Mocha Coffee Cake - Light

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Coffee and Chocolate!!! A winning combination!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Spray a 9-inch square cake pan with Pam.
  2. Make topping: in a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, chocolate chips and cocoa.
  3. Make cake: in a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, coffee, egg, egg white and vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. With a wooden spoon, stir the dry ingredients into the coffee mixture in batches, alternating with the sour cream, making two additions of dry and one of wet, and stirring just until the mixture is combined. Pour it into a prepared pan. Sprinkle with topping.
  5. Place the pan in the centre of the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Let cool on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

Wonderfully rich tasting and light cake. Often serve this with raspberry sauce and whipped cream or ice cream. Never a crumb left.

waynejohn1234 June 04, 2013

this is a great morning treat! i used greek yogurt instead of the sour cream and it turned out great. I also put coconut on top. I cant wait to take it to work tomorrow.

meganz21 June 26, 2012

Wow! There is nothing "light" about the flavor of this cake! It is very rich and decedent. We all loved it! I substituted applesauce for the oil to make it even lower in fat, but I did use 2 whole eggs. You could also use this as a dessert cake. It is that rich! I cut it into 8 slices and that was plenty, even for the kids. Thanks for sharing the recipe for this moist, flavorful cake, Redsie!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) September 30, 2008

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