolate chips to a heat-safe bowl. Add cream to a saucepan and heat until it simmers. Remove from heat and pour cream into your bowl of chocolate chips.
  10. Mix well and then leave to cool completely before using it on your cake.
  11. Now everything is ready, you can decorate your cake. Place the first cake layer on a cake stand and fill it with buttercream. Place the second layer on top and cover with buttercream; top and sides. Chill for around 15 minutes.
  12. Pour the ganache from the center of your cake, and let it drip down the sides. Using a piping bag, pipe some swirls of buttercream on top of your cake. Your cake is now ready to eat. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Delicious and Easy: How to Make Coffee Flavored Cake 

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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