This Mocha chocolate cake with butter mocha frosting is a perfect cake. If you are a mocha lover you will not be able to stop with just one slice.
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Recipe source (cake): foodnetwork.com
Butter, for greasing the pans
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups good cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk, shaken
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
Butter Mocha Frosting recipe follows
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch x 2-inch round cake pans or as I did one heart shaped pan and cupcake pan . Line with parchment paper or cupcake liners, then butter and flour the heart shaped pan. I made one heart shaped cake and 8 cupcakes with this batter.
Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
Place the cake flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the frosting.I used Bournvita crumbs to decorate the sides and piped the top with more frosting using a round tip
Butter Mocha Frosting
2 1/2cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1tbs hot water mixed with 1 tbs instant coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoon sour cream
Combine powdered sugar, cocoa and salt in large bowl. Beat in butter with electric mixer on low speed. Gradually add coffee, vanilla and enough sour cream to make a smooth and spreadable frosting..