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Rich Mocha Cake

I love chocolate and coffee together...so when I tried this recipe, there wasn't much room for disappointment! —Joylyn Trickel
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • FROSTING:
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, whisk egg, oil and buttermilk. Add to the dry ingredients and stir well. Slowly add the coffee until combined (batter will be thin).
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, melt butter in a small saucepan. Add the sugar and milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the melted chips and stir until blended. Pour over cake, spreading evenly. Drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with pecans.
TEST KITCHEN TIP To make drizzling easier, spoon caramel topping into a small resealable plastic bag and cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Press topping out for an even and less messy drizzle.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 508 calories, 25g fat (7g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 429mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
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