Fluffy & Rich Espresso Cake

I created this recipe when I decided to try the Starbucks cupcakes. I wanted to recreate the flavor of a caramel Machiatto. I achieved the flavor and now this rich espresso cake is a favorite and ordered frequently. It has a gorgeous color. It is a little dry but can be remedied with lots of creamy english toffee buttercream!

Fluffy & Rich Espresso Cake


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3-4 shots of good Espresso (to taste)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water or milk
  • 1 teaspoon English Toffee flavoring (Or similar, butterscotch etc)


  1. Mix it all together until there aren’t lumps and bake in a greased/floured pan, or as cupcakes.

Comments (3)


I would personally use a nice chocolate buttercream! My theory in the cake world is sometimes you just have to go big or go home! ;)