Cappuccino Cake with Mocha Frosting


A very simple cake using a white cake mix and cappuccino coffee powder. The vegetable oil has been reduced to account for the fat in the added cappuccino mix.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 to 2 - layer inch cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • ¼ cup instant cappuccino coffee powder

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 4 tablespoons milk

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder

  • 1 cup hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and 1/4 cup cappuccino. Pour in 1 1/4 cups water, 3 egg whites and 1 tablespoon oil. Mix well, then pour batter into prepared pans.

  3. Bake in preheated oven according to package directions until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks and cool completely.

  4. To make the Mocha Frosting: In a large bowl, combine shortening with vanilla. Blend in half of the confectioners' sugar. Blend in 2 tablespoons milk. Repeat with remaining confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. Mix in approximately half of the cocoa.

  5. Dissolve the 1 tablespoon instant coffee into 1 cup of hot water. While still warm, pour two tablespoons of the coffee into the frosting mixture. Mix in remaining cocoa. Add coffee mixture, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. Fill and frost cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
24g Fat
81g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 30%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 68g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 156mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.