Epicurious Chocolate Cake

Baking By diychick Updated 31 Mar 2010 , 10:48pm by Doug

diychick Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 8:20pm
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Do I have to use the coffee in chocolate cake recipes such as the one on Epicurious? Could I substitute chocolate milk or something in the place of coffee or will this affect my cake?

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jammjenks Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 8:53pm
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It will affect it. Coffee brings out the chocolate flavor. You can't taste the coffee.

diychick Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 9:10pm
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Ok, so I have never made coffee, since I don't drink it! icon_rolleyes.gif How many scoops of coffee and how much water do I brew for each cup of coffee that a cake recipe calls for? TIA

jammjenks Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 9:43pm
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Call me crazy, but if I'd never made it I wouldn't want to buy the stuff to do so just for this. After all, you may not even like the recipe.

What would I do? Go buy a cup or two of regular coffee at McDonalds. icon_lol.gif

prterrell Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 9:44pm
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Or find a recipe that doesn't call for coffee, there are other chocolate cake on epicurious that don't.

Normita Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:00pm
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Or maybe...sub out the coffee for a chocolate flavored creamer. I have used a chocolate toffee flavor and it was super yummy icon_smile.gif

drakegore Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:16pm
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this is my favorite chocolate cake and i guarantee you won't taste the coffee. the coffee just enhances the chocolate. make the coffee as is says on the coffee package. i love this recipe!

bettinashoe Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:40pm
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You could buy a jar of instant coffee and make a cup that way. I was always hesitant to put coffee in my chocolate cake but once I did I totally agree with the other posts--it makes a difference. You will be hooked!

Doug Posted 31 Mar 2010 , 10:48pm
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or get a very small jar of instant and use that.

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