Mocha Cake
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An easy chocolate and coffee flavored caek with mocha buttercream frosting with a hint of cinnamon.
Recipe type: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12+ servings
  • 2 chocolate cake mixes (I used Dunkin Hines) and ingredients to prepare cakes.
  • 1/4 cup instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bar dark chocolate -I used Ghiradelli 70% Bittersweet
  1. Prepare cake according to package directions, add instant coffee and cinnamon. Bake in 14" pan for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out nearly clean.
  2. Mix coffee, cocoa, and cinnamon with Italian Buttercream Frosting, reserve a small amount if you want to pipe the edge a lighter color, don't add cocoa to that portion, just add cinnamon and coffee.
  3. Spread frosting onto the cake and shave chocolate bar with a potato peeler and sprinkle chocolate shavings on top. Pipe edge with frosting mixed without cocoa in a piping bag with 2D tip.
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