Sweet Coffee!

Coffee and Cocoa are made to be together, nature already decided that!

Wherever there are cocoa plantations, there are also coffee plantations, if nature believes this match is meant to be together, we ought to listen and recreate that in the kitchen. This is what this cake is all about. It is the appreciating and harvesting of these two exotic beans, then extracting the essence of their flavour to mix them together in perfect harmony. The chocolatey texture and flavour of ganache mixed with coffee syrup over a coffee syrup drenched chocolate cake… For all of us coffee and cacao lovers, it does not get any better.

You can always serve this cake only dressed with the coffee syrup without the ganache bit, and on other days lavish it up a bit with that smooth and creamy ganache… beautiful however way you make it!


Serves: 12
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tbsp strong coffee (prepared coffee like espresso, or a strong instant coffee)
  • 1 recipe coffee syrup (on this link)
  • 1 recipe dark chocolate ganache (on this link)


Preheat oven to 350F. Grease the cake pan and line with parchment paper and set aside.

Beat eggs in a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, about 5 minutes (until thick & creamy).

Gradually add the sugar, beating well after each addition, until dissolved.

Fold in the sifted flour & cocoa powder. Then fold in the melted butter & coffee.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 35- 40 minutes.

Once done, remove from oven and stand in the pan for 5 minutes.


Prepare the coffee syrup and chocolate ganache following the instructions in the links above.

Pour hot coffee syrup over the cake. Reserve 1/4 cup syrup to serve on the side with the cake if not dressing the cake with ganache.

If dressing the cake with ganache, then mix in the coffee syrup with the ganache and dress the cake filling between layers and the top or completely covering the cake.



  • When it comes to baking cakes, be very precise with measurements and follow the recipe fully. This is a key factor in what determines baking success or failure.
  • You can prepare this cake in individual portions. Use mini pans or cutters to cut the cake layers. Follow through as you would a full cake.
  • Use candied or chocolate coated coffee beans to garnish the cake if you like.

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