Mocha Cake Recipe Filipino

Welcome to a chocolatey-coffee-infused culinary experience – Mocha Cake Recipe Filipino style! This luscious layered cake is densely packed with flavors gingerly assigned of coffee, chocolate, and sweetness. It’s a twist on traditional Filipino cooking.

With this Mocha Cake Recipe Filipino, you’ll be able to conjure up the interplay of coffee and chocolate of your coffee shop favorites in the comfort of your own kitchen. Plus, it’s quite easy to make. If you want to show off your baking prowess, this is the recipe for you!


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules, dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted


Making the Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract until creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until evenly incorporated.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the cakes cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pans and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

Making the Frosting

  1. In a large bowl, combine the melted chocolate, dissolved coffee, buttermilk and cream. Mix until creamy.
  2. Spread the frosting over the cooled cakes and serve.

No mocha cake would ever be complete without one final flourish – a light sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar. Every bite of this Mocha Cake Recipe Filipino takes you on a journey of interconnected sweetness and zest. Follow the recipe and let yourself be transported to the Philippines in your own kitchen! For more recipes that meld the different culinary elements of Filipino cooking, take a look at the ‘Kamayan’, a Filipino-style feast that takes on a whole new level of savoury brilliance.