Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a great cake I make often. It can be a snack cake or can go to potluck or also makes a wonderful birthday cake. Very moist and chocolaty. I sent this recipe to my grandmother and she now makes this cake often also. Our whole family loves it! A great way to use that left over coffee!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put flour, sugar, cocoa, soda and salt into a 9x13-inch ungreased cake pan.
  2. Stir with fork to blend.
  3. Make 3 wells in flour mixture.
  4. Put oil in one well, vinegar in one and vanilla in the last one.
  5. Pour coffee over all ingredients and stir with fork until well mixed (DO NOT BEAT).
  6. Combine sugar,cinnamon topping and sprinkle over top of cake batter evenly (this will form a crusty topping over the cake as it bakes).
  7. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.
  8. *Can omit topping.


Most Helpful

Nice and easy to do with a good taste. The top of the cake cracked when baked but it still tasted good. A bit crumbly though.

Tebo June 11, 2003

Five stars all the way! This was so easy and so good--we will definitely be making this cake often. Actually I think since this recipe uses staples that we always have on hand and is so quick and easy to make it can be classified as an emergency cake--for occassions like "someone is coming over and I need something to go with coffee fast". Thanks Theresa for posting this keeper cake recipe.

ellie_ March 05, 2003

I've made this a couple times and kept forgetting to give it the thumbs up. Definite 5 star recipe. This is so much fun to make, the kids loved to help! They enjoyed the cake too! Thank you for sharing, this will be a fun cake to make all the time. ~V

Vseward (Chef~V) December 10, 2006

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