Chocolate Mocha Cake (Mokkapalat)

My favourite chocolate cake is a Finnish cake, which is not available in the UK, making it difficult to just run to the store and get it. As such, I actually have to make it myself and I have finally perfected an easy recipe! The base of the cake is a fluffy and airy chocolate sponge and the top is a thin layer of chocolate and coffee.

What I love about it is that it isn’t too sickly sweet like the traditional brownies, and has a little kick due to coffee.

The recipe for it:


4 Eggs

4dl sugar

250 g butter

3dl milk

7.5dl plain flour

5 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 tbsp chocolate powder


4.5 dl icing sugar

80g butter

5 tbsp coffee (make the coffee with 2 heaped tsp of instant coffee and half a cup of boiling water)

2 tbsp chocolate powder

For the base:

  1. Whip the eggs and sugar together in one bowl
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in another bowl
  3. Measure the milk in a measuring jug
  4. Add the dry ingredients and the milk taking turns to the eggs/sugar mixture. Mix until there are no lumps and you have a nice soft mix
  5. Add the melted butter into the mixture and mix well
  6. Cover two medium sized trays with baking paper
  7. Tip over into the two trays
  8. Put the trays into a preheated oven fan C 180/ C 200 for 18-22 mins

For the top:

  1. Measure the icing sugar and chocolate powder in a measuring jug and mix until a combined mixture remains
  2. Put the instant coffee mixture into the icing sugar/chocolate mixture
  3. Melt the butter and add into the coffee/icing sugar/chocolate mixture
  4. Combine until no lumps exist
  5. Use the measuring jug to tip it evenly on the base after you have taken it out of the oven and it has cooled down for about 10 mins
  6. *optional* add sprinkles on the top







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