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Mocha Cake

How to Make Mocha Cake

A Pinoy version of a delicious mocha cake with cream frosting.
4.89 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Cake Recipe
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 servings
Calories 234 kcal


  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. fine iodized salt
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. instant coffee
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar

Mocha Frosting ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter cut into big chunks
  • 1 Tbsp. instant coffee
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 cup whipping cream chilled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted


How to make Mocha Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. Grease and flour 8 -inch round baking pans and 3 inch in height. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, 1 cup of the sugar, baking powder, cocoa and coffee. Make a well in the center, and pour in oil and hot water.
  • Using electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat mixture at medium-low speed for 3 minutes. Continue mixing at the same speed, add egg yolks one at a time, blending well after each addition, until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with wire beater attachment of electric mixer at medium high speed until frothy. Add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar in four additions, beating until mixture is stiff and glossy.
  • With rubber spatula, gently fold one fourth of beaten egg whites into batter, scrapping bottom of bowl, until lightly blended. Gently fold about 1 cup of batter into beaten egg white mixture. Repeat until all the batter has been blended into egg white mixture. Pour evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 20 to 35 minutes, then remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Fill and frost with coffee cream frosting and refrigerate.

How to make Mocha Icing:

  • In a small mixing bowl of the electric mixer, beat butter with paddle attachment at low-medium speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add instant coffee, cocoa and beat for 1 minute. Add cream, a tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition, until mixture is light and fluffy. add powdered sugar in four additions, beating well after each additions, until mixture is smooth.
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