Easy Mocha Cake Recipe – This really is a delicious cake, and a combination of two of my favourite things, chocolate and coffee! Plus it is very simple to make. If you are not a fan of coffee (and the icing on this is very strong coffee) just use the chocolate cake frosting recipe on this website.
Serves: 12 smaller slices or 10 generous slices
Preparation: 15 minutes
Baking: 25-30 minutes
Tins required: 2 x 20cm/8inch sandwich tins
50g/2oz cocoa powder
6 tbsp boiling water
3 large eggs
60ml/2fl oz milk
175g/6oz self-raising flour
1 rounded tsp baking powder
100g/4oz unsalted butter, softened, in fact, veru soft plus a little for greasing
275g/10oz caster sugar
300ml/0.5 pint double cream, whipped until spreadable (I had lots left so you can get away with less cream)
1 level tsp, instant coffee, dissolved in 2tsp boiling water, then left to go cold
Preheat your oven to 180c/160c for fan/Gas mark 4. Grease and line 2 20cm/8inch cake tins.
For the topping and filling, whip the double cream until it slightly stiffens, add your cold instant coffee and whip again until combined. I used an electric whisk here and it took a while, so be prepared for serious arm ache if you are doing it by hand.
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