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How to change a chocolate cake recipe to make a coffee cake?

sparkling_girl | Dec 22, 201010:18 AM

Hi all,
I found a chocolate cake recipe on website (below) and made it for the first time and it was really good. Now I want to try to make the same cake but with a coffee taste instead of chocolate taste. If I replace cocoa powder and milk with Nescafe and hot water, will it taste good?
I’ve never substitute ingredients before so I’d appreciate it if someone here could please help me.

Thanks in advance,
Here's the recipe:

•2 cups white sugar
•1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
•3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
•1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
•1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
•1 teaspoon salt
•2 eggs
•1 cup milk
•1/2 cup vegetable oil
•2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1 cup boiling water

•3/4 cup butter
•1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
•5 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
•2/3 cup milk
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1)Preheat oven to 325 degrees F for dark color pans or 350 for light color pan.

2)Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.

3)Use the first set of ingredients to make the cake: In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 3 minutes with an electric mixer.

4)Stir in the boiling water by hand.

5)Pour evenly into the two prepared pans; don’t fill them up all the way.

6)Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and spring test. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely.

7)To make the frosting, use the second set of ingredients. Cream butter until light and fluffy.

8)Stir in the cocoa and confectioners' sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency. If too thick, add more milk.

9)Split the layers of cooled cake horizontally if you want, cover the top of each layer with frosting, and then stack them onto a serving plate.

10)Frost the outside of the cake. (Later decorate it with that tool)
Wait 15 minutes and use fondant smoother and paper towel to iron the cake.

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