Do you love the taste of coffee cake? Chocolate and almonds are two of my favorite flavors, so I combined them and created this Chocolate Coconut Almond Coffee Cake.

This chocolate coffee cake is a sweet, moist, light twist on classic coffee cake. The addition of chocolate makes this a decadent treat perfect for breakfast or dessert.

piece of chocolate almond coffee cake on black plate with fork

If you want a simple coffee cake recipe with a twist, It’s easy to make and can be served with coffee or tea.

Recipe Inspiration

To our friends, I am known as the coffee cake lady; this stems from my recipe for the Best Ever Coffee Cake, “Shelia’s Coffee Cake,” because my mom’s dear friend Shelia made it for us all the time and gave us the recipe.

I have made several variations since making that “original” coffee cake, including this Almond Joy Coffee Cake.

piece of chocolate coffee cake on a black plate

Now I have this light and fluffy coffee cake—it has everything a classic coffee cake has, like a soft texture and sweet, crunchy topping, but it is made easily with a chocolate cake mix.

The combination of chocolate, almonds, and coconut makes it taste like an Almond Joy candy bar. It’s a decadent breakfast treat with a mug of hot coffee.

piece of chocolate coffee cake being taken out of the pan

Ingredients

  • Devil’s Food Cake Mix – I like the Duncan Hines brand.
  • Large eggs
  • Coconut water
  • Canola oil or vegetable oil
  • JELL-O Almond Joy instant pudding mix
  • Brown sugar
  • Sweetened coconut flakes
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sliced or slivered almonds
top view of coffee cake before it is cooked

Sandra’s Tips

  • Let it cool so it does not crumble when you cut and serve it.
  • Store leftover chocolate coffee cake in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It will keep for several days.
  • Make sure to beat the batter for 7 minutes, this helps the pudding set in the cake.
chocolate almond coffee cake with fork and plate with a bite

Make this fantastic chocolate coffee cake, and no one will forget it. It does remind me of an Almond Joy candy bar, but better because you can have it for breakfast.

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Coffee Cake

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 444 kcal
This Chocolate Coconut Almond Coffee Cake is a sweet, moist, light twist on classic coffee cake. The addition of chocolate makes this a rich treat. Enjoy!
piece of chocolate almond coffee cake on black plate with fork

Ingredients
 

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 Devil’s Food Cake Mix I like Duncan Hines
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3.5 ounces JELL-O Almond Joy instant pudding

Swirl & Topping Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350; grease a 9×13 metal pan.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the cake in a mixer for 7 minutes (this is key to make the pudding set). I love to use my Kitchen Aid mixer for this!
  • Meanwhile, mix together brown sugar, coconut, almonds, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Once the cake is done mixing for 7 minutes, pour half of the batter in the greased 9×13 metal pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the sugar mix over the cake in the pan.
  • Pour the remaining batter on and sprinkle with remaining sugar, swirl in with a knife.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes or until the cake is set and is pulling away from the edges. Let it completely cool so it does not crumble when you cut and serve it.
Calories: 444kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2.4mg
piece of chocolate almond coffee cake on black plate with fork
Tried this recipe?Let us know what you think!

Kids review: Chocolate coffee cake!? It was a winner from the moment they saw it.

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16 Comments

  1. Is the Jello almond joy pudding in regional grocery stores only? Amazon is out of stock and doesn’t know if they will reorder. I’m in St. Louis and I’m having a difficult time finding it. Walmart and Target aren’t carrying it either.

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so good! I love coffee cake, and this one looks amazing. All you need for this is a glass of milk or a cup of coffee.

  3. This recipe sounds wonderful but I am having an impossible time finding the Jello almond joy pudding. Amazon and Walmart are totally out. Do you still make this coffee cake and if so, where are you able to find the pudding mix? I would love to make this!

    1. Yes, I do! I make it either instant coconut or instant chocolate. They are both great substitutions.

  4. 5 stars
    Wow, the Chocolate Coconut Almond Coffee Cake was out of this world! The texture was perfect, and the flavors blended so beautifully. It’s the perfect companion to my morning coffee.

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