So what do you do with extra coffee leftover after an event? Well you make cake of course! AND not just any cake, a healthier cake, with less sugar. Wait, wait, don’t stop reading yet.
With my nutrition background, I am happy that eating healthy is not hard for me. Now do I eat healthy all the time? Ummmm, no! However, eating healthy makes me happy, and I always feel fantastic after a nutrious meal! More about the delicious cake in a moment.
On Saturday my hubby and I went to the Race for the Cure for Susan G. Komen. We were on my hubbies work team, there were almost 200 of us. Of all the groups there, we were in the top ten for the largest groups, which is so fun! The day was amazing, and the race was beyond beautiful!
During my nutrition degree I worked with a breast cancer awareness study. The women I met in those four years were beyond inspiring. I am so thankful everyday for the experience, and all that I learned while working on the study.
The Race for the Cure has always been important to me, I always wanted to find a way to donate to help in finding a cure. This year was different, a few months ago someone near and dear to my heart was diagnosed with the awful disease. Now helping find a cure, and donating is more than important to me, it is a passion. When they brought the survivors out at the end of the ceremony, it was the most emotional moment for me. I realized at that moment this race was so much more than I ever realized. The energy, inspiration, devotion, and strength was everywhere, you were surrounded by soooooo much love!
I will be putting a pink ribbon on my site for the month of October. Now here are few pictures of the wonderful race, I hope you enjoy!
AND since *ALL* animals are welcome at Cafe Terra, I had to share this adorable picture. So many animals were dressed up at the race, I fell in love with the paws on this Boston Terrier.
Hubby and I picked up coffee for our group, a perfect way to wake us up!! There was coffee leftover after the race, so I decided to keep some and make a sweet treat. At first I wanted to make a coffee cake….with coffee, makes sense right? BUT then decided a bundt cake would be fun, AND delicious! I had coffee, pumpkin, and my all time favorite sweet treat addition, Chobani Greek Yogurt. So it was time to make it a healthier treat, with 50% less sugar than most bundt cake recipes.
A healthier choice for dessert, a moist cake with every bite full of coffee happiness!
25 minsPrep Time
45 minsCook Time
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease bundt pan with 2 tsp canola that you brush on pan, then cover pan with flour, tap off excess flour off of pan.
For Glaze - In small sauce pot over medium low heat, heat together sweetened cocoa powder, sugar, coffee, butter, and chocolate liquor. Once heated together into a chocolate syrup, take off burner and let cool completely.
In Medium bowl - mix together sugar, butter, egg, Chobani Greek Yogurt, Coffee, Chocolate Liquor, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract.
In small bowl - mix together flour, sweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice.
Mix wet and dry ingredients together, pour in greased and floured bundt pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, depending on oven.
When you bring out cake, get cake out of pan, and put on slotted pan over sheet pan, and pour chocolate sauce over warm cake.
This cake is not very sweet, so depending on what your preference is, if you want it sweeter add another 1 cup of sugar. If you add sugar, you may need to add more liquid to ensure the batter does not get to dry, you can add 1/2 cup coffee.
This cake was soooooo full of coffee flavor, a perfect cake to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee! The cake was not very sweet, but soooooo delicious, AND no guilt in each bite!
What is your favorite way to cook/bake with coffee?
What is your favorite bundt cake to make?