Caffeine Delight: Decadent Mocha Madness Cake

Indulge in the ultimate coffee-infused treat with this Decadent Mocha Madness Cake. The harmonious blend of Strong Brew coffee and rich cocoa makes it a dessert worth savouring.

What you'll need:


  • For the cake:
  • 250g all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 240ml buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 240ml strong brew coffee
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 100g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • For the mocha frosting:
  • 120ml strong brew coffee, cooled
  • 100g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 340g unsalted butter, softened
  • 500g powdered sugar


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Decadent Mocha Madness Cake: Step by Step Guide

Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Grease and flour two 23cm (9-inch) round cake pans.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.


Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing until the batter is smooth.

Pour in the strong brew coffee and stir until it's fully incorporated into the batter.


Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Smooth the tops with a spatula.

Bake the cakes in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

While the cakes are baking, prepare the mocha frosting. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.


Add the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cooled strong brew coffee. Beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Once the cakes are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once the cakes have cooled, spread a generous layer of mocha frosting on top of one cake layer.


Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake, covering the sides as well.

For an optional finishing touch, garnish the cake with chocolate curls or shavings.

Tips for Making the Perfect Mocha Cake

⭐ For an even more intense coffee flavour, you can brush each cake layer with some extra strong brew coffee before frosting.


⭐ If you prefer a sweeter frosting, you can add more powdered sugar to the mocha frosting recipe.


⭐ To enhance the chocolate flavour of the cake, consider using high-quality cocoa powder.

Why Choose the Decadent Mocha Madness Cake?

This Decadent Mocha Madness Cake is a coffee lover's dream come true.


The addition of Strong Brew coffee in both the cake batter and the frosting gives it a rich, robust coffee flavour that perfectly complements the deep chocolate taste.


The moist and tender cake layers, paired with the creamy mocha frosting, creates a heavenly combination that will delight your taste buds and impress your guests.