Subbing Water For Coffee?

Baking By kmdrysdale Updated 29 Mar 2011 , 5:50pm by kmdrysdale

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kmdrysdale Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 3:43am
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I LOVE this recipe and have a cake for a starbucks coffee lover, I was wondering can i sub the water for coffee? Or How would you do it? I am also going to change this to a chocolate cake instead of the white chocolate. Any ideas or recipes for a good espresso cake?

White Chocolate Sour Cream cake
2 boxes of white cake mix (Pillsbury is my choice)
2 cups AP flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 box of jello white chocolate pudding mix powder sugar free
6 eggs or 8 egg whites
2 cups sour cream
4 tbsp oil
3 cups water
2 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients well with electric mixer. Pour in prepared pans and bake at 325 until toothpick comes out clean when poked in center of cake. Can yield 2- 10 in round and 2- 6 in round if filled 1/2 full of batter.

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TexasSugar Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 3:28pm
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I've subbed coffee for water with cake mixes many of times. That's the bonus of cake mixes they are forgiving.

With a chocolate cake, the coffee will enhance the chocolate taste, but you may not get a strong coffee flavor.

I'd brew some strong coffee or expresso and sub it for all the water called for. You can also add some instant expresso powder for more of a boost of coffee flavor.

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Kellbella Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 4:32pm
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I use chocolate flavored coffee in most of my choc cake problem. icon_smile.gif

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kmdrysdale Posted 29 Mar 2011 , 5:50pm
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I was pretty sure but just wanted to make sure. Thanks again!

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