Why have your cappuccino in a cup when you can have your cappuccino in a cake?  Impress the coffee connoisseurs in your life with this cappuccino cake showstopper. Not only does the cake bring a coffee kick, but the buttercream frosting and ganache are infused with espresso for added oomph.


For the Cake – unsalted butter softened – vegetable oil – granulated sugar – large eggs – vanilla extract – cake flour- all purpose will work too – baking powder – baking soda – salt – espresso powder – buttermilk or milk – freshly brewed hot Coffee Espresso Frosting – Espresso Powder or instant coffee granules – Vanilla Extract – Salted Butter, softened – Powdered Sugar – Milk Coffee Ganache – White chocolate – Instant Coffee granules – Heavy cream

I love the way this cake imitates a cappuccino. From the comforting, sweet yet rich flavor of the cake to the chocolate ganache topping that is present in each slice. Whether in a drink or a dessert, chocolate and coffee are an irresistible combination. Talking of perfect pairings, what better way to serve a slice than with your favorite cup of joe!


Starting with dry ingredients - Sift together cake flour, baking powder and soda, salt and espresso powder.


Next the wet ingredients - Cream the soft butter, oil, and sugar in the bowl of your mixer until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time. Make sure to mix thoroughly in between.


Bake - Pour half of the batter into the bundt pan, then place all the pineapple mixture in the next layer. Finally, add in the rest of the batter on top.

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