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Mystery Mocha

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Description

My mother’s secret recipe, no longer secret! Decadent chocolate cake with mocha pudding inside. For chocolate lovers, this is a ten.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Sifted All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 piece Unsweetend Chocolate (1 Square)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cups Whole Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Granulated Sugar (additional)
  • 4 Tablespoons Powdered Cocoa (Not Drink Mix)
  • 1 cup Cold Strong Coffee

Preparation

Sift together 3/4 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Melt square of unsweetened chocolate and butter in the microwave. Add to dry ingredients alternately with the milk and vanilla. Blend. Pour into a greased 8×8 pan.

Combine brown sugar, the 1/2 cup additional granulated sugar and cocoa powder. Sprinkle over the cake batter. Pour the one cup COLD coffee on top. This will look TERRIBLE. Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream or sweetened whip cream or whipped topping. This will serve 8. In a 9×9 square pan, you can cut 9 pieces. Best served warm.

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Vida on 4.16.2012

I found another recipe that calls for mini chips or dried fruit in the batter. Just made it with the chips. Maybe it will have more chocolate flavor. Can’t wait till it is done.

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This Life Abundant on 3.17.2012

I really can’t handle how good this looks. I might start shaking (which means mocha might throw me into a downward spiral)! Making this next time I have coffee superfans over.

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JDean on 2.20.2012

Pictures look yummy..Can’t wait to try.

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paddlinmadelyn on 2.17.2011

I made this this morning! Had 2 pieces for breakfast and delivered 2 pieces to neighbors before it cooled … came home and had my 3rd piece. For lunch I had more (mic’d it). This is soooo delicious! Thank you for sharing such a delight!

I made the 9 inch pan and I have 2 pieces left for bfst tomorrow!

This beats the socks off brownies, which I make frequently. This will be my ‘go to’ recipe now! Comfort Food!

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paddlinmadelyn on 2.11.2011

I’m baking this next week on the day of our apt. inspection here at the seniors community! A home should look nice, but it should also smell nice and this will be delightful! Thanks for sharing.

I have no trouble with eggs, but this will be earmarked in my file as having none, for those who have difficulty with them.

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on 3.14.2012

Absolutely wonderful!! I made this as a “date night” dessert for my husband and I. I don’t think I’ve ever seen my husband enjoy a dessert so much!! I tripled the recipe and baked it in a 9 x 13 pan. I’ll definitely make this again and again!

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Melisa on 2.9.2012

Wow, so easy and exquisite! I didn’t have any unsweetened chocolate squares, so I just mixed 3 tablespoons of cocoa and 1 tablespoon of oil, then melted the butter with it. I will be making this again.

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TLipani on 12.11.2011

We all loved this the first night but were out of ice cream. We re-warmed it the second night with Bluebell Homemade Vanilla. I would say this rivals any of the molten lava brownie ice cream desserts we have had at restaurants. Would def make again and would consider it company-worthy! Thanks for posting.

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jmperez1973 on 11.22.2011

Incredible! I just made this for the first time and it was gone the next day. Mind you it’s only my husband and I in the house. We ate it with a scoop of toffee ice cream. Just lovely!

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piah on 11.21.2011

Sooooo good! But next time I’ll use a larger dish and skip having to scrub the oven. :)

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