Rating: 4 stars
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This coffee-flavored cake has been a hit at BBQs, Easter brunch, and birthday parties. I've had coffee haters, and those who dislike cake, compliment me on this recipe and say they love it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
1 layer cake
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 8- or 9-inch cake pans, and dust with flour. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, white sugar, and salt until thoroughly combined.

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  • Melt 1 cup of butter in a small saucepan; in a bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons of instant coffee with the boiling water until the coffee has dissolved. Pour the coffee mixture into the melted butter, bring to a boil over medium heat, and stir for about 10 seconds; set the butter-coffee mixture aside to cool.

  • Mix the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda in a bowl until the baking soda has dissolved. Mix the cooled coffee mixture into the flour mixture, then gently stir in the buttermilk mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cakes are browned, and a toothpick inserted into the center of each cake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before cooling completely on racks.

  • Mix 3/4 cup of softened butter, confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon of instant coffee, and cream in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on High speed until the frosting is light and creamy; mix in additional cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, if needed to whip frosting to spreadable texture. Frost the cooled cake layers.

Cook's Note

To make a substitute for buttermilk, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons of vinegar into 1/2 cup milk in a mixing cup or small bowl; let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 64.1g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 84.8mg; sodium 295.2mg. Full Nutrition
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