Chocolate Mocha Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe by D. Todd Miller
READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 12-15




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans, in order to make 2 cake layers.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat all on medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in boiling, strong, hot coffee; batter will be thin.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes, then remove cake layers from pans to wire racks.
  • While cake is cooling, make the icing. To make icing, mix cream cheese, margarine, and vanilla extract. Add sugar and beat until creamy and smooth.
  • To finish cake, make sure the layers are completely cool. Take one round layer, place it on a serving plate, and top it with a layer of icing. Then place the other round layer on top, and ice the entire cake.