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Mocha Dream Cake

Mocha Dream Cake
Makes:
10 to 12 servings
Prep Time:
60
minutes
Total Time:
100
minutes
based on
41 reviews
A finalist in the 2001 Nestlé Toll House "Share the Very Best" recipe contest, this dessert was submitted by Jennifer Lee Kalos of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Created in honor of her father's birthday, this delicious chocolate- and coffee-flavored cake and sweet, creamy mocha frosting is perfect for every family's celebrations.

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Ingredients:

  • CAKE
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • FROSTING
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

FOR CAKE:
COMBINE
water and Taster’s Choice in medium bowl. Stir in Coffee-mate with wire whisk. Combine 1 2/3 cups flour and baking soda in another medium bowl. Microwave 1 1/3 cups morsels and vegetable oil in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Add coffee mixture, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, vinegar and vanilla extract to melted morsels; mix with wire whisk. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. (Batter will be thin.) Pour 3 1/4 cups batter into medium bowl; stir in remaining flour. Pour into prepared pans.

BLEND cocoa into remaining batter with wire whisk until blended. Slowly pour even amounts of cocoa batter into the center of each pan. (Cocoa batter will spread evenly outward from center.)

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cake with frosting between layers and on top and side of cake.

FOR FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
2/3 cup morsels and butter in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Combine Taster’s Choice and water in small bowl. Beat cream cheese and coffee mixture into melted morsels. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until mixture reaches spreading consistency. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.


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    great cake

    rose from glenview, il

    i made this cake for a birthday at work for a friend that loves coffee. it was a big hit! very moist, and no one could pick what they liked the best, each layer and the frosting were DELISH!

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    Loved this cake!

    Elaine Lee Walch from Raymond, IL

    I made this cake for my daughter's birthday. It baked up perfect and looked just like the picture. Everyone in the family--that likes coffee, loved it! The blend of flavors--coffee--chocolate is wonderful. I could not keep out of this cake--I had to share it with friends(and they loved it too) before I ate the whole thing!

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    Great flavor.

    Stefanie Schmidt from

    I really love the flavor of this cake, because it is the perfect blend of coffee and rich chocolate. The cake is very moist and the frosting is the perfect topping. This is great for parties.

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    A better, cheaper suggestion

    Gary from Muskogee, OK

    After making two of these cakes for a friend, I found a simpler idea. Buy a box of chocolate cake mix and add a tablespoon of instant coffee, then just use this frosting mix. That's my next plan, the cake is chocolate like in this recipe, only mocha part is really the frosting. The ingredients cost too much to make regularly unless you're a yuppie.

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    Best Coffee/chocolate cake ever

    Maryline from Connor Twp,Maine

    I am a nescafe coffee lover, have been for years, so when I found this recipe I could not wait to try it and to add a cream cheese frosting to it. What can I say, but that it is sinfully good.What a special treat, but save it for yourself, to good to serve it to others unless you want to make brownie points.

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    for coffee lovers

    payne monroe from HAGERSTOWN, MD

    Nothing against anyone that submitted a review of this cake, but I would say that this cake was ok but I think that it is meant more for coffee lover's more than the average-joe like myself. I would however say that the icing would be nice on a moist chocolate cake but the cake itself, I give it a 5 out of 10. Icing was much better I would say a 7.

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    Sweet dreams

    Sara Furner from Camillus, NY

    I made this cake for Thanksgiving and what a hit it was at my mother in laws with all of her coffee drinking friends!!! It was easy to make and baked up very nicely.

  •  Star(s)

    Great cake

    Debra Grady from OAK LAWN, IL

    My family loved this cake, especially my husband. He says its his new favorite.

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    Really good

    Adelaida Perez from MIAMI, FL

    the tasty is so good, my family and friends loved...

  •  Star(s)

    Dream

    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    This cake is fun to make and good.

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    WOW, YUM

    HELAYNA CAMPO from NORTH BABYLON, NY

    I am not what you call an "experienced baker." This cake was easy to make and my family loved it. They keep asking me when I'm going to make it again. My family's tastebuds were surely satisfied and said, "WOW, YUM."

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Jane Evenson from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    This is sooo awesome.I will be making it again and again!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    One Hell of a Cake

    Keriann O'Keefe from RONKONKOMA, NY

    Well when I eat this cake I can only say one thing, MMM... MMM... GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mocha Dream cake

    BEATRICE GOODMAN from Bethesda, MD

    Very good and chocolatey- worth making again.

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Anne Mcpherson from Mesa,, AZ

    Outstanding.

  •  Star(s)

    Family Dinner

    Linda Novak from Molalla, OR

    I made this cake for a big family dinner, everyone was raving about how wonderful this cake tasted.

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Anne Mcpherson from Mesa,, AZ

    Very Very Goooood!!!

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    Won Second in Baking Competition

    Alma from Texas

    I entered this recipe for a baking competetion in my culinary art class for our final grade. I added a cople of things as a garnish but stuck to the recipe and received second place.

