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Trending Dalgona Coffee cake | Dalgona cake | Dalgona Cake Recipe | Eggless Dalgona Cake with wheat flour is an aromatic cake bursting with the flavour and aroma of coffee.

This cake is healthy too as is made with whole wheat & without using any cream. Addition of walnuts adds a light crunch which tastes awesome, just like having nuts with your coffee!

And if you love coffee then you must have a look at frothy Cappuccino without coffee maker as well as how to make frothy cold coffee recipes.

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 Dalgona Coffee Cake

Yayyyy! Finally made this trending Dalgona cake which is literally sweeping the internet!

As you all know the internet is flooded with Dalgona coffee pics/recipes but since I just didn’t like drinking it so thought of eating it in cake form and made it for someone who loves coffee much more than me.

 

Dalgona Coffee Cake At my Place

Every now n then, some or the other cake becomes the talk of the town. For the last 2 to 3 years, Rasmalai cake was trending and now the latest trend is of Dalgona cake. And I made this cake for my sister in law’s birthday this year as she loves coffee and that too very strong coffee. When I made Coffee Walnut Cake for her last year, then though she liked the cake a lot but she felt that coffee was a little less in it. So, Dalgona coffee was the perfect choice for her this year.

Dalgona Cake

If you are a coffee lover then definitely this Dalgona Coffee Cake is for you! With Dalgona cake, you literally eat coffee rather than drinking it!

Also, I chose to keep this cake exclusively in coffee flavour only without diluting it with chocolate or Matcha. It was the first time that I ate coffee!

This Dalgona coffee cake is full of coffee, coffee sponge cake, coffee filling and with the icing too of coffee only without using any cream. Unbelievable! Isn’t it? That’s why I say try this cake only and only if you are a hardcore coffee lover. This cake is definitely not for those who drink mild coffee.

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Healthy Dalgona Coffee Cake

My eggless Dalgona coffee cake is a healthy cake in real terms.

  • It is made with whole wheat flour.
  • No cream, be it dairy or non-dairy is used in this cake.
  • Jaggery powder is used in place of refined sugar.
  • Added walnuts too.

 

 

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Now before we proceed and have a look at the recipe, what actually is this Dalgona? Till last year, many of us had not even heard this word and suddenly this year it’s everywhere! Be it restaurants, or internet or coffee shops, everybody is just wanting to have Dalgona!

So, Dalgona coffee is nothing but whipped coffee. Actually, if you look at it, there’s nothing new. At some point or the other, we all have whipped coffee with sugar and little water till it gets creamy and light in colour and have then added milk to it to get our frothy cup of coffee. Right!

So, what’s new in it! Well, new is the way to serve it. And South Korea gets all the credit for creating this stylish way of serving coffee.

Dalgona is actually a sweet in Korea and this humble whipped coffee got popular as Dalgona coffee due to its resemblance in taste and appearance to that sweet. Dalgona coffee doesn’t actually contain Dalgona! (Source)

In the latest trendy style, whipped coffee is laid above the milk and is served as it is. During Covid-19 Pandemic, when the world was quarantined this coffee gained popularity and people started putting up the videos of it on Tiktok and on youtube and it just went viral.

Have you tried making this coffee? Like you, though I have seen numerous pics of it but have never tried it as I am very happy with my Cappuccino coffee and just love it!

 

Dalgona Coffee Cream

Dalgona coffee cream is just magical! Though I have whipped coffee umpteen times but this experience was mind-boggling. Instead of a spoon, I used my heavy-duty electric beater to whip it and soon the whipped Coffee started resembling the whipped cream, which can be piped too!

As coffee is bitter by nature, so you need to add good amount of sweetener to balance its bitterness. The good thing is that I added jaggery powder and the result was perfect. So, avoid refined sugar and go for healthy alternatives.

 

How To Make Dalgona Coffee Cake?

Dalgona coffee cake recipe is quite simple and straight forward. To make Dalgona coffee cake, first and foremost, you require a sponge cake in coffee flavour. Now, you can choose to have any sponge cake recipe but take care that you add a good amount of coffee powder to it, and please, no vanilla essence.

