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Mocha Dream Cake

Mocha Dream Cake This delicious chocolate and coffee-flavored cake with a sweet, creamy mocha frosting is perfect for every family's celebrations.

A finalist in the 2001 Nestlé Toll House "Share the Very Best" recipe contest, this dessert was submitted by Jennifer Lee Kalos of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Created in honor of her father's birthday.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon TASTER'S CHOICE® 100% Pure Instant Coffee
1 cup NESTLÉ CARNATION COFFEE-MATE Powdered Coffee Creamer
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour - divided use
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/3 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon TASTER'S CHOICE® 100% Pure Instant Coffee
1 1/2 teaspoons water
2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.
  2. For Cake: Combine water and Taster’s Choice in medium bowl. Stir in Coffee-mate with wire whisk. Combine 1 2/3 cups flour and baking soda in another medium bowl. Microwave 1 1/3 cups morsels and vegetable oil in large, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Add coffee mixture, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, vinegar and vanilla extract to melted morsels; mix with wire whisk. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined. (Batter will be thin.) Pour 3 1/4 cups batter into medium bowl; stir in remaining 2/3 cup of flour. Pour into prepared pans.
  3. Blend cocoa into remaining batter with wire whisk until blended. Slowly pour even amounts of cocoa batter into the center of each pan. (Cocoa batter will spread evenly outward from center.)
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cake with frosting between layers and on top and side of cake.
  5. For Frosting: Microwave 2/3 cup morsels and butter in large, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Combine Taster’s Choice and water in small bowl. Beat cream cheese and coffee mixture into melted morsels. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until mixture reaches spreading consistency. Makes about 2 1/2 cups frosting.

Makes 12 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.