This is an old layer cake recipe with a beautiful rich colour, hence the name. Coffee in the cake and icing adds a rich taste.
My kids & I loved this cake. It was not dry & the frosting was the best. Couldn't really taste the coffee in the cake, & the chocolate flavor was mild but there was a "subtle" difference compared to most cakes. The kids asked for seconds. - 24 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This cake is wonderful and I've never been a huge fan of coffee. The coffee flavor is very subtle and it's mostly the moist chocolate cake that you taste. It's my youngest daughter's new favorite cake and I know I'll be making this for her birthday for many years to come! Thanks for the great recipe!! - 17 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Made this cake last week. This was the: 1. First layer cake I have ever made 2. First cake I have ever made from scratch 3. First icing I have ever made from scratch This cake could not have been easier to make. However, it didn't taste like I anticipated it. The cake did turn out very moist and very rich. I would make it again for company! - 21 Jun 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)