Recipes For Baking With Coffee
Why should coffee just be for breakfast? There are so many great ways to add the flavors of coffee (and possibly the caffeine) into tasty treats like cakes, cookies, cake pops, and cookie bars. In this post, we share loads of tasty recipes for baking with chocolate.
And, if you are looking for fabulous coffee beans to brew at home, check out our post on the Best Espresso Beans.
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The Best Recipes For Baking With Coffee
Let's get baking! Here are almost 40 recipes with coffee grounds, instant coffee, and brewed coffee. This list goes way beyond a coffee cake made with coffee.
Easy Coffee Cake Recipe With Coffee Buttercream Icing
Easy Coffee Cake – A delicious all-in-one coffee sponge topped with smooth coffee buttercream. Simple to make and packed full of flavor. PLUS – How to make this cake in any size of round, square or rectangular tin.
The Best Coffee Layer Cake
A delicious, moist coffee layer cake is filled with coffee buttercream and apricot jam. This English Coffee Cake is perfect for Afternoon Tea or a late-night snack!
Coffee Cake With Hazelnut Glaze
A classic coffee cake recipe elevated with a hazelnut glaze with hazelnut coffee that infuses into the cake.
Homemade Coffee Brownies
An easy-to-make homemade coffee brownie recipe, with just a hint of coffee flavor. The coffee just enhances the chocolatey flavor making it a bit more rich.
These 1-bowl Espresso Brownies are what dessert dreams are made of – Spongy, fudgy and loaded with delicious and indulgent chocolate and coffee flavor!
Chocolate-Frosted Almond Brownies
This Chocolate-Frosted Almond Brownies recipe uses dark chocolate for a deep flavour and toasted almonds for the perfect crunch. Quick and easy to make!
Espresso Brownies with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce
Espresso Brownies with Peanut Butter Caramel Sauce is a decadent brownie full of espresso with a swirl of peanut butter caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt over top.
Kona Coffee Kahlúa Brownies
Kona Coffee Kahlúa Brownies are rich, delicious, exotic and simply over the top! These super chocolaty treats have a combination of a fudge-like and cake-like texture with coffee in every bite! The perfect option for Kahlua dessert recipes.
Espresso Brownies With Kahlua Ganache
Espresso Brownies With Kahlua Ganache is a homemade brownies recipe made with chopped chocolate and flavored with espresso powder giving these brownies a deep rich chocolate flavor. Top with a silky Kahlua chocolate buttercream frosting for the perfect dessert.
Gluten Free Coffee Brownies with Espresso Frosting
Coffee and chocolate are an epic combo! Adding coffee to brownies, and adding espresso to frosting, brings this treat to the next level. Bonus, they are gluten-free and dairy free!
Coffee Cupcakes With Bailey's Buttercream
Coffee cupcakes are a delicious and grown-up cupcake flavor. Add Bailey's buttercream icing to it and you've got an Irish Coffee Cupcake!
Mocha Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
Rich and moist chocolate cupcakes topped with salted caramel frosting and drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce.
Gluten Free Mocha Cupcakes With Mocha Buttercream Frosting
Gluten-free mocha cupcakes with mocha buttercream frosting are decadent, rich and moist. As soon as you taste these coffee cupcakes, your heart will skip a beat because they are that good! They are sure to please a crowd, and you will never have a crumb leftover!
Kona Coffee Cake Pops
These Kona Coffee cake pops are a delicious cake pop treat with a little extra coffee kick. If you love cake and cake pops, and also coffee, you have to try these.
The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe
If you are a chocolate lover this chocolate cake recipe is dark and rich. Most of all, it’s fairly quick and easy to prepare and always appreciated! All with a hint of coffee.
The Best Chocolate Bundt Cake Ever
A tasty bundt coffee cake with brewed coffee made with buttermilk. All with a chocolate sour cream frosting to top it off.
Chocolate Wacky/Crazy Cake
A depression-era chocolate cake known as wacky or crazy cake. Called so because it contains no dairy or eggs and instead uses coffee for a rich flavor.
Chocolate Latte Cake
Chocolate Latte Cake is a soft cake with the flavors of a latte coffee and a hint of chocolate for good measure!
Easy Chocolate Mud Cake with Chocolate Frosting
A classic rich and delicious Chocolate Mud Cake with chocolate frosting… easy to make (and even easier to eat!). Printable Thermomix and conventional recipes included. Check out the best options for a Thermomix on Amazon.
Choco-Spice Layer Cake with Mocha Buttercream Frosting
Light and fluffy, this Choco-Spice Layer Cake with Mocha Buttercream Frosting has a mild taste of cinnamon and a slight hint of chocolate and coffee.
