Mocha Cake with Coffee Liqueur Syrup and Chocolate Glaze.Well that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?
Mocha Cake with Coffee Liqueur Syrup and Chocolate Glaze
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons espresso powder
- 125 g butter
- 1 cup castor sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 100 ml strong brewed coffee hot
- 1/4 cup castor sugar
- 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur I used Tia Maria you could also use Kahlua
- 100 g dark chocolate chopped
- 50 g unsalted butter chopped
- Coffee beans to decorate
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease a 6 cup kugelhopf pan.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. I like to sift the dry ingredients onto a sheet of baking paper...it keeps the washing up to a minimum!
- In a small bowl, mix the cocoa and instant espresso powder with 1 1/2 tablespoons of warm water. Stir until well combined and dissolved.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between additions. Beat in the vanilla. Alternately fold in the dry ingredients with the sour cream. When combined add in the cocoa/coffee mixture. Be gentle, don't overmix. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and smooth out with a spatula. Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely.
- In the meantime prepare the syrup by combining all the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves. Replace the cake into the pan and pour over the by-now cooled syrup. Allow to soak into the cake. This won't take long, maybe 10-15 minutes.
- Now is the time to prepare the glaze by heating the chocolate and butter over a double boiler or in the microwave on low stirring frequently until smooth.
- Ready to assemble and eat! Place a serving plate over the cake pan and tip the cake onto the plate. This will catch any syrup that hasn't absorbed. With a teaspoon drizzle the glaze over the cake and decorate with coffee beans.