Why is coffee added in most chocolate cake recipes?

Why is coffee added in most chocolate cake recipes?

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  1. Coffee is one of the flavors that really enhances the taste of chocolate. it makes it deeper and richer. Another way to get a similar effect is to add vanilla. It seems counter intuitive. Vanilla in a chocolate cake? But vanilla brings out the rich sweetness of the chocolate, in the same way coffee adds deeper, bitter note. Both are great companion flavors for chocolate.

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  2. Its used because it makes chocolate cake DELICIOUS!! I picked up this nifty little trick a few years back. At first I thought “Coffee? Yuck and I don’t want a cake with the flavor of an espresso!” I was so wrong! Coffee has proven to have outstanding results with chocolate every single time. I can’t imagine NOT using coffee in anything I make with chocolate.
    I add coffee to my cake and brownie batter because they compliment each other very well. The coffee intensifies the flavor of the chocolate. It gives your baked goods a rich, depth of flavor. By no means can you taste the coffee, but you definitely will have a chocolate party in your mouth.

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  3. Coffee and chocolate cake are AMAZING! I first paired the two when I made a chocolate buttermilk cake and I have never looked back. It makes your cake a big bunch of yum. 🙂

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  4. A bit of coffee seems to bring the chocolatey notes forward and make them more pronounced. There are many recipes that don’t use this trick, however.

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  5. I add Coffee powder to enhance the chocolate flavour, also Salt (Yes salt, it enhances the flavour!) and use Good quality cocoa powder as in this
    No fuss One bowl easy Simple Moist Chocolate cake – Vegan option also
    I added white chocolate chips while baking this cake and it made this cake really delicious. It was moist and had to literally force myself from finishing the cake at a go!
    Good quality cocoa powder
    Oil instead of butter to keep the cake moist
    Add Coffee powder to enhance the chocolate flavour
    Add Salt – Yes salt, it enhances the flavour!

    Why is coffee added in most chocolate cake recipes?

    If interested, recipe can be found in website collectingrecipes as in my profile under Recipe section (can’t paste the recipe links as it would be deleted by Quora), search for No fuss One bowl easy Simple Moist Chocolate cake – Vegan option also

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