Friday, July 20, 2012

Mocha Cappucino Marbled Coffee Cake and Malaysian Food Fest

Time really passes by so quickly that it's due for another cake again at The Home Bakers ( THB ), an event organised by Joyce.  I just realised that this cake is due to post today and it's my turn to provide the recipe this time, therefore i quickly made this 3 days ago. Well actually, we can post anytime 30days from today but due to the reason that i'm giving out the recipe, i will  have to post it up today otherwise i'll get spanked by Joyce. This is the 6th cake so far that we are baking from the book, Coffee Cakes by Lou Seibert Pappas. I'm very pleased with the outcome of the cake, though nothing really fancy, it's a coffee flavoured cake with some chocolate marbles within the cake, the texture is soft and light, it isnt dry, nice coffee flavour and love it. You are welcomed to take a look at the same cake made by other members of the group here

I have made half the recipe in a 7 inch round tin and kindly note that i'm providing the full recipe and also half recipe here, the halved recipe is in blue.

12tbsp (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature  85gm
1.5cup sugar  120gm
3 large eggs  2 eggs
1.5tsp vanilla extract   a little more than 1/2 tsp
2 tbsp instant coffee powder dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water
1tbsp mocca coffee granules dissolved in 1 tbsp hot water
2.5cups unbleached all purpose flour   156gm cake flour
1.5tsp baking powder   1tsp
3/4tsp baking soda     1/4tsp  
1/4tsp salt    1/8 tsp 
11/4cup sour cream    1/2+1/8cup yogurt
2ounces unsweetened chocolate , melted  1ounce

Preheat oven to 350F/176C. Butter and flour a 10inch Bundt or tube pan.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in the eggs, one at a time and mix in the vanilla and the dissolved coffee until blended.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir to blend. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour cream in 2 increments, beating until thick and smooth.  Spoon 1/3 of the batter into a small bowl and stir in the melted chocolate. Spoon 4 heaping tbps of coffee batter into the pan, spacing them apart, then spoon some chocolate batter by the tablespoon into the spaces. Repeat until all batter is used. With a knife, swirl through th emixture to marble the batters.

Bake for 55minutes to 1 hour ( i baked mine for about 42 mins) or until a cake tester insered in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 15minutes, then unmould, let cool completely before cutting into slices.

At the same time, i would like to inform there is an upcoming event to be launched this coming August 2012,  Malaysian Food Fest organised by Wendy from Table for 2..or more. It is an online event whereby its main objectives are to introduce the specialty food from each state in Malaysia and to encourage everyone to cook those at home. For each state, the event will run for a month and the whole event will conclude by the end of August 2013. We encourage everyone, bloggers and non bloggers , Malaysians or non Malaysians to take part in this meaningful event , cook and submit your entries to the respective hosts for the month. The first state that's going to kick off will be Malacca, hosted by Cindy from Yummylittlecooks. You can find out more information about the event here and the schedule ahead here


  1. flavored cake would be nice for afternoon tea break..send some over for Reana and myself the next time you bake this again....:p

  2. Sometimes simple is what we need. This coffee chocolate cake may be simple but it satisfy and comforts. :)) forget about all that cream and design. :) slice me a big one pls! Wish I can join the MFF...but I suck at savory dishes. I'll just watch....heehee

  3. Wah ... you are early so am in time to get a slice to go with my kopi. Looks yummy leh ... I will do mine tomorrow. drooling ...

  4. thanks lena for sharing such a nice coffee choc cake, just query since i cant get the book, am I allow to post if i successfully bake it?

    and the MFF sounds interesting, really an good attempt, keep it up

  5. LOL I instantly tried to picture Joyce spanking you!
    Great selection and the cake really turned out well. Love mocha flavour, so was pretty excited to bake this one.
    Have a wonderful day!

  6. Hmmm, let me have a bite of your coffee cake first b4 saying anything! So Joyce was wondering whether you are coffee lover & what makes you chose this cake? Great choice! Love the cake, hahaha! Also good choice to pick Melaka as the 1st state for MFF!

  7. Now I am hungry for dessert!!! looks yum!

  8. Oh Yum! One can never go wrong with coffee and chocolate! It certainly looks beautifully moist and perfect on the inside. I'm gonna use your half recipe. (I like small recipes).

