Chellupa Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 4:42am

I'm not sure if this is the correct topic I should be posting under, but I'm baking a chocolate cake soon and the recipe calls for coffee. I was wondering what kind of coffee I should buy (or if it even matters). Will any cheapy instant coffee work? If not, are there any brands or kinds you recommend? I know absolutely nothing about coffee and need some guidance on this matter. Thank you!

7 replies
morganchampagne Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 4:47am

AI have a Keurig. So I just use any old k cup i have on hand. think it would be find with any instant coffee. I probably would go with a brand name like Folgers or something just to be safe.

MimiFix Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 2:19pm

Use an instant coffee, any brand, just not one made from chicory (which has an unusual flavor). 

cakefat Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 2:40pm

I use normal coffee- usually a darker,richer coffee. I make my coffee in a french press every morning, so this is how i make the coffee for my cakes.  I'm sure instant would work just as fine too..I just don't have any in the house. 


ps the brand I use is illy..but I don't think it probably matters, you can surely use a lesser quality type and it will be great.

Narie Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 2:50pm

Left over coffee is fine.  If it is good enough to drink, it is fine for chocolate cake.

KatzTailz Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 3:43pm

I don't drink coffee so I just go to my local 7/11 and buy a cup of coffee to go!

Chellupa Posted 17 Aug 2013 , 7:17pm

Thank you all for your answers. This helped.

MBalaska Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 6:38am

Chellupa:  Instant Coffee crystals mixed in a little warm water, or coffee out of the pot.

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