Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is truly awesome! It is moist, and the flavors of the coffee and chocolate come through ever so sweetly! Bon Appetit Magazine, October 2007 edition. Haven't allowed for cooling periods.
- nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray
- 1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter or 1 cup unsalted margarine, room temperature
- 1 1⁄2 cups golden brown sugar (packed)
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream (or more)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons freshly brewed cuban coffee or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
- PREPARE THE CAKE:.
- Preheat oven to 325Â°F
- Butter 12-cup Bundt pan.
- Spray pan generously with nonstick spray.
- Dust pan lightly with flour.
- Mix chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons flour in medium bowl.
- Sift remaining flour with baking soda, baking powder, and salt into another medium bowl.
- Using electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Beat in vanilla extract and maple extract.
- Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Mix in flour mixture in 3 additions alternately with buttermilk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
- Fold in chocolate chip mixture.
- Transfer batter to prepared pan, spreading evenly.
- Bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan, about 1 hour.
- Cool cake in pan on rack 30 minutes.
- Invert cake onto rack and cool completely.
- PREPARE THE GLAZE:.
- Combine powdered sugar, maple syrup, 2 tablespoons cream, and espresso powder in medium bowl.
- Whisk until smooth, adding more cream by 1/2 teaspoonfuls if glaze is too thick to drizzle.
- Spoon glaze decoratively over top of cake; let stand at room temperature until glaze is firm, about 1 hour.
- *Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover with cake dome and let stand at room temperature.
- GOOD TO KNOW:.
- Mixing the chocolate chips with a little flour before adding them to the batter helps the chips stay evenly suspended in the batter and evenly distributed throughout the baked cake (otherwise, they may sink to the bottom).
To quote the poster, this cake is truly awesome and it is moist. Since I did not have golden brown sugar, I used light brown sugar, and 3 tsp of vanilla extract because I did not have maple extract. The batter was light and fluffy.. really nice to work with. Because the cake was delicious and sweet enough as is, I decided not to make the glaze, but will do so next time. Thank you for posting.