How many cups of coffee is too much coffee? I don’t know the answer to that question. But what I do know is that using coffee in chocolate baked goods creates some wonders. This one’s for you, chocoholics!
It’s safe to say that most of us are a bit of a coffeeholic. We consume coffee almost like water. I will raise my hands up here first and plead guilty. Putting that aside, there’s an amazing thing you can do with coffee. Here’s the good news too, you don’t even have to like the taste coffee for this amazing tip that I am going to drop here.
Because what you really need to know is that using coffee in chocolate baked goods, enhances its flavor immensely. Perhaps you might have noticed this growing trend in chocolate cake recipes, and the whole point isn’t because people are planning to make a coffee-chocolate cake, it’s all about boosting that chocolatey flavor in their cakes. So, you don’t have to worry about chocolate cake turning into a coffee cake. I can assure you, this will all work out well in your favor.
Coffee just makes the chocolate flavor more pronounced—that’s all you must know. If you are still in doubt, I always say “Don’t knock it out until you’ve tried it out”. So, you know what the drill is, go on and try it with your brownies! All you have to do is add a tablespoon of strong coffee or espresso. See how they add a certain depth and richness to it. It’s not a big secret but, I’m telling you right now that even a dash of this ingredient really does elevate your chocolate desserts.
If we are adding salt to food for more flavor, I think we can add coffee to chocolate. The addition of coffee adds a certain depth and richness to chocolate cakes you just can’t get with cocoa powder alone. Are you convinced yet? Just try it when you get the chance to. You will be in for a treat, that is the most chocolatey chocolate you ever had.
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