Mocha Cake - Celebrate the Return of Great British Bake Off with ALDI

With The Great British Bake Off now in full swing ALDI challenged me to bake a cake using one of their recipes. Well you know me and baking!! My attempts usually turn out a bit of a disaster 😀
But of course I'm not a one to be beaten (no pun intended) I gave it a go!

Actually to my surprise this Mocha Cake Recipe was actually easy to make; in fact I know I've said before, but I really do think I could quite get into baking. Cake ingredients can be quite expensive but everything I used was available in our local ALDI and to be honest they really are excellent prices.

Mocha cake is perfect if you like chocolate but also like coffee since it's a mixture of both.

Mocha Cake

Sample of ALDI prices - at the time of writing:
1.5kg Self-raising Flour - 45p
Fairtrade Dark Chocolate - £1.29 each
1 pint semi-skimmed Milk  - 49p
Fairtrade Colombian Coffee - £1.79
Free range British Blue Eggs - £1.45
250g British Unsalted Butter £1.49
1kg Caster Sugar - 99p


Now for whatever reason (possibly because of the Great British Bake Off) our local ALDI had completely sold of icing sugar; but no worries I had just about enough at home so didn't really need to buy any. But in case you are wondering their icing sugar is priced at 75p for a 500g pack.


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Yield:

Mocha Cake

Do you love cake? Coffee too? Then our mocha cake recipe from ALDI is an absolute must-try.
The only 2 things I altered on the ALDI recipe; I used 2 tbsp of milk in the icing and heated it in a saucepan since it was such a tiny amount. And I only used 10g of chocolate to grat over the finished cake.

ingredients:

For the sponge:
100g Butter at room temperature
150g Caster sugar
3 tbsp Milk
3 x Eggs
200g Self-raising flour
125g Fairtrade dark chocolate
4 heaped tsp Fairtrade granulated coffee

For the Icing:
2 tbsps Milk
1 tbsp Fairtrade coffee granules
150g Butter
300g Icing sugar
10g Fairtrade Dark chocolate

instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two 8 inch circle cake tins.

Melt 125g of the chocolate and butter in bowl over a pan of simmering water.

In a small bowl heat the milk in the microwave and dissolve the coffee granules in the milk.

Stir the sugar into the butter and chocolate and add the milk and coffee mix.

Whisk in the eggs one at a time, and whisk in the flour.

Evenly divide the batter into the tins and bake in the oven for 12- 14 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack.

To make the icing:
Heat the milk in the microwave and dissolve the coffee granules in the milk.

Mix the butter, milky coffee and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Spread half of the mix over each cooled cake layer and sandwich together.

Grate the chocolate over the top of the cake to create a cappuccino look.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Disclosure: All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was compensated with gift vouchers to cover my time and cost of ingredients to make this recipe for ALDI.

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