Dalgona Coffee Cake

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Hey there! Ready to dive into this awesome recipe? If you’re a coffee enthusiast, this cake is a game-changer!

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Course Dessert
Servings 14



  • 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

Dalgona buttercream:

  • 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!

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