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Delta Mocha Chiffon Cake




  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Chocolate-Coffee Buttercream Filling

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons coffee liqueur*

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • Chocolate-covered coffee beans


  1. Cake: Stir together first 3 ingredients until blended; cool.
  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add cocoa mixture, egg yolks, oil, and vanilla extract; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy. Fold into batter. Pour batter into 4 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
  4. Bake 2 layers at a time at 325 degrees F for 17 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from pans, and cool on wire racks covered with plastic wrap or wax paper to prevent layers from adhering to racks.
  7. Spread about 1/2 cup Chocolate-Coffee Buttercream Filling between layers. Frost with Chocolate Fudge Frosting. Garnish, if desired.
  8. Store in refrigerator.
  9. Chocolate-Coffee Buttercream Filling: Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  10. Microwave whipping cream at MEDIUM (50% power) until warm (do not boil).
  11. Stir together warm cream and coffee granules until dissolved; cool.
  12. Add whipping cream mixture and liqueur to butter mixture, beating until smooth.
  13. Chocolate Fudge Frosting: Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  14. Add remaining ingredients, beating until smooth.

Makes 1 (9-inch) layer cake
1 3/4 cups Chocolate-Coffee Buttercream Filling
3 1/2 cups Chocolate Fudge Frosting

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract may be substituted for liqueur.

To a make a torte, cut each cake layer in half horizontally with a serrated knife, and use 1/4 cup Chocolate-Coffee Buttercream Filling between layers. Frost as directed.

Source: Southern Living Holiday Recipes


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