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    Chocolate Espresso Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 13 mins

    40 mins

    33 mins

    FLUFFSTER's Note:

    I found this while looking for something else on the Nestle site. This cake is so delicious, having a coffee glaze brushed on the cake before you frost it. Speaking of frosting? It has a fabulous buttercream frosting! This is not for dedicated dieters! Note: regarding the chocolate in this recipe, you will need to use "Nestle Chocolatier 62% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar). This will be for the cake and the frosting. I will refer to the chocolate by typing "Nestle chocolate baking bar." You can find this in the baking section of your supermarket.

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    Ingredients:

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    Espresso Chocolate Cake

    For Coffee Glaze

    For Mocha Buttercream frosting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For the cake:.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350°.
    3. 3
      Grease and line two 9-inch-round baking pans with wax paper.
    4. 4
      Microwave baking bar in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%power) for 1 minute. Stir. Sections may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10-to-15-second intervals,stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
    5. 5
      Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat brown sugar, butter, eggs, instant coffee and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl for 3 minutes. Gradually add melted chocolate and continue beating for an additional minute. Beat flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour into prepared pans.
    6. 6
      Bake for 22-38 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Run knife around edges of cakes. Invert onto wire racks; remove wax paper. Cool completely.
    7. 7
      Brush cakes with Coffee Glaze over cake layers. Spread Mocha Buttercream frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.
    8. 8
      For Coffee Glaze:.
    9. 9
      Microwave granulated sugar, water and instant coffee in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100% power) for 30 seconds. Stir until sugar and coffee are dissolved.
    10. 10
      For Mocha Buttercream Frosting:.
    11. 11
      Microwave baking bar in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; Stir. Sections may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at 10-to-15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
    12. 12
      Dissolve instant coffee in milk in glass measure. Beat butter, vanilla extract and salt in large mixer bowl for 3 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate until blended, scraping occasionally. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in coffee mixture, 1 tablespoons at a time, until desired spreading consistency.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Espresso Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 495.1
     
    Calories from Fat 222
    44%
    Total Fat 24.6 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 15.1 g
    75%
    Cholesterol 114.8 mg
    38%
    Sodium 376.7 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 66.1 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 53.2 g
    213%
    Protein 4.0 g
    8%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    Nestle chocolate

    instant espresso coffee powder

    Nestle chocolate

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