Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)

Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)

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A sponge cake glazed with a generous helping of coffee, cocoa and brandy, topped with whipped cream and almond flakes, this is surely an adult fare! whether for a candle-light dinner or for a cozy gathering of friends for dinner, the mocha brandy cake will not only meet but surely exceed your expectations.

Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe) recipe - How to make Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  25 to 30 minutes.   Baking temperature:  180ºC (360ºF).   Total Time:     Makes 6 wedges
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For The Vanilla Sponge Cake
1 1/4 cups plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp coffee powder
3/4 cup condensed milk
4 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence

For The Soaking Syrup
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 tbsp strong black coffee , refer handy tip
1 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp brandy

For The Topping
1 1/2 cups beaten whipped cream
1/2 cup almonds (badam) flakes

For the coffee sponge cake

    For the coffee sponge cake
  1. Sieve the plain flour, baking powder, soda bi-carb and coffee powder together on a plate. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the condensed milk, melted butter, vanilla essence and 5 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and beat well.
  3. Add the sieved flour mixture and mix gently with help of a spatula. The batter should be of dropping consistency.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted 175 mm. (7”) diameter cake tin.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. The cake is ready when it leaves the sides of the tin and is springy to touch.
  7. Remove and keep aside for 1 minute. Invert the tin over a cooling rack and tap sharply to unmould the cake.
  8. Keep aside to cool.

For the soaking syrup

    For the soaking syrup
  1. Combine the sugar, black coffee, cocoa powder and 4 tbsp of water in a pan, mix well and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from the flame, add the brandy and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place the vanilla sponge cake on a plate and prick all over with a fork on top of the cake
  2. Pour and spread the soaking syrup evenly over the cake and keep aside for 15 minutes to soak.
  3. Spread the beaten whipped cream evenly on top and at the sides of the cake using a palate knife.
  4. Sprinkle the almond flakes on top and at the sides of the cake.
  5. Cut into 6 equal wedges and serve chilled.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. For strong black coffee: a combine ¼ tsp of coffee powder and 3 tsp of water in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 20 seconds or cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per wedge
Energy474 cal
Protein7.9 g
Carbohydrates61.2 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat20.5 g
Cholesterol18.3 mg
Sodium121.6 mg


Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
 on 20 Sep 20 11:43 PM

receipe was exllent , delightful and coffee adds really different flavours , looks vry attractive . thank you for the receipe
Tarla Dalal
21 Sep 20 08:01 AM
   ShobhA : thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes, articles you loved.
Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
 on 11 Sep 20 10:16 AM

Hi mam which coffee should I use forvthis cake pls late me know ....for soaking the cake
Tarla Dalal
16 Oct 20 02:52 PM
   You can use any instant coffee powder or use the black coffee powder which is available in the market.
Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
 on 01 Sep 20 02:45 PM

will try this receipe and post the comment I know it must be exllent
Tarla Dalal
02 Sep 20 10:16 AM
   Super, look forward to your review.
Mocha Brandy Cake ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
 on 05 Mar 15 03:13 PM

Planning to try this over the weekend. Should I cut the edges and remove the top crust before I put the whipped cream on the top?
Tarla Dalal
09 Mar 15 11:40 AM
   No you do not have to cut the edges and remove the top crust. Once, all the syrup is soaked, directly spread the whipped cream evenly on the sides and top of the cake. Once you spread the whipped cream, all the sides and top will be coated properly.
Mocha Brandy Cake
 on 13 Dec 10 11:53 AM

great recipe! the coffee adds such a different flavour yet it blends well with the cake! loved it..apt for christmas!