Friday's Treat

I have sat down to write this post at least ten times in the last two days:) So, finally, here it is. Friday's Treat this week was "One Bowl Mocha Cream Cake" ( or cupcakes for my purposes ). This cake is soo good. Rich and moist. It is similar to a cake mix texture, but homemade so you know exactly what is in it! I made it into cupcakes of course so it would be easier to carry in and I don't think that it changed the taste or texture one bit by doing that. I didn't use the frosting that comes with the recipe because I wasn't sure how it would hold up for a longer period of time so still using the mocha I did something a little different. Another little secret to this recipe that makes it extremely moist and tender is to add a small box of chocolate fudge pudding mix.....while it's not necessary to get a tender and moist cake it is definitely a great addition that I promise you won't regret:)

The batter is very "fudge-y"...I don't know if that is a proper word but it should be:)

I use an ice cream scoop to fill my cupcake pans. It is the perfect size for them!

I made 2 different types of frosting. This one is more of a glaze than a frosting. I made some without the paper liners so it could fall down over the sides without making a mess of the papers.

This frosting was super easy. As you will see in the recipe below it only takes about a minute to make.

My husband came home with an empty tray which, like I have said before is what I aim for:)

Let me know if you make them and what you think! Hope ya'll are having a wonderful weekend!

Mary Elizabeth

One Bowl Mocha Cream Cake

2 cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar ( I didn't use this. the 1 cup of sugar of plenty )
3/4 cup Cocoa
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Sour Cream
3 tbls Oil
1 cup brewed Coffee
2 tsp Vanilla

Mix everything together in a bowl until combined then pour into a 13x9 pan ( or 24 cupcakes ). Bake at 350. The cake takes about 30 minutes and the cupcakes take about 12-15 minutes. Do NOT overbake.

In the same bowl combine 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 tbls instant coffee powder 1 jar marshmallow cream and 1 container cool whip. Mix together and pour onto cooled cake. Drizzle with chocolate fudge sauce and then chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.

Mocha Glaze

1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 bar bittersweet
1 bar semisweet chocolate 
1/4 cup strong coffee ( more or less  )

Melt everything together and let cool until thick. Pour spoonfuls over cupcakes or pour everything over the cake.

Mocha Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Cocoa
Strong Coffee

Beat sugar and cocoa with butter. Add vanilla. Beat until well combined. Slowly pour in coffee while continuing to mix the sugar. Add just enough to make the frosting fluffy.

Garnish as desired with sprinkles, chocolate curls, homemade whipping cream, hot fudge sauce ( just in case it isn't "fudge-y" enough for you:)

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