There are many amazing coffee cake recipes, but have you considered combining your two loves of coffee and cake into one delicious cake?
If you are looking for a cake made with coffee, you have come to the right place. Here we share 10 fantastic coffee flavoured cake recipes you can bake at home.
From an easy chocolate espresso cake recipe to mocha cupcakes and muffin recipes with coffee, your hardest decision will be which recipe to bake first.
How to make coffee flavored cake
There are many ways you can infuse your baked goods with coffee. In most cases you can swap out the listed coffee ingredient with whatever type of coffee you have on hand. The most comment coffee ingredients are listed below.
Commonly used to add a little extra flavour to a chocolate coffee cake or coffee icing, there isn’t much different in terms of quality between brands but there may be differences in the intensity of the roast.
Always note whether the recipe mentions whether to dissolve the granules before adding to your mix.
Recipes with brewed coffee are usually referring to drip or french press coffee. You could also use cold brew coffee or percolated coffee if that is what you have on hand.
Espresso coffee cake recipes use a shot or two of coffee from an espresso machine. This style of coffee has the most intense coffee flavour.
If you don’t own an espresso machine, the best substitute is coffee brewed with a moka pot or stovetop espresso maker.
Some of the espresso baking recipes use espresso powder. This ingredient can be hard to find and is best purchased online. You can also make your own if you use it regularly with a good quality coffee grinder.
Espresso powder has a more subtle flavour compared to instant coffee and is a great ingredient to add to your chocolate cakes and brownies.Click here to purchase espresso powder online.
These recipes using coffee use either metric or imperial measures.
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Best coffee flavoured cake recipes to bake at home
Below we share some great cake, muffin and cookie recipes with coffee. They are split into the following sections:
- Coffee cake made with coffee
- Coffee flavoured cupcakes and muffins
- Coffee flavoured cookies
This caramel macchiato cake is everything you love about the classic Starbucks drink rolled up into a delicious homemade treat! We’re talking layers of moist espresso cake, a delicate sweetened milk frosting and a decadent dulce de leche filling.
A dark, moist, coffee flavored chocolate cake paired with the nutty sweetness of a hazelnut buttercream frosting. This chocolate cake recipe with coffee is super delicious, and you can brew whatever type of coffee you like to create your own custom flavor! If you are searching for a moist mocha cake recipe, this is one worth trying.
Also known as Crazy cake or Depression cake, this chocolate espresso cake cake recipe doesn’t require any eggs, butter or dairy products either. But you’d never guess that from the moist, rich cake that results! Eat as it is or top with a rich coffee buttercream icing.
This egg-free Classic Tiramisu is one of the most traditional Italian desserts. A super impressive Italian coffee cake for your next dinner party, you would never believe it takes just 20 minutes to make!
Easy Tiramisu For Two is the perfect date night dessert cake. Ditch the expensive mascarpone and use a delicious cream cheese mixture instead. Tender, coffee-soaked ladyfinger cookies, rich custard and vanilla whipped cream piled into a decadent cream filled coffee cake. Yes, please!
This delicious date, coffee and walnut cake is a very easy and tasty instant coffee cake recipe flavoured with chocolate. Perfect with a cup of coffee, even a beginner baker can make this cake. With no eggs or dairy it is a great vegan coffee cake option.
These sandwich cookies combine the delicious taste of cookies and coffee into one yummy treat!
The addition of just a little instant coffee helps take these double chocolate cookies over the top with goodness.
These eggless mocha muffins are perfect on their own or served with a cup of coffee. Sweet, coffee flavored muffins with the crunch of almonds and white chocolate chips.
These delicious gluten free mocha cupcakes are full of coffee and chocolate flavours. They are so easy to make and make the perfect party treat! A great coffee cupcake recipe topped with creamy coffee buttercream. Yum!
More baking with coffee recipes
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Want to brew better coffee? See our brew guides and tips for the best coffee equipment here.
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