Mocha Delight

Christapher Lawrence


This recipe may look complicated but is actually very simple. This recipe was a tested product of my business pitch in August of 2018 and a $250 award winner. Very delicious and moist cake, also light and fluffy in texture.


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9" round will serve 16 or a 9X13 will serve 32
15 Min
24 Hr 35 Min



  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 lb
    butter, unsalted (softened)
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 large
    eggs, room temp
  • 1 c
    coffee, cold brew (for strength)
  • 1 c

  • 3/4 lb
    butter, unsalted (softened)
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    coffee, cold brew (for strength)

How to Make Mocha Delight


  1. Preheat conventional oven to 350° F or convection oven to 325°F
  2. Grease and flour 1 13 x 9 cake pan or two 9" round cake pans
  3. In a 4 and 1/2 quart stand mixer cream together butter and sugar. Mixture should be pale and creamy in texture
  4. While the butter and sugar are being creamed, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, baking cocoa, and salt
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl down after each addition. Add the vanilla, coffee, and buttermilk. The mixture will look broken and curdled
  6. Mix in the dry ingredients one third at a time and beat until just blended.
  7. Mix in the dry ingredients one third at a time and beat until just blended.
  8. Mix in the dry ingredients one third at a time and beat until just blended.
  9. Let stand five minutes in oven after it is shut off
  10. Remove from oven and let stand five minutes longer
  11. Flip onto a flat surface and let cool
  12. Below are the frosting
  13. In a 4 1/2 qt. stand mixer Cream together Butter and powdered sugar
  14. Add the baking cocoa
  15. Add the vanilla and Cold brew coffee
  16. Blend in mixer for 10 minutes until mixture is light and fluffy
  17. Spread evenly on the cake
  18. Garnish with coffee grounds of your choice

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About Mocha Delight

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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