Chococcino cake

Chococcino cake

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(66 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



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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 eggs



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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
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    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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    19th Aug, 2010
    Love this cake! Definitely going to be one recipe I keep handy from now on
    23rd Jul, 2010
    i made this cake yesturday, was the most delious tasting cake i hav ever made! not dry at all but cooked about 20 minutes more than expected, but tht might just be the oven i was using :) added walnuts and cake out really well, the perfect birthday cake for those coffee lovers as my dad would agree :)
    21st Jul, 2010
    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
    4th Jul, 2010
    Such a creamy delicious cake. Love it.
    5th Apr, 2010
    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!
    18th Dec, 2009
    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. !!
    22nd Oct, 2009
    Marie - I think the Capuccino cake recipe you want is this: x
    13th Oct, 2009
    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.
    18th Aug, 2009
    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...
    24th Jul, 2009
    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.


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