Cake and Cupcakes/ Desserts and Sweets/ Kids Special


Recipe source:Authentic Suburban Gourmet
You can find the original recipe here.

For the cake

  1. All purpose flour- 1 3/4 cup
  2. Sugar- 2 cups
  3. Unsweetened cocoa powder- 3/4 cup
  4. Baking soda- 2tsp
  5. Baking powder- 1 tsp
  6. Salt -1/4 tsp
  7. Buttermilk- 1 cup
  8. Vegetable oil- 1/2 cup
  9. Eggs-2 large
  10. Vanilla essence- 2tsp
  11. Freshly brewed hot coffee- 1 cup


  • Preheat the oven to 180 deg c
  • Line the cake tins/cup cake trays with parchment paper/cupcake liners.Or just lightly grease the pan and dust with flour,tapping out excess
  • Whisk together all purpose flour,sugar,cocoa powder,baking soda,baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl whisk together buttermilk,oil,eggs and vanilla essence.
  • Slowly beat in the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Now slowly beat in the hot coffee and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake  for 30 to 35 minutes or until  a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan for completely before removing .


  1. Whipping cream-2 cups
  2. Sugar-2 tbsp
  3. Instant coffee powder-1/2 tsp
  4. Cocoa powder- 1 tbsp


  • Combine all the ingredients and whip to form stiff peaks.
  • Spread this over the cake and serve.
Sending this to Bake fest event at zesty palette  hosted by vardhini

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    October 21, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Gorgeous looking cupcakes……so moist & spongy and the pictures are amazing as always.

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    MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.
    October 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Chocolate espresso cake luks stunning and Impressive.Well presented and clicked.Luv it.

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    October 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Yummy chocolate cupcakes,looks so soft n spongy.

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    Suja Manoj
    October 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Soft and yummy..chocolaty,looking georgeous

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    October 21, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Hey sweetie, I'm loving your photos. The first one here is a total WOW. So is the cake. Lovely!

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    October 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Looks sooo good. Love your cliks. Just wow

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    Sangeetha M
    October 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    wow….so moist and spongy cake…looks so gorgeous and amazing clicks dear !!!

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    October 21, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Nice cakes.

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    October 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    A cake can't get more gorgeous than this. Goey smooth and chocolatey… Lovely pics!! 🙂

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    October 22, 2011 at 4:28 am

    your pictures always blow me away – I am bookmarking this cupcake too for my cupcake repertoire, which by the way is very limited at the moment 🙂

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    October 22, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Beautifully presented. Cake looks wonderful.

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    Love and other Spices
    October 22, 2011 at 10:34 am

    You rock,the cake looks amazing,moist and chocolaty…

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    October 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Wow , so moist and inviting!! Love your plate too 🙂

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    October 23, 2011 at 12:59 am

    Very beautifullu presented. Really very moist cupcakes.

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    October 23, 2011 at 2:57 am

    yummy and lovely presentation ……

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    Prathima Rao
    October 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

    OMG!!! Simply stunning!!!! Bookmarked dear!!!!
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    October 23, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Love the frosting and the cake…yummy yummy

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    November 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Stunning pictures and yummy cupcake. Thx for linking to the event.

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