Mocha Cream Cake

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Cake:

  • 2 ½ cups sifted plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dry instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Frosting:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons dry instant coffee

Garnish: chopped nuts or pecan halves

Cake: Grease three 9-inch round cake pans. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Set aside. In a small bowl, pour water over chocolate and coffee. Stir to melt, then cool. Add vanilla. Cream butter and sugar. Add yolks one at a time. Add buttermilk alternately with flour mixture. Mix just until blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Gently fold in egg whites. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes.

Frosting: Combine cream, cocoa, sugar and coffee. Mix well. Chill 1 hour. Whip mixture and frost cake. Garnish with nuts.

Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

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Mocha Chiffon Cake

 

Mocha Chiffon Cake

 Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee granules
  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cream of tartar
  • Chocolate-Coffee Buttercream filling
  • Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • Garnish: chocolate-covered coffee beans

 Stir together first 3 ingredients until blended; cool.

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add cocoa mixture, egg yolks, oil and vanilla, beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Fold into batter. Pour batter into 4 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.

Bake, 2 layers at a time, at 325 degrees F for 17 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool on wire racks covered with plastic wrap or wax paper to prevent layers from adhering to racks.

Spread about ½ cup chocolate-coffee buttercream filling between layers. Frost with chocolate fudge frosting. Garnish, if desired. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 1 (9 inch) layer cake.

 Chocolate-coffee buttercream filling:

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee granules
  • 2 tsp. coffee liqueur

 Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.

Microwave whipping cream at Medium until warm (do not boil). Stir together warm cream and coffee granules until dissolved, cool. Add whipping cream mixture and liqueur to butter mixture, beating until smooth. Yield: 1 ¾ cups.

 Chocolate fudge frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk

 Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add cocoa and remaining ingredients, beating until smooth. Yield: 3 ½ cups.

 Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.

 THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.

www.thasc.com