the best instant coffee cake recipe
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Chocolate Cake Recipe Using Instant Coffee

It's official, we found the best chocolate cake. It includes instant coffee and is so easy to make. 

There is nothing like the smell of baking a delicious chocoalte cake. So many memories come up right away... How you walked into your local bakery and met the love of your life, or how your mom used to bake your birthday cakes the night before. Even if your memory of chocolate cakes is just that slice you grabbed in the office at John's farewell party, there is no doubt that you and most of us love eating chocolate cakes as much as we can!

The history of the chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones. She started selling the newly baked goods in the Lower Mills section of Dorchester, Massachusetts and the rest is history. 


Baker's Cocoa Advertisement in January 1919 Issue of Overland Monthy. Source: Wikipedia 

Ever wanted to have a whole cake and drink your coffee at the same time? It seems almost tedious to have the cake in one hand and the mug in another. If you’re not paying attention, that fork can easily make its way into your coffee accidentally, which would add some great flavor common!

What if there was a way to have both without the confusion? There is! By adding instant coffee to your cakes as part of the ingredients you not only can spare yourself that funny accident, but also add a secret twist to make that cake that much more delicious. The instant coffee mixed in with the rest of the ingredients gives the cake a little extra kick to send those flavors flying, making the cake taste 10x better. Only a small teaspoon is needed to add to this cake mix to cause those flavors to be even more emphasized.


make delicious chocolate cake with instant coffee


  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Waka Instant Coffee
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • 1 ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs


  • Prepare all your ingredients beforehand 
  • Grease a large Bundt cake pan with cooking spray 
  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  1. Combine all dry ingredients and blend in a food processor for 10 seconds and turn off the processor 

how to make a cake with instant coffee

  1. Add in eggs
  2. Slowly pour in the orange juice while the food processor remains off
  3. Slowly pour in oil with food processor on,  Blend for 45 seconds 
  4. Pour batter into pre-greased Bundt pan and place in the oven for 55-60 minutes 
  5. Remove from oven and let cool
  6. Slice and enjoy!

chocolate cake recipe with coffee and cocoa powder

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