An impressive chocolate cake that’s going to make your taste buds dance. A mocha cake with mocha frosting. I know, sounds like a ton of mocha, because it is. I think most of y’all probably love chocolate and coffee. So this is definitely not an overload, it’s an absolutely delicious cake.
Heck, I don’t even like coffee but I love mocha cake. As I threw in the 1 1/2 cups of coffee into the mix I started getting anxious. That’s seriously a lot of coffee, at least I think so. I’ve got say, it balanced out just perfectly. Everything just melts in your mouth and is so rich.
My number one recommendation for this cake is to make sure you really test the frosting. Not like that should ever be a problem! You just got to make sure that the coffee doesn’t become bitter. Keep adding powdered sugar to offset any bitterness.
This is one of the best mocha cakes I have ever tasted. It’s so rich and has such a deep flavor. This is the chocolate cake you’ll be craving for a very long time to come. This cake went super fast and I’m not even sure when someone sneaked the last piece. You would think being the baker means you get the last, how unlucky for me!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 cups packed brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups brewed coffee, cooled
- 1 1/3 cups sour cream
- 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 -9 inch pans.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar, until fluffy.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla.
- In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt
- Add to butter mixture, alternating with coffee and sour cream. Mix well,
- Pour evenly between pans and bake for 33-36, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
- Beat in the chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
- Gradually add powdered sugar, until desired taste is reached.
- Frosting over cooled cake.
Recipe via Taste of Home