Recipe By Kimberly D
Published Jun 19th
Prep 40m Cook 35m Additional - Ready In 75m
Servings 12 servings Calories 136.5

This is a wonderful light sponge cake, flavored with coffee and a hint of chocolate. This may also be made in an 8 cup decorative pan.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 tablespoon coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate liqueur
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9 inch round cake pans. Dissolve the espresso powder and cocoa powder in the hot water; set aside to cool slightly.
  2. 2 In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually sprinkle in 1/4 cup sugar while continuing to whip until stiff, but not dry.
  3. 3 In a separate bowl, whip egg yolks with remaining sugar until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Stir in the espresso mixture, then sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Gently stir until incorporated. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter until very well mixed, then gently fold in the remaining egg whites. A few streaks are okay. Divide the batter between the two prepared pans, and spread evenly.
  4. 4 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 136.5
  • Carbohydrate 27.8 g
  • Cholesterol 51.2 mg
  • Fat 1.3 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.4 g
  • Sodium 126 mg
  • Sugar 17.8 g

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  1. This recipe is missing something...I made it as a bunt cake and once removed from the oven I noticed it was pretty dry so I took a toothpick and made tiny holes all over the cake then seperetely I took 2 cups of boiling water added 2 tablespoons of instant coffee 2 tablespoons of hot - Read more ...
  2. Really light and yummy. I made a whipped cream filling and a dark chocolate ganache glaze on top. The cake itself is a little sweet for me so I'll cut back on sugar next time! O this cake does NOT need to bake more than 15 minutes. Otherwise it was a nice spongey cake (not - Read more ...
  3. I saw all the bad reviews and I tried it out of curiosity. It's an excellent recipe if you make a few changes. It was delicious, light, airy and soft. I increased the cocoa powder to a heaping tablespoon, Instead of chocolate flavored liqueur I used one tablespoon of good quality vanilla. Instead of espresso - Read more ...
  4. apparently not everyone appreciate what the cake is all about. Asian mocha cakes are very light and airy. They are not as sweet as typical American cakes or European cakes. If you make a butter mocha frosting it will compliment this cake very well.
  5. The recipe "caught my eye" due to poor reviews. Read recipe/reviews. Was sure it wasn't recipe at fault but the reviewers as most probaby don't know what a SPONGE/FOAM cake is, nor do they understand the concept of mixing procedure, texture & very light flavor of THESE cakes. It IS NOT a American heavy textured/flavored - Read more ...
  6. A'ight - so I decided to give this recipe a try despite the horrible reviews because the only complaints seemed to be about the flavour. I doubled the sugar and put in more than double the original amount of coffee and cocoa. Everything else I did according to the recipe. It came out nice and - Read more ...
  7. I ignored the ratings and made this cake for my dad's birthday coz he loves mocha.. and it was very disappointing..
  8. Me and my friend decided to ignore the other review. We made it any ways. It was rock hard the next day. It tasted like a bran muffin but with less flavor. We didn't care for this.
  9. It was light and fluffy but it was very disappointing and lacked flavor. I replaced the coffee flavored liqueur with more chocolate and it sure didn t make a difference. It was very bland and nobody liked it. My brother wouldn t even touch it after a bite and that says something.