Coffee mocha cake

Coffee mocha cake

Serves 8


170g butter (room temperature)

170g caster sugar

3 medium eggs

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

170g self raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 tablespoons instant coffee

2 tablespoons hot water

50g chopped walnuts


250g butter

100g icing sugar

1 tablespoon diluted coffee

Dark chocolate shavings


In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients keeping back the nuts and mix until a smooth batter is reached.

Fold in the chopped nuts and spoon this batter into a lined 2lb loaf tin.

Place in a preheated oven set at 160C and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow to rest in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.

To make the frosting, cream all the ingredients together and once the cake is cold, spread over the top and cover with chocolate shavings.

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