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Sleepy Cake

"This is a very easy cake to make. No creaming of shortening or butter, and no sifting. It is called sleepy cake because you could do it in your sleep, and because you pour coffee over the batter--a mistake anyone could make on a sleepy morning!"
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Ingredients

servings 275 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 8 inch cake)

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  2. Whisk together 3/4 cup white sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Add in melted chocolate, butter or margarine, vanilla, and milk; mix to combine. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with the two sugars, 1/2 cup brown and 1/2 cup white, and the cocoa. Pour cold coffee over the top, but do not stir in.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 275 calories; 8 g fat; 50.8 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 13 mg cholesterol; 141 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Despite what the other reviewers said, I very much enjoyed this cake. The coffee syrup at the bottom was excellent when served on top of the cake. It's a good cake to make if you want somethi...

Most helpful critical review

The spongy stuff up top is lovely but again, the gooey stuff at the bottom, is that meant to be there?

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Despite what the other reviewers said, I very much enjoyed this cake. The coffee syrup at the bottom was excellent when served on top of the cake. It's a good cake to make if you want somethi...

I melted the chocolate with milk in the microwave and added the butter in and stirred until everything melted, added in vanilla and mixed with the dry goods. Directions say to pour, the batter w...

This was like a mocha Lava cake, and is delicious! I could see how others would be confused because it's with the "coffee cakes"...it's definetly a dessert cake. And Yummy!

For a recipe as effortless as that, this is an absolute hit. A very moist and flavourful cake, that relies on the taste, not on the presentation. Family loved it, said it was not too chocolatey....

The spongy stuff up top is lovely but again, the gooey stuff at the bottom, is that meant to be there?

I hated the way this cake tasted. I like mocha, but this was not good. It wasn't at all what I expected since it was listed as a coffee cake. It had something of a cake on top with alot of syru...

Is there supposed to be a big pool of "chocalate flavored coffee syrup" arond the bottom of the cake? Perhaps less coffee would prevent this. However, it's still an enjoyable recipe.