Deliciously Fancy Tiramisu Layer Cake

This is a fancy layer cake that will make 12 servings.  Each serving has 468 calories, 28.9g fats, 78mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 46.7 carbs, 4.4g protein, and 0,6g dietary fiber.

Total preparation time is 5 minutes while cooking time is 20 minutes.  The layer cake should be ready in 2 hours.

Ingredients

CAKE

Moist white cake mix – 1 (18.25 oz) package
Instant coffee powder – 1 teaspoon
Coffee – 1/4 cup
Liqueur (coffee flavored) – 1 tablespoon

FROSTING

Heavy cream – 2 cups
Confectioners’ sugar – 1/4 cup
Liqueur (coffee flavored) – 2 tablespoons

FILLING

Mascarpone cheese – 1 (8 oz) container
Confectioners’ sugar – 1/2 cup
Liqueur (coffee flavored) – 2 tablespoons

GARNISH

Unsweetened cocoa powder – 2 tablespoons
Semisweet chocolate – 1 (1 oz) square

Directions

1.  Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees C (350F).  Get 3 9-inch baking pans. Grease and flour each.

2.  Prepare the cake mix by following the instructions on the label.  Pour 2/3 of the batter into 2 pans.  Mix instant coffee with the remaining batter and pour into the third pan.

3.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.  Turn out the base cakes and cool in a wire rack.  Prepare a mixture of brewed coffee and 1 tbsp coffee liqueur in measuring cup and set aside.

4.  Prepare the filling.  Mix the Mascarpone, ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, and 2 tbsp coffee liqueur in a small mixing bowl.  Use a handy electric mixer and set it to low speed.  Continue beating until the mixture is smooth.  Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and put it inside the ref.

5.  Prepare the frosting.  Use a medium-sized bowl and mix the cream, ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar, and 2 tbsp coffee liqueur.  Beat on medium-high speed until the mixture is stiff.  Fold half cup of cream mixture into the filling.

6.  Assemble the cake.  Place one plain base cake into a flat plate.  Poke holes into the base cake with a skewer.  Pour 1/3 of the reserved coffee mixture over the cake.  Then spread half of the filling mixture.  Put the coffee-flavored cake on top and poke hole into it.  Pour another 1/3 coffee mixture and spread the remaining filling.  Top with the other plain cake and poke holes through it.  Pour the remaining coffee mixture on top of the third layer.  Spread the frosting on the sides of the cake.  Dust the cake with cocoa powder and garnish with choco curls.  Refrigerate the cake for 30 minutes.  Serve.

Note: use a vegetable peeler and run it down at the edge of the square chocolate to make the curls.