I need to make a mocha cake next week. I need a good recipe for a kids cake with alcohol. Any ideas please??
Are you sure you worded that right?
ooops I meant without Alcohol . sorry but seriously I need one.
Here is how I do it: Use your favorite chocolate recipe and add espresso powder to the liquid to taste. You can make it as mocha as you like. If you can't find espresso powder, use instant coffee. If it isn't a powder, let it dissolve. But if you like mocha, go to amazon and get Medaglia D'Oro Espresso powder. It is so good that I have sprinkled it on top of frosting.
scp1227 how much expresso powder do you use? Thanks
I love batter... much more than the baked product. So tasting batter is how I do it. I have a pile of spoons by my work station and I just taste until it is good. I feel that baking does mellow the powder and it blends so well with the chocolate batter. You really can't do it wrong.
ok I used little over a table spoon of Espresso powder but it tasted little too much espresso. may be under a tbs
You may be like me and like a subtle flavor. But if you order mocha cake in a restaurant or mocha gelato, you will get a very strong dose. My Hershey's chocolate cake has about a tablespoon and is subtle. I don't call this my mocha cake... it's still my chocolate cake. I think you are ok.
I agree with you. I am happy with the strong flavor but I also made chocolate cake using mocha creamer. Will be presenting both with mocha buttercream at the tasting and let them choose.