Having a rich, dense, mocha cake for the holiday’s is always a great idea. What a treat for those family and friends that stop by around the holiday season or for a holiday get together than a slice of my dense mocha cake paired with a cold-brewed coffee. All your quest will want the recipe so go ahead and share it with them since it is a tempting, tantalizing healthy dessert and too good to keep to yourself.
Contrary to what people may perceive though, making a mocha cake with a brewed coffee is easy and not as complicated as you might have believed. Just make sure your ingredients are all set and you can be ready to bake.
For the cake:
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 ½ cups of organic all-purpose flour
1 ½ cup organic pure cane sugar
¼ cup organic cold-pressed coconut oil
2 free-range eggs
2 teaspoons organic vanilla
¾ cup organic strong-brewed coffee
¾ cup organic buttermilk
1 cup organic pure cane sugar
1 teaspoon organic vanilla
1 tablespoon organic instant espresso powder
½ cup free-range egg whites
1 ½ cups real pure grass fed butter in room temperature
3 ounces of organic dark chocolate
Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 305F. then grease a 6” round baking pan (three of them) and place parchment paper on the bottom while dusting some cocoa powder on the pan.
Mix all dry ingredients in the bowl. Stir them well together.
Then in a separate bowl, add all the wet ingredients and whisk them well together. You can use a hot coffee just make sure you are using a brewed coffee. You can use milk frothers for hot & strong coffee but pour them slowly so that the eggs won’t be cooked.
Then add the wet ingredients into the dry one and mix well for 3 minutes. Then pour it on the pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cake tester comes out totally clean.
To make the buttercream
Mix the white eggs and sugar into the mixer and whisk well.
Then make a hot water bath on the stove and place the bowl on top of it. Make sure to whisk the egg and sugar mixture for about 3 minutes
When take it off the hot water bath then place it again on the stand mixer and whisk the meringue in med-high speed.
If the meringue is not too warm anymore, use the paddle attachment of the mixer then add the butter.
Then pour in the melted chocolate, espresso powder and vanilla and mix until the buttercream is smooth enough.
Start assembling the cake by putting butter cream on top of each layer of cake and you can decorate it as much as you life. Place in the fridge and serve.
The cake makes up to 3 layers of a 6-inch round cake.
Did you know?
When adding coffee to any baked goods, the coffee adds density and moisture to the cake, brownies, cookies or whatever it is you are baking. It is best to add a touch of coffee- either brewed or powdered espresso into your favorite chocolate can make a lot of difference in moisture and density. But watch out though, too much coffee can also outshine the flavor of your cake.
Cocoa is one of the world’s most nutritious foods. Cocoa It is packed with health benefits like packed with antioxidants that protects premature destruction of cells and at the same time destroys free radicals. Cocoa also helps elevate your mood by enhancing production of “feel-good” hormones in your body.