Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake… and a Happy 1st Birthday!

That’s right it’s foodequalshappyme’s 1st birthday. It’s been a whole year since I started this blog – well just over a year because I’m a bit late with this post – and all birthdays must be celebrated with cake! Cake just like this awesome Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake.

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

If you put a lemon cake in front of me I’ll pass every time, put a chocolate espresso cake in front of me, and even if I’m full to the brim I won’t be able to resist. Chocolate and coffee are hands down two of my favourite flavours, and this cake is choc full of espresso goodness. The syrup makes it kind of like you’re dipping your cake in your coffee, and its oh so good.

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

Ingredients:

Cake
– 2 tbsp instant coffee granules
– 1 1/2 tbsp hot water
– 5 eggs
– 1 cup caster sugar
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 2/3 cup self raising flour, sifted
– 1/4 cup cocoa powder
– 250g unsalted butter, melted
– Whipped cream to serve

Espresso Syrup
– 1 cup of espresso coffee (I used 2 Nespresso lungo’s, alternatively you can use 1 cup hot water & 3 tsp instant coffee granules)
– 1 cup caster sugar

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees c. Place the eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until they are thick and creamy (about 7-8mins). Gradually add the sugar making sure the sugar is well mixed and dissolved. Fold through the sifted flour and cocoa, and then the butter and coffee. Pour into a well greased 24cm bundt tin and bake for 40mins or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Stand the cake in the pan for 5mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool slightly.

To make the espresso syrup place the coffee and sugar in a saucepan over a med-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves, bring to the boil and then remove from the heat to cool slightly. Spoon the hot espresso syrup over the cake reserving 1/2 cup for serving.

Serve the cake warm, drizzled with the extra syrup and whipped cream.

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

Chocolate Espresso Syrup Cake

Enjoy! x

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