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Mocha Cake Recipe


  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup hot water
    Mocha Frosting-
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 cup hot water

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 (9 inches) round cake pans. In a large bowl add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, oil, eggs, buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Dissolve instant coffee in hot water and add it to the mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until smooth. The batter will be thin. Pour into prepared cake pans.
  2. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the baking pans and finish cooling on wire racks.
  3. While the cake is cooling, to make the mocha frosting- in a large bowl combine shortening and vanilla extract. Beat in half of the confectioners’ sugar. Blend in 2 tablespoons of milk. Repeat with the other half of the confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix in half of the cocoa powder. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of instant coffee into 1 cup of hot water. Pour 2 tablespoons of the coffee mixture into the frosting. Mix in the remaining cocoa powder. Add coffee mixture a tablespoon at a time until the frosting has achieved your desired consistency.
  4. Fill and frost the cake with mocha frosting.