Almond-Chocolate Coffee Cake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs
Cooling Time: 10 min
Yields: 12 to 16 servings


Delicious Almond-Chocolate Coffee Cake is perfect for brunch, snacks and treats!


  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 tablespoon NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped dried apricots
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups plain yogurt


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Generously butter 10-inch Bundt pan or 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE nuts, brown sugar, morsels, cocoa, coffee granules, apricots and cinnamon in medium bowl; set aside.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

BEAT butter in large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and vanilla extract; beat for 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is completely smooth. Alternately add flour mixture and yogurt; beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until smooth. Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Spread half the nut mixture on top; repeat layers.

BAKE for 1 hour or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out almost clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes before carefully turning cake out onto rack. Serve warm with powdered sugar sifted lightly over the top, if desired.


by k. krista , culver city, CA on Dec. 2010

so yum!

Good Cake

by C. Chandel , HOUSTON, TX on May. 2009

Think was a pretty good cake although I did expect a bit more flavor of coffee and chocolate. It was not too sweet and instructions were easy to follow.

There is cocoa powder in this cake

by S. Sadie , Bronx, NY on Dec. 2008

Baking cocoa powder Mellows in with this cake . I like this cake with a nice HOT cup of chocolate milk .


by C. , on Sep. 2008

I love this recipe.


by C. , Los Angeles on Sep. 2008

This recipe was delicious and easy to make.


by E. , Los Angeles, CA on Sep. 2008

This is SOOOOOO good


by S. , USA on Sep. 2007

Before this, I had NEVER baked a cake, let alone made one from scratch. I was really nervous, but followed the recipe *exactly*. It came out perfect!! My husband loved it, and had it before and after dinner! :) I love it, too, and will definitely be making this again.

Can't go wrong

by J. Jennifer , GREENVILLE, NH on Aug. 2007

I made this cake for a book group and everyone loved it, not a crumb was left!

So Good

by J. JoLynn , Edmonton, AB on Jul. 2007

This cake was a great success, but for all those Nordicware users, don't forget to reduce heat by 25 degrees farenheit.


by C. Carol , WESTFIELD, NJ on Jan. 2006

I made this for a family get together and everybody loved it. I have yet to go wrong with one of your recipes. This is great slightly warm with tea, coffee or milk.