Joanie is a trainer at ZingTrain. She started at Zingerman's in 2003.
The hot cocoa coffee cake was one of the first things I tried when I first started working at Zingerman’s. It isn’t just a breakfast food, I love to nibble on it any time of day. The best way to eat it is to warm it up slightly so the chunks of chocolate inside start to melt. I like to share, too—it’s my favorite gift to give to other chocolate lovers. It never disappoints.
Choose from the small "Nosher" (serves 5-7) or large "Fresser" (serves 10-12) sized cakes. Each comes gift boxed either in our wooden cheese crate (illustrated at right) or our fun, cartoon cardboard gift box.
Looking for a different flavor? Check out the rest of our coffee cakes.
Coffee cake freezing and serving instructions.
"Hot Cocoa Cake is a favorite for many, and it is definitely a Bakehouse standard. It’s a versatile cake that can be eaten in the morning or as an afternoon snack, and also makes a great dessert after dinner. We enjoy it warm, served with lots of chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Fresh raspberries, whole or as a sauce, are also a nice addition. And of course it’s great with an actual cup of hot cocoa."