- 1 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup Coffeebrewed, hot
- ½ cup Sour cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 cup Unsalted butterroom temperature
- 1 cup Granulated sugar
- ½ cup Brown sugarlight, packed
- 3 Large eggsroom temperature
- 1 ½ cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
Dalgona coffee frosting:
- ¼ cup Instant coffee granules
- ½ cup Granulated sugar
- ¼ cup Waterboiling
- ½ cup Mascarponestirred until smooth
- 1 cup Heavy cream
- 1 tbsp Powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp Chocolate shavings
Dalgona Coffee Chocolate Cake
This Dalgona Coffee Chocolate Cake recipe reimagines the worldwide food trend of dalgona coffee as a decadent chocolate layer cake filled and generously frosted with coffee mascarpone frosting and topped with chocolate curls. It’s rich, moist, and perfect to enjoy any day of the week.
First, bake two chocolate cake layers. I used my favorite chocolate and sour cream cake as a base. It’s heavy on cocoa powder and flavored with brewed coffee to bring out the flavors of the chocolate. Second, make the frosting. Start with whipped dalgona coffee. It’s literally just instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water. Simple. Next, beat together the mascarpone, heavy cream, and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add the whipped dalgona to the mascarpone mixture and whip the frosting for a minute to combine evenly. Once the cake layers have cooled, layer them with the dalgona coffee frosting and frost the top of the cake. Easy. Garnish with chocolate shavings, slice, eat, and enjoy!
To make the Dalgona Coffee Chocolate Cake, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Dalgona Coffee Chocolate Cake
Preheat oven and prepare baking pans
Mix wet ingredients and cocoa powder
Combine dry ingredients
Prepare dalgona coffee frosting
To a bowl, add ¼ cup instant coffee, ½ cup sugar, and ¼ cup boiling water. Using a hand mixer on low speed, beat the mixture until it starts to thicken a little and has increased in volume. Switch to high speed and beat for a few minutes more until stiff peaks form and the coffee frosting is light brown.
Combine mascarpone, heavy cream, and sugar
Add whipped dalgona coffee
Once the cakes have cooled completely, level both cakes by trimming the domed top off with a serrated knife if needed. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with about ½ the dalgona coffee frosting. Place the second layer on top and spread the remaining coffee frosting evenly out to the edge.