Cocoa Java Cake (adapted from Get it Ripe by jae steele Mocha Fudge Pudding Cake

April 16, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves about 6-8
Author Notes

Cake, brownie, and pudding, all in one easy to bake cake. The minimal amount of mixing makes it perfect for days when you want something sweet but don't want to work for it. Reminiscent of an English trifle with creamy cakey gooeyness, itcould be made more so by serving it with freshly whipped cream and berries. —testkitchenette

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup white whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    2 tblsp. cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon espresso liqueur (I use Van Gogh brand)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups hot strong coffee or espresso
  • 1/2 cup milk/coconut milk/almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a square 8×8 Pyrex or round Corningware dish
  2. Combine all of the flour, 1/4 c. + 1 tblsp. cocoa powder, 1/2 c. sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in coconut oil/butter, espresso liqueur, vanilla, and milk. Stir until dry ingredients are incorporated. Spread in baking dish. Combine rest of the sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl and sprinkle evenly over batter in baking dish. Pour the hot coffee over the batter (don’t mix it in) and bake for 45 min. Serve warm from oven.

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2 Reviews

testkitchenette April 16, 2011
Thanks lapadia! Your recipes are always a joy to read and make!
lapadia April 16, 2011
The coffee drinkers in my life would love this cake...I am not a coffee drinker, but don't mind a little taste of it in baked goods! Thanks for sharing...