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One-Bowl Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake

Yield 16 servings
"Cake is my favorite dessert--especially frosted cake." -Anna Ginsberg, Austin, TX. We agree, Anna! This easy one-bowl cake recipe got rave reviews (and a top-rating) from our users who called it "moist, sweet, and absolutely delicious."

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup hot strong brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Cooking spray
  • Mocha Cream:
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen light whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/3 cup light chocolate syrup (such as Hershey's Lite Syrup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 315
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 8.1 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 2.6 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 2.6 g
  • carbohydrate 60 g
  • fiber 1.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 390 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Add mayonnaise and oil; beat with a mixer at low speed until well blended. Slowly add brewed coffee and vanilla; beat with a mixer at low speed 1 minute or until well blended. Stir in chocolate; pour batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  3. To prepare mocha cream, combine water and coffee granules in a large bowl; stir until granules dissolve. Add marshmallow creme; beat with a mixer at low speed until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread mocha cream over top of cake; drizzle with chocolate syrup. Chill until ready to serve.