Mississippi Chocolate and Coffee Cake

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 1h 50m
  • Rating ****

Serves 10

Coffee, bourbon, chocolate, and butter make this cake one decadent dessert.


  • For the Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 3/4 cups strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 5 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Chocolate Icing:
  • 6 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons butter



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Line the pan with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, heat the coffee, bourbon, chocolate and butter, stirring until the chocolate and butter are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar. Let the mixture cool for 3 minutes and transfer to an electric mixer. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture, half a cup at a time, and beat medium speed for 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely in the pan. When cooled, turn out onto a serving plate.


Combine the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler and stir over low heat until they are melted and combined. Cool slightly and then ice cake.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.

RecID 1061

nutrition information per serving

591 calories; 28g total fat; 88mg cholesterol; 160mg sodium; 84g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 5g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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