Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins

This is from a Betty Crocker Party Cakes book, and posted for ZWT II 2006 - Italy. I have not made this cake, but sure plan to after my travels with all my Zaar Buddies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom only of 13"x9" pan with shortening or non-stick spray.
  3. In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1 cup water, the oil, brandy and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  4. Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.
  5. Espresso Syrup:.
  6. In Small bowl, stir dry espresso and 1/2 cup boiling water until mixed. Stir in corn syrup. Pierce top of cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork. Brush top of cake with espresso syrup. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  7. Topping:.
  8. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar on low speed until mixed. Beat on high speed until smooth. Gradually beat in whipping cream, beating on high speed about 2 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. Spread cream mixture over top of cake; dust with baking coaoa, store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

5 5

This tasted great and was easy to assemble. I did reduce the water by 1/4 cup as the cake seemed fine without it when mixing. I will repeat this recipe when I need something easy & fast for a potluck. Thank you for sharing your recipe.