TRIPLE LAYER CHOCOLATE LATTE CAKE

Yolanda Stewart

By
@Yoza

I made this cake for my daughter's birthday dinner party. I added my own touches to decorate this cake. I sprinkled tiny candy crystals, blue and sugar crystals. Lastly, created a capital A for her name.


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
4 c
all purpose flour
3 1/2 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
baking soda
2 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs
2 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 c
brewed hot coffee
unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting pans

FROSTING

1 c
vegetable shortening
1 c
lightly salted butter, room temp
2 Tbsp
meringue powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
butter flavoring
1/4 tsp
lemon extract
1/4 tsp
orange extract
2 lb
powdered sugar
4-6 Tbsp
water, depending on consistency desired
1/4 tsp
table salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grease three 9-inch round cake pans*. Line the bottom of each pan with parchment paper. Grease the paper; dust with unsweetened cocoa powder. Set pans aside.
2
In a small bowl, combine egg, buttermilk and oil; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, beating with an electric mixer until combined. Gradually beat in hot coffee. Pour batter into prepared pans; spread evenly. (Layers will appear shallow)
3
Bake in a 350 oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pans, invert cakes on racks. Peel off paper; cool thoroughly.
4
FROSTING:
1. Measure water, put in small cup and add salt. Stir to dissolve.
2. In large bowl (standing mixer recommended), mix butter and Shortening on low until combined.
3. Add meringue powder and all flavorings and extracts. Mix on low to combine.
4. Add powdered sugar gradually, still mixing on low.
5. Gradually add salted water and mix on low for 1-2 minutes until well combined, scraping paddle and sides of bowl as necessary.
Makes a creamy, off-white colored icing.
5
Prepare to layer cakes. First layer, place cake on cake plate. Coat frosting on top of cake but not the sides. Second layer, please on top bottom layer, coat on top of cake but not the sides. Third layer, coat on top of cake. Now coat the sides of all 3 layers until completely covered with a thick coat.
Decorate cake to preference.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy