Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mocha Cake Recipe With Coffee Butter Icing Recipe

I love a good mocha cake and this recipe looks very manly to me with the coffee and all the spices, currants, raisins, and citron, so I thought you might want to consider it for Fathers' Day in a couple of weeks. I have not tried it and usually prefer to use butter rather than shortening, but it looks like it would be quite good. It's up to you if you want to substitute with butter or not. I hope you enjoy it. I'm pairing it with a delicious Coffee Butter Icing.

I'm participating in Tamy's Simply Delicious Sunday at 3 Sides of Crazy.
Simply Delicious Sunday

Mocha Cake

Mocha Cake - All about craft/Flickr
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup currants
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon coffee
1/2 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cloves
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup finely sliced citron

Combine coffee and boiling water. Boil 3 minutes. Strain and cool. Cream sugar with shortening. Add eggs. Beat thoroughly. Sift flour, measure and sift with baking soda, salt and spices, reserving 1/4 cup of the flour for dredging the fruits. Add dry ingredients alternately with coffee to first mixture. Beat until smooth. Add fruits. Mix well. Pour into well-oiled loaf pan. Bake in slow oven (350 F.) about 1 hour.

Coffee Butter Icing

1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons strong coffee (cold)
few grains of salt

Cream butter. Sift sugar. Combine ingredients. Beat until smooth.


  1. Hi Joy,
    This sounds really delicious! Thanks for sharing! You can see mine at my my place, Food for Thought. Have a great day!


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  3. Oh my this sounds decadent! I can't wait to try it.

  4. Another awesome dessert recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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