Chocolate Coffee Cake with Mascarpone

Yield: 12 servings

Cake:
3 cups sifted flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbsps. cocoa powder
2 tsps. baking soda
34 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsps. vinegar
2 tsps. vanilla
2 cups warm coffee

Sauce:
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
1⁄4 cup coffee liquor
Fresh cream, as needed

Fresh raspberries

  1. For the cake: Combine dry ingredients (flour through baking soda) and make three
  2. Pour vegetable oil into one indentation, vinegar into another and vanilla into the last one.
  3. Pour warm (not hot) coffee over the ingredients and mix well with a fork.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased 9" x 13" pan and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  5. For the sauce: Combine mascarpone cheese with a few tablespoons of fresh cream to soften and add the coffee liquor to make a sauce.
  6. To assemble: Slice the chocolate cake and top with the Mascarpone mixture. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve.

Recipe from BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.