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Recipe for family meals :

Cream Cheese Mocha Cake

This is one of the recipes that has been provided by Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can contact Shirley by emailing her - click here).


1/2 cup strong hot coffee
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups flour
3 egg whites, beaten until stiff

6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • Grease 2 x 9-inch round cake pans. Dust pans with flour.
  • In bowl, gradually add coffee to cocoa, stirring constantly; let stand until cool.
  • In separate bowl, cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks; beat until batter is thick. Add coffee mixture.
  • In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in sour cream. Alternately add sour cream mixture and flour to coffee mixture; beat well after each addition.
  • Fold in egg whites.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans; bake for 35 - 40 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

To make frosting:

  • Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla together in bowl until smooth.
  • Gradually add confectioner's sugar; beat until fluffy.
  • Spread frosting between the layers of the cake, on the top and on the sides of the cake.

Serves 12

Shirley Cline