Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cake

Just in time for Valentine's Day. I plan on passing these out tomorrow to cclients and coworkers. I even wrapped some individual pieces to hand out as mini-gifts. This cake is really moist and gooey and rich. Make sure to have a nice tall glass of soymilk close by while you eat it.

An army of mini cakes:

Inside Shot:

All wrapped up and ready to go (Note, sticker paper does not stick to parchment!)

Individual pieces:

Here's a label you can print out if you want to make your own:

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cake (makes 6 mini loaves)
Wet Ingredients:
6 oz vanilla soy yogurt (or plain)
1 cup canola oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp chocolate extract (or more vanilla)
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp molasses
1/2 cup coffee flavored liquour
1 cup soymilk (vanilla or plain)
1/2 cup instant coffee crystals

Dry Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, mix together all wet ingredients. In a seperate bowl sift together all dry ingredients, except chocolate chips. Add dry to wet, mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill mini loaf tins 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


radioactivegan said...

Oh, yum. For one of those cakes, I'd be your valentine, for sure!

Heather said...

oh goodness, these look/sound amazing! one question: if one doesn't have any coffee liquor, would using 1/2c cooled brewed coffee work or no?

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

they look so gooey & delicious!

julie hasson said...

You are the coolest Joni! Not only do the cakes look amazing, but how cool of you to have the gorgeous label ready to print.

I'm going to bake myself up a batch today. Thanks!!

Joni Marie Newman said...

new vegan, yeah that should be fine. i just love kahlua, so i try to put it in anything i can!

Joni Marie Newman said...

thanks julie...they really aren't that different from yours...i just didn't have any rum :) kahlua is my poison!

Vegan_Noodle said...

THose are some seriously lucky coworkers and clients of yours!! I love the labels, so adorable. Hope you have a happy valentine's day!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum, you had me at "espresso"! I too am a huge fan of the labels- They're so cute, but still incredibly professional-looking!

Steffi said...

cute labels and thanks for the recipe!

trina said...

Those look wonderful! What great valentines!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

WOW does that look decadent - perfect for Valentine's Day, or ANY day, really!! yum!!

Kristine said...

Mmmmmmmmm I wish I was one of your co-workers! teehee. They look amazing!!!

Tal said...

this looks amazing and the label is so cheery and fun

Julie said...

Coffee and chocolate a winning combination. This looks so moist, I cannot wait to have a piece.

Megan said...

Wow, these look amazing! Thanks for posting the recipe. Valentines is over, but I will still make them!

DONNA said...

wow..your blog is delicious ..

mustardseed said...

Hi Joni, I don't like coffee, can I make it like...dark chocolate orange? Maybe sub orange juice and orange zest?

Sam said...

Those look fantastic! I'm a chocoholic. PB and chocolate, mint and chocolate, coffee and chocolate... is there anything better!?

poorlittlefish said...

I love the labels and would like to make some others of my own - what fonts did you use, please?

Joni Marie Newman said...

I am pretty sure that one was called "LUNA" and I downloaded it for free off of

poorlittlefish said...

Ah yes, that's the one - thanks :-)

Katie said...

I have to try it!

dong said...


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