I added 1 tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in the coffee for an extra flavor boost. Can also sub almonds.
This coffee cake was very good. It has great chocolate flavor and its not to sweet. It was pretty easy to make. The cake is moist and I cooked it for the 1 hour the chef called for. I did found the coffee flavor was almost nonexistence . My overall feeling is that its well worth making. Thanks kiwilover for posting this recipe.