6 Coffee-Infused Desserts for the Holidays
‘Tis the season for coffee desserts! (We think it should be every day, but hey we’ll settle for a season.) We rounded up some of our favorite coffee-infused dessert recipes that are the perfect way to finish a holiday meal.
This treat tastes like the entire holiday season in one bite! The hint (yes, a hint because that stuff is STRONG) peppermint extract adds a POW that you won’t find in other cupcakes. Enhancing chocolate with coffee isn’t new in the baking world, but we’re adding a little extra because for us you can never have too much coffee.
Chocolate-Coffee Gingerbread Cake
You’ll never want to enjoy gingerbread any other way! There are still the classic warm holiday flavors that you love, like cinnamon, cloves, and ginger but we’re adding our favorite ingredient. Obviously coffee! An entire cup of brewed coffee will make this holiday classic into something your guests will never forget.
For anyone out there who is a nervous baker or this is your first holiday baking experience, we’ve got you covered with a dish that is delicious, easy, and impressive. It only requires a few ingredients and it comes together really quickly. We love figuring out new ways to incorporate coffee into our lives and this holiday classic can be turned into a year-round staple in your kitchen!
Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake
You will be sent on a salty/sweet flavor roller coaster when you try this cheesecake. It is decadent, luscious, and makes you feel the two most important holiday season feelings: fullness and happiness. If you want to add more toppings (because caramel and sea salt are never enough), add a scoop of your favorite coffee ice cream for an even stronger coffee presence.
This is a holiday classic turned up a notch. Just because you’re holidays might not look the same this year, doesn’t mean that the desserts can’t impress. Make this with your aunt over Zoom or make and eat it by yourself because that’s our plan. You're getting two for the price of one here because not only does the filling have coffee, but so does the outer frosting.
You know we couldn’t do a recipe roundup without including booze in some way. These make an awesome snack around the house, dessert option, or a really cool gift exchange idea. Take some of the eggnog you have lying around (we have a recipe here just in case) and combine it with white chocolate, butter, nutmeg, and instant espresso. There are only four instructions and they stay fresh in the fridge for a few weeks. We don’t anticipate them lasting that long though.