Easy Mocha Pound Cake

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Don’t you just love a good recipe that it is easy to make and impressive to serve? Tasty treats that are semi-homemade? This recipe is just that and is another one that comes from my mom’s recipe archives.  It is sure to be a favorite. Using a store bought frozen frozen pound cake, you can have this baby put together in no time flat. Are you ready to learn how to make easy mocha pound cake? Here we go:

Easy Mocha Pound Cake

Easy Mocha Pound Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Category: Recipes

Servings: 6-8 servings

Easy Mocha Pound Cake


  • 1 store bought pound cake (10.75oz or larger), thawed per package instructions if frozen
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick packet of instant coffee (approximately 2 teaspoons)
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 8oz Cool Whip or other whipped topping
  • Fresh strawberries or raspberries (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)


  • Place chocolate chips and instant coffee in a large mixing bowl. Carefully add the boiling water and stir together until the chocolate is melted and the mixture become smooth. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Once your mocha mixture has cooled, gently fold in one 8oz tub of whipped topping until well combined. Chill for 10 minutes or until the mixture firms up enough to spread with a knife.
  • Slice the pound cake into four even layers. Place the bottom layer of the pound cake on the serving plate and add a generous layer of the mocha mixture to the top, spreading evenly. Place the next layer of cake on top and again cover with mocha filling. Repeat with the remaining layers of pound cake until your cake is put back together. Frost the top and sides of the cake liberally with the remaining mocha filling. Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
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Helpful Tips

  • Look in the frozen dessert section of your local grocery store for frozen pound cake.  It usually comes in a small foil pan and is a snap to thaw and serve.  These little cakes are great to have on hand for a special treat.  Sliced pound cake with berries and cream is an easy and delicious dessert as well. Yum!
  • If you don’t keep instant coffee in the house, consider using stick packets of instant coffee for this recipe.  I found a box of 5 at my local dollar store.  Now I have instant coffee on hand for this recipe and don’t have to worry about it getting stale.
  • Add more or less of the instant coffee to your taste.  I find that 2 teaspoons (1 stick packet) is plenty for me.
  • Use a serrated knife or a cake leveling tool to cut your pound cake into layers. I recently purchased a Wilton cake leveler and just love it. It is easy to adjust and makes slicing and making layers of any homemade or store bought cake a snap.
  • If you find that the mocha mixture is getting too soft to frost with, you may find it helpful to put a thin layer over the entire cake and then put both the cake and the bowl of filling back in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes so that the filling firms up again.
  • Be sure to store your mocha pound cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The flavors will continue to meld as it rests after it is put together.

Easy Mocha Pound Cake

There you have it! Easy mocha pound cake is a great recipe for entertaining or for a simple treat at home.  Let me now how it turns out for you or if you try any variations of this recipe.  Enjoy!

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12 thoughts on “Easy Mocha Pound Cake

  1. Pingback: Family Joy Blog Link Up Party #31 - Thinking Outside the Pot
  2. This looks like a cake for me!! I love whipped frostings! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

  3. I love using pre-made pound cakes. I found the best one at Sam’s Club! I’ve never had a mocha cake, will have to try. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty hope to see you back!

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