Mocha Coffee Cake

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A soft and delicious mocha coffee flavoured cake frosted with coffee whipped cream is oh so delicious for evening tea time musings.

I have had this mocha cake bookmarked from Pavani’s space since last year and I knew that Bake a thon would be the best way to try it. I halved the recipe and made an only single layer of it but let me tell you it was just amazing.

My girls literally went crazy over this cake and have had it all finished in a day. The flavour of espresso, when combined with chocolate, did kind of magic and the whole house was filled with fabulous aromas. It was so soothing and kind of fantastic feeling that can’t be described in words.

Bakethon– Day 7
Dish-Mocha Cake

4.34 from 3 votes
Mocha Coffee Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A soft and delicious mocha coffee flavoured cake frosted with coffee whipped cream is oh so delicious for evening tea time musings.

Course: Cakes
Cuisine: American, Fusion
Servings: 8 People
Author: Sapana Behl
For Cake
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar, you may use 3/4 cup if desired
  • 1 teaspoon baking pwder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • a pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup espresso, brewed and cold
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoon simple syrup
For Frosting
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8" round cake tin with butter and dust with dry flour.

  2. In a mixing bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. In another bowl beat butter with sugar until soft and fluffy. Add in milk and espresso into the butter mixture.

  4. Fold in the flour mixture into the espresso one in two to three batches.

  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and tap on counter to remove air bubbles.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

  7. Cool the cake completely before frosting.

Make Frosting
  1. Whip the cream with powdered sugar until you get stiff peaks. 

  2. Brush the cool cake with simple sugar syrup. Frost with whipped cream and sprinkle grated chocolate.

  3. Slice and serve the cake.

Recipe Notes
Store the cake in refrigerator.

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This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017

Best Regards,
Sapana Behl

17 comments on “Mocha Coffee Cake”

  1. Nice Information. Thanks for sharing. Waiting for more from you. Thanks

  2. Wow that cake looks so sinful Sapana!..what a wonderful treat!

  3. kalyani says:

    we love coffee bakes and I bet this was simply awesome ! I think I have bookmarked this too from pavani’s place but yet to find the opportunity to bake it

  4. My choice is always mocha whenever I go for a coffee at cafes… hehe… I have tried this flavor several times and we just finish it off, especially when it is frosted, it is even more delicious! Amazing the cake looks, very moist…

  5. Ruchi says:

    Sapna , cake looks amazing… What a flavorful treat.. delicious

  6. My favourite, not only one, my daughters too.should I dare to show this recipe to them? I don’t want to take risk. What a lovely cake sapana. I wish one day I will be confident enough to bake this perfect cake. Thank you.

  7. Aww sapana, That looks amazing! I too have planned for a mocha cake this bake-a-thon!!

  8. The pictures do show the love… beautiful

  9. All of a sudden I’m having strong craving for this sinful cake..oh so delicious

  10. Jayashree says:

    Lovely cake Sapana..very nicely made.

  11. Freda says:

    Oh yum! That looks decadent!Can’t go wrong with coffee and mocha 🙂

  12. Jagruti says:

    What beautiful blend of flavours in this cake!Really tempting andsuch a great looking pictures.

  13. Oh I wish I could grab a slice… love mocha flavor cake. And getting that creamy rich whipping cream is a task in my part of the world.

  14. Vaishali says:

    Wow ! What a lovely sinful cake . Mocha is such a lovely flavour and you have dressed it so well .

  15. Avin says:

    I love coffee in cake and will be trying this soo

  16. Priya says:

    Omg, am craving for a slice of this mocha cake, wish i get rite now. Such a gorgeous cake.

  17. oh wow – perfect combination of chocolate and coffee

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