Friday, February 1, 2013

Chocolate Coffee Cake with Almonds

It's February 1st and we are officially one month into the year 2013.   I decided to celebrate with a sweet treat so I made this cake. Chocolate, coffee and almonds... not a bad way to kick of February. :)

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
Strong Coffee as needed
1 cup sliced almonds (divided)
3/4 cups chocolate chips

Chocolate glaze:
1 1/14 cups chocolate chips
2 Tbs butter or margarine
2 Tbs milk

1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted

 Mix cake mix as directed by box.  Substitute strong coffee for the required water in the recipe.  Add 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cups almonds into batter.   Spray or butter bundt pan well the add about 1/4 cup of almonds on the base of pan as shown.

Pour batter into pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until set.   Allow cake to cool a bit then top with chocolate glaze and the toasted almonds.  Note: Easily toast almonds by placing in oven on a tray when cake is finished baking.  The residual heat in oven will toast almonds.  Once cake is garnished, slice and serve.  Enjoy.

Glaze Directions:  Place all ingredients in heat proof bowl over a double boiler or in microwave. Melt until smooth and pourable.


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  1. WOW~~~! Your chocolate coffee cake looks perfect, Ramona! Beautiful and impressive cake! I want to kick off February with some delicious dessert! :D

  2. Umm. Delicious,,,love the combination of ingredient

  3. Gaw, this is gorgeous! That glaze is drizzled perfectly! YUM!

  4. Oh my!!! Why is my face not in this cake?!? It's gorgeoussssss!!!
    I love the way you celebrate, Ramona! :-D

  5. You are quite the bundt cake maker, my sweet friend! LOVE this one - the glaze and the almonds! YUM!

  6. Not a bad way to start of February at all! Bundt Cakes are just beautiful - I still need to get me one of those pans. Looks absolutely lovely though, Ramona.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. I will take a big slice please! February already. Oh how time flies!

  8. Simply droolworthy and yummy cake. Wonderful recipe.

  9. Coffee and chocolate is an awesome flavor combo right!!! I love bundt cake...they look so pretty...Nice way to kick start February!!


  10. I am always amazed at how you can turn a cake box mix into something so much more. Another great creation!

  11. What a stunning cake! The dripping glaze looks incredible. Of course, I'd have to remove the nuts for the hubby, but he would love it with that little adjustment....though I love the way they look and their delicious crunch. Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  13. This is a fantastic way to start any month. Absolutely stunning!

  14. I can't believe that it's already February! This is a great way to start the second month, delicious chocolate!

  15. Wow this looks spectacular! Thanks for sharing, I cannot wait to try!

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  17. Holy yum!! I think my favorite part is all that chocolate on top!

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