Mocha Coffee Cake

Mocha Coffee Cake is swirled with chocolate and topped with an espresso crumb topping. The Kahlua ganache makes it absolutely irresistible.

Mocha Coffee Cake has an espresso crumb topping with a Kalhua ganache. Each bite is heavenly!

If you’ve ever taken a few minutes to look at my recipe index, you know that my cake section is kind of lacking. It’s not that I don’t love cake because trust me, I love to eat cake, I just don’t always love to make cake.

I have a few of my favorites like this recipe for The Best Chocolate Cake and this Pumpkin Crunch Cake that we make again and again. But every so often, I get the urge to step outside of my comfort zone and make something completely different. And that’s exactly what happened with this Mocha Coffee Cake.

Mocha Coffee Cake will make your morning the best ever. Save another slice for an afternoon treat!

I came across this recipe last year on Epicurious and it immediately flew to the top of my must-bake list. In fact, I’ve made it several times since, and it never disappoints. But it definitely takes a little effort.

Reading through the ingredient list might make you shy away at first glance, but I promise this Mocha Coffee Cake recipe is pretty simple once you break the steps down. It’s the perfect cake to bake up on a lazy fall afternoon when you have nowhere to be except the kitchen.

Mocha Coffee Cake is sure to give you an epic, show-stopping brunch. A slice of this and a cup of coffee will make your day!

Mocha Coffee Cake starts with a delicious batter that includes cinnamon, cardamon and strong brewed coffee. The batter is layered with a scrumptious chocolate swirl and topped with an espresso crumb topping. And if the mention of the crumb topping doesn’t have you scanning your pantry for the list of ingredients, how about the Kahlua ganache that gets drizzled over the cake once it’s cooled?

I mean, this is one serious cake trifecta, and you’re going to love every single bite. Especially if you’re a chocolate and coffee fan. This cake, people. THIS CAKE.

Mocha Coffee Cake is worth the effort. Perfect for the chocolate and coffee fan.

For more delicious cake recipes, be sure to check out this Caramel Apple Cake and this Date Cake here on My Baking Addiction.

Mocha Coffee Cake is swirled with chocolate and topped with an espresso crumb topping. The Kahlua ganache makes it absolutely amazing.

24 Responses to “Mocha Coffee Cake”

  1. shelly (cookies and cups) — October 3, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    OMG the pictures are GORGEOUS!!
    Of course the recipe sounds amazing too!!


    • Jamie — October 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you, Shelly! xxoo

  2. Brooklyn Murtaugh — October 3, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    This cake looks like everything that dreams are made of! Yum! :)


    • Jamie — October 5, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Brooklyn!

  3. Nikki — October 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

    This looks great. I also love looking at the recipes on Epicurious and have tried several. I have not seen this one and I will have to try it. I bake for 2 support groups and I bring in “experimental” recipes when I volunteer at a Hospice and this one will be going with me to Hospice on Wednesday. (If it makes it out the door)
    Thanks for another great recipe!!


    • Jamie — October 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Let me know how everyone likes it, Nikki!

  4. Dilani — October 5, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Hi, we don’t have all purpose flour where I live. Is it possible to substitute plain flour or self raising flour, and if so in what quantities please? Thanks!


    • Jamie — October 5, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Hi, Dilani! Plain flour will be perfect, and you can use the same amount as the recipe calls for. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. 2pots2cook — October 7, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Oh boy ! This is perfect! Photos are great too ! Happy cooking !


    • Jamie — October 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate your compliments!

  6. Miranda — October 9, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I am drooling over this cake! That topping looks incredible!


    • Jamie — October 11, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Thank you so much, Miranda!

  7. Fran — October 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    This looks fantastic. I’m at work and my mouth is drooling. Can’t wait to try it.


    • Jamie — October 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Let me know how you like it, Fran!

  8. Michelle Bailey — October 13, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Mmmmmm! How good does this cake look! Weekend baking here I come! :-)


    • Jamie — October 14, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      I hope you enjoy it, Michelle!

  9. sundry debtors meaning — January 30, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Looks so good


    • Jamie — January 30, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you!

  10. mary — February 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    i do not drink.  can you give me a sub for the kaluha??????


    • Jamie — February 5, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Hi, Mary! Feel free to add an extra tablespoon of heavy cream. I hope you enjoy it!

  11. Al — February 6, 2017 at 1:32 am

    WOW! amazing…i’m drooling just looking at the photo.
    I don’t have baking or cooking talent but I love food!

    I am gonna make this and it will be my first so I am very excited. :)

    Thank you for sharing! :)


    • Jamie — February 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Let me know how it goes, Al!

  12. The Reader's Tales — March 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Wow ! I will definitely make this cake. The recipe sounds delicious and the photos are amazing ; )


    • Jamie — March 13, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Thank you!

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