AI've never done a coffee flavored cake. I'm thinking of just flavoring the icing. Can anyone help with recipes? Please. :-)
A search on the forums here would help you out a lot, someone asked a similar question about what flavorings to pair with coffee. I love chocolate/espresso as it's a great combo, I do that with my brownies (using a couple of tablespoons of instant coffee). Look up recipes for Mocha frosting as well if you just want a plain cake with a coffee icing. That said, any cake goes well with coffee flavoring in my opinion. If you need inspiration on flavorings to pair it with, go to a coffee shop and see what flavor syrups they use. To just add some coffee flavoring to an existing recipe, just add a few spoonfuls of instant coffee and go from there.
Thanks! I had done a search, and searched Mocha, but still felt I needed direction. A lot of the recipes didn't have comments or not great ones,
Also if you just search coffee cake.. it's not coffee flavor..lol...
I live in a small rural town.. no coffee shops here at all.
I think I may try a basic chocolate cake with brewed coffee instead of water, and a Mocha Frappichino icing recipe I found. Hoping it's good. Its a birthday cake. I think I'm going to try to make a topper with a cup of coffee with a fondant figure swimming in it... We shall see!
It's for Saturday, so I've gotta finalize my plans today.
Brew your coffee strong then!
Some flavors at coffee shops are:
Chocolate (Milk, Dark)
White Chocolate-my favorite ;)
I did a search on here for just "Coffee", then clicked on recipes. I got loads of recipes for coffee icing and coffee flavored cakes. Try "espresso" as a search term too.
AThere is coffee extract in the baking isle along w/ the vanilla, etc at my local Food Lion. Also mix instant coffee granules right in w/ batter or icing.
Thanks guys. I ended up adding strong ( I thought) brewed coffee to the cake batter in place of water. I used a chocolate cake. Maybe I could taste a hint of coffee, but not much.
However, for the icing, I used the Mocha Frappichino recipe I found on here for the base and tweeked it a bit. It used instant coffee. I think it turned out pretty good. You could taste and even smell the coffee.