Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mmmm Mocha ;)

A week or so ago, maybe 2...errr.. 3, I had mentioned Sherman and an infamous Mocha Cake. I got this recipe from a friend quite some time ago, and it's seriously good. Like, really really good.

Now, you can make just a regular chocolate cake mix, because I'm told that the obsession is with the icing. I made the batter from scratch (this Martha recipe is good), enough to make 3 - 8" round pans. About 1 1/2 times the recipe. Grease pans REALLY well. Bake, Cool, and start the icing :)
In a bowl, whip up 1 cup of Butter (not margarine). To that add 1/4 Cup of Cocoa, 1 tsp Vanilla, and 2 cups of Icing Sugar. In a small dish, mix 1/4 cup hot water, and 1 tsp instant coffee. Add to icing mixture, and then add up to another 2 cups of icing sugar. Depending on desired sweetness and consistency. Increase to high, and blend 5 minutes.
I wanted to try a "pretty" icing technique, so I you-tubed "Ruffle Icing". Dirty ice your cake, which means apply a think layer of icing all, and then pipe away with a "petal tip".
Row by Row, starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. And then I just did the same thing across the top, working from one side to another.
This. Cake. Is. So. Good.

Sherman definitely needed a bath afterwards!


  1. Oh...looks like a killer cake..and I love the way you frosted it..and they way Sherman got to lick the bowl??

  2. hahhhahaa! My word verification looks like it's hte name of one of your creations:


  3. Haha, Thanks Colleen ;) Sherman Definitely looks like he took a dive into the bowl!