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Mocha Spice Cake Recipe

This delicious Mocha Spice Cake recipe with our creamy peanut butter frosting, made with strong brewed coffee. Just the right combination of coffee, chocolate and cinnamon, flavoring this luscious mocha spice cake, while sour cream adds a creamy moist texture.

Mocha Spice cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

1 cup Sour cream
1/2 cup Brewed strong coffee (cooled)
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Butter or margarine
2 squares Unsweetened Baking chocolate
1 1/2 cups Granulated sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Flour, divided
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Ground cinnamon spice
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 13 x 9-inch baking pan
Preheat oven, grease and flour cake pan.
Mix sour cream, coffee and vanilla until well blended, set aside. Place butter and chocolate in large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar, mix well. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating with electric mixer on low speed after each addition, beat until well blended. Add 1/2 cup of the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder and salt, mix well. Add remaining 1 cup flour alternately with the sour cream mixture, beating well after each addition.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake mocha spice cake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Cut into 16 squares to serve.

High Altitude Mocha Spice Cake Directions

Prepare as directed, using 1-3/4 cups flour, 3/4 tsp baking soda, 1-1/4 cups sugar and 1 additional Tablespoon water or brewed coffee. Bake at 375°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
After cake has cooled, frost with our peanut butter frosting.
16 Servings
Nutrition facts: Mocha Spice Cake without frosting
Serving Size 69 g
Calories 223
Calories from Fat 101
Total Fat 11.2g 17%
Saturated Fat 6.8g 34%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 29.6g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 18.9g
Protein 2.9g
Vitamin A 6% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 4% • Iron 7%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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