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Mocha squares or “love treats”

Mocha squares chocolate cake recipe

Mocha squares – a swedish classic

Mocha squares, or “love treats”, are pretty popular in Sweden and you can find them in almost every Swedish café. For me it’s always been one of my favorit treats and I’ve been baking them for as long as I can remember. These sweet squares are really delicious with the combination of a soft chocolate bottom with a cover of chocolate glaze with a hint of coffee and topped with coconut flakes. It’s an absolute taste sensation and I honestly haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like them.

Apart from being absolutely delicious they are also so easy to make, which makes them the perfect treat for days when you’re having someone over and want to bake something but don’t have a lot to time to spend in the kitchen. Even though they are so easy to make they feel pretty luxurious and not at all as simple as a plain muffin or something like that.

If you’re looking for more chocolatey treats I highly recommend my chocolate chip cookies, these really delicious snickers bites or why not a chocolate muffin?


Mocha squares chocolate cake recipe

Mocha squares
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A classic Swedish recipe of mocha squares, or "kärleksmums" as we call them in Sweden.
Course: Baking, Fika, Sweets
Cuisine: scandinavian
  • 500 ml wheat flour
  • 350 ml granulated sugar
  • 100 ml cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 125 ml tasteless oil I used rapeseed oil
  • 1,5 tbs light vinegar I usually use either coconut vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 350 ml oat milk
  • 0,5 tsp salt
  • 75 g plant based butter
  • 300 ml icing sugar
  • 1,5 tbs strong coffee
  • 2 tbs cocoa
  • 200 ml coconut flakes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C)
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients to the base in a bowl.
  3. Add the oil and mix.
  4. Add the vinegar and the oat milk and mix with an electric mixer to a smooth batter.
  5. Line a baking tin, approximately 8x12 inches (20x30 cm), with baking paper.
  6. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 20 minutes. Let the base cool down.
  7. Meanwhile, melt the plant based butter in a pot. Add the rest of the ingredients to the glaze and stir until you have a smooth batter.
  8. Pour the glaze over the cake and spread even.
  9. Top with coconut flakes and cut into smaller squares.

Mocha squares chocolate cake recipe



  1. Antonia
    17th April 2019 / 10:52

    Hi there,
    having no clue about swedish cuisine I have one question: writing tablespoons and teaspoons, do you refer to the American measurement or normal spoons?

    Thanks in advance – I am excited to try out the recipe!

    • andreahansson
      17th April 2019 / 10:56

      Hi, thanks for reaching out! I always refer to American measurements in my recipes. 🙂 I would love to know how they turn out if you bake them 😀

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