Buddy Valastro’s Mocha Cake

Serves 8-10

Originally aired

  • 1 box chocolate (or devil’s food) cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 1 can chocolate frosting
  • 1 tablespoon Frangelico (hazelnut liquor) or 1/2 cup hazelnut spread (or both!)
  • Chocolate covered espresso beans 

Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Combine espresso powder with 3 tablespoons of hot water and mix into batter. Bake the cake in two round cake pans. Remove from oven and let cool. 
In medium bowl, mix frosting with Frangelico and/or hazelnut spread. 
Frost cake with Frangelico frosting and decorate with chocolate covered espresso beans.