Norwegian Mocha Torte

Yield:Serves 12
Cook time: 01:00


2 cups coffee, very strong
1 cups sugar
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1 cups raisins, chopped
1/2 cups butter, at room temperature
1 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
eggs, beaten, at room temperature
2 cups unbleached white flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (165 °C). Butter a 10" square baking pan
  2. Mix together coffee, 1 cup sugar, cocoa, and chopped raisins in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Cool.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift together remaining ingredients. Add to butter mixture alternately with coffee mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour. When cool, dust with confectioners' sugar.