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Easy chocolate loaf cake with coffee frosting
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5 from 12 votes

Easy chocolate loaf cake with coffee frosting

This easy chocolate bread is the perfect show stopper. It is topped with a silky smooth coffee frosting and sprinkled with some cocoa nibs on top for texture. It makes for the perfect breakfast or tea time treat :)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: cake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 206kcal


Coffee frosting


  • First start by preheating the oven to 355F, then line your 8x4 loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer cream the butter, sugar, and instant coffee until light and fluffy. This can take 3-5 minutes. No add in the vanilla, eggs, and egg yolk one at a time, mixing between each addition.
  • Once the mixture is smooth and homogenous, add in the flour, cocoa powder, and the baking powder and mix on low speed just until everything is combined. Pour the batter in the prepared baking pan, smooth out the top with a spatula and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Once the cake is baked, pull it out of the oven, let it cool down in the baking pan for 10 minutes then transfer it to a cooling rack.
    Let the cake cool completely before frosting the top.

Coffee frosting

  • In a small bowl mix the instant coffee and the hot water together, set aside to cool.
  • Using the whisk attachement, whip the butter until it is light in color and fluffy. Add in the cold sweetened condensed milk and mix for another 1-2 minutes to get everything fully incorporated. Add in the instant coffee mixture and whip one last time.
  • Frost the cooled down chocolate loaf cake with the coffee frosting, making c shaped with a spoon to get the same design as the photos in this article. Sprinkle some cacao nibs or chocolate sprinkles on top. and enjoy!


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 586IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg