Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

These taste almost like a brownie, they rise nice and high with a wonderful texture...this recipe makes two loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°F.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Generously grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans or 6 mini loaf pans (for greasing see my Pan Release posted on this site).
  4. In a large bowl cream butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla until fluffy; add in eggs one at a time beating well after each addition scraping the bowl frequently.
  5. Dissolve the coffee granules in hot water.
  6. Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder; add alternately with coffee and buttermilk to the creamed mixture, beating until well blended.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  8. Divide the batter equally between well-greased prepared baking pans.
  9. Bake for 1 hour (for 9x5-in) or 40 minutes (for mini loaf pans).
  10. Cool 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Most Helpful

This was pretty damn amazingly awesome. I upped the vanilla to 4 tsp considering i was using imitation and i always do that when i use imitation and upped the instant coffee granules to 4 tbsp. Plus i made my own buttermilk because i forgot to defrost mine that i had in the fridge. It was insane, it burned a bit in one pan but think it was my ovens fault. Other than that, it was perfect.

Nika The Mad Baker October 03, 2010

This was so moist and full of chocolate flavor. Great by itself. I will be making this again. Thanks for the GREAT recipe.

4-H Mom April 28, 2009

I used this recipe for our Easter Bunny cake mold and it turned out great. It makes alot of batter. I was also able to get 12 egg-shaped cupcakes out of this. My 5 1/2 year old daughter had a blast decorating this all by herself- check out the photo of her with her bunny cake. It had a nice smooth, brownie/fudge-like consistency. It wasn't all dry and crumbly like some cakes are. I baked the cake for 50 minutes, cupcakes 35 minutes. This one has a nice mocha flavor which we really liked. Thanks Kittencal for another great recipe!

Realtor by day, Chef by night April 16, 2009