I made this cake for a dinner party last night and what a hit! Everyone loved it. It was a little time consuming especially the frosting. A good tip is to place 4 strips of wax paper around the egde of the cake plate that way when you done frosting you can carefully pull them out and your cake plate is clean! Next time I'm going to do 2 layers coffee (more powder) and only one layer white. Also I think I will add more booze! :)
***UPDATE: Here are my tips after making this cake several times: Make two cakes, one white, one coffee and split them into two layers each after they are baked and cooled. (You'll have two coffee layers and two white layers). Before adding the instant coffee to the cake batter, dissolve it in some water. In addition, don't add liquor to the whipped cream; add a pinch or two of instant coffee instead. The people who had icing that soured or wouldn't thicken had too much extra liquid (not enough fat to liquid) and over beat their cream. Whipping cream does turn into butter and buttermilk when over beaten. Adding a little bit more confectioners sugar will also keep the icing "set". I use one 8 oz package cream cheese, 2 tbsp sour cream and 1 tbsp cream for the mascapone. I hope these tricks help!
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I made this cake for a dinner party last night and what a hit! Everyone loved it. It was a...