MOCHA: the cake not the car

This recipe is inspired by Richard and I’m being totally tongue-in-cheek with it. We as fans frequently refer to his voice as being like chocolate, so the base of this recipe is a devil’s food cake mix. I’ve added coffee to the chocolate and gooey top because coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate, letting it’s depth of flavor show through, just like Richard let’s his depth of character show through in his interviews. There are also layers to this cake, which is fitting because Richard seems like a layered individual. And really, isn’t it better to be considered layered like a delicious dessert than an onion? 😉


Richard dressed in mocha chocolate layers

Mocha Gooey Butter Cake:

• 1 18 1/4-ounce package devil’s food cake mix
• 1 egg
• 8 tablespoons butter, melted
• 1 tablespoon hot water
• ¼ teaspoon instant coffee granules
• 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
• 2 tablespoons hot water
• 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 8 tablespoons butter, melted
• 1 16-ounce box powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Dissolve ¼ teaspoon instant coffee granules in 1 tablespoon water. Combine the cake mix, egg, butter and coffee and mix well with an electric mixer.
3. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
4. In a large bowl dissolve 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules in 2 tablespoons water, beat the cream cheese and coffee until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well. Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
5. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

JasRangoon Mocha Gooey Butter Cake

This recipe was submitted by @JasRangoon. She was drawn to Richard Armitage through John Thornton, but it was when she saw his interviews on the North and South disc, did she become really hooked. And here she is three and half years later, and we’re all thankful for that!

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