I do love coffee cake, but this is not the coffee cake you’re thinking of.
This is cake with actual coffee in it.
This is a moist yellow sheet cake. It’s super delicious and the chocolate hazelnut coffee frosting is just as good.
This is the perfect birthday (or just everyday) cake for a coffee lover. Even for non-coffee lovers, the coffee taste isn’t strong enough that they won’t like it.
I found the recipe over at Tasty Kitchen and I’ve made the chocolate version of this coffee cake and I loved it, so I knew the variation would be awesome and it was. I definitely recommend this recipe.
One last thing: don’t forget to enter the gallon of coconut oil giveaway!!! It’s the last night to enter. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning or afternoon. Thanks to all of you for entering!
Are you a coffee fan? What’s your favorite flavor/brand?
Moist Coffee Sheet Cake with Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Frosting
- 2 ¼ cups Flour
- 2 cups Sugar
- ¼ teaspoons Salt
- 2 sticks Butter
- 1 cup Boiling coffee
- ½ cups Buttermilk
- 2 whole Beaten Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened
- 3-4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon hazelnut extract
- up to 4 tablespoons coffee
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Foil an 18×13 inch pan.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
- Melt butter in a saucepan.
- Add boiling coffee, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
- In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake for 20 minutes.
- While cake is baking, make the frosting: Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar SLOWLY until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter. Add hazelnut extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of coffee and beat for 3 minutes. Add more sugar/coffee to desired consistency.
- Wait for cake to cool, then frost.
- Cut into squares, eat, and eat!