Mocha Layer Cake Recipe
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Mocha Layer Cake Recipe

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"My family often requests this delightful layer cake," writes Terry Gilbert of Orlean, Virginia. "They love the mocha flavor and extra chocolate surprise hidden beneath the taste-tempting frosting."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food or chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 7 tablespoons brewed coffee, room temperature, divided
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 658 calories, 35 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 426 mg sodium, 85 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, coffee, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. round baking pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes; invert onto a wire rack. Sprinkle each cake with 1/4 cup chocolate chips; when melted, gently spread chocolate over cakes. Place cakes in the freezer.
  3. Meanwhile, for frosting, in a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in cocoa and extract. Beat in 5 tablespoons coffee, 1 tablespoon at a time until light and fluffy. Spread between layers and over the top and sides of cake.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and remaining coffee; stir until smooth. Pour over cake; carefully spread over the top, allowing it to drizzle down the sides. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Mocha Layer Cake in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 658 calories, 35 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 426 mg sodium, 85 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"My weakness is mocha.......anything with chocolate and coffee or rather I should say espresso because that is what I used in this cake today. I mean this cake is to die for......mocha flavor allthe way through. The suprise crunch you get when you take a bite from the middle was the bestpart for me! I melted the chocolate chips with strong espresso! It reminded me of chocolate coated coffee beans. The cake was very moist. I wasn't sure about using both butter and shortening in the frosting....I thought it would leave a waxy coating in my mouth... but it didn't. You definently have to love chocolate to make this cake.....I'll be making this cake again and again!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"Made this for a birthday, everyone loved it, quite easy except the chocolate chips did not melt on top of the cake as I had expected. When I make it again,I shall use another type of chocolate glaze on top of the layers."

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

"I have been making this for many years and it is the one of my most requested cakes for birthdays and other family gatherings. Just one bite, and you are hooked forever!"

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Love teh mocha flavor...love the chocolate crunch in the middle... leaving tasters guessing! No leftover crumbs from this winner!"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2008

"I made the cake and it was wonderful. Question in recipe for frosting it calls for 3/4 cup cocoa. But in the directions it is not included. I put it in, but think it should have been left out. Can you please clarify."

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