Coffee in Six Ways

Coffee

Today marks National Coffee Day and it’s a great day to get different dishes with chocolate.

Here’s a little boring history of coffee; for those who care to know. History of coffee goes  as far over as the thirteenth century with various reports encompassing its first usage.

The first local populace of coffee is supposed to have started from East Africa, particularly from Ethiopia, and it was initially produced by Arabs from the fourteenth century. The soonest valid proof of either espresso drinking or learning of the espresso tree shows up amidst the fifteenth century, in the Sufi religious communities of Yemen.

By the sixteenth century, it had come at whatever is entrusted of the Middle East, Persia, Turkey and northern Africa. Espresso then spread to the Balkans, Italy and to whatever remains of Europe, to Indonesia and afterward to America.

This is what get’s me going in the morning or when I need that special energy at nighttime. Thus, today I’m partaking in one of my favorite recipe that has coffee in it and it took me about nine tries to taste awesome. You can find more coffee recipe’s on the food network.

What I love about incorporating coffee in my dishes is because you can be as bold or tame as you want. There are numerous ways, you can incorporate coffee inside your meals.

You can make your main course, side dish and of course dessert with coffee. I can remember when I made my first recipe with coffee and it was horrible, but like they say; practice makes perfect. When there’s a special occasion in my home; I take out coffee and every guest is amaze how coffee can be amazing.

My families favorite coffee dessert is the Double Mocha Layer cake by Kraft foods. I shared the recipe below, so you can try it with your family as well. 

What is your favorite coffee recipe or coffee drink?

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Double Mocha Layer Cake
Recipe courtesy from Kraftfoods.com
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30-33 minutes 10 minutes to cool
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30-33 minutes 10 minutes to cool
Double Mocha Layer Cake
Recipe courtesy from Kraftfoods.com
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30-33 minutes 10 minutes to cool
Servings Prep Time
16 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30-33 minutes 10 minutes to cool
Instructions
  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. LINE 13x9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Add hot water to 2 tsp. coffee granules in large bowl; stir until dissolved. Add cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs and oil; beat with mixer until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 33 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. MELT 2 oz. chocolate as directed on package. Add to cream cheese, marshmallow creme and remaining coffee granules in large bowl; beat with mixer until blended.
  4. USE foil handles to lift cake from pan; cut crosswise in half. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading cream cheese mixture between layers. Spread frosting onto top and side of cake. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over cake.
Recipe Notes

This recipe can be found on kraftfoods.com.

kraft kitchens tips

SIZE-WISE
Enjoy the great taste of mocha in this delicious cake that's the perfect dessert to serve at your next special occasion.
 
HOW TO STORE
Keep refrigerated.
 
HOW TO PIPE CHOCOLATE SHAPES
Melt BAKER'S Baking Chocolate as directed on package; spoon into small resealable plastic bag. Press out excess air and seal bag. Cut small piece (about 1/8 inch) from one of the bottom corners of bag. Use bag to pipe the chocolate into desired design on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm. Carefully remove chocolate shapes from waxed paper. Use immediately or refrigerate, covered, in single layer until ready to use.
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42 comments

  1. Rebecca Swenor says:

    I love the history information. This looks so good and I will have to try to make this cake for sure. My favorite coffee drink is strawberry cappuccino. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    I never realized there were so many ways to have coffee. I have heard of coffee ice cream but never these others. How neat.

  3. mary says:

    THat cakes looks delicious. I love coffee. I have one in the morning and another mid afternoon OR early evening. The sad thing, it no longer affects me. UGH

  4. Roch says:

    I love the taste of coffee but I hate caffeine. The double mocha layer cake looks delicious. I hope my sister can follow your recipe and make it for us. :)

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