Mocha Layer Cake – Incredibly moist and fluffy chocolate layer cake infused with coffee, and frosted with a sweet coffee flavoured buttercream!
The last layer cake recipe I brought you was my Lemon Raspberry Layer Cake (which I highly recommend you try!) back in April, so it’s about time I bring you a new one.
How about a big slice out of this Mocha Layer Cake?
If you love chocolate and coffee, then this cake is for you. Not only are the chocolate cake layers lightly infused with coffee, the buttercream frosting is also loaded with coffee flavour!
Mocha Layer Cake
I’ve been wanting to make a mocha cake for a while now, and I’m happy to say it’s finally here!
This mocha layer cake is lightly infused with coffee in two delicious ways. Four teaspoons of coffee dissolved in hot water is added to the cake batter, and two teaspoons is added to the buttercream frosting.
I found this to be the perfect amount of coffee flavour for the coffee lovers (and non coffee lovers!) in my life. If you’d like a stronger coffee flavour, see my recipe notes.
This recipe makes a 3 layer 8-inch cake, which will easily yield 12 – 14 slices. A perfect, indulgent dessert for party season!
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
How long will this mocha cake last? This cake and any leftovers can be covered tightly and kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze this mocha layer cake? Yes. This cake, frosted, freezes well for up to 2 months.
You can also make this cake a day in advance! After the cake layers have cooled completely, wrap in clingfilm and store at room temperature overnight, ready to be frosted the next day. The frosting can also be covered and kept in the fridge overnight.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
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