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 – 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.
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 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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
What type of coffee is used for baking?
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.
Can you use a steam oven to bake coffee desserts?
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.
Which coffee is best for baking?
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.
Amber S Hoffman
Amber S. Hoffman, the food and travel writer behind Food And Drink Destinations and The Bean Bites Recipe Blog, is a recovering attorney and professional eater, with a passion for helping people travel for food and drink. She lives with her husband, Eric, in Limerick, Ireland, after spending three years living in Spain. Together over the last 20 years, they have traveled to over 70 countries in search of the best food and drink. Amber also loves cooking at home, from traditional Spanish and Moroccan recipes to exploring dishes from Japan and Korea. She's learned all of these recipes while traveling to classic culinary destination.