Chococcino cake

Chococcino cake

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(61 ratings)

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



      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

    • 1 tsp baking powder
      Baking powder

      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)

    lia_analita's picture

    lovely cake very moist, made it for my boyfriend's mum birthday...all loved it!

    mysticgremlin's picture

    Made this for a family party, it went down very well and looked like a shop bought cake. I felt the coffee was slightly bitter but no one else complained. Will make this again.

    gwenkiara's picture

    Made this and everyone loved it. So rich and coffeeeey. I recommend this recipe for a tea time treat.

    notmum's picture

    I only put the mascarpone mix in the middle which was enough for me, but this is extremely good cake, the sponge mix is very light and very chocolaty.
    The lack of the first recipe on the page is very annoying so thankyou to splosh82 for finding it.

    tuscanlucia's picture

    I too made this cake for work, it was very popular. I used Lavazza coffee made in an italian coffee machine, and green & black dark chocolate on top - delicious!

    sprocket's picture

    Made this cake for work and had to convince everyone it had not been bought. One minor point is that I used fairtrade coffee which is very strong and will use less than it says next time. A real rich winner! Perfect for the coffee/chocolate fan!

    valeriebott's picture

    Made this cake for my Church's Coffee morning and everyone loved it.

    nl90kt's picture

    I carnt see it either

    nictay's picture

    I don't see the details for the FIRST recipe as described in step one? Have I missed something?


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