Café au Lait Cake

Café au Lait Cake

Enjoy your java by the forkful! This cool and delicious chocolate dessert features the popular coffee flavor found at coffee shops everywhere!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

4:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12 to 16

servings

1
tablespoon instant espresso coffee granules
1 1/4
cups water
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
Vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee granules
1
tablespoon cool water
1
container Betty Crocker® Whipped milk chocolate frosting
1 1/2
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
Chocolate-covered espresso beans, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour. Dissolve 1 tablespoon coffee in 1 1/4 cups water. Make cake batter as directed on box, using coffee mixture in place of the water. Bake and cool as directed.
  2. Dissolve 2 teaspoons coffee in 1 tablespoon cool water. Stir 2 teaspoons of the coffee mixture into frosting. In medium bowl, stir together whipped topping and remaining coffee mixture; gently stir in 1/4 cup of the frosting mixture.
  3. On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. Spread with half of the whipped topping mixture (about 3/4 cup) to within 1/4 inch of edge. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost side and top of cake with frosting. Pipe remaining whipped topping mixture around top of cake. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled. Garnish top of cake with espresso beans. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 12 to 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If the cake is served just after chilling, the espresso flavor will be mild. The flavor develops more fully as it continues to chill, and if served the next day, the flavor will be stronger.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 380mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 48g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 31g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.