Selasi’s Chocolate & Coffee Cream Cake Recipe

Selasi’s Chocolate & Coffee Cream Cake Recipe

Posted on 09-12-2021
By Zell

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We asked Great British Bake Off star, Pact subscriber and all-round legend, Selasi Gbormittah to share his very own chocolate & coffee cream cake recipe with our community. It’s simple to make and the marzipan paste gives it a festive edge. Rustle this cake up for your Christmas party centrepiece.

Selasi Gbormittah

Cake Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 120g unsalted butter, melted
  • 180g plain flour
  • 130g whole milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 140g marzipan or almond paste
  • 80g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Pact Coffee beans

Chocolate & Espresso Cream Topping Ingredients:

  • 30ml shot of Pact Coffee espresso
  • 10g coffee beans from earlier, ground into to a powder
  • 300g double cream
  • 20g white chocolate, chopped
  • 20g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 120g dark chocolate, melted


  1. Warm the coffee beans and milk together in a saucepan, let them infuse and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170° fan. Grease and line a 7in cake tin.
  3. In a mixer, whisk the marzipan or almond paste and caster sugar until broken down.
  4. Add in the eggs and whisk briefly.
  5. Remove the beans from the cooled coffee milk. Rinse and set the beans aside to dry for later use.
  6. Add the liquid to the milk mixture.
  7. Add in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and whisk.
  8. Fold in the melted butter and chopped dark chocolate.
  9. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 25-30mins (or until baked through.)
  10. Once baked, allow to cool.
  11. To make the topping, mix together the chocolate and espresso shot and set aside to cool.
  12. Whip the double cream to soft peaks and fold in the melted and chocolate espresso mixture until fully incorporated.
  13. Spread on top of the cooled cake and decorate with chopped white chocolate, dark chocolate and sprinkles of some of the ground coffee beans.
  14. Tada! Enjoy.

Selasi's chocolate and coffee cream cake recipe

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