Mocha Chocolate Jimmy Cake


This is a cake my mom used to make for my birthday and whenever I would ask her to make it.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
1 10-inch tube pan



  • 4 eggs, separated

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 cup brewed strong coffee, cooled

  • 1 cup chocolate sprinkles (jimmies)


  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons hot brewed coffee

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10-inch tube pan.

  2. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until soft peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form soft mounds rather than a sharp peak.

  3. Beat 2 cups confectioners' sugar and 1 cup butter together in a bowl until creamy; add egg yolks, 1 at a time, until fully incorporated.

  4. Mix flour and baking powder together in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture, alternating with cooled coffee until just mixed; mix in sprinkles. Fold egg whites into batter. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cake pull away from sides and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool cake in pan for 1/2 hour before turning onto a serving plate.

  6. Beat 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and cocoa powder together in a bowl until smooth; beat in hot coffee and vanilla extract until frosting is creamy. Spread frosting onto cooled cake.

Cook's Note:

Can also be baked in two 1-pound bread pans lined with waxed paper.

Use real chocolate sprinkles versus artificially-flavored because they can turn the cake orange.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

549 Calories
28g Fat
70g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 549
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 5g
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 127mg 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.