Coffee Flavored Filling??

Decorating By AmyCakes2 Updated 12 Nov 2008 , 2:26pm by PinkZiab

AmyCakes2 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:25am
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Anyone ever made a coffee flavored filling for a cake?? The customers want a chocolate cake w/coffee-flavored filling....and I don't know that I've ever seen that kind of filling flavor!
If anyone has - I'm sure they're on here! icon_wink.gif
Thanks in advance!!!

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Callyssa Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 3:51am
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My mom used to always use the leftover cold coffee to make chocolate frosting when I was growing that would be more of a Mocha I guess. But it tasted really good! She also never used any shortening, so when as an adult I watched my MIL make icing one time and saw her put cup after cup of Crisco in I just about gagged!! I had NO idea that was how real icing was made!

I wonder if you could do something like vanilla pudding but dissolve instant coffee granules in the milk first......

Bethkay Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 1:02pm
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I make a chocolate mocha cake that has mocha buttercream between the layers and chocolate buttercream on the outside. I just add some very strong coffee or instant espresso that I have prepared to vanilla buttercream. It does change the texture slightly, because of the liquid, but if it is good and strong, you don't need to add much. I just keep tasting until I get it where I want it. I also will brush some of the prepared coffee onto the layers to get an added boost of coffee flavor to the cake. HTH icon_smile.gif

PinkZiab Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 2:26pm
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If you can get your hands on some Trablit, it is THE best coffee extract/syrup around, but it's very expensive and if you're not going to use it often it wouldn't be worth the purchase. Otherwise use any coffee extract/flavored syrup or you can make your own with instant espresso powder and just enough water to dissolve it. Add any of these to your favorite buttercream to taste.

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