Mocha cake chocolate and coffee

A slice of coffee cake, three layers of sponge cake with chocolate and a soft coffee cream

Save the recipe and you will thank me, I'm sure: mocha chocolate cake and coffee, cremosissima and simple to prepare, beginner-proof. Perfect for party menus. I designed this cake because my mother loves coffee cakes. But I hate butter cream and I decided to prepare a coffee mocha cake in my own way.

The basis is a simple sponge cake with cocoa, with a wet coffee (quite bitter, in order not to be cloying), while the cream is without cooking. Only mascarpone, cream, powdered sugar and coffee extremely restricted. To make the coffee taste even more intense, I prepared a short coffee gel with which to decorate the cake in an elegant way and fast. This dessert is in fact a naked cake” (naked cake). That is, a cake that is not completely covered on the outside, but simply spatula quickly with the same cream filling. A tasty alternative to delicious COFFEE BAVARESE’ WITHOUT EGGS, I worship or TART WITH COFFEE’ WITH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE, some’ more challenging to prepare.

Paramount, when you prepare a layered cake, is to have a stainless steel adjustable ring for cakes. That will allow you to create perfect and sweet layers straight and without smudges. In addition to acetate sheets, thanks to which you will mold all your layered cakes to perfection. take note.

The result is a moist cake, super creamy, intense flavor of coffee and so easy to do that will surely become one of your favorite cakes. Obviously, ve the present with a second end. To recommend it as a dessert for party menus (you have already looked at my CHRISTMAS RECIPES?). Because there is nothing better than ending an important dinner with a dessert made with your own hands. Have a nice day!


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  • 80 grams of flour 00
  • 30 grams of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 90 grams of sugar
  • a pinch of fine salt
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 150 milliliters of espresso
  • 25 grams of caster sugar
  • 500 grams of mascarpone
  • 2 cups of espresso ristretto
  • 250 milliliters of fresh cream to assemble
  • 150 grams powdered sugar
  • 60 grams of dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 60 milliilitri coffee
  • 5 grams cornstarch


Mocha cake

The preparation of mocha chocolate and coffee cake begins with the sponge cake with cocoa. Fit in the planetary or in a large bowl with electric whips whole eggs, sugar and pinch of salt: you have to get a swollen compound, fluffy, whitish. It will take about 15 minutes. Is’ important that this compound is properly mounted, because this depends on the success of the sponge, so do not rush. Once the mixture is well mounted, add the flour and bitter cocoa powder sifted together, incorporating to the mixture of eggs with a spatula, with delicate movements, so as not to disassemble the whipped mass.

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees static. At this point you can decide whether to make the cake in one round cake pan and then cut into three or, like I do, if spread to about a centimeter in thickness in two baking trays and then crop the disks needed for the cake directly. If you make the cake in the pan cooking will last about 25 minutes, if you will make it in the pan, 8-10 minutes at most. In all cases it is toothpick test: tucked in the middle of the cake, should come out dry.

While the cake bakes chocolate, prepared all the coffee required for the sweet. For the syrup, put 150 milliliters of coffee and 25 grams of sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and pour the syrup into a bowl, so it gets cold.

For the coffee gel, dissolve 5 grams of cornstarch in 60 milliliters of coffee, then bring to a boil: you will see that the coffee will become velvety and then slightly creamy. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool completely. Remember, cooling down, the liquid further thicken.

A slice of coffee cake, three layers of sponge cake with chocolate and a soft coffee cream

Mocha cake, creamy coffee

For the cream of mocha coffee cake, work the mascarpone with the sugar until creamy, then add the strong coffee and work to mix coffee with mascarpone cream. Whip the cream and add it to the mascarpone until you get a smooth and homogeneous cream. Keep the cream in the refrigerator.

After cutting the cake, or cut out the disks needed for the cake composition, we begin the composition of the cake. I put the discs inside a steel circle for sweets coated by acetate sheets, for a perfect result. Wet well the first disc of sponge cake, cover with one third of the mascarpone cream and coffee, deploy on the surface of the cream half the chopped dark chocolate. Cover with the second disk of bread of Spain, wet the disc profusely and even deploy a third of the cream. Cover with the third disc and wet even that. Put the cake in the refrigerator for at least six hours or overnight. Store the remaining cream in the refrigerator.

After the cooling time of mocha cake, cover the surface of the cake with coffee cream remained and even coat the sides of the cake, using a spatula. Do not worry if the sides are not covered evenly. Using the back of a spoon or one small spatula for cakes, create depressions in the cream that covers the surface of the cake them and deploy a little’ coffee gel. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Bon appétit!

Mocha cake chocolate and coffee


If you do not want to make the coffee gel, you can simply sprinkle the mocha cake with chopped dark chocolate or tufts of mascarpone cream and coffee and decorate with coffee beans.

Mocha cake chocolate and coffee

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Alexander 16 November 2019 at 12:19

Ciao Ada 🙂
I love cake coffee '….I will do it’ definitely …forse per capodanno 🙂
Thanks Ada ..alessandro x

Ada Parisi 16 November 2019 at 16:47

Hello Alexander, you'll see that it is easy and like it either. Do not be afraid to abound with coffee! a dear saluto.Ada

Luciana Agostinis 16 November 2019 at 07:49

Good day to King Ada, of course I'm looking forward to this pie that soprannominerei "triumph at the cafe": I can already hear the good aroma in these gloomy days will help a lot.. A hug and thanks always.

Ada Parisi 16 November 2019 at 16:51

Hello Luciana, again thanks to you. Of this cake are very much satisfied, not too sweet, It is cremosissima and has a strong taste of coffee. Surely I'll just make the Halls. Let me know if and when you try it. ADA


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