It would be about 10-12 servings, depending on how generous they were , This was soooo amazing Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. I used stabilized whipped cream icing (the kind made with gelatin) and added a Tbsp of instant coffee granlues to the water/gelatin mixture. Thanks so much! The moist chocolate cake is made with a dark brewed coffee and covered in a mocha frosting and chocolate shavings. Hi Sarah! Hi!! Hey! The sponge is wonderfully moist, dense but not too heavy and was able to hold about a kilo of decorations on top. I made the cake today and I must say, this was the best cake I made so far. Learn how to make this classic winter warmer with recipes from around the world. I love your photos. Over 50 of my very favorite cake recipes all in one place! It reaches a stage where you think it won’t come together smoothly but just keep on whisking and it will be perfect! The chocolate and espresso will give the frosting a brown tint like you see in the photos so adding color could create a mucky hue. So happy you found this recipe. I can now rest in peace, Hi Aparajita! ACTIVE TIME: 20 minutes. . Made this cake for my husband and he ate it so fast I know he loved it. Alternatively, you can try using the recipe as is with only two 9″ pans. My MIL said it was the best cake she has ever had! Hello friends! Hi Samin! Which one would be best or can I use them interchangeably for your recipe? Yes to both. Their family absolutely loved it! This is probably the most time intensive part if you want to get it perfect (which, obviously, I do). So worth it! Thanks! I did something wrong. Made this in cupcake form and all I can say is OMG!! There’s approximately 240ml in 1 cup. Oh yum!! And YES it is sooooo good. I prefer to chill my cakes though and take them out 2-3 hours before serving. And how long in refrigerator? It turned out great, even though it doesnt look that glorious. Thank you! If you’re gonna break for cake, this is the cake to do it with! I cannot always trust online recipes, but you never disappoint. Thank you so much! I was wondering if the recipe could be made with meringue powder instead of egg whites. I am going to resort to a very thin layer of icing with a generous amount of ganache to hide the flecks and balance the bitterness that you get from the little bits of powder. If I do not have a stand mixer can I still make this using hand mixer? I will bake it tomorrow and I have only salted butter in my fridge. The ganache makes me feel fancy. Thanks so much, SheShe. I added an extra 2 Tbsp of instant coffee (for a total of 3 Tbsp) since others had commented on the lack of coffee flavor and the flavor of the cake turned out great! This looks A-FREAKING-MAZING. Place egg whites and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk until combined.*. You’re making it reeeeaaaallllly hard for me to stay away from cake. Thank you for sharing your recipes! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would make 2x the recipe for the amount of people you want to serve. I made my version in two 9 inch cake pans. I hope it went well! I’m so glad you loved it! Yay! Made this today. Hi Christine! This cake was SO GOOD and so pretty! Birthday cake for my husband so if it turns out looking terrible no big deal as long as it still tastes good! Iced with coffee frosting from this site and it was amazing! It is my husband’s new favorite. Will update you , Awesome, thanks for the update! Thanks Olivia’s you have a blessed Christmas as well. thank you! So happy you love this one too. Pinned! I made the cake in 2 8” pans and Oh My God! We are in southern Ontario, enjoying spring like weather ! Hi Ethan! I’ve never made SMBC but it came out perfect (thanks to all of the tips). I also did not have instant coffee (YUK!) . I was worried that the ganache would harden quickly on the cold cake, but I had plenty of time to work with it. There is a metric converter below the list of ingredients. I don’t wish to come across as rude or insensitive by making that suggestion, I enjoy baking and exploring in the kitchen as a home baker/cooker. I use Cote D’Azur Dutch-processed cocoa and Cote D’Azur Black cocoa. This looks incredibly beautiful!!! I actually never make actual coffee with espresso powder myself. Hi Nitya! For colored frosting, it’s best to start with a white base. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Wow, this looks absolutely fabulous. Make 1 1/2 of the cake recipe? This cake looks crummy. I am going out of town this afternoon but getting as much done before I leave (which is when I’m stopping at the store to get the chocolate). So glad you liked this cake! Double the recipe if you use three 9″ pans. Honestly I’m tempted to just do the layers because it looks gorgeous! Making the frosting tonight, can’t wait!! If you don’t mind that then it’s totally fine. It works really well for piping flowers . Thanks Christine :). After frosting, melt some semisweet chocolate baking squares or chips in a double boiler. Not too sweet, slight coffee taste that wasn’t overpowering. If there is no vegetable oil what substitute is suitable for it? I’m not a big chocolate cake lover myself but even I thought it was good. Heres the cake! To help ensure your cake layers bake up nice and flat, check out my. It’s a tough call between the two cakes, but I’d have to say this one is my favorite . Hopefully it’s as easy to make as it sounds. The layers may be thinner though. My husband is a diabetic and I would need to adjust this recipe. Let me know how it goes! Hi Helen! I am mesmerized by the perfect drippy ganache. I know they have their bars. Do you think I might be able to convert this into a red velvet cake batter? Any kind should work as long as it’s a fine powder and instant . What would you suggest that I use as alternative and what ratio? I’m so sorry for having a lot of questions. Add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Would I triple the quantity? Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Thanks . Hi Olivia. Hi, gonna be making this for friends anniversary! i tried it and it turned out so well. I dont have espresso powder available here with me. Hi, I dont have espresso powder here with me. That chocolate cake recipe is perfect and my new go to. This concentrated coffee gives the chocolate cake its mocha essence and turns it into a coffee flavored cake quite easily. My cakes did not rise quite as much as yours. hi! Ha! And, today was the first time that I made layered cakes and decorated a cake. Hi Ken! This may be due to the brand of espresso powder used. I’ll try some of your other recipes soon. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. You can make your own at home by adding 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of milk and letting it sit for 10mins. It sounds to me like maybe your baking soda and/or baking powder was expired? Here’s a site I use as a guideline: http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html I hope that helps! Hi! It’s my birthday on Monday and want to make this for my special day, however I was wondering if I could use 3 x 7” pans as I only have one 6” pan and would I need to double the quantity of batter? Information is not currently available for this nutrient. Hi Mckenzie! Hi Hank! It seemed to be ok until I took it out for my party. Hi liv Yay! This cake has been by far one of the most popular ever. Please see my full. It is my all-time favourite cake! *Ensure there is NO trace of egg yolks in your whites and that your mixer bowl and whisk is completely grease free or your meringue won't stiffen. 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