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Carajillo Cake Recipe

Carajillo Cake Recipe

Well, my favorite drink is carajillo. I love any coffee drink, really! So, I was thinking and baked this Super Moist Vanilla cake spread with carajillo drink and Chocolate ganache.

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How to make Carajillo?

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For Vanilla Cake

1 cup butter, softened
1.5 cups granulated sugar
5 egg yolks
1 tbsp vanilla extract
5 egg whites
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted two times
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

For spread vanilla cake levels

1.5 cups fresh carajillo

For chocolate ganache

2 cups of good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
350 ml heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp corn syrup

To decorate around the cake

1 cup walnuts, chopped



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour one 9-inch round cake pan.


In a small glass mixing bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.


Using an electric stand mixer set on medium-high speed blend butter and sugar until fluffy.

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Now, add egg yolks and vanilla extract and blend just to combined.


Then add flour mix and buttermilk in intervals, blend until combined.

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Now, beat the egg whites until peaks form. In the butter batter, beat in one-fourth of the whites, then, using a spatula, fold in the rest of the whites. Be careful do not over-beat the mixture, it should be fluffy and smooth  

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Bake the cake in the center of the oven for 40 to 45 mins, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let the cake cool for two or three hours, or preferably let the cake overnight.

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Using a serrated knife, cut the cake into 3 even layers.

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Make the chocolate ganache: In the microwave-safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips, corn syrup and heavy whipping cream in intervals about 45 seconds. Whisk and incorporated. Set aside. carajillo cake recipe-reciperella

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Now, in a round plate in the middle spread about 1 tbsp ganache.

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Put one level the cake. Now, brush the carajillo and then spread ganache until completely coated. Repeat until all three levels are finished.    

carajillo cake recipe-reciperella

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Add ganache to top and sides of cake. Decorate around the cake with walnuts and refrigerate one or two hours.

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Heat a large knife to cut into 16 perfect cake-slices!

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