Mocha Magic Torte

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This is a rich cake and very delicious. You will shun at the thought of mayonnaise in the cake, but it is the ingredient that helps make it nice and moist.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Grease and flour two 9 inch round pans, and line them with wax paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Sift flour with baking soda.
  • In a large bowl, beat white sugar, 3 eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Blend in mayonnaise and 3 squares melted chocolate. Dissolve 1/3 cup instant coffee in the water. Beat flour mixture alternately with coffee into the chocolate mixture, one-third at a time, with electric mixer on low speed. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pans for 10 minutes. Remove, and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Melt 4 squares chocolate with milk and 2 tablespoons instant coffee in a double boiler; blend until smooth. Cool. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, and beat with electric mixer on high speed for 1 minute. Add chocolate mixture to butter mixture, and blend frosting well.
  • When layers have cooled, cut each horizontally to make 4 layers. Fill and frost the cake with the frosting.