Chococcino cake

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


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

  • Sponge only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal805
  • fat59g
  • saturates35g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars46g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.07g
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    For the sponge

    • 200g soft, butter, plus extra for greasing



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    • 1 tsp baking powder
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    • 85g good-quality cocoa powder, such as Cafédirect or Green & Black's
    • 140g self-raising flour
    • 200g golden caster sugar
    • 4 egg



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    • 2 tbsp milk



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    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


    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.

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    Comments (90)

    banannabiscuits's picture

    ive just made this and is cooking in the oven, looks and smells yummy already, i wanted to add walnuts in into the mixture and so crunched sum up and simple exxperimented :)
    will rate once is done but looks amazing atm! :D

    lxwin2005's picture

    Such a creamy delicious cake. Love it.

    melissakaye's picture

    Great recipe! The coffee frosting is absolutely gorgeous although I only put 2 and a half teaspoons of strong coffee in - 4 teaspoons would be far too much! The taste was still powerful and I love Mocha coffees so this recipe was perfect for me!

    laptop1993's picture

    a fabulous cake !! i had to make it twice due to a high demand. The marscapone really compliments the fab cake i cudnt stop licking the spoon. !!

    AnotherChocolateBrownie's picture

    Ooooh this was lovely. Had one problem as I overbeat the first batch of mascarpone icing in the kitchen aid and it curdled/separated so I had to start again. Will definately make again.

    georgelikescake's picture

    Found it very confusing to be looking at 2 recipes and led to ingredients mistakes on my part...
    I found the sponge to be much too dense, and I only neeeded 1 tub of mascarpone. Wasn't too keen on the icing overall. Looked good though...

    mariewebster's picture

    I made this for my Dad's birthday. We liked it but thought it was a bit sickly. One for chocolate lovers! I'm still looking for a Good Food cake I made called Capuccino cake - similar to this one but coffee sponge and lovely.

    kathleen1477's picture

    I LOVE this recipe and have now used it many times - though I do also use less of the coffee mixture than stated. Also make sure to be careful how much water you add to the coffee - otherwise when you add this to the marscapone the mixture may end up too runny as noted on other peoples comments.

    Taste the marscapone mixture as you add the coffee to get the flavour that you require, although I still think it needs to be a fairly strong coffee flavour, otherwise it will just get lost against the chocolate sponge (in my opinion).

    Happy baking.

    dlittlewood's picture

    I make this recipe regularly in all varoius forms.
    the recipe makes 24 large buns, freezes beautifully and is delicious warm from the microwave with or without custard for a speedy dessert or topped with melted chocolate a winner every time!. I don't like the coffee frosting though.

    alicia-foodoholic's picture

    Made the sponge for this and it went well, however the icing was too runny so I had to put it on the heat and ad cornflour, nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Although at the end it was scrummy

    snoogans888's picture

    I made this for Mother's Day and it was loved by everyone! It was so easy to make by chucking everything into the food processor! I only made half the amount of filling/icing (1 tub mascarpone, 40g caster sugar, 2 tbsp coffee in 2 tbsp water) and it was plenty. Will definitely be making this again!

    robyn_hemmings's picture

    I made this in my gcse food tech class. Was really simple to make and tasted gorgeous.

    vika_acd's picture

    great rich cake! I was afraid that it would remind a sponge cake a lot - but there were no such associations at all.
    And I also reduced coffee to 2 spoons.
    All my friends really enjoyed it :))))

    scabbyabby's picture

    The baking time is too short by five minutes. The tip for the strong coffee should be teaspoons NOT tablespoons. These errors ruined my first attempt at this cake, which is not especially cheap.

    The coffee recipe makes the cream far too strong and runny. I am in a really bad mood now.

    Sponge is good though.

    skellysgirl's picture

    So easy to make and tastes great... its a fav in our house

    oatakire's picture

    Made this cake twice now and will be making it again very soon I'm sure. Shared it with colleagues and friends... everyone loved it and they wished for more!! So easy to make and not too rich either. Love it!

    ncother's picture

    This is the best and easiest chocolate cake I have ever made. I have made it 3 times now, once because it looked nice, second because it was so yummy the first time and recently, as a birthday cake. If you're not a great coffee lover, do not let that put you off. The coffee icing is a great subtle pairing. I used Boaters French Vanilla ground.

    lesleybarnes1009's picture

    So easy to make with great results! However I did change the quantity of coffee as 4 tablespoons inc. water was far too much! Made the marscapone far too runny and it was way too strong.
    I just used one tbsp and added it gradually until I got it just how I like it.

    lacuna's picture

    Amazing cake recipe. I made first time and was a clear winner with everyone. Will definitely make again very soon!


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