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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Baking With Coffee – Types Of Recipes
Included in this post are almost 40 baking recipes involving coffee flavoring. Some of them have a strong and intense flavor of coffee while others use coffee to make the chocolate flavor taste more rich.
As to the types of recipes there are a variety of cakes, including chocolate cakes flavored with coffee and also coffee cake recipes with coffee. There are all kinds of tasty cookies and a variety of coffee brownies and espresso brownies. Many of the recipes include flavors or icings with salted caramel, one of my all-time favorites.
How To Bake With Coffee
There are a variety of ways to add the flavor of coffee into your baking recipes. Some recipes call for freshly brewed coffee, whereas others use coffee beans, and coffee grounds. Many actually use instant coffee because it’s a great way to add the intense coffee flavor to the baked goods.
Trying to share recipes for all, we’ve also researched some recipes that are gluten free, nut-free, and dairy free.
What Is Espresso Baking Powder
The recipes below all offer their own suggestions on how to add the coffee flavor to the recipe. Many of them though recommend using espresso baking powder.
As much as it is possible to make a lot of these coffee baking recipes with instant coffee, there’s something special about the espresso baking powder. It’s more intense and concentrated than the typical instant coffee. The powder also dissolves more quickly to make it easier to use than baking with coffee grounds or instant 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.
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!
Do You Love Coffee As Much As We Do?
If you are looking to add coffee into recipes, that’s probably the case. Since moving to Spain we’ve become slightly addicted to making the perfect brew at home. We’ve done a lot of research on what that means. Check out these related posts all for coffee lovers like us:
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.
Amber 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.