Moist Layered Coffee Cake – A soft 3 layered naked coffee cake with a delicious silky coffee Italian meringue buttercream. With an instructional video on how to easily decorate it.
My experience of coffee cakes is well… blah! Coffee cakes have always been dry and disgusting to me. So I always thought that is what coffee cakes were like. But… I decided to give it another go. This time I’m making my own version of it. I figured if it stills doesn’t taste good, then I am giving up on coffee cakes all together.
ThisMoist Layered Coffee Cake came out amazingly. The cake is a “oh my goodness” kind of cake. It is so incredibly moist (very similar to my red velvet cupcakes), in a chewy kind of way. The coffee flavour is not at all over powering, in fact there is only a hint of coffee in the actual cake and then a little more “coffeeness” in that creamy coffee frosting. It is officially in my Top 3 favourite cakes. I honestly never thought I would speak such gracious words about coffee cake, but folks this cake is to die for!!
I love making naked cakes, so I thought I would go for the naked cake look for this scrumptious Moist Layered Coffee Cake. So I included a little video of how you can decorate the cake. Naked cakes are so easy to make (check out my naked gingerbread cake) and always look beautiful and elegant. I would love to see how your cakes turned out. So tag me in your Instagram photos or use the hashtag #bakingginger. To create a naked cake, it is literally a matter of stacking the layers, smoothing some yummy buttercream around the cake and the scraping the excess frosting off to undress 😉 the cake a little more. I usually love topping my naked cakes with fresh flowers but for the coffee cake, it simply piped a few blobs on the top. You could also add some chards of chocolate bark on the top or even some sprinkles (check out my chocolate sprinkle cake for sprinkle inspo).
You can decorate a naked cake with simply a offset spatula or even a knife but to make things a little easier I have added a few of my favourite cake decorating tools. I use most of these tools almost everyday and they make life so much easier. For this Moist Layered Coffee Cake the tools that I used was the cake leveller, because it makes it so much easier to ensure that all your layers are the same height and to cut off the “heads” of the cakes. The other tools I used was a normal spatula, an offset spatula and my favourite thing on the planet, which is a cake scraper. The cake scraper helps get that smooth finish that we all desire so much ;).
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