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European Mocha Fudge Cake

Details

Time
4 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cake

This European mocha fudge cake is sure to impress the guests at your next event. They will love the creamy coffee filling in this chocolate cake.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
25 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Chill Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups

    butter or margarine (2-1/2 sticks)

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    sugar

  • 1 cup

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup

    pecans finely chopped

  • chocolate curls (optional)

  • Creamy Coffee Filling

  • 1-1/2 cups

    cold whipping cream

  • 1/3 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 2 tsps

    powdered instant coffee

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven & stovetop
oven & stovetop
two 9-inch round baking pans
(2) 9-inch baking pans
wax paper
wax paper
small saucepan
saucepan
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
mixer
mixer
wire racks
wire racks
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom and sides of two 9-inch round baking pans. Line bottoms with wax paper; butter paper.

2

Melt butter in small saucepan; remove from heat. Add cocoa, stirring until blended; cool slightly. Beat eggs in large bowl until foamy; add salt and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add cooled chocolate mixture; blend thoroughly. Fold in flour. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into prepared pans.

3

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Carefully peel off paper. Cool completely. Spread Creamy Coffee Filling between layers, over top and sides of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired. Refrigerate 1 hour or longer before serving. Cover leftover cake; store in refrigerator.

Creamy Coffee Filling:

Combine all ingredients; stir until instant coffee is almost dissolved. Beat until stiff.

Make Ahead Directions:

Cooled cake may be wrapped and frozen up to 4 weeks; thaw, wrapped, before filling and frosting.

Additional questions?