Chocolate Mocha Cake With Mocha Buttercream Icing

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This is a nice tasting cake with a delicious icing. Be sure to make a fresh strong pot of coffee that you like the taste of. Don't use old staled coffee, it affects the flavor of the cake. This can be made into a layer cake or cup cakes.


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2 cups granulated sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup very strong black coffee,cold
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
buttercream mocha icing:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup crisco
1/3 cup strong coffee,cold
4 to 4-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make Chocolate Mocha Cake With Mocha Buttercream Icing


  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Grease and flour 13x9x2 inch pan; set aside.
  • 3In a large mixing bowl, blend the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • 4Add the eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. (batter will be thin)
  • 5Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30-40 minutes or until wooded toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 6Cool the cake 5 minutes and remove from pan to a wire rack, or cool completely in the pan before icing it.
  • 7Buttercream Mocha Icing:
  • 8In a mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and Crisco until well blended.
  • 9Add the powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and mix well.
  • 10Mix the milk into the coffee and add to the mixture. Beat until smooth and creamy. If icing seems a little too thick, add a bit more coffee or milk.

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About Chocolate Mocha Cake With Mocha Buttercream Icing

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

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