Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Mystery Mocha Cake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 9 servings
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2 ounces unsweetened chocolate

4 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 cups sifted flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1 cup cold coffee


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter together over hot water. Meanwhile, sift together 1 1/4 cups of the sugar, sifted flour, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry mixture into the chocolate mixture and blend. Stir in the milk and vanilla. Pour into a greased, square 9 by 9-inch cake pan. Mix brown sugar, remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cocoa powder and sprinkle over the batter. Pour coffee over and bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm or cold from the pan.