Black Coffee Cake

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Sarah_Jayne

This recipe is from the 1980 copy of the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church cookbook from Muir, Pennsylvania. My Nana saved a copy of the cookbook and gave it to be when I became an adult. The cookbook has seen better days and I thought it would be good to post some of the recipes and keep them alive after the book has fallen apart. Also, I think it is a nice snap shot of the type of recipes these women (largely of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry) of rural Pennsylvania where making in 1980. The cookbook says this was the recipe submitted by the then Minister of the church, Pastor Harold Smith. My Nana has handwritten next to the recipe "This is almost black and VERY good!'

Top Review by wishful chef

This was very very good! My son doesn't like cake but he had two pieces of this one. We took it to a superbowl party and the cake was finished even with all the other desserts that were there. I would like to try stronger coffee but it was great how it turned out today too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Add eggs, oil, coffee and milk and mix.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

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