Mocha Cappuccino Cake

This cake is a delicious way to enjoy your favourite coffee in cake form! It’s perfect for a coffee break or as an after dinner dessert. The chocolate and coffee flavours work together perfectly, and the cake is nice and moist. You can make it even more decadent by adding a chocolate ganache or frosting. If you’re not a coffee lover, you can substitute the coffee for milk.


  • 1 1/2 cups (190 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (15 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (240 ml) strong brewed coffee, cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the oil and eggs and mix until well blended.
  4. Add the coffee and mix until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want to make this cake even more decadent, you can add a chocolate ganache or frosting. For a non-coffee version, you can substitute the coffee for milk.

What other food it works well with

This cake goes well with a cup of coffee or tea. It would also be delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making this cake is not letting the coffee cool before adding it to the batter. If the coffee is too hot, it will cook the eggs and make the cake tough. Another mistake is not measuring the ingredients correctly. Be sure to measure the flour, sugar, and cocoa powder correctly so that the cake turns out moist and fluffy.

Nutritional Information

This cake is relatively high in calories and fat. Each slice has approximately 250 calories and 11 grams of fat. If you are watching your calorie intake, you may want to eat this cake in moderation.


This cake contains eggs, dairy, and wheat. It may also contain traces of nuts, soy, and peanuts.

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