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Dessert-Coffee Mocha Fruit Cake Dessert Recipe

Updated on June 3, 2014
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Cynthia Haltom, Ph.D. is an accomplished educator and author of over 100 books. Many of her books are about cooking.

Easy to make chocolate cake the secret dessert recipe

Coffee Mocha Fruit Cake Dessert Recipe. Have you ever wanted to make a cake with coffee and chocolate that would knock your socks off, and have guests begging for your secret ? Coffee can be used as an added ingredient to most baked desserts. By experimenting I have come up with my cake that made my guests delighted with the results. The key to this type of cooking is to write down the ingredients and the measurements, so there is no guessing the next time you want to make the it.

The key to cooking is experimentation start simple and work from there. It is important to understand what you family likes and let the testing begin. My family loves my cooking and baking because I use my imagination to guide me to recipes I know they will like. If you family is like mine they love desserts. I start my recipes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry. I hate to stop my cooking and go get something I think I need for the recipe. That is how some of my best baking and cooking ideas were invented. They say need is the mother of invention and that is certainly true in cooking.

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Coffee Mocha Fruit Cake

Recipe

Coffee Mocha Fruit Cake - and Drizzle Frosting

1 box prepackage chocolate cake mix

2 cups Strong brewed Coffee

Follow direction on the box of cake mix substituting water for strong brewed coffee

1 cup chopped mixed dry fruit (raisons, dates, currents, figs, prunes or other desired dry fruit)

1/3 cup dark rum

Mix dried fruit with rum microwave 1 minute, left set for 5 minutes. .

1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, or walnuts) Pour into cake batter with rum and fruit mixture and stir until evenly blended,

Pour mixture into a well greased and floured bundt pan, bake at recommended temperature on box of cake mix until done. The cake will pull away from the sides of the pan when it is done. Cool for 5-10 minutes and turn out onto a cake plate.

Drizzle Frosting

1 4 ounce package of softened cream cheese

3/4 cup confectioners sugar

1/2 teaspoon. vanilla extract

2-4 tablespoons water or strong brewed coffee

OPTIONAL: 1 tablespoon cocoa powder-add into mixture before adding water stir in thoroughly.

Mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract together in a small bowl until smooth. Slowly add water or coffee until mixture becomes thinned. It should be a consistency thinner than that of regular frosting. Drizzle along the top edge of the cake while it is still warm and allow it to drip down the sides of the cake. Cool and serve.

For added decoration cut salad cherries in halves and place onto the frosted top of the cake as decoration,

Latte layer milk froth, coffee and top with milk froth

Latte layer milk froth, coffee and top with milk froth
Latte layer milk froth, coffee and top with milk froth

Capuccino Made Easy - How to made it without a capuccino maker

Coffee

-1 bag or can of finely ground dark roasted coffee

-water

Make your coffee as usual, using finely ground dark roasted coffee. Use your regular coffee maker. The fine grounds will make a very strong pot of coffee.

Frothed Milk

-1/2 cup ice cold water

-1/2 cup instant milk powder

Place water and milk powder into a small chilled metal bowl, with an electric mixer beat until fluffy. Pour coffee into a cup about 3/4 of the way full, then spoon whipped milk onto the top of the hot coffee. Sweeten if desired and enjoy capuccino at home.

Plain Yellow Cake From a Mix Made by Sustituting Coffee for Water

Plain Yellow Cake From a Mix Made by Sustituting Coffee for Water
Plain Yellow Cake From a Mix Made by Sustituting Coffee for Water

A Chocolate Birthday Cake Filled with Chocolate Mocha Pudding by adding 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals to the pudding

A Chocolate Birthday Cake Filled with Chocolate Mocha Pudding by adding 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals to the pudding
A Chocolate Birthday Cake Filled with Chocolate Mocha Pudding by adding 1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals to the pudding

Use Coffee for Baking and Cooking

Coffee for Baking

Spice up all your baking by substituting fresh made coffee instead of water. See the wonderful creations you can be made with a little creativity. When liquid coffee cannot be added try instant coffee crystal .

I made many beverages with instant coffee with new and amazing results. Try instant hot cocoa with added instant coffee for easy coffee mocha. Drink it hot or pour it over ice. Instant coffee can be used in mixed drinks as well. Do you like Kahlua? Mix instant coffee with your favorite liquor add cream for a tasty after dinner cocktail. Or top off ice cream with chocolate syrup mixed with coffee crystals. Yummy!

Experiment with your favorite recipes

Experiment with your favorite recipes
Experiment with your favorite recipes

Yummy coffee mocha cupcakes

Yummy coffee mocha cupcakes
Yummy coffee mocha cupcakes

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This is the perfect expresso maker for use on top of your stove. It is perfect for camping trips and stores away easily. It is easy to use and perfect for homemade expresso made the traditional way.

Coffee vs. Chocolate - Take a moment and give us your option

Does Coffee really go with chocolate?

How do you take your coffee? - Your opinion counts!

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      5 years ago

      Nice lens. One of a few lenses that show another usage of coffee. Thanks for sharing:=)

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