Chocolate Coffee Sheet Cake

Chocolate Coffee Sheet Cake


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This is a great chocolate cake with chocolate icing that is made with coffee and sour cream. It is very rich.


Serves: 12 

  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 250g butter
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 220g sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125g butter
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 4 cups (480g) icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a sheet pan. In a saucepan combine coffee, 250g butter and 5 tablespoons cocoa. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, white sugar, bicarb soda and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in eggs, sour cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix well then beat in cocoa mixture. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Ice while still warm.
  4. To make the icing: In a saucepan combine 125g butter, milk and 6 tablespoons cocoa. Bring to a boil, reduce temperature and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and blend in the icing sugar. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and chopped pecans. Spread on cake while still warm.

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