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Mocha Buttercream Cake

If you want a delicious cake, this is it. We made a massive one of these for my sister’s graduation this past week, did 4x the recipe. Enough cake for you? If you’re not a coffee lover, you can leave out the espresso in the cake and the frosting, though you’ll be missing out on one of the best parts of this cake. :)

Mocha Buttercream Cake
Mocha Buttercream Cake

Print ThisMakes 1 9-inch layer cake.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
dash salt
1/2 cup margarine
2 eggs
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3 1/3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 oz semisweet chocolate
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350ËšF.

Cream together sugar and margarine. Add eggs, cocoa, milk, and flour. Mix baking soda and hot water; add to mixture. Add salt, then vanilla. Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans. Pour mixture in pans. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool on rack for ten minutes then remove from pans.

For filling, sift together powdered sugar, cocoa. Cream butter and add to sugar mixture slowly. Add salt, and coffee. Beat 2 minutes. When cool, add vanilla and mix.

To assemble, split cake layers and spread buttercream filling between layers. Save extra for optional decoration on top of chocolate frosting.

For frosting, melt chocolate in double boiler with whipping cream and vanilla. Whisk until melted and smotth. Remove from heat. Spread over cake.

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  1. omg. i’ve had this bookmarked forever…it’s my mom’s favorite cake and her birthday is coming up. i haven’t tried the cake yet, but i can tell it’s going to be amazing. i have licked the frosting and it’s the best i’ve ever tried! thank you!

  2. I was at the graduation party and have
    to confess that cake was to die for.
    Honestly one of the best chocolate cakes
    I have ever tasted.
    You guys rock!!!
    Thanks for sharing all your great recipes with those of us with frail
    kitchen minds..
    Like what should I make for dinner….

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