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Mocha Cakes Recipe

 


Mocha Cakes

Prep Time ~ 20 mins Cooking Time ~ 45 mins
Approx Cost ~ £4.50 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ Yes Serves ~ 12-16 bars

Tip ~ Freeze these delicious cakes without the icing, once defrosted make up the icing as directed in the recipe.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons coffee concentrate

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

225g / 8oz butter, softened

225g / 8oz caster sugar

4 eggs

Sieve together 225g / 8oz self raising flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the frosting:

115g / 4oz milk chocolate

50g / 2oz butter, softened

3 tablespoons milk

175g / 6oz icing sugar, sieved

 

You will need: a shallow tin 18 x 28cm (7 x 11 inch), greased and lined with baking paper.

 

Method

  • In a large bowl, blend together the coffee liquid and cocoa powder.
  • Add all the remaining cake ingredients and using an electric hand mixer, mix together until well combined, this should take 1 - 2 minutes. It is important not to over beat the mixture.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, smooth the surface.
  • Bake at Gas mark 4 / 180C, for 35 - 45 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.
  • Cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, melt the chocolate, butter and milk in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and beat in the icing sugar until smooth.
  • When cold spread over the top of the cake and cut into bars.