Once the sponge cake is ready then divide it into 2 or 3 parts and make it moist by brushing simple coffee syrup. This syrup has nothing but water, sugar and some coffee powder. You can avoid coffee powder if want to keep the taste of coffee to a minimum.

And then you not only sandwich the cake with Dalgona Coffee cream but also use it as icing. How much you use, is entirely up to you.

 

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Detailed Recipe Of Dalgona Coffee Cake With Step By Step Pics

For Coffee Sponge Cake

  • Grease a 6” round cake pan and keep it in the freezer. This avoids cracking of the cake while baking as sides of the cake, being cold, are not heated up soon.
  • Sift wheat flour, cornflour, baking soda and salt at least 7 to 8 times. This ensures aeration and makes the resulting cake light.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Mix in walnuts so that they are coated with flour. This is done to ensure that walnuts do not sink at the bottom of the cake and are distributed evenly. Keep it aside.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • In a mixer jar, take jaggery powder, coffee powder, warm water and oil. Blend it for a minute or so till everything dissolves fully. If doing it manually then take sifted jaggery otherwise even tiny lumps of jaggery will spoil the texture of your cake.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • In a big bowl, put jaggery-coffee mix and add milk to it. Add 3/4 cup milk only. Add the rest 1 tbsp of milk later if the batter is too thick.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Mix in sifted flour in 2 or 3 batches using cut and fold method. Ensure that the batter is smooth and is of ribbon consistency.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Start preheating microwave convection at 170 degrees.
  • After 10 minutes, add vinegar to the cake batter, mix it with light hands and pour it into the greased cake pan.
  • Tap the cake pan to release air bubbles, if any.

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  • Bake it for 35 to 40 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Take out the cake pan and wait for 10 minutes or so.

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  • Invert the cake and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Once completely cool, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 2 hours. This avoids crumbs while cutting the cake for frosting.

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Dalgona Coffee Cream

  • Take sifted jaggery powder, coffee powder and warm water in a big bowl and start whipping using an electric blender. No need to use a chilled bowl and chilled blades as in whipping heavy cream.
  • You can whip it manually too but it will be time-consuming, so be prepared.
  • As you whip, the mix will change colour from dark brown to light brown to mustard. Also, the mix will increase in volume, get light and fluffy too.
  • You will even see soft peaks as in whipped cream.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Tip: Add water slowly. Do not add more water otherwise, it will be difficult to get the creamy texture. 

For The Filling

  • Mix warm water, powdered cane sugar and coffee powder

Assembly

  • Take out the cake from the refrigerator. Remove a thin crust from the top. This not only makes the cake even but also keeps the cake soft.
  • Divide the cake horizontally into 2 or 3 parts. Do so either with a knife or with a thread. For using thread, make a little cut on one side of the cake, insert the thread into it and pull the thread towards you.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Take the cake board. Put a little Dalgona coffee cream on it and keep the bottom layer of the cake. This is done so that the cake sticks on the board and does not move from its place.
  • Soak the different parts of the cake with coffee syrup.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Apply whipped Dalgona coffee cream on the bottom layer of the cake. Keep the cream layer thin only as it is nothing but coffee only.
  • Sprinkle some walnuts, though optional.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Place the second layer of the cake and repeat the process of laying coffee cream and walnuts.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Keep the top layer.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Cover the cake with Dalgona coffee cream.
  • You may use a piping bag for creating some design if you wish to.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

  • Decorate with walnuts.
  • Serve with love, birthday candles optional.

Dalgona Coffee Cake

Do not have an Oven?

