September 25, 2021

Chocolate Coffee Marble Cake

Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 55 mins
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A lovely swirl of light vanilla and deep, rich, coffee and chocolate flavors baked together for a fantastic dessert. This chocolate coffee marble cake is topped with melted chocolate and is the true epitome of decadence!

Love baking cakes from scratch? Me too! Try this Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream! Also, you'll definitely want to check our this Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Cake too!

cake on a cooling rack with a french press in the background

calling all coffee and chocolate lovers!

You are going to love this recipe! It's such a bold cake that takes on such deliciously deep coffee and chocolatey and bright vanilla flavors! The texture of this cake is nice and fluffy with a beautiful crust. Then, I topped the cake with melted chocolate to seal the deal!

What's amazing about this chocolate coffee marble cake is that is features a homemade coffee syrup made with Speciality Selected Fair Trade German Roast Regular Ground Coffee. It also includes Moser Roth's Dark 70% and 85% cocoa that allows this cake to take on that deep, rich, chocolatey flavor that we all know and love!

up close photo of chocolate coffee marble cake

what is a marble cake?

A marble cake is a cake that is made with two different flavors - typically a lighter and a darker flavor, that allows the cake to take on a marbled effect.

For this cake, it's called chocolate coffee marble cake because it has a chocolate coffee batter and a vanilla batter.

When you swirl the two together, you get a lighter and darker swirled color - or the marbling effect. Hence as to why this is called marble cake.

inside shot of the chocolate coffee marble cake

how do you make chocolate coffee marble cake?

start by making the coffee syrup

The coffee syrup is where you begin to really build the flavor of this chocolate coffee marble cake! Brew a cup of coffee with 30g of Speciality Selected Fair Trade German Roast Regular Ground Coffee and 350 ml of filtered water. Then add the coffee to a small saucepan over low heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until a syrup forms.

Set aside and allow it to cool!

make the batter for the chocolate coffee marble cake

Here's the fun part about making this chocolate coffee marble cake!

  • In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat room temperature salted butter on high until light and fluffy, about one minute. Add sugar and continue to mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. 
  • Add each egg, one at a time, ensuring that each egg is fully incorporated into the batter prior to adding the next. Then add vanilla extract and sour cream and continue to mix together. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix together for another minute on medium high speed.
  • Add ½ of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix. Then slowly pour in ½ of the whole milk. Add remainder of dry ingredients and mix, then add the rest of the whole milk and mix until smooth batter forms - about 15 seconds. Be sure not to overmix the batter.
  • Chop up 75g of dark chocolate and melt according to the package instructions.
  • Add 2 cups of the cake batter to a separate bowl. Pour in melted chocolate and ¼ cup of coffee syrup. Mix together until fully incorporated.
  • Spray a 10-15 cup cake pan with nonstick baking spray. Scoop in cake batter, alternating between the coffee/chocolate mixture and the vanilla mixture. Use a toothpick to swirl the batter together and bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

last up, melt the chocolate!

Simply melt your Moser Roth's Dark 70% cocoa and pour on top of the cake. Garnish with pecans if you'd like! I always love adding a little crunch on top of the cake, but this is completely optional!

want to see how this chocolate coffee marble cake is made? Check out the video below!

chocolate coffee marble sliced on a table with a french press in the background

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up close photo of inside of the cake

Chocolate Coffee Marble Cake

Chocolate Coffee Marble Cake is a lovely swirl of vanilla and rich coffee and chocolate flavors baked together and topped with chocolate!
Serving: 12 servings
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 55 mins
Calories: 375kcal

Ingredients

Coffee Syrup

  • 30 g Speciality Selected Fair Trade German Roast Regular Ground Coffee
  • 350 ml Filtered Water
  • 1 cup Sugar

Cake

  • 2 cups Cake Flour
  • ½ cup All Purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Salted Butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 1 ½ cup Sugar 
  • 2 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract 
  • ½ cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Whole Milk 
  • 75 g Moser Roth Dark 85% cocoa 
  • ¼ cup Coffee Syrup (from above)

Glaze

  • 100 g Moser Roth Dark 70% cocoa 
  • Chopped pecans, for garnish

Directions

  • Brew one cup of coffee with 30g of Speciality Selected Fair Trade German Roast Regular Ground Coffee and 350 ml filtered water. Add to a saucepan with 1 cup of sugar and simmer on the stove over low heat for about 15-20 minutes, whisking periodically. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool completely.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine cake flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. Whisk together.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat room temperature salted butter on high until light and fluffy, about one minute. Add sugar and continue to mix for another 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add each egg, one at a time, ensuring that each egg is fully incorporated into the batter prior to adding the next. Then add vanilla extract and sour cream and continue to mix together. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix together for another minute on medium high speed.
  • Reduce mixer speed to medium low and add ½ of the dry ingredients to the batter and mix. Then slowly pour in ½ of the whole milk. Add remainder of dry ingredients and mix, then add the rest of the whole milk and mix until smooth batter forms - about 15 seconds. Be sure not to over mix the batter.
  • Chop up 75g of Moser Roth dark 85% cocoa and melt according to the package instructions.
  • Add 2 cups of the cake batter to a separate bowl. Pour in melted chocolate and ¼ cup of coffee syrup. Mix together until fully incorporated.
  • Spray a 10-15 cup cake pan with nonstick baking spray. Scoop in cake batter, alternating between the coffee/chocolate mixture and the vanilla mixture. Use a toothpick to swirl the batter together and bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then turn over onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, simply melt 100g of Moser Roth 70% cocoa. Pour on top of cake and garnish with chopped pecans.

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Notes

u003cliu003eThere will be leftover coffee syrup. This can be saved for use in other baked goods, replicating this recipe again, cocktails etc.u003c/liu003eu003cliu003eBe sure not to overmix the batter by letting it mix too long once the flour is added. u003c/liu003eu003cliu003eYou will need 2 packs of Moser Roth chocolate - 1 pack of 85% dark cocoa and one 70% dark cocoa.u003c/liu003e

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    Made this for a Sister's Potluck and me and my sissys loved it so so much! The chocolate and the coffee notes went so well and this was super delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    This cake was everything! I made it for a get-together on Sunday and everyone raved about it! I love the coffee flavors.

  3. 5 stars
    Coffee and Chocolate are my two most favorite things! I just HAD to make this cake and I am so happy I did. I can't get enough of it and my family loves it! Thanks for the recipe

  4. 5 stars
    As always, your photos lured me in! I love marble cake and the addition of coffee was so delicious! Great instructions too!

  5. 5 stars
    Marble cake is always my favorite - the best of both worlds but your additions brought it next level. My new way of making Marble Cake.

  6. 5 stars
    I made this over the weekend to bring to a girls brunch. It was a HUGE hit. Everyone loved the coffee and chocolate flavors. Will make this again.

  7. 5 stars
    This cake combined two of my favorite flavors together and it was delicious! We saved the extra coffee syrup and put it over ice cream—it was amazing! Thanks for a great recipe.