Hey there! Ready to dive into this awesome recipe? If you’re a coffee enthusiast, this cake is a game-changer!
Dalgona Coffee Cake
- 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour about 325g
- 1 1/4 cups of sugar around 275g
- 2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2/3 teaspoon of salt
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup of vegetable oil approximately 120g
- 3/4 cup of buttermilk create it by mixing 3/4 cup of milk with 1.5 teaspoons of vinegar – about 180g
- 2 teaspoons of instant coffee
- 1/4 cup of boiling water roughly 60g
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of instant coffee start with 1, taste, and adjust
- 1 cup of icing sugar about 125g
- 1.5 tablespoons of hot water
- 1 cup of butter softened to room temperature, which is around 227g
- 1.5 cups of icing sugar approximately 250g
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and get those 2 pans (9″) prepped with parchment and butter.
- In a big bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add eggs, oil, and buttermilk, and whisk until just combined.
- Time for the magic touch – mix instant coffee with hot water and pour it into the batter. Give it a good stir.
- Pour 1/3 of the batter into another bowl. Sift in the cocoa powder and gently fold it in.
- Divide the original batter equally into the two pans. Spoon on the cocoa-flavored batter, then use a toothpick to create a cool marbled effect.
- Bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Let those beauties cool.
- Time for the buttercream:
- Whisk coffee, sugar, and water until they form a light-colored, thick mixture (we call it dalgona).
- In another bowl, whisk butter and 1.5 cups of icing sugar until light and airy. Add the dalgona mix and keep whisking until you’ve got a smooth buttercream. Taste and tweak as needed.
- Let’s assemble the masterpiece:
- Once the cakes are cool, trim off the domes and cut each into two layers.
- Layer them up on a cake stand with that delicious buttercream. Coat the top and edges generously.
- Pop it in the fridge for an hour, then get ready to indulge! Enjoy!