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The Secret of Great Cooks

Mocha Cake


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 tsp. instant coffee, divided
  • 1¼ cup + 1½ Tbsp. water, divided
  • ½ cup Duke's Light Mayonnaise
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted


Cut wax paper for the bottom of a tube pan. Spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F. Empty cake mix in a large mixing bowl. Dissolve 2 tsp. coffee in 1¼ cup water. Add coffee mixture, mayonnaise and eggs to the cake mix. Beat with a mixer on medium speed for two minutes or with whisk. Pour batter into tube pan. Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes. Cool cake completely. Turn out of pan and onto a plate. Mix 1 tsp. coffee dissolved in 1½ Tbsp. water with the sifted powdered sugar to make a glaze. Drizzle over the cake.

Serving Size: Serves 16

Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes