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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 2 layer 9 inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

537 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 81.4g 26% DV; fat 23.7g 37% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 299.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
I only made the frosting but it was easy and delicious. I used about 1/2 of the coffee-water mixture and it had a very distinct mocha flavor. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2003
This was disappointing. The cake part had very little flavor. The frosting only had a very faint flavor and that flavor was chocolate - no coffee flavor came through. I won't make this again. (The only positive thing I can say is that there was ample frosting; I had some left over even after I generously frosted the cake.) Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2003
This was disappointing. The cake part had very little flavor. The frosting only had a very faint flavor and that flavor was chocolate - no coffee flavor came through. I won't make this again. (The only positive thing I can say is that there was ample frosting; I had some left over even after I generously frosted the cake.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2007
I only made the frosting but it was easy and delicious. I used about 1/2 of the coffee-water mixture and it had a very distinct mocha flavor. Will definitely make again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2006
The cake was tasty and moist and stayed moist for a week after I made it. I would make it again. I did not make the frosting although. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
I was looking at this recipe & read the reviews. If theres not enough of a coffee flavor substitute the water in the recipe with coffee. Thats what I'm going to try. Happy baking:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2004
The cake was VERY quick to make since you only need to add cappuccino coffee powder eggs and oil to a white cake mix. The frosting was more complicated since you have to alternate cocoa powdered sugar and milk-quite messy. Also it tasted greasy like a Pepperidge Farm cake. I would like to find an easier and tastier frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
Delicious! I used espresso that I made myself instead of the called for instant coffee. Next time I will use more espresso and less cocoa powder but it still turned out wonderful. Everyone loved it and it was really easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
I made this for my high school Culinary Arts class. My chef LOVED it. It was super easy to follow and make. I didn't change anything to the recipe. It was perfect all on its own. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/07/2008
My whole family hated it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2003
My Husband and I love this cake. It is a favorite at birthdays now. Read More
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