Pre-heat Oven to 160o C (150o C Fan forced)
line base and sides of a 24 cm round pan with glad bake


  • 250g milk choc buds
  • 250g butter
  • 3/4 cup really good perculated mocha kenya coffee
  • 325g plain flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tspn bicarb
  • 550g castor sugar
  • 4 lge eggs
  • 2tbspn olive oil
  • 1tspn vanilla extract
  • 125 ml buttermilk


  1. Place choc, butter & coffee in lge saucepan over low heat stirring occasionally. When choc and butter have melted remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp.
    Sift the flour , cocoa and bicarb together in lge bowl. Add Castor sugar and stir with a whisk till well combined.
    In a medium bowl place eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and whisk.
    Add the egg mixture to the flour mix then add the choc mix to the flour and egg mix in three batches stirring till well combined after each addition.
    Pour immediately into pan and straight into oven for approx 1 hr 15 mins.
    Skewer in center to see if cooked through.


Brunbabe Says... 2010-03-14 01:16:19

Hi there, can you tell me how high this cake is?

aange75 Says... 2010-06-26 06:47:02

its about two inches, dont overload the pan as this rises and escapes all over your oven!!

Ambar2 Says... 2010-12-04 04:23:24

can anyone convert this to cups?

ConfectionsCC Says... 2011-04-06 15:15:06

How does this cake handle carving, for like a topsy turvy cake? I don't think the Hershey's cake (the one printed on their cocoa powder box) would work! It sound yummy! I cant wait to try it :D You may pm me if you like!

cristee Says... 2011-09-22 05:30:07

Has anyone in the U.S. tried this recipe, wondering about conversions (yes i'm math challenged lol) - would love to try it but the conversions are freaking me out.

tam37 Says... 2011-11-14 11:35:18

I know Cristee, me too on the conversions. It freaks me out! I wanna try it though it sounds good!

Wendorfa Says... 2012-02-17 06:01:44

1 cup milk choc buds 1 cup butter 3/4 cup really good perculated mocha kenya coffee 1 1/2 cups plain flour 2 T cocoa powder 1/2 tspn bicarb 2 1/2 cups castor sugar (superfine - Domino sells this) 4 lge eggs 2tbspn olive oil 1tspn vanilla extract 4 oz buttermilk

sweetscene Says... 2012-02-25 07:17:20

What's bicarbonate?

mellyjane43 Says... 2012-03-25 02:46:39

@sweetscene - bicarbonate soda - baking soda

audrey0522 Says... 2012-08-06 06:21:07

Are milk chocolate buds Chocolate chips? Thank you

Jazzy1981 Says... 2012-08-08 05:04:14

How do I know how much to make for a 6" 9" and 12" cheers I'm trying topsy turfy cake

vogt51 Says... 2012-10-16 10:32:00

So this recipe would do one layer for a 9" round pan? Is that right? Which would mean it makes about 5.5 cups?

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