Mystery Mocha Cake

"Recipe found on, Sweet Dreams with Gale Gand. Putting here for easy access when I need it."
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter together over hot water.
  • Meanwhile, sift together 1 1/4 cups of the sugar, sifted flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir the dry mixture into the chocolate mixture and blend. Stir in the milk and vanilla.
  • Pour into a greased, square 9 by 9-inch cake pan.
  • Mix brown sugar, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cocoa powder and sprinkle over the batter.
  • Pour coffee over and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Serve warm from the pan.

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  1. This cake was very tasty and pretty quick and easy to make. Also great to use up some of that extra coffee my DH makes in the morning! It really does seem an odd way of making, but it turned out well. Best while warm, but we've been eating it at room temp as well and it's still good! Would definitely go well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
  2. I'm sorry. I cannot give this any stars. I made exactly as written, it came out looking and smelling amazing but it tasted awful. I'm not sure if someone how I did something wrong but I've read over the recipe a couple of times and I did exactly what was written. I was very excited for this cake based on twissis's review but it just didn't work for me.
  3. *Wow* this is great! Like I said in the Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap ~ You make the batter & you have doubts. You top it w/the mixed sugars + cocoa powder & you have serious doubts. You pour a cup of coffee over it, it goes all ugly & you start to doubt the recipe. You watch it bake & start feeling less doubtful. You take it out of the oven, let it cool slightly, eat it warm from the pan like it tells you to do & you ask yourself ... How the heck did this happen? Depending on pan configuration, this prob serves 8-9 IMO. If pan size is an issue, go for larger as mine overflowed my 7x11 pan slightly on 1 side. Definitely eat warm as suggested - truly TDF! Thx for sharing this *keeper* recipe w/us, SQ. :-) ~ Edited to Add on 4/20: Made this again for guests & it was a huge hit at our dinner party. This is a great recipe!


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