No problem, you can still bake this Rasmalai cake without oven too. Yes, bake it in a pressure cooker. You can check step by step instructions to do so by following my BASIC EGGLESS VANILLA CAKE IN PRESSURE COOKER

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Dalgona Coffee Cake

Coffee sponge cake filled and frosted with Dalgona Coffee Cream

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Author Samira Gupta

Ingredients

My Cup measures 240 ml

For The Sponge Cake

  • 1 Cup less 2 Tbsp Cornflour
  • 2 Tbsp Cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • A Pinch of Salt Chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Jaggery Powder
  • 2 tsp Warm Water
  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Plus 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vinegar Sifted

Dalgona Coffee Cream

  • 3 Tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 5 Tbsp Warm Water
  • 9 Tbsp Jaggery Powder, Sifted

For Filling

  • 3 Tbsp Warm Water
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Cane Sugar Or Jaggery Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Walnuts

Instructions

For Sponge Cake

  1. Grease a 6'' round cake pan and keep it in the freezer. This avoids cracking of the cake while baking as sides of the cake, being cold, are not heated up soon.
  2. Sift wheat flour, cornflour, baking soda and salt at least 7 to 8 times. This ensures aeration and makes the resulting cake light.
  3. Mix in walnuts so that they are coated with flour. This is done to ensure that walnuts do not sink at the bottom of the cake and are distributed evenly. Keep it aside.
  4. In a mixer jar, take jaggery powder, coffee powder, warm water and oil. Blend it for a minute or so till everything dissolves fully. If doing it manually then take sifted jaggery otherwise even tiny lumps of jaggery will spoil the texture of your cake.
  5. In a big bowl, put jaggery-coffee mix and add milk to it. Add 3/4 cup milk only. Add the rest 1 tbsp of milk later if the batter is too thick.
  6. Mix in sifted flour in 2 or 3 batches using cut and fold method. Ensure that the batter is smooth and is of ribbon consistency.
  7. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  8. Start preheating microwave convection at 170 degrees.
  9. After 10 minutes, add vinegar to the cake batter, mix it with light hands and pour it into the greased cake pan.
  10. Tap the cake pan to release air bubbles, if any.
  11. Bake it for 35 to 40 minutes or till a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  12. Take out the cake pan and wait for 10 minutes or so.
  13. Invert the cake and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
  14. Once completely cool, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight or at least for 2 hours. This avoids crumbs while cutting the cake for frosting.

Dalgona Coffee Cream

  1. Take sifted jaggery powder, coffee powder and warm water in a big bowl and start whipping using an electric blender. No need to use chilled bowl and chilled blades as in whipping heavy cream.
  2. You can whip it manually too but it will be time-consuming, so be prepared.
  3. As you whip, the mix will change colour from dark brown to light brown to mustard. Also, the mix will increase in volume, get light and fluffy too.
  4. You will even see soft peaks as in whipped cream.

For The Filling

  1. Mix warm water, powdered cane sugar and coffee powder

Assembly

  1. Take out the cake from the refrigerator. Remove a thin crust from the top. This not only makes the cake even but also keeps the cake soft.
  2. Divide the cake horizontally into 2 or 3 parts. Do so either with a knife or with a thread. For using thread, make a little cut on one side of the cake, insert the thread into it and pull the thread towards you.
  3. Take the cake board. Put a little Dalgona coffee cream on it and keep the bottom layer of the cake. This is done so that the cake sticks on the board and does not move from its place.
  4. Soak the different parts of the cake with coffee syrup.
  5. Apply whipped Dalgona coffee cream on the bottom layer of the cake. Keep the cream layer thin only as it is nothing but coffee only.
  6. Sprinkle some walnuts, though optional.
  7. Place the second layer of the cake and repeat the process of laying coffee cream and walnuts.
  8. Keep the top layer.
  9. Cover the cake with Dalgona coffee cream.
  10. You may use a piping bag for creating some design if you wish to.
  11. Decorate with walnuts.
  12. Serve with love, birthday candles optional.

Recipe Notes

  1. Cornflour reduces the protein content of flour and thus helps in making the cake spongy and light. 
  2. Sifting it multiple times is highly recommended to have a light cake.
  3. Use of walnuts is totally optional. You may increase the quantity of walnuts or avoid it completely.
  4. Use any instant coffee powder. I used Bru instant coffee.
  5. Quantity of milk may vary a little as different flours absorb liquid differently.

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