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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    Comments, questions and tips

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    14th Aug, 2008
    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.
    12th Aug, 2008
    Amazing cake recipe. I made first time and was a clear winner with everyone. Will definitely make again very soon!
    5th Aug, 2008
    lovely cake very moist, made it for my boyfriend's mum birthday...all loved it!
    28th Jul, 2008
    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.
    4th Jul, 2008
    Made this and everyone loved it. So rich and coffeeeey. I recommend this recipe for a tea time treat.
    1st Jul, 2008
    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.
    30th Jun, 2008
    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!
    29th Jun, 2008
    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!
    28th Jun, 2008
    Made this cake for my Church's Coffee morning and everyone loved it.
    28th Jun, 2008
    Here's the link for the first recipe. Just found it!


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