Those of you who are regular readers know that I don’t bake with cake mixes much – hardly at all. But I can’t resist a good sale. When a boxed mix is on sale and the store doubles coupons, I just have to buy. Then I usually have buyer’s remorse at home. This time, I was determined to turn the cake mix into something special. It must have worked, because I had more rave comments over this cake than a homemade one. The caramel-coffee flavors of this cake wowed everyone.
|Java Layer Cake with Mocha Frosting |
Rating: 9 out of 10
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1 Pillsbury Moist Supreme Premium Cake Mix Golden Butter Recipe
1/3 cup softened butter
3 Tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt + enough brewed coffee to make 1 cup
1 Tbsp. instant coffee
1 Tbsp. coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
Heat oven to 350 F. Spray two 8” or 9” pans with cooking spray or use shortening and a flour dusting.
On low speed of electric mixer, blend all cake ingredients in a large bowl until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly between pans. Bake 8-inch round 30 to 34 min. or 9-inch round - 25 to 29 min., or till toothpick inserted near center returns with just a few crumbs. Cool cake in pans 10 to 15 minutes , then transfer to wire racks lined with clean linen dish towels to cool completely. The linen dish towels will catch loose crumbs and also keep your cake layers from sinking into the wires.When cakes are completely cool, frost with Mocha Frosting. Toasted chopped pecans or walnuts make a nice topping.