Chocolate Coffee Cake, a real winner!

Posted by on October 25, 2012 | Tags:

For my daughter’s second birthday, I made this Chocolate Coffee Cake for the adults. The sour cream glaze gives this chocolate coffee cake a real yummy twist. I loved the layers! Not a single crumb was left on the plate at the end of the party and everyone wanted the cake recipe, so here it goes!




  • 80 ml castor sugar
  • 100 ml chopped pecan nuts
  • 100 ml choc chips



  • 50 ml cornfour
  • 500 ml cake flour
  • 5 ml baking powder
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 300 ml castor sugar
  • 135 ml butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 ml vanilla essence
  • 220 ml sour cream
  • 150 ml strong coffee, chilled



  • 100 g dark chocolate, broken in pieces
  • 30 ml sour cream
  • 50 ml chopped hazelnuts



  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius.
  2. Mix together the castor sugar, pecan nuts and choc chips.
  3. Sift the cornflour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt.
  4. Beat the sugar and butter in a seperate bowl until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  5. Mix the sour cream, coffee and flour mix into the butter and egg mix.
  6. Place a third of the batter in a 23 cm ring pan. Sprinkle half of the nut and sugar mix over and place another third of the batter on top.
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the nut and sugar mix over and top up with the rest of the batter.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  9. Leave to cool  and turn out.
  10. Melt the chocolate for the glaze and mix with the sour cream. Spread over the cooled cake and sprinkle with hazelnuts.


Recipe from the “Ideas for Kids Parties –  Summer 2010″ magazine

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