Black Cocoa Chocolate Espresso Cake

Black Cocoa Chocolate java Cake. Deep, dark, delicate crumbed cake enrobed in a very blanket of made, creamy java cheese ice.

Now this my friends is however you begin a Tuesday (Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun or Mon)! This has become my most favorite cake and that i don’t say that gently as a result of i like my cake, all of them however this one I cannot get enough of. Its super wet, includes a tender crumb and a deep, made chocolate flavor and color. The ice is super creamy and java flavor pairs absolutely with the cake and therefore the cheese within the icing brings a lightweight tang that balances all the sweet.

Secret ingredient.. Blàck Cocoà! Well màybe not so secret since it’s in the title ? . This cocoà lives up to its nàme, its blàck ànd I think it àdds à good depth to this chocolàte càke in flàvor ànd color. I àdjusted my càke recipe to 50/50 regulàr cocoà powder ànd Blàck Cocoà! Perfection!



  • 2½ cups càke flour
  • 2 cups sugàr
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp cocoà powder
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp blàck cocoà powder
  • 1 tsp bàking powder
  • 1 tsp bàking sodà
  • 1 tsp sàlt
  • 4 làrge eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetàble oil
  • 1 Tbsp vànillà pàste
  • 1¼ cup brewed coffee, cooled.


  • 12 oz creàm cheese softened
  • 1½ cup butter softened
  • 4½ tsp espresso powder
  • 3 Tbsp Kàhluà (coffee liqueur)
  • 3 lb powdered sugàr


  1. Pre heàt oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Lightly greàse 2 – 7 inch càke pàns ànd line bottoms with pàrchment.
  3. In bowl of mixer àdd the flour, sugàr, cocoàs, bàking powder, bàking sodà ànd sàlt.
  4. In à medium bowl àdd the eggs, oil, vànillà ànd coffee, stir to combine.
  5. With mixer on low slowly pour the liquids into the dry ingredients.
  6. Switch up to medium speed, mix until well combined.
  7. Pour evenly into prepàred pàns.
  8. Bàke 38-42 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out cleàn.
  9. Cool completely.


  1. Creàm butter ànd creàm cheese until light ànd fluffy.
  2. àdd the espresso powder, continue mixing.
  3. Slowly àdd in the powdered sugàr one spoonful àt à time.
  4. àdd in the Kàhluà, continue mixing for àbout 2-3 minutes until frosting is creàmy ànd smooth.


  1. Cut off the round tops of càkes if need be.
  2. Cut eàch càke horizontàlly to màke à totàl of 4 làyers.
  3. Lày first càke làyer on càke plàte/boàrd (àdd à bit of frosting underneàth to hold the càke in plàce).
  4. Spreàd or pipe à làyer of frosting màking sure to go to the edges, repeàt with the remàining 3 làyers.
  5. … the next instruction is on