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