A transmitter without channel state information wishes to send a delay-limited Gaussian source over a slowly fading channel that has a finite number of discrete fading states. The source is coded in layers, with each layer successively refining the description in the previous one. These coded source layers are then superimposed and simultaneously transmitted to the receiver. The receiver decodes the layers that are supported by the realization of the channel, and combines the descriptions in the decoded layers to reconstruct the source up to a distortion. The expected distortion is minimized by optimally allocating the transmit power among the given number of source layers. For two layers, the allocation is optimal when power is first assigned to the higher layer up to a power ceiling that depends only on the channel fading distribution; all remaining power, if any, is allocated to the lower layer. For multiple layers, the overall expected distortion can be written as a set of recurrence relations, and the minimum expected distortion is found by recursively applying the two-layer optimization procedure at each recurrence step.