Yummy Easter Mocha Fudge Cake

Loaded with chocolate and coffee flavors and so much fun to make, this Easter Mocha Fudge Cake is the perfect cake to serve to family and friends for easter! #eastercake

Greetings from England! My family and I are here at the moment. Sadly, it’s not for a holiday or vacation but because my mother-in-law passed away recently. However, what has kept us going through this difficult time is the thought that she’s now in heaven with her saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. No longer in pain; no more suffering. 

We were quarantined as soon as we arrived as was required by UK rules and regulations during this pandemic. We were quite jetlagged anyway so it wasn’t too much for us to stay at home. 

It simply allowed us to rest after such a long journey and enabled our tired constitutions to adjust to the new time zone. It would usually take me between 5-7 days to get over the jetlag anyway so the idea of just being at home for the next few days was welcome news.

It also allowed us to grieve somehow and get used to the idea that we won’t see my mother-in-law anymore. It was difficult, naturally, but it was good to come to terms with it. It was surreal to not see her in her lovely flat, welcoming us with loving arms….but that is life.

My little Sophie, so she doesn’t get too sad or left with nothing much do during quarantine, decided she wanted to do some baking. Since it was nearing easter we both thought she could bake an easter cake for us. And baked she did!

This was a cake she saw on one of the pages of a baking magazine she purchased at the airport. It looked quite lovely! 

I was glad she did as the cake she made turned out both beautiful and delicious! Hope you try this with your family and certainly make it with your children!

Yummy Easter Mocha Fudge Cake

Manila Spoon
Loaded with chocolate and coffee flavors and so much fun to make, this is the perfect cake to serve to family and friends for easter!
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine English, Great Britain
Servings 12


  • Weighing scale would come in handy.


For the Cake

  • 10 oz cafe latte or hot milk mixed with 1/2-1 tablespoon instant coffee (adjust the intensity to personal preference), divided (use 7 oz for the cake and keep the remaining coffee (3 oz) for the fudge filling)
  • 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, sliced
  • 1 1/4 cup (5 1/2 oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (14 oz) light muscovado or regular brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature

For the Fudge Filling

  • 3 oz extra or remaining caffe latte
  • 1/4 cup heavy or double cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups confectioner's or icing sugar, adjust the amount to taste

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder,
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, adjust amount to taste
  • selection of chocolate eggs and colorful easter eggs, bunnies, etc., to decorate


For the Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 325F (160 C). Grease and line 2 (8-inch) round cake pans.
  • Heat the 7 oz cafe latte or coffee in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips and sliced butter to the hot coffee and stir to melt. Warm gently on the stovetop if needed to fully melt the butter and chocolate.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs.
  • Alternately pour into the flour mixture the hot chocolate combo and the beaten eggs, stirring well after each addition. Stop once it's all combined.
  • Divide the cake batter into the 2 round cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Since the cake is fudgy, it may crack a little on top but that's fine.

For the fudge filling

  • To make the fudge filling, heat together on low the remaining caffe latte, double cream, and chocolate chips until the latter is fully melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Mix the melted chocolate with the icing sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Add extra icing sugar if needed to thicken the filling. Upturn one cake onto a serving platter and spread it with the fudge filling

For the Chocolate Frosting

  • In the bowl of an electric or stand mixer, beat together the butter, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add powdered sugar in two batches, beating until smooth after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat until frosting reaches desired consistency. It should be light, fluffy, and easy to spread.
  • Place the other cake on top and spread it with the chocolate frosting. Spread the rest of the frosting evenly down the sides covering the entire cake.
  • Decorate the cake with chocolate eggs and other Easter treats. Enjoy.


Tips and Tricks
You can refrigerate the cake after you’re done. Just make sure to let it reach room temperature first before serving. In my experience (depending on the season), it may take up to 3 hours for the cake to reach room temperature (winter time). Summer shouldn’t take that long. This will ensure the cake is fully moist and tender when you serve it. 
Keyword easter chocolate fudge cake, easter fudge cake, easter mocha cake
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recipe adapted from aldi.co.uk

Last updated on February 27th, 2024 at 08:48 am



  1. Beth
    April 2, 2021 / 11:14 am

    5 stars
    This Easter Mocha Fudge cake is perfect for Easter. I am totally going to try this. So festive and pretty too!

  2. Elizabeth
    April 2, 2021 / 11:17 am

    5 stars
    This is the cutest cake! I love the mocha flavor, and decorating with chocolate bunnies is the perfect finishing touch. 😀

  3. Emily Flint
    April 2, 2021 / 11:42 am

    5 stars
    I am so excited to try your recipe with the coffee addition for Easter, it looks and sounds amazing! I hope mine looks as good as your photos! Happy Easter!

  4. Rachel
    April 2, 2021 / 11:48 am

    5 stars
    Chocolate and coffee is one of the best combinations and you’ve nailed it with this Easter Mocha Fudge Cake recipe! So fudge-y and delicious!

  5. Dannii
    April 2, 2021 / 11:49 am

    5 stars
    This Easter Mocha Fudge cake looks amazing. So rich and delicious.

  6. Joycelyn
    April 3, 2021 / 1:01 pm

    5 stars
    My condolences to you Abby, your husband and children on the passing of your Mother, Mother in Law and Grandma. May she rest in peace.
    And many thanks to your dear Sophie for deciding to make such a lovely Easter Cake.

    How lucky we are to be able to make the same masterpiece cake For Easter weekend and all other holidays where just a wee change in decorations would be all that’s required.
    All the best to you and your family
    Stay safe Stay well.

    • abigail
      April 3, 2021 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Joycelyn! Appreciate your kind words. Glad to know you’re able to make the cake, too!

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