Chocolate Genoise Cake with Coffee Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

Posted: July 30, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Cake
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Chocolate Genoise Cake with Coffee Mascarpone Cheese Frosting 

I was in search of most elegant, beautiful and yet deliciously good cake for my hubby birthday. And then I came across this site Passionate About Baking and the moment I visited I was on the cloud nine by just looking at the wonderful recipes. I spent almost an hour there going through each and every recipes posted. They are just awesome. If you have not visited the same, check it out. 

I decided to make a Chocolate Genoise Cake with mascarpone cheese frosting. At first I was little bit nervous how its going to turn out because this is the first time I am going to frost the cake . It turned out awesome.  It was so soft and perfect, also after having one or two slice you will not feel that you had something heavy. It is so light and full of flavor. Just heavenly! 

And about my hubby he was thrilled to see this surprise, I know even if I do not do anything he will be happy but I just wanted to do something special for him. He just loved every slice and could not stop saying how good it turned out. 

So, here is what I did: 

Chocolate Genoise Cake with Coffee Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Genoise Cake with Coffee Mascarpone Cheese Frosting


For chocolate Genoise Cake: 

  • 1/3 cup dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1/3 all-purpose flour
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Prepare a 9-inch pan by buttering the sides and dusting with flour. Also, place a parchment paper on the bottom of the pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg fahrenheit.
  • Sift flour and cocoa powder three times together and keep it aside.
  • Heat water in a large pot and bring it to boil, simmer the gas and place a heat-resistant bowl with the eggs and sugar. Keep stirring until the sugar is compelety dissolved and make sure you do not turned the eggs into scrambled eggs. Once done transfer this mixture to the mixer bowl and turn off the gas.
  • In an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment beat the egg and sugar mixture until fluffy or cream like texture on highest speed of the mixer.
  • Meanwhile place the butter and vanilla on the boiled water and let it get warm.
  • Now add the sifted flour and cocoa powder little at a time to the egg mixture and gently incorporate the same with the mixture by using a rubber spatula. You may have to add in 3 batches.
  • Once the batter and egg mixture incorporated well add the butter and vanilla to this batter and mix gently.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and pat it on the kitchen counter to level the same.
  • Bake at 350 deg fahrenheit for about 35-40 minutes or once the cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean.
  • Cool it on wire rack.
  • Till here I have done the day before and once the cake is cooled off completely, wrapped it in clear foil and kept in fridge overnight.

For frosting: 

  • 12 ounce mascarpone cheese
  • 200 ml low-fat cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 unsweetened dark chocolate, for garnishing
  • and some coffee beans


  • Prepare a coffee syrup with 1/4 cup of water and 2 teaspoon of instant coffee powder and cool it before applying to the cake.
  • With a wooden spoon mix mascarpone cheese and cream together until you get a smooth cream. Add coffee powder and sugar and mix well. Frosting is ready to apply on cake.
  • Cut the cake horizontally in two pieces. Place the lower end on pedestal, brush the top with coffee syrup and then frost it with half of the cream.
  • Gently keep the upper end on the cream and then brush on top with coffee syrup and frost with the remaining cream on top and on to the sides of the cake.
  • Grate dark chocolate on top and garnish with some coffee beans.

Cake is ready to Enjoy! 

Chocolate Genoise Cake with Coffee Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Genoise Cake with Coffee Mascarpone Cheese Frosting

Recipe adapted from PassionateAboutBaking.

  1. Wow loved the very look to it has come out so yummy:)

  2. Nidhya says:

    Cake looks luscious and divine. I have this saying on my fridge “Life is short;Eat chocolate”. I feel like, tasting such a cake made of chocolate is worth living for.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comments.

  3. Muneeba says:

    My first time here … thks for dropping by on my blog .. love your pics, and selection of recipes! One thing though .. not sure if it’s my computer, but big chunks of your recipe don’t show up on my screen.

  4. Sridevi says:

    What a lovely cake Suman!! feels like grabbing it immediately…

  5. arthi says:

    Hey Suman,
    am drooling delicious!!

  6. spice says:

    Nice cake Suman, I can almost feel the taste of choc., coffe cream & mascarpone cheese & yes u r right about PAB, when I first discovered that site I was hooked to it for an hour or may be more, sometime I just go there to see the nice & tempting clicks…lol….btw thanks for stopping by…

  7. This cake is elegant and the taste is chocolate génoise and coffee cream cannot be topped!

  8. Simply Life says:

    oh wow,that sounds great!

  9. Panchpakwan says:

    Cake looks so yuumy…and delectable..

  10. Krishnaveni says:

    belated birthday wishes to your husband, cake looks so good with a great professional touch

  11. Urmi says:

    Wish you a Happy Friendship Day.
    Very nice, wonderful and delicious recipe. Cake looks yummy and mouth watering.

  12. Juliana says:

    Wow, what a beautiful looking cake…love the filling and frosting…gorgeous!

  13. Mythreyi says:

    I can finish this entire platter of yummy dessert before i could spell its name:)

  14. Neha says:

    I am mad about yours so much,,pic is mouthwatering

  15. PJ says:

    happy birthday to your husband! the cake looks so delicious, tempting and perfectly made.

  16. says:

    Wow this cake looks yummy.Very well presented too.Thanks for dropping by visit and comments are very much appreciated.

  17. Joanne says:

    Happy birthday to your hubby! This cake looks miraculously amazing! so moist and delicious.

  18. Tes says:

    Wow the cake looks so amazing! It sounds delicious. I really wanna bite some out of your blog 🙂

  19. Nandini says:

    Wow! It’s awesome!

  20. Beautiful cake with yummy frosting…

  21. Chef Dennis says:

    what a delicious cake that must have been!! oh and marscapone frosting is a wow!!! please cut me off a big piece!

  22. rebecca says:

    wow you did great and your a brave lady to take on a recipe from Deebas blog he he

  23. sometimes when i see some picture thats mak me drool. same way feel to eat such a delicious choco cake..
    really yummy one perfectly done .. super one suman

  24. Swathi says:

    Chocolate genoise cake with coffee mascarpone frosting looks delicious and gorgeous. Belated birthday wishes to your hubby.

  25. vrinda says:

    Lov everything in them….chocolate, coffeee,mascarpone…too good..

  26. Sook says:

    What a beautiful cake!

  27. What a lovely cake you have baked, it’s beautiful and delicious…

  28. nisha says:

    even i keep browsing deebas recipes so much i lose track of time..this cake looks delicious

  29. Mary says:

    What a light and lovely cake. It really looks wonderfully delicious, but then all your recipes do :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  30. Pravs says:

    The cake has come out so well. I am tempted to have a slice:)

  31. Rumana Rawat says:

    I like all your recipe and they just look so awesome and delicious:)

  32. satya says:

    wow cake looks simply divine ….love the presentation too ..feel like grab a piece right now from ur plate 🙂 btw plz give my birthday wishes to ur hubby …he must be very happy to c this beautiful cake ..

  33. Aipi says:

    the cake looks delectable n heavenly..i love the choco-coffee combo ,it enhances the choco flavor so much.. lovely clicks dear.. do u mind sending me a slice 🙂

  34. kshipra says:

    WOW!! what a lovely cake and you’ve done a good job at frosting.

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