Mocha Cake


Mocha Cake is one of the easiest cake to bake I think.If you don’t like coffee then you should try this cake and I’m sure you will love this one.I have made this cake already twice but then was not able to take step vise picture but this time I made it for hubby to take for office and manage to take the pics.. and hubby came back home only with praise for me from his office ..:D

Whether you love coffee or don’t’s a must try….


300g Self raising flour
200g Sugar Powder
3g Salt
300g eggs(5)
60ml Water
10g Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Coffee Essence/oil
1 tbsp Instant Coffee(i used Nescafe)
60ml Cooking Oil


400gm Whipping Cream
1 tsp Coffee Essence/Oil
1 tin Dark Pitted Cherries
100g Cooking Chocolate
100g Toasted Almonds


20g Glucose Syrup
200g Fresh Cream
200g Cooking Chocolate
20g Butter


  • Beat the eggs till light and fluffy.
  • Shift the Flour,Sugar Powder,Salt and mix them well with the egg mixture.
  • Add Cocoa Powder,Coffee Essence,Instant Coffee and Mix them well.
  • Add Cooking oil,if the Batter is thick add little water otherwise no need.
  • Grease the 9 inch tin and pour batter.
  • Pre heat the oven and bake it for about  35 minutes at 180 degree Celsius. 

  • Check it done completely or not,by inserting a tooth pick in the middle.
  • Cool down completely before doing frosting.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the whipping cream and Coffee essence.
  • Beat them well till the stiff beaks occur.

  • Use cake lever er or serrated knife to layer the cake into 2 layers.
  • Keep the 2nd layer on a turner table and spread a thin layer of topping cream on the 2nd layer.
  • Arrange some drained dark pitted cherries on top.
  • And then Smoothen with some whipped cream on top of the cherries.
  • Then keep the 1st layer on top.
  • Then cover the Whole cake with the remaining topping cream.

  • Start Decorating at the sides first by uisng cake comb,make patterns.
  • While making the patterns keep the cake in turner table and turn on full round at a strech.Dont stop in the middle and continue.

  • Pipe some patterns on the side corners.
  • Complete the piping on all the sides and set it in the fridge for sometime.Meanwhile prepare the ganache.
  • Melt  the Cooking chocolate,butter and the fresh cream by double boiling method.
  • Stir between to avoid over heating and let it cool for sometime before start decorating the cake.
  • Decorate the mocha cake with melted chocolate.
  • Drop some on the sides of the cake.
  • Pipe some pattern at the center 
  • Keep the toasted Almonds on it.
  • Complete the decoration by filling the remaining space with toasted almonds on top of the cake.
  • Cake is ready now and chill in the fridge before serving.

Enjoy the cake just as it is or with some coffee …

Am sending this cake to Crazy for cake event Announced by Priya Mahadevan

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  1. prema, your cakes are mindblowing!! so professional! and you have a cake leveler and serrated thingie for designs? *totally impressed* can’t wait to try some of your creations 🙂 also, i am considering coming to you for piping lessons. i cant pipe stuff to save my life 😀

  2. It was a feast to eyes dear….looks superb n well detailed pics…just finished my lunch and I dont mind if u can gimme this for dessert…:)
    I m sure ur hubby colleagues would have enjoyed it…

  3. Absolutely gorgeous looking cake and very professional too. I would love to make this, except that I might skip coffee essence. Do you think it will alter the taste?

  4. WOW..the cake looks gorgeous Prema!I always find cake decorating so difficult and taxing and here you have done it and taken step by step pics of the same!Hats off to you!!

  5. OMGGGGG Mindblowing gorgeous awesome cake pls do participate in Ulimate cake off n sure u r the winner… Hatsoff for a perfect step by step click …GRT!!! CHEERS!!!n pls send me them…they r yummmmyyy..

  6. பிரேமா என்ன சொல்றதுன்னு தெரியல்.ரொம்ப நல்லா அழகா செய்துருக்கீங்க.பாராட்டுக்கள்!! பேசாம ஒரு கேக் கடை திறந்துடுங்க,நான் சும்மா வந்து வாங்கி சாப்பிட்டுக்கறேன்.

    ம்ம் இந்த கேக் சாப்பிடுறதுக்காகவே உங்க வீட்டுக்கு வரணும்,செய்து தருவீங்கதானே?

  7. prema ….OMG…awesome awesome cake……am just running out of words…simply superb….droolinnnnnnnnnngggggggggg prema…love ya so much :)) taken so much efforts to shows :)) gr8

  8. அய்யோ எவ்வளவு அழகா செஞ்சு இருக்கீங்க வர்னிக்க வார்த்தையே வரலா…..

    நான் இன்று குஸ்காவும் வெஜ் சால்னாவும் செய்தேன் ரொம்ப நல்லா வந்தது நன்றி

  9. The icing and decoration are simply gorgeous Prema, I love it. Well who wouldn’t it looks that gorgeous. You must be a star in your husband’s work place now 🙂

  10. வாவ்…chancea illai…you are really awesome..Looks great professional cake maker had come out….

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe with us…You rock…

  11. Thanks u friends…

    @Nags Thank u so much and u r always welcome…

    @Vimala Thanks dear since it is a mocha cake so coffee essence is necessary and without that i don’t think the cake will be nice…

    @Sowmya thank u so much and u r welcome dear…I bought most of the baking items and deco items in Amk Fair Price Extra…Some in daiso.But not in one particular place.

    @Menaga Cake senchi thuruvengalanu kekkalama,senchi thanganu order panna vendama:)

    @Mahavijay thanks a lot for tried the kuska and veg dalcha and glad to know that u enjoyed it:)

    @shanavi,thanks dear,i didn’t go to any classes dear,just got the tips from my friend that too through phone dear.My own interest am still learning by watching decoration videos.Sure will share a detailed post about cake decoration.


  12. Wow…looks amazing….+ ur step by step pics are great…they explain ur procedure so well…Great,Wonderful,Amazing work Prema…

  13. wow Prema…this is the ultimate….sure people can refer your blog to make professional it…you are simply superb…keep up the good work dear.

  14. This has to be the bestest cake I’ve seen in a while now. Lovely work with the decoration. I am re-motivated to try new cake designs myself. And yes, thanks for dropping by my blog. We’ll stay connected. Haffun cooking!! – Deepti

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