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Mexican Chocolate Coffee Cake {with a kick}

Coffee.  Coffee Cake.  Mexican Coffee.  Mexican Coffee Cake.  Naturally when I heard Coffee-mate released two new Latin-inspired flavors, I ran off to the store to grab them both, along with coffee and chocolate, both of the Mexican variety.  My mornings are now impossibly delicious.

The two new Coffee-mate flavors are: Abuelita® Mexican Chocolate and La Lechera® Dulce de Leche.  Seriously delicious, and a refreshing break from my norm, these flavors are impossible not to fall in love with.

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Mexican chocolate is magical.  Flavored with cinnamon, almonds and vanilla, it is an experience.  It pairs well with a variety of other ingredients from savory to sweet, but it is especially wonderful in desserts and beverages.  The Coffee-mate Abuelita Mexican Chocolate sure does the ingredient justice.  Creamy and rich, it has a powerful note of cinnamon to really kick your morning coffee up a notch.

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Coffee-mate creamers are not just for coffee, though.  They are great substitutes for milk, especially in baking.  I tested out my favorite Mexican Chocolate Coffee Cake recipe with the Abuelita Mexican Chocolate creamer and wow — what an improvement on an already perfect breakfast bite!

Fresh out of the oven, your coffee cake will be golden brown and covered with gooey Mexican chocolate and toasted walnuts… simply stunning and … just you wait … delicious!

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Enjoy with a nice hot cup of coffee, touched with the Coffee-mate Abuelita Mexican Chocolate creamer… oh mornings, I now love you.  Drop a bit of fresh bits of Mexican chocolate into your coffee and transport to an even higher level!

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Slice it up and enjoy… just look at all that texture!  The cake is sweet but with a nice (and subtle) kick of heat from the cayenne.  You could leave it out, but I urge you not to!

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Mexican Chocolate Coffee Cake recipe

Mexican Chocolate Coffee Cake


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon – Ceylon (true cinnamon preferred)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup Coffee-mate Abuelita Mexican Chocolate creamer
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 disk Mexican Chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. Combine the milk and vinegar; set aside.  Toast walnuts in a dry skillet over medium high heat, stirring constantly until toasted (about 5 minutes). Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
    Add in flour, salt and mix on medium speed until mixture becomes a crumb.  Remove 3/4 cup and move to separate bowl, add Mexican chocolate and walnuts to the 3/4 cup of crumbs.  Set aside for later.
  4. Into stand mixer bowl, add in milk, Coffee-mate creamer, whisked egg and vanilla, baking soda and cayenne, mixing until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into greased dish. Top with reserved crumb/chocolate.  Bake for 45-50 minutes or until top is golden brown and a clean toothpick comes out from the center.
  6. Cool.  Serve.  Enjoy.

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  1. July 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    That looks pretty delicious and I could use a cup right now!

  2. July 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm — Reply

    Wow!! This looks so good!! I would totally impress my mother with this!

  3. July 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    I grew up on Abuelita so this is right up my alley! Loos and sounds delish.

  4. July 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm — Reply

    This looks so good! I am so hungry now!!

  5. July 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm — Reply

    I have never heard of a Mexican Coffee Cake before but it looks scrumptious. How can anything with chocolate NOT look amazing? I am adding this scrumptious dessert to my pinterest board. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. September 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    I’ve never heard of Mexican Coffee cake until now. This looks absolutely delicious!

  8. September 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm — Reply

    I have never heard of Mexican Coffee Cake! It sounds delicious and something my DH would love!! He has a huge sweet tooth but loves a good firey kick!

    • September 4, 2014 at 2:22 pm — Reply

      Sounds absolutely perfect for him then!!

  9. September 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm — Reply

    Oh now that coffee cake looks absolutely amazing! I love coffee cake and I could definitely dig into that one!

  10. September 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm — Reply

    My daughter is a pretty picky eater, but loooves coffee cake. I thought it’d be a flavor for a more grown-up palate, but she loves it. I would love to make this for her over the weekend. I could use the mother of the year award.

  11. September 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    Seriously? My mouth is watering now. I love the flavor of Mexican chocolate and you cannot beat a good coffee cake.

  12. Jenna Wood
    September 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    Shut the front door, there’s an Abuelita Mexican Chocolate Coffee Mate? That just may replace my Thin Mints flavor as new favorite! I have to fine ti asap and make this recipe!

  13. September 5, 2014 at 2:51 pm — Reply

    You have such beautiful photos! This looks delicious!

  14. September 5, 2014 at 6:48 pm — Reply

    I have spent a lot of time in Mexico – so I am excited about this. My coffee needs lots of creamer!

  15. September 6, 2014 at 6:09 am — Reply

    Oh my goodness I am drooling! I am so going to have to try this. Looks amazing!

  16. bmo4
    September 12, 2014 at 8:36 am — Reply

    Your pictures are just stunning! And now I have this craving for coffee. ;) I’ll have to try this flavor.

  17. September 12, 2014 at 9:03 am — Reply

    This makes me crave coffee and coffee cake simultaneously. Looks DELICIOUS– have to give this a try!

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  18. September 12, 2014 at 9:39 am — Reply

    Love using coffeemate, they are they best! I could drink it by itself.

  19. September 12, 2014 at 9:50 am — Reply

    I love Mexican chocolate. That added touch of cinnamon really makes the taste!

  20. J.
    September 28, 2016 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    Why do you put the white vinegar into it? Can I substitute milk for the coffee creamers?

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