Baking with Coffee: 3 Delicious, Yet Simple Recipes

When you learn how to bake with coffee grounds, the classic “coffee or dessert” question that follows after every great meal takes on an entirely new meaning. Why choose either or when you can have both in one delicious dish?

The recipes featured on this list on proven crowd pleasers that will take your baking game to the next level. So, without further ado, read on for some mouthwatering recipes that will give you more use for your favorite coffee grounds than ever before!

1. Tiramisu

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Ah, Tiramisu. If you’ve ever had dessert at an Italian restaurant before, you’ve probably been tempted by this enticing delicacy. When done the right way, Tiramisu is moist, rich and creamy. It also happens to depend heavily on a little bit of coffee.

Indeed, most consider coffee to be the focal taste of the entire recipe. If you want to try this one at home, it can be done rather simply with the following ingredients.

· 3 egg yolks
· 6 egg whites
· 9 tablespoons of sugar (separated in three equal parts)
· 8 oz mascarpone cheese
· 1 measuring cup of room temperature coffee
· 2 tablespoons of rum
· 3-4 dozen ladyfingers
· Cocoa powder for dusting top of the cake

Start by whisking the egg whites and three tablespoons of sugar together in a large bowl. You’ll want to blend vigorously for about five minutes or until the egg whites have stiffened into firm peaks.

In a different bowl, you then combine the yolks with the remaining sugar until the concoction is well mixed. When the yolk mixture is thoroughly combined add the cheese and continue to mix until it a creamy consistency has been achieved. Now, take the creamy blend, and fold in the egg whites until they are just mixed.

To make the base of the cake, you will begin by mixing the coffee and the rum. You may then proceed to dunk the ladyfingers into the mixture until they are soaked but not saturated. Lay the ladyfingers out on a dish, top with the creamy blend, and refrigerate for several hours before servings. Try substituting a shot of espresso instead of regular coffee for a more intense jolt.

You can then top the cake with powdered cocoa.

*The recipe does contain raw eggs.*

2. Coffee Sugar Cookies

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A match made in heaven. Coffee sugar cookies are sweet but they also feature a nice little kick thanks to the inclusion of the coffee grounds. Here’s how to make them.

· 1 cup butter
· 1 cup of sugar
· 2 eggs
· 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds
· 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla
· 2 1/4th cup of flour
· 1 teaspoon of baking soda
· 1/4th tablespoon of kosher salt

Begin by creaming together your butter and sugar. Then add eggs, vanilla and coffee grounds. Proceed to combine your dry ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk them together until they are all well combined.

Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until it is fully combined. When the dough has been made, refrigerate for at least an hour.

Once the dough has had time to settle, place it on a cookie sheet in spoon fulls (roughly ½ an inch in thickness) and bake at 350 degrees for nine minutes.

3. Coffee Flavored Cheesecake

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This recipe is exactly what it sounds like. You can’t go wrong with cheesecake, right? Let’s take a look.

· 16 ounces of cream cheese
· One-half cup of sugar
· 2 eggs
· Premade pie crust
· 1/3rd a measuring cup of coffee
· Caramel sauce for topping (optional)

You’ll start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. After that, it’s pretty simple. Combine your eggs, cream cheese, sugar and coffee. Pour the mixture into the pie crust, and then bake until it has set. This will usually take about 35 minutes. Note: you can just use a drip coffee machine for brewing the coffee for the recipes above.

Note: you can just use a drip coffee machine for brewing the coffee for the recipes above.

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