Photo: Con Poulos; Stylist: Tiziana Agnello
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
45 Mins
Yield
Makes 14 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

This recipe makes a rich, moist cake. It tastes even better the next day.

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How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 350° with rack in the center. Lightly coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with baking spray; set aside.

Step 2

To make cake: Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl, whisking well; set aside. Place butter in a separate bowl; beat with an electric mixer at medium-low speed, until soft and creamy. Add sugar; beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture, alternating with sour cream first, then coffee. Stir well with rubber spatula; scrape any batter at the bottom to combine.

Step 3

Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until knife tip inserted in the middle comes out clean (45-55 minutes); let cool.

Step 4

To make sugared coffee beans: Sprinkle some superfine sugar onto a sheet of wax paper. Dip 1 coffee bean into honey, transfer wet bean to wax paper, and sprinkle with superfine sugar. Continue with the remaining coffee beans; let dry.

Step 5

To make glaze: Combine powdered sugar, espresso powder mixture, and liqueur (if desired) in a medium bowl; stir well with a fork until smooth. Transfer cooled cake to a serving platter. Drizzle glaze generously over cake; decorate with sugared coffee beans.

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