Mocha Dream Cake

Pat Duran


This recipe was a finalist in the 2001 Share the Very Best recipe contest, this dessert was submitted by Jennifer Kalos of Ma.
This coffee-flavored cake and sweet, creamy mocha frosting is great for every family's birthday celebration!

★★★★★ 2 votes
make a 2 layer 9-inch cake
10 Min
40 Min



1 1/2 c
hot water
1 Tbsp
instant coffee granules (taster's choice)
1 c
coffee-mate powdered coffee creamer
2 1/3 c
all purpose flour,divided
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/3 c
(8 oz. pkg.) white chocolate morsels (nestle)
1/3 c
vegetable oil
1 2/3 c
granulated sugar
4 large
2/3 c
evaporated milk (carnation)
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2/3 c
baking cocoa powder


2/3 c
white morsels
1/3 c
butter or margarine
1 Tbsp
taster's choice instant coffee granules
1 1/2 tsp
2 pkg
(3 oz. ea.) cream cheese,softened
4 to 4 1/2 c
powdered sugar


1Preheat oven to 350^. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
Combine water and instant coffee in a medium bowl. Stir in coffee-mate with wire whisk. Combine 1 2/3 cups flour and baking soda in another medium bowl. Microwave morsels and oil in large, uncovered, microwave safe bowl for 30 second interval until melted ;stir until smooth. Add coffee mixture, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, vinegar, and vanilla to melted morsels; mix with wire whisk.
2Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. (batter will be thin) Pour 3 1/4 cups batter into medium bowl; stir in remaining flour. Pour into prepared pans.
3Blend cocoa into remaining batter with wire whisk until blended. Slowly pour even amounts of cocoa batter into the center of each pan.(cocoa batter will spread evenly outward from center)
4Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when used to test. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cake with frosting between layer on top and sides of cake.
Microwave 2/3 c. morsels and butter in large microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals until melted and stir to smooth.
Combine Taster's Choice and water in small bowl. Beat cream cheese and coffee mixture into melted morsels. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until mixture reaches spreading consistency. Makes about 2 1/2 cups frosting.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy