Heavenly Mocha Chip Cake Recipe for Coffee Lovers

Welcome to my recipe for the scrumptious Mocha Latte Chip Cake! If you’re looking for a special dessert to impress your guests, this cake is it. I promise that every bite of this rich, mocha, and chocolatey cake will transport you to chocolate heaven. This show-stopper is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasions. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make!

I came across this recipe during one of my culinary adventures and have since added my own spin to it. The result has been a hit with all who have tasted it! I just had to share the love with y’all. It’s a moist and decadent four-layer bundt cake infused with mocha latte flavors and loads of chocolate chips in every bite. Trust me; you won’t be able to resist.

And in case you’re worried about any complicated steps or ingredients like fancy coffee makers or expensive ingredients – don’t be! This recipe involves simple tools and ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, such as all-purpose flour, sugar, eggs, cocoa powder (of course!), butter, milk, vanilla extract and instant espresso powder.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Latte Chip Cake
Mocha Latte Chip Cake

My dear coffee and chocolate lovers, I can hardly contain my excitement to share with you a recipe that is sure to delight your taste buds. Imagine indulging in a decadent mocha latte chip cake – that’s right, a moist and chocolatey cake infused with coffee and studded with delicious chocolate chips.

What makes this cake so special, you ask? Well, for starters, it’s incredibly easy to make! With just a handful of simple ingredients such as all-purpose flour, eggs, granulated sugar, butter, baking powder, and milk – you can create a masterpiece. And let’s not forget about the star ingredient – instant espresso powder. This gives the cake that bold coffee flavor we all love.

But wait, there’s more! The recipe also includes a luscious chocolate sauce and whipped coconut cream that takes this cake to another level. The combination of flavors is simply divine – coffee and chocolate complement each other so perfectly that it’s almost an art form.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a birthday or just craving something sweet and indulgent, this cake is sure to impress. The rich and velvety texture paired with the mocha latte flavors make it an irresistible treat.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to indulge in a heavenly slice of mocha latte chip cake – trust me when I say that this will be your new go-to recipe for any occasion.

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this indulgent mocha latte chip cake.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this indulgent mocha latte chip cake.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this delicious mocha latte chip cake recipe:

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package (12 ounces) of semi-sweet chocolate chips

For the Mocha Latte Icing:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) of Italian mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder/coffee
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • White chocolate shavings, for decorating (optional)

Chocolate Drizzle and Whipped Cream:

  • Chocolate sauce
  • Whipped coconut cream

You can find these ingredients at any grocery store. Make sure to check that you have all the ingredients before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect treat for coffee lovers who crave a rich and decadent dessert.
The perfect treat for coffee lovers who crave a rich and decadent dessert.

Let’s get started with making this delicious mocha latte chip cake recipe!

Preheat the oven: First things first, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare the bundt pan: Grease a 10-cup bundt pan using oil or butter. Then, sprinkle a tablespoon of flour over it, tapping away any excess.

Mix together the dry ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Mix together the wet ingredients: In another bowl, cream together 1 cup of unsalted butter and 3 cups of granulated sugar.

Add in the eggs and vanilla extract: Beat in four large eggs and add in one tablespoon of vanilla extract to the above mixture.

Add espresso powder and milk mixture: In a separate measuring jug or container mix 2 tablespoons of instant espresso powder with 1/2 cup of warm milk until dissolving. Set aside.

Combine it all together: Slowly mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients alternating between them. Making sure not to overmix. Then add in the mocha latte mixture and fold in chocolate chips.

Bake it to perfection: After mixing thoroughly pour batter into prepared pan and bake for forty-five minutes.

Cool down completely before decorating
Place the cake out for cooling on a wire rack for at least fifteen minutes before removing it from the pan.

Your mocha latte chip cake is now ready to impress your guests!

Substitutions and Variations

 Layers of moist chocolate cake and creamy latte frosting make for a heavenly combination.
Layers of moist chocolate cake and creamy latte frosting make for a heavenly combination.

There are many possible substitutions and variations that you can try with this mocha latte chip cake recipe, depending on your taste preferences and availability of ingredients. Here are some ideas to consider:

– Gluten-free version: To make this cake gluten-free, you can replace the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend or almond flour. You will also need to use gluten-free baking powder or baking soda. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor of the cake may be slightly different from the original version.

– Dairy-free version: If you want to avoid dairy, you can use vegetable oil or coconut oil instead of butter. For the milk in the cake batter, you can use almond milk, soy milk, or any other non-dairy milk. For the frosting, you can use coconut cream or a vegan whipped topping.

– Different chocolate chips: Instead of using semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, you can experiment with different flavors and types of chocolate. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, or even mint-flavored chocolate chips would all work well in this recipe.

– Coffee flavor variations: If you want a stronger coffee flavor in your cake, you can substitute some of the milk with brewed espresso or strong coffee. You can also add more instant espresso powder if desired. For a vanilla latte variation, omit the espresso powder and add more vanilla extract instead.

– Streusel topping: To add extra texture and sweetness to your cake, you can make a streusel topping by combining flour, sugar, and melted butter. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the top of the cake batter before baking.

– Icebox cake variation: Instead of baking the cake in a bundt pan, you can make an icebox cake by layering slices of the mocha latte chip cake with whipped cream or mascarpone cheese frosting. You can also drizzle each layer with chocolate sauce or sprinkle with chocolate shavings for added decadence.

Remember, these are just a few ideas to get you started. You can always experiment with different flavor combinations and ingredients to make this cake your own signature creation. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Top with chocolate chips for an extra burst of flavor and texture.
Top with chocolate chips for an extra burst of flavor and texture.

When it comes to serving and pairing this decadent Mocha Latte Chip Cake, you have a lot of options. If you are looking for something indulgent, simply serve a slice on its own as a dessert, with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream as the finishing touch.

For those who want to elevate their slice of cake further, pair it with freshly brewed coffee or espresso. The strong and aromatic flavors of the coffee will complement the rich notes of chocolate and espresso in the cake.

You could also try something unexpected, like serving the Mocha Latte Chip Cake as part of a brunch spread. Cut the slices into smaller pieces and serve alongside other breakfast favorites, such as fruit salad, scrambled eggs, and bacon.

If you’re feeling really creative, use the cake in a trifle-style dessert by layering it in between mascarpone cream and chocolate sauce. Top it off with some chocolate shavings for an elegant presentation that is sure to impress.

No matter how you choose to serve this cake, it’s important to note that it is quite rich and indulgent, so small slices are recommended. And if you happen to have any leftovers (which is unlikely), store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days or in the fridge for up to five days. However, we highly doubt that this Mocha Latte Chip Cake will last that long!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Impress your friends and family with this stunning showstopper of a cake.
Impress your friends and family with this stunning showstopper of a cake.

There are various ways to approach the make-ahead, storing, and reheating of the Mocha Latte Chip Cake Recipe. Following these instructions will help you enjoy this delicious cake for days to come!

First, let’s talk about making it ahead of time. If you’re planning an event or need to get ahead of your baking schedule, you can easily make the cake up to two days ahead. Once it has cooled down for at least an hour, wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. This step is important because it allows the flavors of the cake to meld together and intensify.

Next, let’s address storing the Mocha Latte Chip Cake Recipe. Once you’ve served the cake and have leftovers, use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to cover it and store it in an airtight container that is sized appropriately. The cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.

If you want to make space in your refrigerator or you’re planning on serving leftover slices a few days later, you can freeze them instead. Ensure that each slice is wrapped securely in plastic wrap then place them into a freezer-safe ziplock bag for easy storage. The frozen slices will keep well in your freezer for up to two months.

Now, let’s discuss reheating the cake? If you prefer your cake warm simply pop it into a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) and bake for ten minutes before serving. Just be careful not to dry out the cake by over-baking!

In conclusion, if you’re looking for something quick and easy to serve with coffee or tea throughout your busy week, Mocha Latte Chip Cake Recipe is a great choice because of how well it keeps fresh with minimal fuss!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't be able to resist the temptation of a slice of this mocha latte chip cake.
You won’t be able to resist the temptation of a slice of this mocha latte chip cake.

In order to ensure that you get the best out of your Mocha Latte Chip Cake, there are some tips you should bear in mind. As a home baker and dessert aficionado, I have discovered some helpful techniques to make this recipe really special. Take a look at some of these things that every baker should know about making the Mocha Latte Chip Cake Recipe.

1. Use Quality Ingredients

One of the most significant factors that determine success of the Mocha Latte Chip Cake Recipe is using high-quality ingredients. Make sure you use fresh eggs, baking powder, butter, flour and other cake components to achieve perfect results. Ideally, stick with organic products for better flavor and consider choosing chocolate chips and cocoa powder from a reputable manufacturer.

2. Sift Dry Ingredients

If you want to have a light and fluffy cake that is free from lumps, then it’s essential to sift the dry components such as the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt first before you mix them together in your recipe. Passing dry ingredients through a sieve helps remove clumps and aerates them to create a better texture for the batter.

3. Less Mixing Is Better

When mixing your batter ingredients for your Mocha Latte Chip Cake Recipe, be careful not to over-mix because it can develop gluten in the flour mixture which creates a tough cake instead of soft and fluffy one. Mix just enough until everything is properly blended before folding in the chocolate chips.

4. Grease The Pan Thoroughly

Make sure you grease your baking pan thoroughly with oil or cooking spray so it doesn’t stick when trying to remove from pan after baking. If not using a non-stick pan or silicone mold, it’s important to coat all edges with fats before adding the batter so that it slides out of the pan cleanly.

5. Keep An Eye On The Baking Time

Due to oven temperatures varying between makes and models, it’s important to keep an eye on the baking time, using a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake to check for doneness. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Don’t open oven door constantly while baking as this can affect temperature inside.

Apply these tips and you will be well on your way to baking a soft, chocolatey and flavorful Mocha Latte Chip Cake!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Mocha Latte Chip Cake recipe is definitely worth trying out. Its combination of flavors and textures make it a perfect dessert for any occasion. While it may seem intimidating at first glance, with the right techniques and ingredients, anyone can master this recipe.

With its rich mocha and chocolate flavors, velvety texture, and gorgeous appearance, this cake will definitely impress your family and friends. So, whether you’re looking to create a show-stopping dessert for a special event or simply want to treat yourself to something sweet and indulgent, this recipe is perfect for you.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions to make this cake your own. You never know what exciting new flavors you might discover along the way!

So go ahead and give this Mocha Latte Chip Cake recipe a try – your taste buds will thank you for it!

Mocha Latte Chip Cake

Mocha Latte Chip Cake Recipe

I found this recipe on one of those tear-off pads that companies leave in stores to promote their products. It is a lovely, moist cake, and with the abundance of chocolate chips in the mixture, looks like a big chocolate chip cookie when sliced. I made it without the glaze, which I would save if making the cake for a special occasion.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Coffee-based
Calories 528.1 kcal



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips


  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant espresso powder


  • To make the cake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a Bundt cake pan.
  • Beat the butter with the sugar in a separate bowl until fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Stir the flour with the baking powder and salt until combined.
  • Whisk the milk with the vanilla and espresso powder.
  • On low speed, alternately beat the flour and milk mixtures into the butter mixture.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and scrape the batter into the pan.
  • Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a tester inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then finish cooling on a rack.
  • To make the glaze, heat the chocolate chips, butter, syrup and espresso powder in a saucepan set over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until glossy and smooth.
  • Drizzle over the cooled cake.
  • Let stand until the glaze is set.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 145gCalories: 528.1kcalCarbohydrates: 66.4gProtein: 7.7gFat: 26.2gSaturated Fat: 15.4gCholesterol: 148.4mgSodium: 432.7mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 35.8g
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