Decadent Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cakes Recipe

Are you someone who craves a delicious dessert after dinner? Do you love coffee and chocolate equally? If your answer is yes, then let me introduce you to our Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cake recipe. It’s a rich, indulgent dessert that combines the chocolate truffle with a kick of coffee. Trust me, this dessert is the perfect balance between sweet and bitter.

Now, you’re probably thinking that preparing such a lavish dessert will take hours on end. But I can assure you that with my recipe, it’s easy to make this tasty dish in the comfort of your own kitchen.

As a barista, I know how much people adore coffee and chocolate together. This recipe is designed for anyone who loves to taste these two flavors in every bite.

So get ready to indulge in the most decadent and mouthwatering Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cakes
Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cakes

Are you a chocolate and coffee lover? If yes, then this recipe is perfect for you! The chocolate-mocha truffle cake is an absolute delight to your taste buds. The combination of the bitterness of coffee, the sweetness of chocolate, and the creaminess of heavy cream makes it a match made in heaven.

This cake is a go-to dessert for many occasions: birthdays, date nights, dinner parties, or just a simple treat after a long day. It’s straightforward to make, yet it looks and tastes impressive – no one would know that you spent just a little bit of time in preparing it.

Not only does it taste amazing, but it also looks fantastic. The aesthetic appeal of this cake adds to its overall charm. You can decorate it with toppings such as chocolate chips or whipped cream for extra pizzazz.

Furthermore, the chocolate-mocha truffle cake offers versatility – you can bake it in different forms. It can be made as small cupcakes or full-sized cakes for bigger events. You can also try making variations of the truffle recipe with flavored mochas or even use different types of chocolates for a different flavor profile.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for an easy-to-make yet impressive dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, then this chocolate-mocha truffle cake is the perfect choice. Its taste and versatility are sure to leave everyone wanting more!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in the ultimate chocolate espresso experience.
Indulge in the ultimate chocolate espresso experience.

The essentials

Here’s what you need to make these decadent and delicious Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cakes:

  • Flour – 1 1/4 cups for the cake recipe plus extra for dusting
  • Sugar – 1 cup for the cake recipe and 1 cup for the truffle filling and frosting recipes
  • Eggs – 4 large eggs
  • Unsalted butter – 1 cup (2 sticks) softened at room temperature
  • Bittersweet chocolate – 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces.
  • Mocha truffle mix – At least 1/3 cup of mocha truffle (use your favorite blend or follow our recipe below)
  • Instant coffee – 2 teaspoons of heavy instant coffee or espresso powder
  • Hot water – ¾ cup hot water

For the mocha truffles filling

  • Heavy cream – 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided into portions.
  • Semisweet chocolate chips – 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Butter – 4 tablespoons unsalted butter.
  • Nature yoke flavored mocha truffles mix – At least half a cup.

For the chocolate ganache frosting

  • Dark chocolate chips or baking chocolate – 1 ½ cups semi-sweet dark chocolate chips or baking chocolate.
  • Heavy cream – Half a cup (or more if needed).
  • Water with instant coffee mix – One tablespoon of hot water mixed with one teaspoon of heavy instant coffee powder.

Additional toppings and garnish

Feel free to use any of these optional toppings and garnishes:

  • Shaved or grated semisweet, white, milk or chocolate cacao.
  • Powdered sugar in tiny amounts.
  • Flavored mocha cookies or toffees.

Use a mixing bowl and whisk or an electric mixer for easier job.

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your cravings with these mini truffle cakes.
Satisfy your cravings with these mini truffle cakes.

Preparing the Mocha Truffle Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with unsalted butter and dust it with flour.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk 3 eggs together with 1 cup of granulated sugar until the mixture becomes light yellow in color.

  3. Next, melt 4 oz of bittersweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Add ½ cup unsalted butter to the melted chocolate, also melted.

  4. To the egg-sugar mixture, add 1/3 cup of flour and a pinch of salt. Mix it thoroughly until the ingredients are combined.

  5. Pour in the melted chocolate-butter mixture and mix them again until everything is just combined.

  6. Add 2 tbsp instant coffee granules that have been dissolved in ¼ cup hot water into the batter, and mix them well to make sure every part evenly combined.

