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Fry’s* Magnificent Mocha Torte

Contributed by: News Canada

(NC) - Layers of light-as-air cake are topped with mounds of whipped cream in this irresistible cocoa and coffee combination.


  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) Fry’s* Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 5 eggs, separated, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cream of tartar
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) granulated sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) cold black coffee
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla

Cocoa Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) each granulated sugar and Fry’s* Cocoa
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 35% whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chocolate liqueur


Preheat oven to 325 F (160 C). Sift flour with Fry’s* Cocoa and salt until evenly combined and reserve. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a metal or glass bowl until frothy. Beat in 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the sugar, adding a spoonful at a time until stiff peaks form. Egg whites can be reserved for as long as 10 minutes.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks with the remaining 3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar until very light. Stir in the coffee and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture using low speed on an electric mixer. Fold in a dollop of the egg whites using a large rubber spatula. Add remaining egg whites and fold until combined.

Divide the batter between two parchment or waxed paper lined 8-in (20-cm) round cake pans. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in the centre. Invert pans on a rack and cool for 10 minutes. Remove pans and peel off paper. Cool completely. Using a serrated knife, slice each cake in half to make two layers.

Cocoa Whipped Cream:

Combine sugar and Fry’s* Cocoa in a large mixing bowl. Stir in whipping cream until well combined. Cover and reserve in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours. Add liqueur and whip cream mixture until cream forms soft peaks.

Assemble cake by spreading equal amounts of cream mixture between layers of cake, finishing with a layer of cream on top. Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Fry’s* Cocoa Baking Tip:

For an elegant touch, dust serving dishes with Fry’s* Cocoa.

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