Chocolate Lovers Snack Cake

This snack cake is dark, rich and sweet, perfect for a late afternoon pick-me-up and a cup of coffee. Its just right for offering to unexpected company and freezes well. You’ll be able to taste the molasses in this cake, it gives the cake its rich flavor.

Don’t over bake it, it will get crumbly and dry if you do. Just keep checking the cake as it bakes and when your straw or cake tester comes out clean, yank the cake out of the oven immediately!

Dark Chocolate Snack Cake

I have seen cakes like this with Kahlua added. If you want to use Kahlua, then substitute about 1/4 cup Kahlua for 1/4 cup of the coffee. Espresso works well in this recipe, too.

For a lighter cake, sift the whole wheat flour before using.

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg, room temperature
1 1/4 cup strong black coffee, room temperature

Dark Chocolate Snack Cake Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour
3/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325*F. Grease and flour a 9×5 loaf pan.

In a large bowl beat the butter, sugar, molasses and egg until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Stir in the coffee until combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix well, there should be no lumps or any dry spots.

Cake batter

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 60 to 75 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes, then turn the cake out and allow to cool completely before wrapping for the freezer.

About The Christian HomeKeeper

Sylvia  is a homemaking and old fashioned skills expert who loves to share what she knows with others.  Sylvia has been teaching homemaking classes and teaching homemaking and homesteading skills in her home and hometown since the 1980's and online since 1996 on her website, The Christian Homekeeper. She has been an historic interpreter for the state of Tennessee and is an avid historic re-enactor. 

Sylvia is the author of 5 books and has written for several publications including Backwoods Home Magazine, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Coming Home Magazine and Most of Sylvia's tutorials, instructions for old-fashioned skills and recipes can be found on her website. When Sylvia is not discussing old fashioned skills on her radio program, The 21st Century Homekeeper, you can find her dipping candles, drying herbs, baking whole wheat bread or canning venison.

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