16 August 2010

My mum's Mocha Roll


Ahhh... Cake.   What cures a bad day? What makes all problems go away?  Cake.

Mocha roll is one of my mum's "go to" cakes when we are in need of something sweet

2 cups self raising flour
2 cups sugar
12 eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbs coffee mixed with 3 tbs hot water

  1. Preheat oven 180deg.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, half of the sugar and salt.
  3. Add the coffee mixture, vanilla extract and egg yolks.  Mix.
  4. In a mixer, beat the egg whites till soft peaks.  While beating, slowly drizzle in the rest of the sugar.
  5. Add a third of the batter into the beaten egg whites and fold.
  6. Once incorporated, add the rest of the egg whites and carefully fold.  (My mum used an electric beater on low to combine)
  7. Pour batter into a 30cm X 40cm tray that has been lined with baking paper.   Even out, making sure the batter goes all the way into the corners.
  8. Bake in the oven for 30-35mins.

When the cake comes out the oven, transfer out of the try and onto a clean paper towel.  While the cake is still warm, roll using the baking paper for assistance.  Roll from one of the short sides.  Cover loosely and let cool completely before icing.

Butter Icing:
100g butter
3/4 cup coffee
2 tsp hot water
2 tbs milk

Crushed unsalted cashews

Place all the ingredients into a bowl and beat with a mixer till light and fluffy.
When the cake is cool, cover the cake
Sprinkle the cake with cashews 


/* */ penny aka jeroxie said...

3 of you ate it all that.. must be super delicious then... Hmmm

/* */ Hannah said...

That looks AMAZING. I'm not usually a big fan of cake but throw the word "coffee" or "mocha" in there and I'm seduced. If only my mum would make this for me... :P

/* */ Iron Chef Shellie said...

looks so good! will be perfect with a cuppa on a rainy sunday arvo i imagine =)

/* */ Tangled Noodle said...

Now, how did you know that Mocha cake is my favorite? No other coffee-flavored cake can match a Filipino mocha cake! The butter icing alone is worth all the ganache in the world. 8-)

/* */ ziggy said...

that's a lot of eggs. 12 eggs. i am hopeless in making cakes. what i remember with mocha cake is is it is a staple in our school canteen when i was in high school.

*hurls recipe to wife* make me a cake woman!

/* */ Caroline said...

WOW, a mocha roll! I haven't had this in years (and just between us, I've never baked a roll before, shhh). This is sure to get me started, thanks for sharing your recipe. :)

/* */ ♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

brings back childhood memories... of mocha rolls and also ube roll... i could almost smell it and feel the icing around my lips ahhh i could finish the whole roll haha..

/* */ Ibyang said...

i miss eating mocha roll...haven't found one that i like here in Sydney.

i'm tempted to try this. :)

/* */ Olive said...

oh yes, a slice of cake+cup of coffee= happiness! :) Your mocha cake looks so yummylicious!

@Caroline- that makes 2 of us :)

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