  •  Star(s)

    Mocha Dream Cake

    julie philbin from dover, DE

    Way to many ingredients. This is one I would only make on special occasions.

  •  Star(s)

    good but sweet

    LAURIE from MAHOPAC, NY

    it was okay

  •  Star(s)

    It is excellent!

    Paty Madero from South Padre Island, TX

    My husband loves it!! He is a fanatic of this cake!! It is an easy recepie with a great taste!

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Heidi Lowry from San Antonio Texas

    This cake was wonderful. I didn't want it to be too sweet, so I cut the powdered sugar to about 3 cups and added about a cup of whipped topping. It came out wonderful. My mother has asked me to make again and again.

  •  Star(s)

    It's a keeper!

    Lora from Philadelphia, PA

    I made this cake for Mother's Day dinner for 16 people. It was the first time my family was meeting my boyfriend's family and I wanted everything to be perfect, including the dessert...and it was! I'm young and I love to cook, but only have a few years experience in the kitchen and this was my first layer cake, so I was a little nervous. It was a hit and everyone loved it! Definitely a recipe I will keep!

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    Oh Geez!!!

    Hailey Svatek from

    It was delicious! it was great I wouldn't dream of anything like it !! Their was just something about it!!!!!!!!! :-\ TRY IT, IT IS GREAT!!!!!!!! MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    mocha dream cake

    Anne Mcpherson from Mesa,, AZ

    Very, very good.

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Anne Mcpherson from Mesa,, AZ

    Very good ..

  •  Star(s)

    Mocha Dream Cake

    Robin Sturgeon from Alexandria, KY

    This will have you dreaming for MORE! It is worth time time it takes to make it! TRY IT!

  •  Star(s)

    Mocha Dream Cake

    Joe Van Bakel from Amarillo, TX

    The hit of the party.

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Anne Mcpherson from Mesa,, AZ

    This cake is so good I had to send the recipe to all my friends. Anne

  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    Terri Hewitt from Elwell,

    This cake is wonderful! I was so pleased and our guests were delighted.

  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    Terri Hewitt from Elwell,

    This cake is wonderful! I was so pleased and our guests were delighted.

  •  Star(s)

    An ULTRA DESERT

    Amy Price from Walnut Creek, CA

    A special desert for only your nicest friends.

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Anne Mcpherson from Mesa,, AZ

    You got to try this cake .it is very good ..

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Anne Mcpherson from Mesa,, AZ

    this cake is worth waiting for. outstanding!!!

  •  Star(s)

    YUMMY!

    JOANNE SNYCERSKI from DETROIT, MI

    Worth the wait!!

  •  Star(s)

    One wonderful cake!

    ginny edmundson from Clyde, NC

    Took a while to put together but well worth it! Company loved it and so did Hubby!

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    Mocha Dream Cake

    Pamela Richter from Orlando, FL

    This took a while to make, but it was worth the effort. Delicious!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    Huong from Miami, Florida

    This cake was time consuming, but worth the work! The cake itself is not as sweet as imagined, but that worked because the frosting is a bit on the sweet side on its own. Combine the two together and this cake is very well balanced. The frosting has the perfect coffee taste and is not overpowering for those who are not too particular on coffee. Overall a good dessert.

  •  Star(s)

    Heavenly!

    Lynn Boyce from Blanchard, OK

    This cake is wonderful! Even those who don't care for coffee will like this one. It is definitely worth the effort!

  •  Star(s)

    Mocha Dream Cake

    Debbie Kowalchuk from Philadelphia, PA

    The taste was great, however, the cake was very dense. This could be because I substitutedBbakers chocolate for the cocoa because I ran out. I will definitely try this recipe again.

  •  Star(s)

    Mmmmmm!

    Dawn Riedel from Sagamore Hills, OH

    This recipe is absolutely delicious! The cake is very moist with the perfect hint of mocha flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

  • Calories: 980
  • Calories from Fat: 370
  • Total Fat: 42g (64% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 27g (134% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 125mg (42% of DV)
  • Sodium: 360mg (15% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 147g (49% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 102g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 15% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Mocha Dream Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups (8 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • FROSTING
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

FOR CAKE:
COMBINE
water and Taster’s Choice in medium bowl. Stir in Coffee-mate with wire whisk. Combine 1 2/3 cups flour and baking soda in another medium bowl. Microwave 1 1/3 cups morsels and vegetable oil in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Add coffee mixture, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, vinegar and vanilla extract to melted morsels; mix with wire whisk. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. (Batter will be thin.) Pour 3 1/4 cups batter into medium bowl; stir in remaining flour. Pour into prepared pans.

BLEND cocoa into remaining batter with wire whisk until blended. Slowly pour even amounts of cocoa batter into the center of each pan. (Cocoa batter will spread evenly outward from center.)

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cake with frosting between layers and on top and side of cake.

FOR FROSTING:
MICROWAVE
2/3 cup morsels and butter in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Combine Taster’s Choice and water in small bowl. Beat cream cheese and coffee mixture into melted morsels. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until mixture reaches spreading consistency. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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