Dark Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Cream Cheese Glaze
There is so much flavor packed into this dark chocolate cake with peppermint cream cheese glaze recipe! Don’t let the long name fool you though, it’s actually a very simple recipe to make!
Gooey Chocolate Meringue Cake
This Gooey Chocolate Coffee Meringue Cake recipe is like a dream come true. The combination of a chocolate cake, French meringue and a gooey chocolate middle.
Two-Layer Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cocoa Buttercream
A delicious and easy recipe for a Two-Layer Chocolate Cake with a Whipped Cocoa Buttercream. Perfect for birthday cakes!
Marble Mochaccino Cake
Marble Mochaccino Cake is a coffee and chocolate lover’s dream. Buttery marble cake is layered with airy cappuccino cream and the entire cake is iced with whipped espresso ganache. This cake is flavorful and light as a feather.
Moist Chocolate Cake With Ganache Frosting
Moist Chocolate Cake using hot coffee to enhance the flavor of chocolate then covered with a homemade Chocolate Ganache.
Coffee and Cream Sponge Cake
Layers of coffee infused sponge cake wrapped in a fluffy mocha whipped cream, this cake is a coffee lover's dream come true! Coffee and cream sponge cake is a grown up dessert that is sure to impress.
Honey Spice Cake Recipe
You won't believe the incredible texture of this Honey Spice Cake! You also won't believe that one of the ingredients is coffee!
Baked Coffee Cheesecake Recipe
Coffee and Kahlua are baked into this Creamy Cheesecake topped with Chocolate Ganache, Fresh Cream, and Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans.
Coffee cheesecake is packed full of coffee flavor. It’s rich in flavor and incredibly creamy. To finish the coffee cheesecake, I added coffee whipped cream and chocolate covered espresso beans.
The Ultimate Nutella Coffee Muffins
These Nutella Coffee Muffins are jumbo size and soo yummy with the coffee and hazelnut flavor combination from the Nutella. They are the ULTIMATE Nutella Muffins because they are perfectly flavored, moist and are just so much better than store bought!
Addictively Delicious Cappuccino Blondies Bar Cookie Recipe
Created in a similar way to snickerdoodles, these addictive blondie bars have a decidedly grown-up flavor with the addition of espresso baking powder.
Coffee Cookies With Coffee Icing Recipe
Coffee cookies start with a thin biscuit speckled with bits of ground coffee. They are topped with eye-catching, marbled, coffee icing for a dunkable cookie that coffee lovers will truly appreciate.
Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies combine the flavors of chocolate and coffee in a decadent cookie. When deep rich chocolate cookie dough is flavored with espresso, studded with mini chocolate chips and rolled in festive sprinkles, every bite is an indulgence.
Coffee Thumbprint Cookies
Coffee Thumbprint Cookies – Crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, these thumbprint cookies are perfectly infused with coffee, and filled with a caramel center!
Espresso Heath Bar Chunk Cookies
Espresso Heath Bar Chunk Cookies are thin, crisp and loaded with crunchy toffee bits. With plenty of espresso flavor, this is a cookie for grown ups.
Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies
Chocolate and coffee are a heavenly flavor combination and Chocolate Chip Mocha Cookies are bursting with those flavors. The coffee chocolate dough is studded with semisweet chips and milk chocolate chunks ensuring mocha deliciousness in every bite.
Coffee Infused Banana Bread
This Coffee Infused Banana Bread recipe is a moist banana bread accented with the flavors of coffee, cinnamon, and walnut. This quick bread is easy to make!
Coffee and Cream Cinnamon Buns
Your favorite coffee house drink and breakfast treat have now become one amazing thing! These coffee and cream cinnamon buns are a must try!
Caramel Pecan Sweet Bread Recipe
Make this Caramel Pecan Sweet Bread Recipe as a perfect snack or dessert with a unique boost of flavour in the hidden instant coffee ingredient!
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FAQs – Baking With Coffee
As featured in our recipe blog, coffee can certainly be used in baking. A versatile ingredient, you can use coffee in liquid or solid forms in a wide range of desserts. Depending on how much the coffee beans were roasted, you’ll experience different flavors.
When possible, it’s best and preferable to use real, roasted coffee. Using instant might seem like the quick and easy way, but you won’t get as much flavor. Espresso beans are some of the most common coffee beans used in baking.
Steam ovens are becoming increasingly popular. They are great for all sorts of cooking including baking. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t use a steam oven when baking with coffee.
This is a great question. After all, there’s a lot of coffee out there to choose from. For most coffee-based recipes, any type of coffee will do, except instant coffee. Nearly all coffee recipes suggest either freshly brewed or espresso-type coffee. Rarely will you see a recipe that calls for instant coffee.