Saturday, 13 April 2013

Chocolate Mocha Cake

I found this recipes in goodtoknow recipes. Try out this recipe recently and yes I totally agree this cake is an adult cake which comes with strong, dark coffee and rich dark chocolate. Serve this cake with dark chocolate frosting and plenty of walnuts for crunch. Serve with a warm cuppa as an afternoon treat.

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g castor sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, beaten
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp instant coffee, dissolved in 2 tbsp boiling water, and cooled
  • 60g plain chocolate,finely chopped
For the icing:
  • 125g dark chocolate, broken into pieces and melted
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar
  • walnut pieces to decorate

Preheat oven to 180C/ 160C fan. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Put all the ingredients for the cake mixture in a mixing bowl  of an electric mixer and, starting on a low setting, beat together all the ingredients well, Beat for a couple of minutes to make sure all the ingredients are well combined and you have a creamy cake batter. Spoon into the prepared cake tin and bake for 45 to 45 minutes or until the skewer tested in the centre of the cake comes out clean.

Cool in the tin for about 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.

For the filling and topping, carefully melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave until cool, but still liquid. Beat the butter and icing sugar, then add the melted chocolate. Beat well before slicing the cake in half horizontally and sandwiching together with half of the icing. Use the remaining icing to swirl on the top and scatter with walnuts pieces.


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