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Mocha Decadence Cake

Mocha Decadence CakeMoist chocolate and coffee flavored cake loaded with nuts and topped with rich chocolate and coffee glaze. An easy to prepare treat sure to be a hit among chocolate and coffee lovers. Here's an easy dessert recipe for Mocha Decadence Cake.

1/2 cup butter
6 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups finely ground walnuts or pecans
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons coffee liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 (1-ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, melted
2 tablespoons coffee liqueur
Powdered sugar for dusting
Chocolate covered coffee beans for garnishing (optional)

Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).

Melt butter and 6 ounces (1 cup) semi sweet chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until blended. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large bowl, cream eggs and sugar on high speed of electric mixer for about 3 minutes, until light and lemon-colored.

Mix together ground nuts and flour; gradually beat into the egg mixture.

Stir 3 tablespoons coffee liqueur and the vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Gradually beat into the egg mixture until well-combined.

Pour batter into a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until top is set. Cool cake in pan. Remove metal ring and place cake on a serving plate. Dust top with powdered sugar.

To make the glaze, mix together 2 ounces melted chocolate and 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur. Drizzle over cake. Decorate with chocolate covered coffee beans, if desired.

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