Easy Cappuccino Dessert to Make with Coffee

Love Coffee? Today I’m sharing how to make a sweet and creamy dessert that tastes so delicious. It’s my favorite cappuccino dessert recipe.

Move over pumpkin spice, it’s time to get into the autumn spirit with a delicious cappuccino dessert! This easy recipe is perfect for coffee lovers, (or even tea lovers like me), and it takes just minutes to prepare.  Need a dessert that will wow your guests? You’ve come to the right place for a perfect dessert.  Let’s get started! 

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know how much I love my tea. However, big, big pause,…. lately I am craving a sip of coffee every now and again. 

You heard that right! My cappuccino dessert satisfies my craving, now even more with a cup of coffee along its side! If I get chatty, you’ll know why! 🙂 (are you like me? When I have one sip of coffee I apparently talk a lot, my husband is like a hound dog, ‘you’ve had coffee, I can tell !’ lol)

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How to Use Coffee in Baking?

Any coffee lover knows that there are endless ways to enjoy a cup of joe. But did you know that coffee can also be a great ingredient in baking? Coffee adds a rich flavor to cakes, cookies, and even cappuccino desserts. And the best part is that it’s easy to use! 

overhead view of eggs, flour, butter, sugar

What You Will Need:

Cappuccino Bars

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour 
  • add 1 tsp baking powder
  • up next add 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa plus extra for dusting
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water

Frosting

  • 4 oz white chocolate
  • 2 oz butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

Can you Bake with Coffee?

Coffee isn’t just for cappuccinos and espressos anymore – it can also be used in baking! While the flavor of coffee is often quite strong, it can add a real depth of flavor to cakes and other desserts. When used in small quantities, coffee can complement chocolate and other rich flavors. It can also be used to balance out sweetness, making desserts that are subtly caffeinated.

 If you’re looking to experiment with coffee in your baking, start with a recipe that already includes coffee as an ingredient. This will help you to get a sense of how much coffee to use without overwhelming the other flavors in your dessert.

glass bowl with flour in it, adding cocoa
  • First, sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder 
glass bowl with flour, adding baking powder
  • Next, add butter
glass bowl with flour and melting butter in middle
  • Time to blend in eggs, sugar, and coffee
glass bowl with flour and eggs inside
  • Finally, beat by hand or with an electric mixer, until smooth.
cappuccino dough in bowl
  • spoon into pan, smoothing the top
cappuccino bars being spread in pan

I used parchment paper underneath the dough to keep from sticking

cappuccino dough spread in pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then flip onto a wire rack and peel off the paper. Let cool completely.

Easy Cappuccino Dessert Recipe

cappuccino bars on blue antique dish

Easy Cappuccino Dessert to Make with Coffee

Love Coffee? Today I'm sharing how to make a sweet and creamy dessert that tastes so delicious. It's my favorite cappuccino dessert recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Let Cool in Pan 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 people

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand Mixer
  • Baking Tray 11 x 7

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Butter
  • 1 1/2 cup Self Rising Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Unsweetened Cocoa, plus extra for dusting
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Instant Coffee, dissolved in 2 tbsp hot water

Frosting

  • 4 oz White Chocolate, broken in pieces
  • 2 oz Butter, softenend
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 1 1/4 cup Confectionery Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Grease and line the bottom of a shallow 11 x 7 inch pan
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and cocoa into a bowl
  • Add the butter, sugar, eggs amd coffee
  • Beat well, by hand or with electric mixer, until smooth
  • Spoon into pan and smooth the top
  • Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees for 35 minutes, or until firm
  • Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then flip onto a wire rack and peel off the paper. Cool completely

Frosting

  • Place the chocolate, butter and milk in bowl and set over pan of simmering water, stirring until melted.
  • Remove the bowl from the pan and sift in confectioners sugar.
  • Beat until smooth, spread over bars.
  • Dust the top of the cake with sifteed cocoa, cut into squares.
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This sweet treat can be enjoyed for breakfast with coffee, after dinner, or as an afternoon snack.

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Coffee-flavored dessert bars are perfect for a special occasion or an everyday treat. They’re easy to make, and you probably have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. Would you love to try this recipe? Leave me a comment with what you think. We think you will!

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These look amazing. I am so glad you made them and are bringing them to Texax. :)))
    Can’t wait to see you friend.

  2. You had me at cappucino and coffee, thank you for sharing on Whimsy Home Wednesday!

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