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homemade chocolate cake

homemade Black Cocoa Cake

This is a deliciously dark homemade chocolate cake made with black cocoa and coffee. A deliciously flavorful cake!
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Keywordblack cocoa, homemade chocolate cake
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings12 servings


  • 4 oz unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup hot strong coffee
  • ¾ cup black cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 2 cups all purpose flour


  • Grease and add cocoa (instead of flour) to the bottom of 2 8 inch round cake pans.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine butter, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer). Cream until thoroughly combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mix well after each addition.
  • In a small bowl, slowly pour the hot coffee into the black cocoa, whisking well. Add the cream and whisk until combined.
  • Slowly add the cocoa mixture to the creamed butter and beat well.
  • A little at a time, add the flour and beat well after each addition.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Be careful...this cake can be over-baked quite easily and get a bit dry. Cool.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.3mg