  9. kekeke, tis cake had once again brought positive feedbacks from my family & frds. they all love it:) Your cake was indeed looking soft & moist, thks for chosing this recipe:)

  10. Hi Lena,
    Since you posted it on time, there will be no "spanky", only "huggy"!! hehe!
    You've picked a great cake! I love it, the texture is moist, soft with tender crumbs, with the right balance of coffee and chocolate! I'm already thinking of it again!
    Will be waiting for October, have fun with MFF!

  11. Hi Lena, your cake looks moist and delicious. I think it works well in a round baking pan as well... I don't have a bundt pan and made mine in a 7 inch with 2/3 the recipe. This is definitely a great choice!

  12. Dear Lena,

    You can be a hungry sow
    Sorry, can eat like a hungry pig
    If you do regular exercise from now
    So your tummy wont get too big

    Your coffee cake is out of this world
    Throw me a few pieces now would be nice
    Health is better than silver or gold
    Dreamer signs off with the above advice

    Have a lovely weekend

  13. Your cake is simply delicious can smell the mocha aroma from here. I saw Wendy mentioned about MFF in her blog. Interesting right? It is good to know more about our traditional food.

  14. be still my stomach! Seriously, my stomach is making alot of noises right now because it is wanting- needing- this cake. i love the texture, the marbled design and most importantly the deliciousness with the cappucino flavor! yum

  15. I am hungry too when looking at the cake. Your baking is lovely as always, Lena.

  16. All these Marble Cakes are sending me in a swirl. I want each and every one of them because they all have a bit of each baker's own touch! Yours looks delicious Lena.

    I'm excited about the Malaysian Food Fest. I don't know I will participate by cooking but I sure will be feasting my eyes on the deliciousness.

    Thank you so much for sharing...

  17. This cake looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I love that we can see the marble swirl from the top of your cake,

  18. hi,may i know how many gram should i used for yogurt?(not sure:1/2.0+1/8cup amount),,pls share wf me,,thanks

  19. such a nice color, Lena! very coffee color :)
    going to bake this cake tomorrow :)
    same story, the last minute Alice hihihi...

  20. Mmmmmm This looks delicious , Lena ! Love how moist that cake is ! With that coffee flavor , I'm sure it tastes as yummy as it looks !

  21. what an interesting recipe! must try!

  22. YUMMY! Looks really moist & delicious with coffee! Can't wait to try this recipe! And this will be my first marble cake, never done it before. Me MEGA nervous! LOL Wow! great that there's another awesome event on Malaysian Food Festival! Can't wait to see all the sedaplicious foods! :)

  23. sometimes, the best recipes are one that are back to basic. This cake looks delicious and perfect with a good cup of coffee. What an event!

  24. This cake looks really moist, I want to make too if i have the time, good job you have put up a smaller quantity recipe, no need to do the math:D Thanks to you lena:D me still blur blur what this MFF thing is about..all i see is ppl saying they going in FB lol!

  25. Can't remember when I last baked and had a marble cake....this looks super!

  26. ✿彡✿⊱╮¸.•°
    Que bolo maravilhoso... delícia!
    Bom fim de semana!

  27. Hi Lena, good morning! Thanks for pointing out that I got the name of Joyce's blog wrong. Gosh I didn't even notice, so embarrassed :p I got it corrected in the current post and all the past posts too :)

  28. gloria: thanks, gloria! have a lovely weekend!

    elin: you still not afraid of eating cakes meh??haha!

    bee2: no, i dont think you are bad at cooking..i've seen you doing savoury dishes many times :)

    chris: will be looking forward to see yours too!

    eileenlee: sure you can post it in your own blog, not a problem at all and if you want to link it to THB, best that you chk with Joyce at her or drop her a note at her blog. she's the boss!

    anjua: i'm glad that the cake turned out well for you too. NOw i know how much you love coffee!

    jessie: actually it was not me who chose malacca as the first state for the event, it was wendy..she's the organiser..i'm just one of the monthly host :)

    nowserving: thank you for dropping by. appreciate that very much!

    ping: this is not a very big cake, i hope you will like the cake as much as i do and hopefully eating this doesnt makes you feel no more in diet mode, right?

    mimi: nice to hear that your family likes it, i think most of us are quite glad with this bake!

    joyce: seriously, i almost got a shock that i see that it's almost due date! now i must remember about chicken pies,just few more days to go!

    mich: thanks mich, your cake really turned out nice, very pretty swirls!

