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."

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Rajiv Kumar

September 12, 2017
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boos33's Review

December 10, 2013

tubafor's Review

March 14, 2010
This tasted like a good chocolate cake. It was easy to make. But it does not deserve a 5 star rating. There is nothing spectacular about this recipe. I would not make this again.

donthigpen's Review

May 14, 2010
Amazing dessert. I have made it for a few years now and would highly recommend trying it. The coffee taste can be a bit much to some, so I use a little less than the recipe calls for, but it is definitely a 5 star recipe. I have made this cake for friends, family, and coworkers and it is always a hit.

twinsucf's Review

February 28, 2011
This may well be the best chocolate cake I've eaten! Delicious!! The mocha cream is a bit much, I would decrease the amount of coffee in the cream or not use at all.

smellgar's Review

August 28, 2010
This cake is outstanding. Moist and delicious! However, I was not impressed with the frosting. It was too sweet (even with extra coffee) and I thought it overpowered the flavor of the cake. I also didn't like the texture of the frosting. The marshmallow creme made it very sticky and dense. I would make this cake again but with a traditional vanilla frosting with coffee flavoring.

MCRossing's Review

August 01, 2013
One of my favorite recipes and easy to make. I love it.

Margareta's Review

November 21, 2008
OMG, this is absolutely the best chocolate cake ever! I followed the cake recipe exactly and it turned out amazing. I substituted freshly brewed espresso from Starbucks for the instant coffee & water in the frosting. I also left off the chocolate syrup. I will definitely make this again as a birthday cake for all of my chocolate loving friends.

gforcecook's Review

May 08, 2011
I served this to clients I cook for at a fishing lodge. It is showy, not to mention deliciously rich and filling. The frosting makes the cake. Everyone "ooooohed and awwwed." Will be serving it again!

osequin's Review

January 02, 2012
This is probably the best chocolate cake I have ever made and even ever tasted. It is so moist and even a bit fudgy. I was amazed at how good it was and so easy too! I used Miricle Whip instead of mayo and it worked fine! The frosting was a little runny but very tasty. However it made a bit too much. Will most definitely make again.