Maureen's Mocha Cake


This is a very good example of a successful marriage between chocolate and coffee flavors.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 to 9 - layer inch cake


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa

  • ¾ cup strong brewed coffee, cold

  • ¾ cup coffee flavored liqueur

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 3 egg whites

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

  • 3 tablespoons coffee flavored liqueur

  • 2 tablespoons hot brewed coffee


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cocoa. Set aside.

  2. Combine the coffee and coffee liqueur. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the coffee and coffee liqueur, mixing just until incorporated. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add 1/4 cup sugar, then continue beating until whites form stiff peaks. Gently fold egg whites into the coffee mixture.

  3. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes in pans, then turn out on wire racks to cool completely before frosting.

  4. For the coffee frosting: In a medium bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Mix in coffee liqueur and hot coffee. Beat frosting until it thickens to spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

559 Calories
16g Fat
92g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 559
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 33%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 70g
Protein 5g
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 160mg 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.

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