coffee mocha cake

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My Easy Peasy Coffee Mocha Cake

It has been so so long since I last did a baking post here on my blog, but since the arrival of my beautiful new Kitchen Aid and the return of The Great British Bake Off, I have been aching to share some of my culinary creations with you. Today I am going to run through how to bake a very easy, yet very pleasing, coffee mocha cake, which is insanely delicious and perfect for an afternoon treat.

Firstly grease and line your two baking tins and pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius. My round tins are approximately 8 inches in diameter which makes the cake an ideal size when sandwiched together.

Ingredients:
for the cake…
8oz caster sugar
8oz soft butter
4 medium free-range eggs
9oz self-raising flour
Capful of vanilla essence
2-3 tablespoons ground coffee (depending how strong you like your coffee cake!)

for the buttercream…
6oz butter
10oz icing sugar
2oz cocoa powder

1. Combine the butter and sugar together and blend thoroughly until smooth and fluffy.
2. Add the eggs, flour and vanilla essence and whisk together.
3. Brew the ground coffee with an equal measure of hot water, add to the mixture and blend together before dividing equally between your two baking tins.
4. Using a spatula, gently smooth the mixture out to the edges so it is spread evenly and you are left with a nice, flat top.
5. Pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes. To ensure your cakes are cooked all the way through, spear the centre with a knife. If the cakes are nicely brown and the knife lifts out clean, they are done!
6. To make the buttercream, simply add the butter, icing sugar and cocoa into the bowl together and gently combine until the mixture is silky and rich in colour. If you need to loosen the mixture, add a drop of warm water or milk and whisk again.
7. Once the cakes are completely cool, spread the buttercream evenly all over the top of one of the cakes, and then gently lift and sandwich the other one on top. If you are feeling particularly fancy, decorate the top with piped swirls and malteasers.
8. Slice and enjoy with a cup of tea and fresh raspberries.

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My Coffee Mocha Cake
My Coffee Mocha Cake

Do let me know if you are going to bake this yourself, I would love to hear your thoughts. πŸ™‚

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39 Comments

  1. 18th September 2012 / 3:47 pm

    That looks so delicous! xx

  2. 18th September 2012 / 3:56 pm

    Ooooooooooooh.

    #drooling

  3. 18th September 2012 / 4:00 pm

    May have to whip my apron out Milly and give this a try, looks so tasty xx

  4. 18th September 2012 / 4:05 pm

    wow that looks sooo yummy xx

  5. 18th September 2012 / 4:10 pm

    Wow, the cake looks so delicious! β™₯

  6. 18th September 2012 / 4:16 pm

    Your scales just made me swoon. Beyond pretty…

  7. 18th September 2012 / 4:19 pm

    Wow that looks gorgeous!
    I definitely want to try baking this, I don't have a gorgeous kitchen aid but I guess it's a good work-out!

    Cath x

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  8. 18th September 2012 / 4:20 pm

    Mm this looks so tasty! xx

  9. 18th September 2012 / 4:33 pm

    oh my gosh that looks seriously yummy xx

  10. 18th September 2012 / 4:34 pm

    always forget to take photos of my baking and by the time I remember its gone! where did you get those scales? I want them! xx

  11. 18th September 2012 / 5:30 pm

    So yummy, I love coffee flavoured things:)

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  12. 18th September 2012 / 5:57 pm

    Milly this looks so yummy! x

  13. 18th September 2012 / 6:26 pm

    I am so incredibly jealous of your Kitchen Aid! x

  14. 18th September 2012 / 6:44 pm

    horrifically jealous of your kitchenaid! my home won't be complete without one! xo
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  15. 18th September 2012 / 8:12 pm

    yum i LOVE coffee cake! I will have to try this! xx

  16. 18th September 2012 / 10:11 pm

    HUNGRY.

  17. 18th September 2012 / 11:33 pm

    this looks so delish, not had a good coffee cake in a while! i love all your kitchen accessories. it must be so awesome having a kitchen aid! i made such a mess yesterday making loads of chocolate buttercream icing with my aga hand mixer. no wonder my mum kept the one with a stand for herself! xx

  18. 19th September 2012 / 12:23 am

    Oh this looks delish!
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  19. 19th September 2012 / 1:29 am

    looks yummy.thanks for the recipe.
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  20. 19th September 2012 / 9:21 am

    This looks yummy and your decorations are so cute! xx
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  21. 19th September 2012 / 10:52 am

    That looks so tasty! Definitely going to give it a go myself, but seriously lusting after a Kitchen aid now x

  22. 19th September 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Yum, definitely trying this today! I'm always in for super easy recipes, thanks!

  23. 19th September 2012 / 6:02 pm

    omg Cofeee cake!! looks soo yummmy im bookmarking this recipe thanks! i love anything that has to do with coffee!!

  24. 20th September 2012 / 7:56 pm

    I'm going to have to try this recipe! The GBBO has given me the baking bug too! Sami xx

  25. 24th September 2012 / 5:55 pm

    Wow this cake looks so yummy, I wish I could bake, Id love to be a domesticated goddess, but I'm not lol πŸ™‚

  26. 20th December 2012 / 11:33 am

    Hi.. Loved your cake.. I tried the same. However I brewed the coffee without coffee maker. but something went terribly wrong.. Can I use instant coffee ? Please suggest..And also .. is it that there is no need to butter spray the tins before putting the batter.. my cake become very buttery when i prepared the tin. Waiting for your reply! thanks!!

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