Chocolate Coffee Cake

Chocolate Coffee Cake - a mocha delight!

Makes one (double layer) cake.



375ml (1½ cups) cake flour
15ml (3 teaspoons) baking powder
5ml (1 teaspoon) salt
15ml (3 teaspoons) instant coffee powder
5ml (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
3 eggs, separated
185ml (¾ cup) Huletts White Sugar
100ml oil
100ml strong black coffee, cooled
5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla essence



  1. Sift the dry ingredients together.
  2. Beat the egg yolks and the remaining ingredients together for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the flour mixture and beat until well mixed.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold into the mixture
  5. Divide the mixture evenly between two greased 20cm diameter round cake pans. Bake at 190°C for 20 minutes, or until when pressed with a finger the cake springs back.
  6. Turn out on to wire rack to cool completely before icing with a coffee flavoured butter icing.