Chocolate Coffee Cake

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December 18, 2015 / 39 Comments

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been here. It was a crazy finals time. NYU became my home lately. Every day I’ve been working on my school projects, which turned out pretty well! Especially, I’m happy about my coding project, which you can see here:

also, here is my first After Effect attempt, so please, be understanding:

the rest is gonna show up on my portfolio website marcelanowak.com

Anyway, December 7th was my birthday, so I baked myself a cake. Decided on simple, chocolate & coffee flavors, which my friends would enjoy. Because of the finals, I spent my special day cutting acrylic pieces, soldering and drilling in the workshop. I had no choice but to bring my Chocolate Coffee Cake to school and organize a mini party there! Obviously, the cake has disappeared in a few seconds!

cake:
  • 2⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder,
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream,
  • 1¼ cup freshly brewed coffee,
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbs powdered peanut butter,
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

coffee buttercream:

  • 250g room temperature butter, cubed
  • 400g confectioner sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of brewed coffee (cold)
  • 2 tbs instant coffee powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs peanut butter,
  • 3-5 tbs heavy cream

chocolate ganache:

  • 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped,
  • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

cake:

chocolate cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Butter one 8-inch round cake pan.

2. In a large bowl combine sugar and butter. Add eggs, heavy cream, coffee and vanilla extract. Stir to mix.

3. In a separate bowl, combine sieved flour, pinch of salt, baking powder, baking soda, peanut butter powder and cocoa.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until evenly distributed.

5. Pour the batter into prepared cake pan.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 70-80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.

7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

buttercream:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and butter.
  2. Dissolve coffee powder in a brewed coffee, combine with vanilla extract.
  3. Mix all the ingredients, add heavy cream to achieve a right consistency.

assembly:

  1. Cut a cake into four layers.
  2. Put your first cake layer on the plate, and spread the 1/5 frosting evenly across layer.
  3. Put the second cake layer on top, frost.
  4. Repeat with the rest of your layers.
  5. Frost entire outside of cake with a chocolate frosting.
  6. Chill until the frosting begins to firm-up, about 30 minutes.

ganache:

  1. Melt the chocolate, and butter in the microwave.
  2. Stir the glaze to release excess heat.
  3. Pour about 3/4 cup of the glaze over the cake.
  4. Smooth it out to the edges.
  5. Place the cake in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to set the glaze.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator and slowly pour the rest of the glaze over the cake.
  7. Decorate with remaining frosting and Ferrero Rocher

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39 Comments

  1. INNA MAMA says:

    Spóźnione “sto lat i wszystkiego co najlepsze!” :))
    Projekty bardzo nam się podobają. Wojtek jest pod wrażeniem “Gilberta”- oświadczył, że “jest boski!” A tort tym razem po linii nałogowego kawiarza, czyli po mojej:)

  2. Natalie says:

    Czekolada i kawa? O tak, pycha <3

  3. Wow, it looks like you’ve been super busy! Glad you found time to bake too, though, because this cake is gorgeous! Looks scrumptious 😉

  4. What a stunning layered cake! I love that coffee flavoured icing!

  5. agata says:

    Kobieto, ja tyję od samego patrzenia 🙂

  6. What a gorgeous, yummy cake, Marcela! Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

  7. Angie says:

    Wszystkie, co najlepsze;) A tort wygląda wspaniale!:)

  8. Adina says:

    This looks gorgeous! The Ferrero Rocher on top are a great idea.

  9. Liz says:

    Happy birthday, Marcela! Your birthday cake sounds fantastic! I love the idea of a coffee buttercream for a chocolate cake 🙂

  10. One of my sisters has the same birthday as you! Happy Birthday! Nice examples of coding — thanks for sharing. And wonderful cake! Thanks for that, too. Happy Holidays!

  11. Monica says:

    You must be so busy! Glad you made time to whip up this sensational cake. Hope you had a great birthday!

  12. Candy Pandas says:

    Wygląda tak bosko, że nawet kawowe smaki byśmy przeżyły 😛
    Gilbert jest ekstra 😛 Czekamy na jego dalsze losy 😛

  13. Beth says:

    Happy birthday to you! Your cake looks like a perfect way to celebrate.

  14. o nie.. toż to cudo! 🙂
    wygląda idealnie 🙂

  15. grace says:

    happy belated birthday! this cake is definitely worthy of such a celebration. glad you’re settling in to new york! 🙂

  16. GiGi Eats says:

    OOOOO I am going to be making a cake of sorts that will be chocolate and coffee flavored! A Yule Log. First time ever… Should be quite the experiment! LOL!

  17. Thanks for visiting.. I’m so glad you commented else how would I find your beautiful blog?
    Student at NYU? Lucky!
    This frosting looks insane.. love the addition of peanut butter. You have some skills. Love the dome shape.

  18. Ritu Ahuja says:

    Wow!! This cake is very tempting and beautiful. I wish I could grab a bite. Yum Yum.

  19. Inma says:

    Love your cake!!! sublime! ♥
    NaturalElegance

  20. Katerina says:

    What a magnificent cake! Happy Christmas with joy and love!

  21. I loved both of those although I’m not familiar with the one-eyed bat story. Did you make that up? How horrible though that he stole her one eye. So much for true love!

    What’s your major by the way? NYU is such a great school. Both my kids had friends that attended. Mine also went up east but to Syracuse and BU.

    I hope you get the grade you’re hoping for.

    Happy Bday – your cake looks quite tasty!

    • marcela says:

      Yes, I made it up myself;P So glad you like it! 🙂 I’m studying Interactive Telecommunications 🙂 It’s like programming, building robots, physical computing, animation, music, design – whatever you like 🙂

      Thank you so much!

  22. ciasto czekoladowe to grzech, którego nigdy, przenigdy sobie nie odmawiam, o każdej porze i w każdej ilości 🙂

    spóźnione najlepsze życzenia urodzinowe, wszystkiego, co najpiękniejsze! 🙂 …a przy okazji zbliżających się świąt, wielu magicznych chwil spędzonych w gronie najbliższych 🙂

  23. Dorota says:

    Szaleństwo! Ten tort to istne szaleństwo!

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