Mocha Cake could be that dessert recipe you are searching for to enjoy during your coffee hour. This is a cake that deserves to be served as a dessert for coffee lovers, or even as a snack. So in keeping with our theme for this week ( Coffee Week) we have for you a decadent Mocha cake with mocha frosting and filling. This mocha cake recipe is a simple one, for its has just three layers with a mocha cream filling.
Creating Your own Mocha Cake
The Mocha cake is filling and is very easy to master, as long as you follow the instructions. So it’s not as hard as you think even though there are a lot of pictures… You know me I just love to take out pictures. Once you have mastered this cake you may want to try it with a chocolate filling as well. I can just imagine it already…. a chocolate filled mocha cake with all the sprinkles and a cherry on top lol!
Anyhow, we went all out and added chocolate shavings on the top of the mocha cake and decorated the base with some raisin covered chocolate balls – What we call Choo Choos in Trinidad Tobago.
That is what I had in the kitchen at the moment; a little pack of Choo Choos, It was fitting for the occasion and also just me being innovative at 3 am in the morning. 🙂
So without much ado, I give you mocha cake with mocha cream frosting and filling… Enjoy.
Oh and don’t forget, if you really love coffee you can have the mocha cake with a glass of Mokatika coffee liqueur like in the picture…but be careful it packs a punch.
Mocha Cake Recipe
On with the recipe….
For Mocha Cake:
6 eggs, separated
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 tsp. instant coffee
2 tbsp. hot water
1/2 c. pastry flour (or 1/2 cup – 1 tbsp. flour + 1 tbsp. cornstarch, sifted)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
For Mocha Cream Filling:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup very strong black coffee
1/4 cup coffee liqueur
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup +2 tbsp. unsalted butter
Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius oven for 20 minutes.
(For thinner layers of cake like the one we did, you can place in
3-9″ wax paper lined greased and floured round cake pans.
However you will have to bake the cake for 15 minutes.
If you want more layers in your cake it would be best to double the recipe.)
and cool 10 minutes before removing from pans; cool completely.
Mixture is ready for frosting and filling the cake.
So, one more day to go for coffee week, see you soon.
Ah Gone! 🙂