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Coffee in Chocolate cake recipe--substitution?

post #1 of 9
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I wanted to try the WBH recipe for chocolate cake, but it calls for coffee and, since I don't drink it, I don't have any in the house. Is there something I could substitute for the coffee? Also, I don't like the taste of coffee in things. Would the coffee taste come though if I did use the coffee?
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post #2 of 9
The coffee is not noticable - I usually add coffee to a chocolate cake, to me it enhances the chocolate flavor. As far as substitutions, you could just use water if you wanted ~ I am sure that it would work fine.
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post #3 of 9
Tia,
what is WHB? I am not sure what you can substitute the coffe for... but there is a cake recipe in one of Collete Peters' books called burbon chocolate cake that calls for 1 3/4 cups of coffe and let me tell you, no one ever know there is coffee in it. You can't taste it at all! it is delicious and everyone loves it. I would try decaff if I was you.
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post #4 of 9
I made a chocolate cake and substituted strong coffee in place of the water. The coffee taste was there but not overpowering IMO, but you can taste it (yummy, I love coffee).

So if you don't want the coffee taste, just use water.
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post #5 of 9
I've just used hot water in place of the coffee in chocolate cake recipes. Once I mixed unsweetened cocoa powder in with the water. I'm not sure what good that did since there was already cocoa in the cake!

Water will work just fine.
post #6 of 9
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Thanks for your replies. I think I might just go and buy some coffee to use for it then.
WBH - is the Whimsical Bakehouse book. I borrowed it from the library and it has lots of recipes that I'm excited to try...
post #7 of 9
hey adams2shop......instead of buying coffee grounds that you'll never use.....stop at your closest convenient store and just get a small cup of coffee!
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post #8 of 9
I made a deep dark chocolate cake and couldn't taste the coffee in it...now the mocha filling on the other hand...LOL

I think KHalstead's suggestion is a fantastic one! Or, you can get a small container of instant coffee to use just for baking...
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post #9 of 9
I love putting coffee in choc. cake, you can't taste the coffee but it brings out a strong chocolate flavor for some reason.
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