Irish Coffee Cake

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups cake flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon instant coffee
1 cup milk
4 egg whites

Irish Cream Frosting:
1-1/4 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
Shaved chocolate

In a large bowl cream the butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla during the creaming. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, coffee and salt together. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold in remaining 1/4-cup sugar. Beat to a meringue consistency. Fold into cake batter. Pour the batter into two 9-inch cake pans, lightly grease on bottoms only. Bake at 350-degrees for 25 min. Cool 10 min. on a wire rack before removing from the pans to finish cooling. In a bowl, whip the cream.
Add the powdered sugar. Fold in vanilla and whiskey. Fill and frost cake.Decorate with shaved chocolate.
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