If you enjoy having a dessert with your coffee then you will love having coffee in your dessert too. What happens when you use coffee to put the twist on your favorite cakes? Well, the result is a heavenly dessert that will give you just the right amount of caffeine, sugar and all the other ingredients that will be a delight for your senses. Keep reading to get top recipes with coffee as a secret ingredient, try them out and see why they are so popular!
1. Mocha cheesecake
For this divine cake you will need one package of devil’s food cake mix, six tablespoons of melted butter, four big eggs (room temperature), 6 tablespoons of instant coffee granules, 16 ounces of softened cream cheese, 14 ounces of sweetened condensed milk, 2 cups of semisweet cooled and melted chocolate chips, 1/4 of the cup of hot water, 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 of cup confectioners’ sugar, half of the teaspoon of almond extract, and if you want, put 1 tablespoon of baking cocoa.
Combine butter, cake mix, 2 tablespoons of coffee granules and one egg until you blend everything well. Pour it into the 10 inches springform pan. Then, take another bowl, and beat the cream cheese until it’s completely smooth, add melted chips and milk, mix coffee granules with water and add it to the mixture, after that add eggs and blend until it’s completely smooth. Pour this into the crust. Place the pan onto the baking sheet and bake it for 15 minutes at the temperature of 325°. Wait for 10 minutes to cool off and put it in the freezer overnight. Before you serve it, beat the cream, sugar, and extract and put it over the cheesecake. If you like it, sprinkle a little bit of cocoa over it.
2. Coffee brownies
If you like coffee, and you enjoy brownies, then this is the recipe you will love. You will need 8 cups of black coffee (strong), one and a half of cups of white sugar, 1/2 of cup of melted butter, two eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, half of the cup of the unsweetened cocoa powder, 3/4 cup of flour (all-purpose), 1/4 teaspoons of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder.
Now, let’s make the brownies! Simmer coffee on medium heat to reduce it into 2/3 of a cup of coffee concentrate. Make sure you stir it so it doesn’t burn. You will need 30 minutes for this. After you’re done, let it cool down to room temperature. Turn on the oven to 350° and grease the pan. Take the bowl and stir melted butter with sugar until it’s completely smooth, then beat the eggs, add them to the mixture, add the extract, coffee concentrate, and cocoa powder until it’s completely smooth.
Take another bowl and mix flour, baking powder, and salt. After you finish this, combine the two mixtures and spread it into the baking pan. Bake it for 35 minutes and place a toothpick into it to check is it fully baked. Let it cool off, cut it and it’s ready to be served.
3. The Affogato
This is a very simple and tasty dessert that you will be able to make it home if you have an espresso maker. Its name actually means drowned and if Jamie Oliver recommends it, then you know it must be good. You will only need two ingredients for this: espresso and vanilla ice cream. Place the ice cream into the bowl you want it to the serving, pour the espresso over it and that is it, you are ready! Take the spoon and enjoy this rich taste that will be a treat for your senses.
4. Chocolate cake
This cake is so fine that you will be happy that you’ve tried it. It is very easy to make and it’s a great surprise when you have guests coming. What you need for this cake are a few simple ingredients. For the cake, you will need 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, one package of cake mix (dark chocolate), 12 ounces of soft tofu and half of the cup of the brewed coffee. Before the chocolate topping, you will need 1/4 of the cup of dark chocolate chips, 3 tablespoons of almond milk and 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees. If you would like to try out some of your coffee blends, Grand Cru Coffee has some pretty interesting coffee flavors so you can experiment.
Rub the coconut oil on the pan and leave it until you mix all the other ingredients. Take a bowl, blend tofu and cake mix until it’s fully blended, then add the coffee, blend it a little bit more and pour it into the pan. Bake it for about 30 minutes and then take a toothpick to see if it’s baked well. Take another bowl and mix powdered peanut butter, almond milk, and chocolate chips and put it in the microwave for no more than 30 seconds. Make sure the bowl is safe for use in the microwave. Mix it a little bit more and then heat for additional 30 seconds. Place the chocolate topping over the cake and that will be it – your cake is ready for serving.
The best thing about these desserts is that they are pretty easy to make but their taste is amazing! One thing is for sure – you will be complemented after the first bite. The important thing is to follow the recipe and measure all the ingredients precisely, so you can ensure a good result. However, remember that if you don’t like some ingredients you can always experiment and add your personal signature to the dessert. Try them out and see for yourself how good their taste is. You will not regret it for sure. Share them with your friends and enjoy your caffeine in a slightly different form. Bon appetite!