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Torta De Cafe Coffee Cake

Torta de Café (Coffee Flavored Cake)

Erica Dinho
5 from 25 votes
Servings 8 Serves



  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup of whole milk
  • 8 oz 2 sticks of butter
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of VERY strong coffee


  • 2 cups very cold heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Instant Coffee
  • 1 cup grated or shave sweet chocolate divided


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  • Grease and lightly flour 2 (9-inch) round cake dishes.
  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In a small pot heat the milk and butter, remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat the eggs with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Add the sugar and continue mixing for 5 minutes more. Reduce the speed to low. Add the flour mixture, butter mixture, coffee and vanilla extract and mix for 1 more minute.
  • Pour the batter into two baking dishes and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans for 10 min. Invert cakes onto wire racks, gently remove pans. Cool the cakes completely.
  • In a large bowl the heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, instant coffee and 6 tablespoons of shaved chocolate. Beat until the cream holds soft peaks.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate, spreading ½ of the frosting on top, place the other cake layer on top and spread the top with remaining frosting.
  • Add the remaining shaved chocolate on top of the cake. Eat immediately or keep frosted cake refrigerated until ready to eat.
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