Coffee Layer Cake Recipe

Embrace the rich and aromatic world of coffee with the Coffee Layer Cake recipe from U-Taste. This delightful cake combines the deep, robust flavors of coffee with the soft, airy texture of a layer cake, making it a perfect treat for coffee enthusiasts and dessert lovers alike.

The recipe guides you through creating multiple layers of coffee-infused cake, each offering a moist and flavorful experience. Ideal for a sophisticated dessert option, this cake is sure to impress at any gathering or special occasion.

Coffee Layer Cake Recipe

Recipe by Hani
Indulge in the rich flavors of our Coffee Layer Cake, a perfect blend of aromatic coffee and soft cake layers for a sophisticated and delicious dessert
Prep Time :30 minutes
Cook Time :28 minutes
Course :Dessert
Cuisine :European


Coffee cake base
  • 3 eggs
  • 45 g cake flour
  • 35 g granulated sugar
  • 25 g vegetable oil
  • 35 g hot water
  • 6 g coffee powder/instant coffee
  • 3 g lemon juice
  • 3 g vanilla extract
Butter cream
  • 100 g softened unsalted butter
  • 60 g softened cream cheese
  • 30 g granulated sugar
  • 120 g heavy cream room temperature
  • 3 g salt
  • 3 g coffee powder
  • 7 g hot water
  • 150 g heavy cream
  • 8 g coffee powder/instant coffee
  • 20 g confectioners’ sugar
  • 10 g hot water
  • Some M&Ms


Coffee Cake Base

  • In a clean bowl, separate the eggs. Keep the egg white bowl cool in the fridge.
  • In a cup, mix well coffee powder and hot water until powder dissolve. In a clean bowl, mix well coffee liquid and vegetable oil, sift in cake flour and mix well. Add in 3 egg yolks, mix until well combined. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 320℉(160℃) . Take the egg white bowl out of the fridge, add in sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract, and use a hand mixer to beat until it forms soft peaks.
  • Take a scoop of whipped egg white and gently fold into the batter until just combined. Pour the batter into rest of the whipped egg white and gently fold the whipped egg white into the batter until just combined.
  • Line the baking pan (28*28*2.6 cm) with baking mat or parchment paper. Pour all the batter into the baking pan, gently smooth its surface, give the pan a tap or two, and send into the oven to bake for 28 minutes or until its surface turns golden brown.
  • Take the cake out of the oven right away and let it cool down on the cooling rack. Wait until its surface is cool to touch, release the sides with an icing spatula, and quickly turn the cake upside down on parchment paper and remove the pan.
  • Peel off the baking mat or parchment paper, and slice the cake into three equal rectangle. Set aside.

Butter cream

  • In a clean bowl, put in softened cream cheese, use a hand mixer to beat until soft and smooth.
  • In another bowl, bring together softened butter, sugar and salt, use a hand mixer to beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add in room temperature heavy cream while use a hand mixer to beat until well combined. Mix well coffee powder and hot water, add into the cream mixture, and beat to mix well. Add in the whipped cream cheese and mix well.
  • Put all the cream into a piping bag.


  • Mix well coffee powder, hot water and confectioners’ sugar.
  • In a clean bowl, put together heavy cream and the coffee mixture, use a hand mixer to beat until it forms soft peaks.
  • Put all the cream into a piping bag with a star tip (or any kind you like). Set the bag in the fridge to cool.

Assemble the cake

  • Pipe the butter cream onto the golden brown side of one cake layer, smooth it out, and top with another layer. Repeat the steps and top with the last layer. Pipe the butter cream onto the last cake layer, smooth it out, and send into the fridge to cool until set (about 30 minutes).
  • Slice the cake into several smaller rectangles. Pipe some cream flowers on the top to decorate the cakes. Garnish with some M&Ms or cocoa powder and serve.


  • Quality Coffee: Use high-quality coffee powder for a rich and aromatic flavor.
  • Even Layers: Ensure each cake layer is even for a balanced and aesthetic look.
  • Moisture Control: Keep an eye on the baking time to prevent the cake from drying out.
Hello, I'm Hani and I enjoy collecting recipes from various social media platforms. I've tried some of them on my blog. Hopefully, they can help mothers with cooking.