Can I use Instant Coffee in Chocolate Cake? I want to enhance flavor not have a coffee tasting cake.

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    wind09 New Member

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    This is the dessert I want to make for Thanksgiving. It will be served at work.

    The chocolate cake I will make.It's also on the back of the Hershey container.

    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17...hocolate-cake/

    I keep hearing that coffee enhances chocolate so I wanted to try that. Where's the recipe asks for one cup of water I was going to do one cup of instant coffee instead.

    This is the instant coffee I want to use.

    https://www.folgerscoffee.com/coffee...instant-coffee

    Also since it's instant and not brewed should I lower the dosage? For example instead of 1 cup should I use 1 tablespoon instead?

    The instructions on the Folgers says I can use water or milk. If I do this I will use milk. Is that fine since the cake ingredients also asks for milk? Will all of this be to much milk going on in the cake?

    I'm wary of using coffee though because as I've stated I want enhancement of the chocolate not a coffee tasting cake. I was going to make a smaller test cake,but I thought I'll ask here first to see if I'm wasting my time and should just go on ahead and add water like the recipe states.
     
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    Angelica Member

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    It's really your choice. The flavor will change, but it won't be coffee flavor unless you use a lot. Just call it a mocha cake so people who avoid coffee for whatever reason can avoid it.
     
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    Norcalbaker59 Well-Known Member

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    you can add a cup of coffee in place of water. does it matter if the coffee is freshly brewed or if it’s instant coffee.

    when adding coffee to enhance the flavor of chocolate it’s actually better to use espresso powder. Just add the espresso powder to your dry ingredients or bloom it with the cocoa powder.

    This is the most common brand of espresso powder.
    https://www.target.com/p/medaglia-d-oro-espresso-instant-dark-roast-coffee-2oz/-/A-13476840
     
    Norcalbaker59, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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