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Mocha Dream Cake

Mocha Dream Cake
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    10
    to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules, divided
  • 1 cup COFFEE-MATE® Original Flavor Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, divided
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease and flour two 9-inch-round cake pans.

COMBINE 1 1/2 cups water and 1 tablespoon Taster’s Choice in medium bowl. Stir in Coffee-mate Original Flavor Powder 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, uncovered, 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, granulated 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 flour. Pour into prepared pans.

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.)

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.

MICROWAVE remaining 2/3 cup morsels and butter in large, uncovered, 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 remaining tablespoon Taster’s Choice and 1 1/2 teaspoons 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.

FROST cake with frosting between layers and on top and side of cake.
 

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 42g 64%
  • Saturated Fat 27g 134%
  • Cholesterol 125mg 42%
  • Sodium 360mg 15%
  • Carbohydrates 147g 49%
  • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 10%
  • Sugars 102g
  • Protein 11g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.