Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Chocolate Coffee Mascarpone Cake

Who can say no to chocolate cake?  I probably won’t believe you even if you did! Chocolate cake was my favourite as a kid and it still is. What can I say? I had great taste at a young age. But the brilliant thing is: no two chocolate cakes are the same. They all can be jazzed up in different ways ensuring that you never bore of it!

Chocolate Coffee Mascarpone Cake
close up of cake
(Recipe loosely adapted from Mowielicious.)
110 g unsalted butter
220 g sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 eggs
150 g of flour
30 g of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of baking powder
125 mL of milk
250 g mascarpone
60 g icing sugar
2 tablespoons of instant espresso
220 mL double cream
200 g dark chocolate

Preheat your oven to 320 F (160 C) and grease/line your two cake trays.

Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then mix in the eggs one at a time.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Fold it into the wet mixture and then stir in the milk.

Divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins and bake for 30-35 minutes. Then remove them from the tins and set the cakes aside on a wire rack to cool completely.

To prepare the mascarpone filling, whip the double cream and icing sugar together until it holds stiff peaks (this should take about 4 minutes.) Then gently fold in the mascarpone. Pipe the mascarpone on top of one completely cooled cake, and then gently set the other on top of that.

Melt your dark chocolate and whisk in your espresso. Slowly pour the chocolate all over the top layer and allow it a few minutes to set.

Then enjoy!

cakes unfrostedpile of mascarponesideview unfrostedcake dripping cake slice of cake
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  • Hahaha amen to that!! My friends always joke about me because I can never *simply* order a chocolate cake without inquiring for 10 minutes about whether it is more “fudgey” or more “cakey”/”what is the crumb like?” I usually drive the servers/cashiers crazy in the first place. That’s one reason why I love making my own too, you can get it just right…Personalized cake!! That photo of the cake layered with mascarpone before the top has been put on looks absolutely divine! That’s what dreams are made of 😉

    • Hahahaha thank you so much! And all chocolate cakes are different, so I understand where you are coming from! 🙂 xx

  • Now this is something I could happily sink into – especially on a rainy day like today! You deliver, right? 😀

  • Hungry. Now I’m hungry. This is beautiful!!

  • I’d never be one to pass up chocolate cake!! 😉

  • This looks delicious! Chocolate cake is without a doubt my favourite!

  • YUM! Your baking posts always make me hungry.

  • You’re so right, nobody can ever say no to chocolate cake! Shamefully, I don’t have a favourite kind of chocolate cake … if there’s chocolate in it, I’ll eat it! This looks amazing x

  • Thank you! The “plonked” on frosting sort of look 🙂 x

  • Julie @ Artwork by JM

    Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! And I don’t know anyone that could say no to chocolate cake!!

  • This looks SO good!

  • This cake looks like a giant whoopie pie… in other words, I vote “yes” to this cake.

  • The mascarpone looks so pretty! I love your baking posts, I have to try this sometime!

  • This is beautiful and looks so good!

  • Vera

    It looks delicious!
    With love,

  • Rebecca P.

    We all need a good chocolate cake recipe in our arsenals!

  • Mmm, that looks delicious! I love the combination of coffee and chocolate.

  • I saw this on Pinterest and just had to come on over and grab the recipe. I could never say no to chocolate cake…or chocolate anything. This looks so delicious.

  • That looks so good! And I love the piping you did on the inside of the cake. Yum!

  • No one can (or should) say no to chocolate cake, and I’m not sure I would trust anyone that did!!! Plus yours just looks downright fantastic! Sam is such a lucky man!

  • Yum, that looks incredible!!!

  • How exciting! When did you receive a list? I wonder if I can request one! I’m not sure what time I’ll be swinging by but hopefully we’ll get a chance to meet. x

  • Thank you! x

  • Elora

    OOhhhh…I am so saving this!! Chocolate cake is the best therapy…aside from sharing it with friends. My favorite cake is the Hershey’s recipe on the back of their baking cocoa. It is to DIE FOR. Especially the icing…it’s so tempting to just eat it all out of the bowl. So yum….