Nescafe Mocha Layer Cake

Ingredients

  1. A. Creamed
  2. 500 g unsalted butter
  3. 100 g castor sugar
  4. 1 tsp Ovalette (optional)
  5. (Cake emulsifier)
  6. b
  7. 350 g condensed milk
  8. 200 g Kaya/Sri kaya
  9. (Coconut jam)
  10. C. Add one by one
  11. 10 large eggs
  12. D. Sifted
  13. 300 g fine flour/flour
  14. 100 g coffee mate
  15. 200 g Horlicks
  16. (Or Malted Milk Powder)
  17. E. The Flavours
  18. 1 1/2 tbsp coffee essence + 2 tsp milo
  19. 1 tbsp browning sugar
  20. 1 1/2 tsp mocha paste

Steps

  1. Line and grease an 8” x 8” cake pan.

  2. Using an electric hand mixer, beat A (butter, sugar and Ovalette) until pale and creamy.

  3. Add in B and beat until well combined.

  4. Add C (eggs) one by one, mixing well after each addition.

  5. Next, add in D (sifted ingredients) in two additions. Mix well after each addition using the lowest speed of your mixer. Stop once batter is looking smooth. Divide batter equally into three separate bowls (Bowl – A, B and C) and add the flavours.

  6. Bowl A – plain batter. Bowl B – coffee essence and milo (mix well). Bowl C – browning sugar and mocha paste (mix well).

  7. Baking and Layering- preheat oven to 150°C (depending on the oven). Start with Bowl C. Divide batter in Bowl C into three portions. Put the first portion into the baking pan and spread it evenly. Bake this first layer for 10-13 minutes using ‘bake’ function.

  8. Remove from the oven and put the second portion of the batter (of the same colour) on top of the cooked layer. Bake again for 10-13 minutes but this time using the grill function (top heat). Repeat the same process with the last portion (of bowl C).

  9. Repeat the same process with bowl B and finally bowl A. As for the very last layer, turn the oven back into ‘bake’ function. Cover the cake with aluminum foil (optional) and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and leave to cool before serving.

  10. Note: lightly press each (cooked) layer with something flat to remove any excess air before putting the next one. This is still optional. Some would brush jam or condensed milk on top of the cooked layer. Jam or condensed milk is used to glue/bind the layers together.

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