Elegant Chocolate Coffee Cake

Elegant Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe

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This is a perfect coffee cake for a ladies group meeting or one of those right out of the oven gifts for a hostess or neighbor. It smells so good and is so tastey!


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8-12 depending on size
15 Min
40 Min


  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    cold butter or margarine
  • 4 tsp
    baking cocoa
  • 3 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 c
    raisins (you can use dried cranberries or cherries too)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (whatever variety you like)
  • 2 c

How to Make Elegant Chocolate Coffee Cake


  1. In a large bowl combine the flour and sugar, cut in butter until crumbly. Set aside 1-1/4 cups for topping. To the remaining mixture, add cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and cloves, mix well. Stir in raisins and nuts. Make a well in the center and pour in buttermilk and stir until just moistened.
  2. Put in a greased 13X9 inch baking dish or pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool or eat warm!

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About Elegant Chocolate Coffee Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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