Mom Knows Best : Chocolate Mocha Cake Made With Community Coffee

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chocolate Mocha Cake Made With Community Coffee

      I love coffee as the taste is awesome. As I was enjoying my morning cup of coffee, it was French vanilla flavor, I thought to myself that this coffee would taste great with a slice of cake. So of course that led me to thinking about making a cake. I then thought about how a coffee flavored cake would taste awesome.  Well one thing led to another and I made a cake using my French vanilla coffee. My cake was simple to make as I just used a box mix and substituted coffee for the water. The coffee gave the cake an awesome mocha flavor. I also made a wonderful coffee glaze for the cake. I love that coffee transformed a plain box cake to an amazing delicious cake.

     I was sent three varieties of Community Coffee, in 3 delicious flavors, to enjoy as a great cup of coffee and to use in my baking. The yummy flavors that I was sent were Golden Caramel, French Vanilla, and Vanilla Crème Brulee .  When I received the coffee it was hard to decide which flavor to enjoy first. The Vanilla Crème Brulee won as it was packaged in a K-cup and that meant I could enjoy my coffee faster. I popped that cup into my single serve machine and pressed the start button. Within seconds my coffee was brewing. The aroma was incredible, even my boys were saying “mom that smells yummy.”  Wonderful caramel scents were awaiting my taste buds. I added my milk and sugar then poured it over a cup of ice, as it was a hot summer day. The taste of the coffee was even better and it was a yummy afternoon treat. The next day I enjoyed the Golden Caramel coffee and it was also wonderful with a great caramel taste. I could smell the caramel as soon as opened the bag of coffee and while it was brewing, the aroma of caramel was even stronger. My teen also brewed a cup of the Golden Caramel coffee and he said "mom there is caramel candy in the coffee." My cup of French Vanilla coffee was also very yummy. The aroma and taste of vanilla was intense.

        About Community Coffee Company

     Now in its 96th year, Community Coffee Company is the largest family-owned and operated coffee company in the U.S. Founded in 1919 , Community Coffee not only sells great tasting coffee, but they import and roast their own coffee beans and they are located in Baton Rouge, LA
You can see all the varieties of COMMUNITY Coffee on their website.  From the intense, bold flavor and remarkably rich finish of their French Roast to the satiny smooth Golden Caramel flavored blend, the Community® coffee Premium line is lovingly made only with 100% select Arabica coffee beans—the best quality beans available.

    Trust me you will have a hard time selecting which coffee to buy. Community coffee is available for purchase on their website and at grocery stores throughout the Southeast region of the United States. For more information, please visit

     Not only does Community Coffee sell great tasting coffee but they support those who serve our country through their Military Match program. This is a wonderful program that gives the men who serve our country a taste of home with a great cup of coffee. Over 55,000 pounds of or 2.2 million cups of Community coffee have been shipped to active-duty military personnel since the program’s inception. So say thank you to the men and women in the U.S. military by purchasing a cup of home and Community Coffee will double your customer coffee order through the Military Match program for free. Visit their website for more information.


    Now for the recipe for my delicious chocolate mocha cake. You can also find other wonderful recipes that use coffee at the Community Coffee website. They have recipes that incorporates their wonderful coffee into everything from ribs to waffles. There is one for Salted Caramel Espresso Brownies that I am just going to have to make as it sounds incredible.

                                           What recipe will you incorporate coffee into?

                                                 Chocolate Mocha Cake

                                              1 box chocolate cake mix
                                              1¼ cups brewed coffee, I like Community Coffee French Vanilla
                                              3 eggs
                                              1/3 vegetable oil
                               glaze for cake
                                      2 cups powder sugar
                                      4 tablespoons brewed coffee

Preheat oven to 350F
  Mix the cake mix with the coffee, eggs, and oil with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Then grease and flour a bundt pan. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean. Let the cake cool for an hour and then remove from the pan. Mix the glaze ingredients together until well combined, adding more powder sugar if needed for desired consistency. Drizzle the glaze over the cake and sprinkle with sprinkles if desired.

Notes: If you like a stronger taste of coffee in the cake then brew your coffee stronger.

"These opinions are my own and was sent the above mentioned products in exchange for a review."


  1. That looks delicious...and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. This is becoming one of my favorite blogs to visit. Love this idea!

  3. Oooh, that cake looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe! Plus it is so pretty too!

  4. What a great idea! Chocolate+coffee = the best combo!

  5. YUM - definitely going to try this one!!

  6. WOW! I hear about people making coffee cake all the time.... didn't know you could make it from actual coffee! It sounds yummy. :D

  7. LOVE Community Coffee! I grew up in Louisiana, so it was the coffee my of choice. My mom will not drink any other coffee. She even takes a pack of coffee with her when she travels, lol. This cake, oh this cake, I know it taste great. I will be making this cake very soon, maybe with a scoop of ice cream on the side. Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. looks so yummy and I can only imagine the yummy taste of this sensational cake

  9. I am a coffee addict so I will always welcome other tasty ways to enjoy it. This cake looks amazing!

  10. Yummy!! and great recipe and post :) xo

  11. What a great recipe! Your cake looks so good!

  12. I can just imagine that paired with a good cup of coffee! Heaven!

  13. Wow, my husband would love this. Community Coffee is his favorite


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