Mocha Layer Cake

Since I have lots of unpublished recipes this time I went back through my archives and found this good, impressive-yet very easy to make- cake.
Recommended for all the coffee and chocolate lovers, these two ingredients make an excellent team together!
This mocha cake is delicious, tender and moist so don't be afraid of the coffee flavor, you won't find it too strong nor bittersweet, believe me, coffee and chocolate really are a good combination.
I made it for my dad's birthday last year and he  (a true coffee fan) absolutely loved it and the rest of the family too! It's a surprisingly good cake.
Receta en español aquí!

Mocha Cake and Coffee Frosting

For the cake:
300g flour.
2tsp baking powder.
1tsp vanilla extract.
3 eggs (whites and yolks separated).
125ml milk.
4tbsp instant espresso powder.
100g unsalted butter.
300g sugar.
100g chocolate, melted.
125ml cream.
For the frosting:
175g chocolate, melted.
50g butter.
150ml espresso coffee.
1tsp vanilla extract.
300g confectioner's sugar.

Beat together all the ingredients (cold) for the frosting, beat until well combined and store tightly covered in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Grease and dust two 20cm (8 inch) cake pans.
Mix flour, vanilla extract and baking powder and sift together.
In a small saucepan, pour half the milk and bring to boil, add in the coffee and stir well. Add the rest of the milk. Set aside and let it cool.
Whisk butter and 200g of the sugar (2/3 of the sugar amount). Add in egg yolks, beat well and add the melted chocolate.
Add in the dry ingredients (flour, vanilla and baking powder) to this mixture and also the milk and cream.
Whisk egg white and add the sugar until stiff peaks form.
Finally add in the egg whites mixture to the batter and pour into the cake pans.
Bake for 30 minutes approximately, until a cake tester stick comes out clean.
Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool.
Split each cake into two layers and spread the coffee frosting between each layer and the rest for the top and sides.


  1. I love chocolate! this cake is my dream! yum!! kiss Ele

    1. Me too Elena! I'm a chocolate lover...and addict! Haha. Kisses back at ya! xoxox

  2. guapaa!! que ricooooo
    que casualidad yo también he echo algo con café estos días jeje
    un besitoo

    1. Hola Marta! Cuánto tiempo que no hablamos! Por cierto, te sirvió la receta del bizcocho de yogur?
      Este pastel lo hice hace casi un año, pero por una cosa u otra la receta se me quedó olvidad entre mis ficheros y ahora la he encontrado! :-p. Como en casa gustó mucho creo que este año volveré a hacerla y así perfecciono la receta.
      Un besazo!!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot! I've visited your blog a few days ago and I really like it! :-) Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your comment! It's not very difficult to make, you could try it and show me your results some day. I'd love to know if you like the flavor of this cake. :-)
      Greetings from Spain.

  5. Wow! It's delicious :)


    Have you seen our Frittelle??

    1. Ciao Elisa!
      Thanks a lot for your words! I haven't had time to see your Frittelle recipe, sorry! But I'm going to visit your blog now!

  6. impresionante esta tarta...y debe de estar riquísima!
    I love your blog end the tasty and sweet recipes!!
    Gemma de Food&Cakes by GB

    1. Hola Gemma! Muchas gracias! Pues sí, es una tarta muy rica, el punto de café es muy suave pero sabroso. Si algún día pruebas a hacer esta receta ya me dirás qué tal! Te la puedes descargar en español si le das al enlace que hay más arriba, al principio del post.
      Un abrazo!

  7. Me ha encantado!! ojalá se pudiese atravesar la pantalla y comer un poquito!!

    1. Hola! Jeje, muchas gracias Ana! Yo siempre estoy dispuesta a guardar una porción de tarta para quien quiera! :-)
      Un saludo!


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