Chococcino cake

Chococcino cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins Ready in 40 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Cuts into 8 slices

We know you all love coffee cake as much as chocolate cake, so why not combine the two?

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Sponge only
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
805
protein
8g
carbs
64g
fat
59g
saturates
35g
fibre
2g
sugar
46g
salt
1.07g

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 200g soft, butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 85g good-quality cocoa powder, such as Cafédirect or Green & Black's
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk

For the filling and icing

  • 2 x 250g tubs mascarpone
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp very strong coffee (see tip below)
  • 50g dark chocolate, for grating

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Method

  1. Heat the oven, line the tins and make the sponge as described in the 'goes well with' recipe, sifting the cocoa powder with the flour and baking powder.
  2. For the filling, beat the mascarpone and sugar together, then beat in the coffee. Use half the mix to sandwich the cakes and spread the other half over the top, swirling with the back of a spoon to make pointy curls. Finely grate the chocolate over the top, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2008

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JimTurnbull's picture
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Should be 4 teaspoons of coffee as opposed to 4 tablespoons - filling comes out far too bitter otherwise.

africanqueen's picture
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Rich, delicious and very easy to make. I did however take on-board the quantity of coffee and water and used 4 teaspoons of coffee to 4 teaspoons of water, I also used less mascarpone 350g. I will certainly be baking this again :-)

MuslimChef's picture
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went through every comment and will use the classic sponge cake mix recipe.
hope it comes out ok
will also use the coffee tip
Thanks
:D

MuslimChef's picture
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Why can't someone just write the goes well with recipe as a comment
Really will help
need 4 assesment

Lors79's picture

Lovely fudgy moist cake, but the ingredients needs to be changed to 4tsp not tablespoons, as I put all the stated coffee in and it was far too runny and bitter. I managed to fix it by adding lots more golden caster sugar and icing sugar and some extra mascarpone but I now have far too much for the cake. Tasted good though and I would make it again.

amethystannie's picture
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Lovely cake, I used fresh filter coffee instead of instant for the icing. I agree with other comments that 1.5 tubs of mascarpone is probably enough. I felt that the cake mixture was quite thick, and I'd probably add more milk if I made it again - I didn't think there was quite enough to make two separate sponges.

OliviaGrace2012's picture

Where can you find the 'Goes well with recipe'? I can't find the method anywhere!

cookiecranham's picture

super yummy cake :-0 !!!!!!!!!!!

Freckles1984's picture

I'm confused why I can't see the method for this cake???

sarthe72's picture

Damn - scratch the last remark. Back to the shop for instant.............

sarthe72's picture

Are you sure you mean FOUR TABLESPOONS of coffee? I used proper ground coffee, not instant, and the taste is so bitter that it is inedible. I've had to add lots of sugar and even then it was 50/50.

alev's picture

Did this cake yesterday. Took onboard the tips and comments to use one tub of mascapone and 4 tea spoons of coffee to 4 tea spoons water which worked well but the actual cake itself was not nice at all, very strong. It was so strong in fact it definitely needed 2 tubs of mascapone as I found it too dry. Next time, I will just use this filling with a different chocolate cake receipe. Wont do this cake again.

gravey85's picture

I made this cake today and have to say tastes great BUT what I will say is make sure you let the coffee cool down as this will make your filling far to runny, I had to put mine in the fridge to set a bit. Part from that love it :-))

samanthaecclestone's picture
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This is soo yummy. I too only made half the filling and it was plenty. We ran out of coffee so i used a mocha sach and it was still yummy. Love it.

fforde's picture
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dense ,dark, very rich and fudgey cake; only filled the middle with the marscapone/ coffee and added 2 teaspoons of tia maria... you only need a very small slice,,,loved by everyone at our annual Eurovision party

looptheloopy's picture
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I am in the process of cooking it now. As I like a deeper sponge, I used the ingredients + 1/4. Looking forward to tasting it!

melissa4's picture
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Lovely cake, although it is not a fluffy sponge cake. It was incredibly rich. Not a bad word was said against it and was demolished by people at work! Be careful how much coffee you add:

1) Because mine was a little strong
2) The icing can look far too dark and spoil the effect.

s70bah's picture

Hi, what size tins do I use? thanks

jerseylene's picture

Just substituted the coffee for passion fruit juice and decorated with strawberries, delicious!

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