9 Reviews

This is a beautiful chocolate cake and I am not a chocolate lover. May I suggest using coffee liqueur rather than the glaze suggested - gives a more pronounced flavor. Thanks for submitting.

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waynejohn1234 May 04, 2009

Made this one this weekend. It was even better than we anticipated. It was so moist! sometimes buttercreams are too buttery for me , but this frosting was a great balance of sweet and buttery. We used instant espresso and the coffee flavor wasn't over-powering at all. It did exactly what it needed to do: enhanced the chocolate flavor and and added another flavor dimension. Highly reccommended!!

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He Arthur February 02, 2009

I used semi sweet instead of bitter chocolate in the cake and butter cream, so it im not sure what it was suppose to taste like, but it was pretty good! I love anything espresso flavored! I deocorated it with toffee and chocolate sprinkles! Huge hit at my office potluck!

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halfrican808 November 16, 2012

I wanted to make a mint mocha cake so, I replaced the vanilla extract with peppermint (1 for 1) and this is the best cake I've ever made, it was amazing, and I'm not a big cake lover. The end result was really light and refreshing with subtle flavors, and I can't wait to make it again. In the cake mix I used 1/4c cocoa, 3 tbls oil and 1/4c sugar to replace the baking chocolate (which yielded a nice dark brown cake), though I did use baking chocolate in the frosting.

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Cassandra.M August 31, 2012

Every time I make this cake my friends rave endlessly. The buttercream is perfect. I know it looks like a lot of frosting but because it's not overly sweet you can use all the recipe makes. Yum!

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Just_Gwen November 09, 2009

I modified the recipe to be gluten free, but otherwise followed it as well as I could. The icing was the best! I couldn't stop licking my fingers. If I make it again, I'll put a bit of cocoa powder in the batter to make it nice and dark. As is, it's a light brown.

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Andrew Mollmann June 14, 2009

made this for a Mom's day party, what a great response, not to sweet, very moist and stood up to all the Moms there. I followed the suggestion and used coffe liquer along with a very condensed coffee flavoring. am definalty keeping this one! thanks for sharing

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Daun May 17, 2009

Awesome cake! I love coffee and chocolate, and this is no exception!! I used 1/2 butter and 1/2 butter flavored shortening for the cake but all butter for the frosting. I only had to use 3 cups of powdered sugar in the frosting and 2 T. of the coffee milk mixture as it was sweet enough. The coffee enhances and deepens the chocolate flavor for a blend that is superb! Thanks, Annacia!!

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SweetsLady February 24, 2008

This was good, but I was expecting better. I couldn't taste the coffee glaze. Also, if I 'm going to put that much butter in something, I expect it to be heavenly.

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Chef AngieW February 20, 2008
Mocha Buttercream Chocolate Espresso Cake