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Mocha Coffee Cake #CupofKaffe

Ever wonder why Coffee Cake didn’t have coffee in it? Well, now you can stop wondering – because it does! This Mocha Coffee Cake, made with Gevalia Single-Serve Coffee, has triple the coffee for a perky wake up breakfast!

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When I got the opportunity to try out and create a recipe with Gevalia, I jumped at the chance. Coffee is literally my saving grace in the morning. It’s what separates me from the non-caffinated me…and really, you don’t want to meet non-caffinated Dorothy early in the morning. She’s pretty crabby, and has the tendency to fly off the handle before that first sip.

Take this morning, for example. I’m fighting a cold, and didn’t sleep well. These mornings especially, you want to avoid me before I’ve actually finished the first cup instead of just a first sip. Anyway, Jordan didn’t get that memo.

{Why someone who has lived with me for 8 years and been told repeatedly to go easy on me in the morning still doesn’t get it, I have no idea.}

Coffee (or the lingering promise of it) gets me through the “white leggings are not pants” fight.

And the “that tank top is a halter and can’t be worn to school” fight.

And the “pick up your stuff off the floor” fight.

By the time we get to the “No, picking it up off the floor means putting it away, not just putting it on the table” fight, you can bet I’m already on my second cup.

Now, I can have my third and fourth cup in a slice of coffee cake. It’s just the extra boost I’ll need when I go upstairs and realize when I told someone to turn off her lights she actually turned off only one and left the bathroom light on.

Coffee cake with coffee in it is gooooood.

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Have you ever wondered why coffee cake didn’t have actual coffee in it? I know, it’s something you eat with your coffee. But it always seemed like a weird oxymoron or something – it should have coffee in the cake.

And now it does! I call this a Mocha Coffee Cake because there is coffee in every layer – and chocolate too! My basic coffee cake recipe uses milk, which I swapped out for chocolate milk. It’s not an overly chocolate flavor, but the flavor is there in the background. I also used chocolate milk in the drizzle, and cocoa powder in the topping. All three components also have coffee in them – for an extra little kick!

For the past week I’ve been drinking Gevalia single-serve coffee, using my Keurig. I tried the Columbia Medium Roast and it’s so good. It’s got a rich flavor and isn’t bitter at all, which is something Gevalia prides itself on. I’m loving drinking the coffee straight out of my Keuring (with sweetener and creamer, of course) and I’m loving baking with it even more!

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Now, I know this Mocha Coffee Cake screams sugary sweet – and it is. But you know what? It’s also got hardly any fat! I have been in love with greek yogurt recently, and I subsituted all the oil (1/4 cup) in this recipe for plain, non-fat greek yogurt. The cake is still moist and perfect, although it is more dense than it would be using butter or oil. I don’t miss the fat at all, in fact, I can eat more without it! :) (You can substitute oil or melted butter for the greek yogurt if you prefer).

The crumble is more liquid and bakes more into the cake – and is so sweet and good. I added nuts because I love a good crunch with my coffee cake. And the drizzle…well everything is better with a drizzle, right?

Coffee Cake with actual coffee. You know you want it. I know I do!

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I wonder if I drank that drizzle, if I would get a caffeine high? Maybe I’ll add some into my next cup of Gevalia?

Mocha Coffee Cake #CupofKaffe

Yield: 9 large slices

Mocha Coffee Cake #CupofKaffe

Based off of this coffee cake recipe.

Ingredients

    For the Cake
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate milk (non-fat is fine, so is sweetened chocolate almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the Streusel
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or other nuts, if desired
  • For the Drizzle (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate milk (non-fat is fine, so is sweetened chocolate almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons brewed coffee

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9” round pan with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flower, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.
  3. Stir sugar, greek yogurt, and egg in a large bowl. Stir in milk and coffee. Stir dry ingredients into wet and stir until just combined.
  4. Make the crumb topping: stir together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, coffee, and butter. Add pecans, if desired.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Top with streusel. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. To make the drizzle: beat butter and powdered sugar with a hand mixer until crubmly. Beat in milk and coffee until no lumps remain. Let sit for a few minutes so the bubbles can rise to the top and pop, then drizzle over cake.
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110 Responses to “Mocha Coffee Cake #CupofKaffe”

  1. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on April 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm (#)

    Seriously So Delish!Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

    Reply

  2. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker posted on April 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm (#)

    This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

    Reply

  3. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life posted on April 30, 2013 at 6:18 pm (#)

    I LOVE greek yogurt and using it in coffee cake is perfect! Do you know how long I have been waiting for a coffee cake recipe with coffee in it? This is so perfect! Like, wow, why haven’t I seen this before! This WILL be my next recipe . . .

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 1st, 2013 at 6:22 am

      LOL, enjoy!! I certainly did. :)

      Reply

  4. Rachel Lane posted on May 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm (#)

    Made this today for a Gevalia House Party and it was SOOOOO good. My mom, who hates almost all things chocolate, loved out, and when it came out of the oven, it smelled like IKEA cinnamon rolls. Yum… will be sharing this page on my Facebook and house party page!!

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    • Dorothy Kern replied on May 19th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad you liked it!

      Reply

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  9. Aaron posted on April 21, 2014 at 5:19 am (#)

    Dorothy,

    I made this over the weekend. Thanks so much for this recipe.

    I ended up using about double the coffee called for in the streusal just to make it spread a little bit more / to give it more of a coffee taste and it still came out great.

    It was freaking *phenomenal*… especially the texture.

    Sharing with all my friends/fam. :p

    Reply

    • Dorothy Kern replied on April 21st, 2014 at 2:22 pm

      Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed them Aaron!

      Reply

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