Italian Buttercream, Mocha Cake

The Mocha Cake, or as we say in French, "gâteau moka." This exquisite cake features layers of genoise soaked in a delicate coffee syrup, and generously filled with a luscious coffee-flavored buttercream. The history of the Mocha Cake dates back to 1857, when it was first created by the talented Parisian pastry Chef Guignard. Interestingly, it is believed that the cake was named after Mocha, a historic port city in Yemen known for its involvement in the coffee trade. I am excited to share with you my take on the naked version of the North American style Mocha Cake.

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