Mocha Syrup Cake

Im posting after quite a while, trying to eat healthy and lose some stubborn kgs which kind of left my blog hanging. but the weather is getting deliciously cool and fall is knocking at our doors. this calls for warm cozy comfort food which begs you to take it to bed and make sweet sweet love to.

Kind of got carried away with that. heh. Moving on, this recipe will not disappoint, its a tad difficult to pull off – my cake unfortunately got stuck to the pan but that gave it a rustic appeal which I liked! The ingredients, though, are very easy to put together, these are things that one already has in the pantry.

This recipe results in a light spongy mocha cake that is warmed with drenching hot syrup right off the stove. The coffee flavor doesn’t overpower and leaves your kitchen smelling like a tea party. I served the cake with vanilla icecream which created a warm and cold melting medley in my mouth. Absolute yum. On with it then!


  • 3 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 g butter, melted

For the Syrup:

  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 tsp coffee powder

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Preheat oven to 160 C fan assisted and grease your cake tin. I used a bundt pan for the first time here, which might be responsible for the stuck cake 😦

Combine the coffee and water until dissolved. Beat eggs in a large bowl with electric whisk for around 8 minutes until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat until dissolved between each addition.

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Bake  for about 40 minutes. Wait until cake has cooled before transferring out of the tin. Pour 3/4 of the syrup over the cake, reserve some for drizzling later on. Serve warmed with vanilla ice cream or with a cup of your favorite coffee!

For the Syrup:

Combine everything in a small pan and warm over stove till sugar is dissolved, once the mix starts to boil, remove from heat.

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Perfect with icecream!

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