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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.