Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Moist Mocha Cake

I was in a dilemma about what to cook for my cousin's kenduri...... but I eventually decided that it would be nice to have a Coffee Cake to go with the teh tarik they might serve there. At the last minute, I couldn't resist throwing in some cocoa powder in the batter to make it a Mocha Cake instead!!! Aaaaah.....my weakness!

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs

Ingredients to sieve together:
  1. 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  2. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Ingredients to dilute & mix together:
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

1. Cream the butter & sugar till white and fluffy.
2. Put in the eggs, one at a time.
3. Fold in the flour, alternately with the cocoa & coffee mixture.....beginning and ending with flour.
4. Pour into a 12" greased cake tin. Put in a preheated 180ยบ C oven for about 1 hour 25 minutes.
5. Allow to cook on a wire rack.
6. When cool, spread the icing over the cake. Decorate as desired.

Mocha Fudge Icing:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar

Method for Icing:
1. Melt the butter, milk, coffee powder & cocoa powder in a pan.
2. Remove from flame & allow to cool.
3. Add the icing sugar & beat till smooth & shiny.
4. Spread over cake.

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authorMarina Mustafa. Author of ten cookbooks.

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