Add your favorite vanilla cafe latte beverage to cake and make this cafe latte cake. And to enhance the coffee flavor, even more, frost it with coffee buttercream. This cake is a coffee lovers cake using light and airy vanilla based cake that simple and easy to make. The cake takes only 35 minutes to bake, and the coffee frosting takes as little as five minutes to whip. Layer cakes don't get easier than that. Do they?
Add coffee and vanilla to the cold cream. Strain if necessary - set aside
In a bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream the butter until smooth.
Once all the powder sugar has been incorporatedContinue to mix on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes more until you have a light and fluffy buttercream.
The cream in the mixture will whip and give you almost stiff peaks.Tip- If the buttercream is too soft, you haven't whipped enough. However, If the butter is melting chill the bowl for 10 minutes then whip again. (this can happen in warmer temperatures)
Prepare simple syrup - cool completely before using.Tip- Simple syrup is just sugar water that has been boiled and cooled. Used to keep cake layers moist.
Using a bread knife or cake leveler cut the domes off the cake layers
Then top the second cake layer on top followed by more buttercream and the last layer.
Place the cake in the fridge to chill for 10 to 15 minutes. Tip - Chilling the cake at this point will ensure the layers don't move when you frost the outside. Though, if you leave the cake uncovered in the fridge for too long it can dry out. So, 10 minutes is all you need.