Coffee and chocolate fans can create this easy Mocha cake at home.

  • 30 minutes
  • 10
  • Easy
Ahead of International Coffee Day on 1 October, supermarket Aldi is sharing a selection of coffee-based recipes including this delicious Mocha cake.

Ingredients

  • For the sponge
  • 100g Butter at room temperature
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 200g Self-raising flour
  • 125g Fairtrade dark chocolate
  • 4 heaped tsp Fairtrade granulated coffee
  • For the Icing
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Fairtrade coffee granules
  • 150g Butter
  • 300g Icing sugar
  • 25g Fairtrade dark chocolate

Method

For the mocha cake

Pre-heat the oven to 180°/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two 8 inch circle cake tins.

Melt 125g of the chocolate and butter in bowl over a pan of simmering water.

In a small bowl heat the milk in the microwave and dissolve the coffee granules in the milk.

Stir the sugar into the butter and chocolate and add the milk and coffee mix.

Whisk in the eggs one at a time, and whisk in the flour.

Evenly divide the batter into the tins and bake in the oven for 12- 14 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

For the icing

Heat the milk in the microwave and dissolve the coffee granules in the milk.

Mix the butter, milky coffee and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Spread half of the mix over each cooled cake layer and sandwich together.

Grate the chocolate over the top of the cake to create a cappuccino look.

mocha cake

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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About The Author

Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.