  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake it for around 20 to 25 minutes or until done. You can use a toothpick test; if it comes out clean when applied to the center of the cake, your mocha truffle cake is perfectly baked.

Making the Mocha Truffle Ganache

  1. Meanwhile, prepare the mocha truffle ganache. On top of a double boiler, heat up ½ cup heavy cream over low heat just before boiling point.

  2. Use this heated cream to dissolve 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips into soft creamy-like texture while stirring continuously using a spatula or a whisk.

  3. Dissolve another 2 tsp of instant coffee granules in 2 tbsp hot water and stir until all have completely dissolved.

  4. Pour this coffee mixture into the melted chocolate-cream mixture while still hot and stir everything until fully combined.

Assembling the Mocha Truffle Cake

  1. Take out the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 20 minutes.

  2. Once cooled, remove the cake from the pan and transfer it onto a serving plate. Let it cool down completely.

  3. Pour the mocha truffle ganache randomly over the cooled cake only if you want to create lava-like texture on your cake

  4. For those who love to decorate their cake, you can cover your whole cake with a ganache layer which will give you more surface area to decorate it whatever design you prefer.

Now that you know how to make a delicious chocolate mocha truffle cake from scratch, why don’t you give it a try at home? This recipe is fairly easy even for beginners, and it will impress whoever tries it!

Substitutions and Variations

 Take a bite and let the rich chocolate and coffee goodness melt in your mouth.
Take a bite and let the rich chocolate and coffee goodness melt in your mouth.

There are many ways to modify this chocolate mocha truffle cake recipe to meet your preferences. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

– Coffee ice cream: If you cannot find coffee ice cream or simply don’t like it, you can try using other flavors of ice cream, such as vanilla, chocolate or caramel. Any creamy ice cream will work in this recipe.

– Flour: This recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but you can swap it for a gluten-free flour blend if you follow a gluten-free diet. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor of the cake may be different.

– Chocolate chips: The recipe uses bittersweet chocolate, but if you prefer sweeter chocolate, you can use semisweet or even milk chocolate instead. You can also mix in some white chocolate chips for a different taste and texture.

– Butter: This recipe uses unsalted butter, but if you only have salted butter on hand, reduce the amount of salt in the recipe accordingly.

– Mocha truffles: The mocha truffles on top of the cake can be customized too. If you don’t want to make your own truffles from scratch using the included recipe, you can buy pre-made truffles from a store and place them on top of the cake.

– Sweetness level: You can adjust the sweetness level of this recipe by reducing or increasing the amount of sugar used in both the cake batter and the frosting. Keep in mind that these adjustments will alter the overall flavor profile of the dessert.

– Layer cake: Want something extra special? You can turn this recipe into a layer cake by baking multiple round cakes and layering them with frosting and crushed truffles in between. It will make an impressive birthday cake or stunning dessert centerpiece for any occasion.

Experiment with these substitutions and variations to create your own unique twist on this decadent chocolate mocha truffle cake.

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for chocoholics.
Perfect for chocoholics.

When it comes to serving and pairing mocha truffle cakes, the possibilities are endless. These decadent cakes are perfect for a wide range of occasions, from romantic dinners to birthday parties or even as a dessert after a dinner with friends. One interesting idea is to serve them with coffee ice cream, which will help to intensify the chocolate flavor while adding a complementary texture. However, if you’d like to experience something different, then consider pairing them with some whipped cream.

For those who enjoy wine, try pairing these delicious mini-cakes with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, or Merlot. The rich and lush flavors of these wines perfectly match the robust chocolate and coffee notes in the mocha truffle cakes. Alternatively, if you’d rather opt for something non-alcoholic, go for a cup of strong coffee or espresso that will complement the flavors of the cakes without overpowering them.

If you’re interested in getting more creative than that, try making mocha truffle cheesecake bars or layering this recipe to make a truffle brownie layer cake! Or, take your cake decorating skills up a notch and add some dark chocolate ganache frosting on top for an extra indulgence.

Whatever your preferences are, don’t hesitate to experiment with different toppings and pairings; part of the fun in serving these cakes is customizing them to fit your tastes. With its rich chocolate flavor and bold coffee aroma, there’s no doubt that this dessert will be a hit at any gathering or occasion!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Coffee + Chocolate = Heaven in a dessert.
Coffee + Chocolate = Heaven in a dessert.

