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Mocha Coffee Cake

  • 15 m
  • 1 h 10 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“A sweet topping of cocoa powder and cinnamon is baked right into this delicious mocha coffee cake.”


    • Topping
    • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons cold butter
    • Coffee Cake
    • 1½ cups flour
    • ½ cup packed brown sugar (see Tip)
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, lightly beaten, or ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
    • ½ cup fat-free sour cream or plain lowfat yogurt
    • ¼ cup water
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8x8x2-inch or 9x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2 To prepare Topping: In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
  • 3 To prepare Coffee Cake: In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside.
  • 4 In a medium bowl combine eggs, sour cream, water, canola oil, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle evenly with topping.
  • 5 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces; serve warm.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute-sugar blend, we recommend Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ½ cup brown sugar. Nutrition Facts PerServing with Substitute: Same as below, except 162 cal., 147 mg sodium, 22 g carb. (6 g sugar). Exchanges: 0.5 medium fat protein.
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