A question about a recipe: Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake

I have a question about the ingredient "1/4 cup hot espresso" on the recipe "Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake" from Genius Recipes. Is strong coffee a substitute for Expresso?

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Kristen Miglore
Kristen Miglore October 17, 2012

Yes that should be fine, as long as it's the same amount. You can't taste the espresso -- it just enhances the chocolate flavor. Hope you like it!

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K_Squared
K_Squared October 29, 2012

I agree, for this recipe. For other recipes where coffee flavor is actually necessary, espresso provides a concentrated, strong presence while regular coffee might be a little too watered-down. If you absolutely can't use espresso, make sure the coffee is brewed strong and as dark as possible.

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