One of the best features of this chocolate mocha truffle cake recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored until you are ready to serve it. The cake itself can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the fridge for up to a week. However, you might want to refrigerate it if you don’t plan on serving it immediately.

If you do refrigerate the cake, make sure to take it out at least 30 minutes before serving to allow it to come back up to room temperature. This will help the texture of the cake become more tender and moist.

If you find yourself with leftovers, this cake actually tastes even better after a day or two in the fridge, as the flavors have more time to meld together. You can also freeze individual slices wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil for up to three months.

When reheating, I recommend using either a microwave or oven. For the microwave, place a slice onto a microwave-safe plate and heat on high for 10-15 seconds until warm. Be careful not to overdo it as the chocolate may melt too much and ruin the texture of the cake.

For reheating in an oven, preheat your oven to 350°F and place individual slices onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Heat for 5-7 minutes until just warmed through.

Keep in mind that reheating may cause changes in texture or moisture level, so don’t expect leftovers to be exactly like freshly baked cake. Nevertheless, you’re bound to enjoy it all over again!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You can never have too much chocolate, especially when it's in the form of truffle cakes.
You can never have too much chocolate, especially when it’s in the form of truffle cakes.

The Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cakes recipe might seem like a challenge, but with these tips and tricks, you can create the perfect truffle cake every time!

1. Use high-quality ingredients: Flour, sugar, eggs, unsalted butter, bittersweet chocolate, and instant coffee — all these ingredients matter when it comes to baking this amazing mocha truffle cake. However, using high-quality ingredients will make all the difference in the end result. Your cake will have a better texture and richer flavor if you use top-notch ingredients.

2. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler: Bittersweet chocolate is an essential part of this recipe. Melting your chocolate in a double boiler helps ensure that it melts smoothly and evenly. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make one by placing a heat-safe bowl over a pan of simmering water.

3. Don’t over-bake your cake: The key to making a delicious Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cake is to not overbake it! Keep an eye on your cake once it’s in the oven and remove it before it gets too crispy or dry. Generally speaking, most cakes are done once they reach 180°F on an instant-read thermometer.

4. Allow your cake to cool: Once you’ve taken your mocha truffle cake out of the oven, let it cool completely before decorating or serving. Doing so allows the flavors to meld together and also solidifies the structure of the cake.

5. Get creative with your toppings: While Mocha Truffle Cakes are delicious on their own, adding toppings such as whipped cream, coffee ice cream and hot fudge make them extra special! Furthermore, if you want to decorate them even more creatively maybe with frosting or ganache or Chocolate chips it gives that “wow” factor that everyone expects from a perfect dessert.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to create a Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cake that’s sure to impress!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cake Recipe is a must-try for any coffee and chocolate lover. The rich and decadent flavors are complemented by the creamy texture of the truffles, making for a dessert that is truly unforgettable. Whether you choose to serve it with coffee ice cream or pair it with a glass of red wine, your taste buds are sure to be delighted.

With careful attention to detail and some handy tips and tricks, anyone can master this recipe in no time. You can experiment with different variations and substitutions to make it your own signature dish.

This recipe not only satisfies cravings but also impresses guests during the holidays, birthdays, and any special occasion. If you’re thinking of making something that is both delicious and impressive, then look no further than this Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cake Recipe. Trust me; you won’t regret it!

Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cakes

Chocolate Mocha Truffle Cakes Recipe

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 380.5 kcal


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, broken up
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
  • 3 cups coffee ice cream, to serve


  • Heat oven to 325°F Butter six 5-ounce custard cups.
  • Heat chocolate with butter in saucepan over low heat, stirring often, until chocolate is nearly melted. Remove from heat. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Beat eggs, yolks, and sugar on medium speed until thick and pale (about 4 minutes). Beat in four, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Add liqueur and chocolate mixture. Beat until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes).
  • Divide batter among custard cups, place on cookie sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes just until tops are firm and rounded and cake begins to pull away from sides.
  • Let cakes cook a few minutes, then run a knife around the edges. Invert onto individual dessert plates. Serve immediately with coffee ice cream.

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Serving: 142gCalories: 380.5kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5.8gFat: 25.6gSaturated Fat: 15.2gCholesterol: 196.5mgSodium: 78.3mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 28.9g
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