chocolate mocha cake with mocha buttercream icing

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By Crystal ~
from Somewhere, IL

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.

serves 10-20
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate mocha cake with mocha buttercream icing

  • 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

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