  29. dear anonymous:

    yup, shall heed your advice
    good health means good body
    be it walk, run, swim or dive
    i shall fit that to my schedule weekly

    now my eyes are darn tired, friend
    think the pig is getting into me
    you too have a lovely weekend
    relax..and just go lazy!

  30. angeline: thanks! i'm hosting for the state of trengganu and believe me, there are so many dishes that i'm not aware of ..i think this is also a good learning opportunity for all of us!

    jessica: thank you, i wished i can share this cake with you over some coffee!!

    yan: thank you yan, that's a very nice and encouraging comment!!

    louise: yes, i've just seen all the marble cakes this morning, all very nice and special in their own ways. I hope you will enjoy going thru all the dishes for the event!

    ellen: sadly, there's the only marble design on top of the cake, if you see some other members who made the cake, they all have beautiful swirls in the cake itself:)

    anonymous: hi, it's about 135gms. If youre from malaysia, you can get the Nestle low fat yogurt that comes in a small pack or cup, that is just nice, 135gms.

    diane: thank you! it is delicious!

    alice: it's okay doing this last minute but dont forget you will be the host for the next bake!

    anne: thank you, yes, it'a nice cake. You're a coffee lover too, right? i think you will love this cake!

  31. Lena, this is so funny for breakfast (just a few minutes ago) I had some marbled mocha breakfast bread (I'm not kidding I really did) and it had a crumb top like some coffee cakes have. Your cake looks amazing I would like to have that with my morning coffee too! This is the way I like my cakes with such a nice texture. I like that you gave half recipe too, I often need to make just half! Nice choice!
    Cheers! Hope your weekend is great!

  32. This was a great choice. I made it without the chocolate swirl for my hubby who does not like chocolate. He liked the final results a lot.

    Thanks for choosing for us.

  33. This cake sound yummy, i like butter cake. I hope i can come out some dishes to join Mff.

  34. Hi Lena:)kek ini nampak sungguh moist.Dapat bayangkan kesedapan rasa cappucino:)yum yum

  35. love2dine: thanks, hope you will like this too!

    kit: when are you making this? if you read how joyce did the marbling, i think shldnt be any problem, make some swirls before covering it with another layer of batter. I didnt do that, hence not much marble effects. Hopefully you can also take part in the MFF event too!

    daphne: Yeah, the event will be only featuring malaysian state foods, one month one state and will end in august 2013. I think there will be lots to learn cos tell you honestly, there are still a lot of state foods which i'm not familiar with :)

    jeannie: haha..i saw your comments yest regarding the meet on aug20..yes, you sometimes really blur

    angie: i'm sure when you make a marble cake, it's going to be a very beautiful and attractive one, all your bakes look fantastic!!

    magia: hi, thanks for dropping by!

    mich: haha! i didnt notice the previous ones but it's you know!

    lyndsey: what a coincidence! i would certainly love to share this cake with you if possible. Yeah, i make smaller recipes most of the time, quicker to finish and bake the next one! haha!

    chaya: i just saw your cake this morning, they are so cute that you made them into roses and glad to hear that your hubby likes it that you left out the choc:)

    sonia: oh, you are a terrific cook, i hope you can participate in the event!

    cm: thank you kak. Yes, this cake has a nice aroma of coffee, selamat berpuasa!

  36. Beautiful cake in awesome pics! Thanks for this recipe!

  37. Hi Lena,

    Great choice in recipe. I love marble cake and I love coffee so I can't wait to bake this cake and give it a try.

    Fantastic bake :-)

  38. Getting spanked by Joyce? LOL!

    I think there is more eggs in your cake batter and there is lower fat content in the cake as well because you have used yogurt instead of sour cream. I'm suspecting that this compact type of cake texture is the kind that Lou is after and most of her cakes will be like that.

    To avoid similar kind of compact cake texture, I will modify Lou's recipe in my future THB bakes.

    MFF sounds fun! Will hop over to Cindy's blog and check out the details!

  39. Hi Lena, your cappuccino marble cake look delicious, the texture is very soft and moist.
    Nice to go with a cup of good coffee.

    Have a nice day.

  40. Simple and nice. Looks moist and must be full of coffee flavour.

  41. I have not made a coffee cake before. This looks moist and I should give try to make one and wow my Quay Lo.

  42. The cake looks awesome. To have it with a cup of tea...or coffee:D