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Mocha Angel Squares

Yield 6 servings


  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) angel food cake loaf
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) jar macadamias, chopped*
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 to 1 cup chocolate sauce
  • 3/4 to 1 cup caramel sauce

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve coffee granules in 2 teaspoons hot water.

  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add coffee, and beat until spreading consistency. Set frosting aside.

  3. Trim crust from cake. Cut cake into 6 (2 1/2- x 2 1/2- x 1-inch) squares. Spread frosting on top and sides of squares; roll in nuts. Top with ice cream, and drizzle with sauces.

  4. *3/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts macadamias.