Cassie Carls tells how her group made the cake: "First you should separate the egg whites in a separate bowl. Then add those to the mixer and beat until soft peaks form. Then you gradually add the sugar, then beat that till stiff peaks form. Set that aside. Mix together the dry ingredients and set that aside. Cream together shortening with sugar and when that's blended, put in boiling water, vanilla, and then add the milk, flour mixture and cold water. Then finally you fold in the egg whites and put that into a greased pan."
The filling is made by thickening strong coffee with cornstarch and egg yolks, like a pudding. The glaze is simply made with powdered sugar and more strong coffee.
Alex Hotchkiss described how this cake comes together: "To assemble the cake, you spread the filling onto the bottom part of the cake. Once spread, you put the top on carefully so the filling doesn't come out. Last, you spread the glaze over the top and serve!"
Carley Skille said "I didn't really like it too much because it left a really weird aftertaste in my mouth and I don't really like coffee anyways."
If you're into coffee and have the time and patience, try this unique recipe!