Italian Chocolate Coffee Cake

    40 minutes

    Simple to make and egg free, this chocolate coffee cake has a secret ingredient - balsamic vinegar! It's almost a sweet and sour cake. Delicious!


    Victoria, Australia
    5 people made this

    Makes: 1 cake

    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, plus 1 tablespoon
    • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup brewed coffee
    • 5 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C and grease a 23cm round cake tin. Dust the tin with 1 tablespoon cocoa.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 1/3 cup cocoa, bicarb soda, sugar and salt. In a separate bowl or glass jug, stir together the coffee, oil, vanilla and vinegar, then whisk into the dry ingredients until just blended.
    3. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake until it tests done, about 25 minutes.
    4. Let cake cool in the tin then turn out on a serving plate. Serve with whipped cream.

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