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For the filling

  • 1/2 c.

    packed brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp.

    cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp.

    instant espresso powder

For the cake

  • 3/4 c.

    (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened to room temperature

  • 1 1/2 c.

    granulated sugar

  • 1/3 c.

    brown sugar

  • 2 tsp.

    baking powder

  • 3

    large eggs

  • 2/3 c.

    sour cream

  • 1 c.

    whole milk

  • 1/4 c.


  • 3 c.

    all-purpose flour

For the topping

  • 3/4 c.

    granulated sugar

  • 3/4 c.

    all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp.

    cocoa powder

  • 3/4 tsp.

    instant espresso powder

  • Pinch kosher salt

  • 4 tbsp.

    melted butter

  • 1/2 c.

    chocolate chips, melted

  • Nutrition Information
  • Per Serving (Serves 15)
  • Calories475 Fat19 gSaturated fat11 gTrans fat1 gCholesterol78 mgSodium94 mgCarbohydrates70 gFiber1 gSugar46 gProtein6 gVitamin D1 mcgCalcium107 mgIron2 mgPotassium108 mg
  • Note: The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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    1. Step 1Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9”-x-13” pan with cooking spray. Make filling: In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cocoa powder and instant espresso powder.
    2. Step 2Make cake batter: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter, sugars and baking powder until smooth. Next, beat in eggs one at a time.
    3. Step 3Add sour cream, whole milk, and Baileys and mix again, until just combined. Gradually beat in flour.
    4. Step 4Pour half the batter into prepared baking dish, sprinkle with filling in an even layer, and top with the rest of the batter.
    5. Step 5Make topping: In a medium bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine. Add melted butter and stir until well combined.
    6. Step 6Scatter topping over the top of the coffee cake batter in an even layer. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
    7. Step 7Drizzle with melted chocolate and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

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Lena Abraham is a freelance contributor with Delish, and was formerly Senior Food Editor, where she developed and styled recipes for video and photo, and also stayed on top of current food trends. She’s been working in the food industry for over 10 years, and will argue that the best fish tacos in the world are made in New York. Don’t @ her.

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