How to make it

  • --Cake--
  • Preheat oven to 350F, grease a 10" springform pan and line the bottom with parchment.
  • Whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground espresso (if using), set
  • aside.
  • In a mixer or large bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy.
  • Combine oil, cocoa and flavouring(s), whisking to form a paste, then scrape into the creamed mixture and beat well.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate with the buttermilk, coffee and Kahlua.
  • Starting and ending with the dry ingredients, beat them in alternately with the coffee mixture.
  • Place a pan of boiling water on the bottom rack of the oven, then place the cake on the middle rack.
  • Bake 45-50 minutes, or until it tests done. Let cool completely in the pan.
  • --For Filling--
  • Beat the sugar, cocoa powder, shortening and cream cheese, until smooth.
  • Add the espresso powder, Kahlua, salt, and vanilla and beat at highest speed 10-12 minutes.
  • --Assembly / Finishing--
  • Slice the cake into 2 layers, levelling the top if domed.
  • Spread the filling evenly on the bottom layer, top with the final layer.
  • Crumb coat the cake, chill it 2-3 hours then apply the final frosting layer.
  • Drizzle with ganache and decorate with the coffee beans.
  • Chill at least 6 hours, but bring to room temperature before serving
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  • jo_jo_ba 10 years ago
    They're definitely interchangeable - I wonder how it would be with Frangelico too! Almost Nutella!
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    " It was excellent "
    bear ate it and said...
    fwwworrrr, sounds super chocolaty, might try rum in this mix, d'y think tia maria would be ok if I can't find kahlua?
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    Jo-Jo what a great sounding recipe...pretty too.. it should be easy to convert to gluten free..since some of the flours are already... good post... five forks and flagged
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  • jo_jo_ba 10 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 585.3
    Total Fat: 28.3 g
    Cholesterol: 61.6 mg
    Sodium: 163.2 mg
    Total Carbs: 80.8 g
    Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
    Protein: 5.0 g
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