Double-Chocolate Cappuccino Cake

Chocolate and coffee marry for a sophisticated flavor jolt in an all-American dessert favorite: chocolate-frosted layer cake!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 8 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder, granules or crystals
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
4
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy dark chocolate frosting
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder, granules or crystals
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for two 8- or 9-inch rounds--except add 1 tablespoon espresso and the cinnamon with the eggs, and stir in the chocolate just before pouring into pans.
  • 2 To make glaze, spoon frosting into small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 15 to 30 seconds or until slightly melted. Stir in 2 teaspoons coffee until blended.
  • 3 Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Carefully spread almost half the glaze to edge of layer, allowing some to drip down side. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Carefully spread remaining glaze to edge of top layer, allowing some to drip down side. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Make photo holders to insert into the cake and display special photos. Use 9-inch pieces of 18-gauge florist’s wire, shaping one end into a circle.

Microwave 1 oz white chocolate baking bar and 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Pour into a small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal the bag, and cut off a corner. Drizzle over the cake, or use to write a special message.

Make a 13x9-inch cake instead of a layer cake. Bake and cool cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
39g
39%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.