Mokkapalat: Finnish Mocha Brownies


If you’re a fan of chocolate, coffee, or anything mocha flavored, you’re going to love the Finnish dessert, mokkapalat.

Similar to mocha brownies, Mokkapalat is a short, dense, chocolate cake with a rich mocha frosting. And for added fun, some sprinkles too.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and 4 Tbsp cocoa powder in a separate bowl, whisking or stirring together with a fork until they're well blended. Set aside.

Cut 2 sticks of butter into smaller chunks, then add the butter and granulated sugar to a separate bowl or stand mixer and beat together until creamy.

Then stir in the eggs one by one, whisking them before adding to the batter.

Add the flour mixture into the batter alternately with the milk. Once the batter is well blended, pour into prepared baking pans.

Place pans in the middle of the oven and at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until the center is firm.

While the cake is baking, add the remaining stick of butter as well as the coffee to a saucepan on the stove and heat on low, stirring until the butter is melted.

Keep the heat on low and do not let it come to a boil as the mocha chocolate sauce will not thicken.

Once the coffee and butter are melted together, add the 1/2 cup of cocoa and stir until blended.

Next, add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until it is all dissolved. (It's okay if there are a few lumps).

Add about a cup of ice and a cup of water to a large bowl to make a cold water bath. Then, set a smaller glass bowl or measuring cup into the cold water bath and pour the mocha sauce through a sieve into the smaller bowl.

Pour the mocha sauce onto the cooled cakes. Add decorative sprinkles or chocolate chips, then let it cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set.


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