Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake

I’m officially done with school for the Summer – yay! Which means no more alarm clocks with incessant, annoying ringtones and more importantly, it means leisurely mornings. There isn’t the rush of getting ready, grabbing coffee and a quick bite before heading out the door. With summer comes the luxury of savoring a morning meal – lingering over a cup of coffee on the deck and indulging in a little something special – like this Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake.

This Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake is definitely decadent. The sour cream adds richness and moisture to the batter and the touch of espresso balances out the sweetness of the cake. Topped with a cinnamon, chocolate and espresso streusel topping and a light glaze, this coffee cake is perfect for a relaxed summer breakfast or brunch.

The versatility of Truvia Baking Blend is one of my favorite things about it. From turning it into a substitute for brown sugar in my Crème de Menthe Stuffed Chocolate Cookies to turning into a super fine powder to create a light milk glaze in this Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake, I have found that it fits perfectly into a variety of baked goods.

Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes


For the Swirl Filling
(2/3 will be used in cake, 1/3 will be used in streusel topping)
1 tablespoon Truvia Baking Blend
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

For the Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup of Truvia Baking Blend
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup reduced fat sour cream

Streusel Topping
1/3 of Swirl Filling mixture
1 tablespoon Truvia Baking Blend
1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Glaze (optional)
1/3 cup of Truvia Baking Blend, processed in the food processor until very finely textured
1-3 tablespoons of milk (to reach desired consistency)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a standard sized tube pan and set aside.

2. Make Swirl Mixture: In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tablespoon of Truvia Baking Blend, 1 tablespoon of espresso powder and 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and set aside.

3. Mix Cake Batter: In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.

4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together butter and Truvia Baking Blend until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each one. Add vanilla extract and beat for an additional 30 seconds.

5. Beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture, then ½ of the sour cream, then 1/3 of the flour mixture and the rest of the sour cream. Finish with the remaining flour mixture (be sure to start and finish with the flour mixture). Beat briefly between each add in.

6. Spread 1/2 of the cake batter in the prepared tube pan. Sprinkle with 2/3 of the swirl filling. Top with remaining cake batter. Using a knife, cut through the cake batter to ‘swirl’ the cake. Do this in about 6 places.

7. Make Streusel Topping: In a small bowl, use a pastry blender to mix together remaining swirl filling, Truvia Baking Blend, flour, cinnamon and butter until it’s well blended and crumbly. Sprinkle streusel topping over cake batter.

8. Bake cake for 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in pan on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Turn coffee cake out and flip right side up (streusel side up).

9. Make Glaze (optional): Mix processed Truvia Baking Blend with 1 to 3 tablespoons of milk. Add milk 1 Tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle over warm cake.


- Leftover cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

- By processing Truvia Baking Blend in the food processor, you can create a fine ‘powdered sugar’ like texture that creates a beautifully smooth glaze for this coffee cake.

- Want to use granulated sugar in place of the Truvia? Simply use double the measurement for the Truvía® Baking Blend and replace with sugar. For example: 1/2 cup Truvia equals 1 cup granulated sugar.

My Baking Addiction adapted from Martha Stewart

Disclosure: My Baking Addiction has teamed up with Truvia to develop recipes using Truvia® Baking Blend. This is a sponsored post written as part of that program. All opinions about Truvia Baking Blend are my own.

30 Responses to “Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake”

  1. marcie@flavorthemoments — June 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    This coffee cake looks incredible. I just love that chocolate swirl!


  2. Katie — June 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    That looks gorgeous! Not to mention delicious:)


  3. Monica P — June 13, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Like that you’ve used Truvia in the recipe! I’ll have to give this a try and I’ve baked with Ideal and it’s .. ok. I think I like the taste of Truvia better.



  4. Mr. & Mrs. P — June 13, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Amazing looking cake.. It looks so moist!


  5. shelly (cookies and cups) — June 14, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Perfect breakfast ever.


  6. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I’m SO looking forward to summer break for that reason – No alarms! Yay. And obviously I totally want a huge slice of this to stuff my face ;) Gorgeous!


  7. Rachel @ Bakerita — June 14, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Gorgeous coffee cake! Looks so delicious.


  8. Crystal — June 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Totally yummy!! I love that you used Truvia to make it!! Can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for the recipe!!


  9. leslie — June 14, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Oh heavens girl. I so wish you would make this for me and ship it here so I’d get in in like 20 minutes. Probably not possible, huh?


  10. Abby {munchin' mel} — June 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    this looks incredible. such gorgeous photographs and the recipe itself… a must-try! :)


  11. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 17, 2013 at 3:09 am

    I sure wish I was having this for breakfast tomorrow!


  12. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Hooray for summer! This looks like the perfect way to celebrate. What a stunning cake!


    • Jamie — August 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm


      Thank you so much! Have a lovely day and thank you for following MBA!


  13. DessertForTwo — June 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    YUM! Every good coffee cake needs sour cream! I bet this is delicious!


    • Jamie — August 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      It is delicious! Thank you so much for following MBA and have a great day!


  14. Jeff @ Cheeseburger — June 18, 2013 at 3:14 am

    2 of my favorite things in the world are in this cake: coffee and chocolate. This is going to be very delicious!


    • Jamie — August 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm


      Stop back and let us know your experience with the recipe! Have a great day and thank you so much for following MBA!


  15. Miss Messy — June 18, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Yum .. I love that this has a chocolate swirl! :) Perfection.


  16. Liana — June 18, 2013 at 7:04 am

    This cake looks fantastic, the recipe would normally daunt me a little but the outcome looks worth it :)


    • Jamie — August 12, 2013 at 10:33 pm


      Believe me, it’s worth it! Give the recipe a try and come back to let us know your experience with it! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for following MBA!


  17. Tracy — June 19, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Yum and yes please! This is my kind of coffee cake!


  18. Becky — June 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Would the measurement for sugar be the same that you used for Truvia if substituting the real thing?


    • Jamie — September 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Becky,
      Yup, that substitution should work just fine.
      – Jamie

  19. Glory/ Glorious Treats — June 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    This looks so delicious!! And I’ve been wanting to experiment with some white sugar alternatives, so I’ll have to give the Truvia baking blend a try.


  20. Katie — July 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

    So if I wanted to use white sugar in place of the Truvia, can I just sub it in the same amounts written?


    • Jamie — July 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      You double the measurement for the Truvia and replace that with regular sugar. For example: 1/2 cup Truvia equals 1 cup sugar. I hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by – have a great day.

    • Katie — July 3, 2013 at 7:58 am

      Great thanks so much! This looks so good, love the twist of having chocolate in it!

  21. Paula — July 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Hello, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this post. It was inspiring.

    Keep on posting!


    • Jamie — August 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm


      Thank you so much, that’s so nice to hear. Have a wonderful day!


  22. Samantha — December 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Halved the recipe and made four jumbo muffins for breakfast this morning. Delicious!!


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