Espresso Dessert Recipes
Everyone who is a fan of coffee is likely to own an espresso machine. It is something that adds up to the flavor of the coffee and makes it unique. Some people say that it has an entirely different taste and is only achievable with espresso. You may disagree with the latter as espresso powder comes primarily from coffee; it adds something unique to the flavor of your drink, which is only achievable by some other means. Here are some fantastic espresso dessert recipes that you must try.

Kahlua Chocolate Truffles

I merely love truffles, especially when they melt as you put them in your mouth. The Kahlua Chocolate Truffles are no different can be made with five readily available ingredients. Moreover, it requires a total cooking time of 30 minutes, and with the following instructions, you can yield up to 3 dozen truffles.

Get 14 ounces of semisweet and chopped chocolate. Acquire 1 cup of heavy whipping cream and a teaspoon of espresso powder for its fantastic taste. The best is an espresso shot pulled as an espresso, but espresso powder works too. Moreover, 5 ½ tbsp. Unsalted butter will add up to the flavor. Cut it into cubes and leave it at room temperature. The other secret ingredient, along with the espresso, is 1 tbsp of Kahlua liqueur. The coating is optional but highly recommended. For the layer, use 4 ounces of semisweet chocolate which can be grated or finely chopped.

Once you have the ingredients, chop the chocolate and warm the cream in a saucepan using low heat settings. Soon, you will see tiny bubbles forming at the sides of your pan. Remove the cream and add the espresso along with the chopped chocolate. Whisk the mixture until it is smooth; stir in the butter and liqueur once done.

Let the mixture cool at room temperature, and once it has cooled down, refrigerate it for 4 hours. When you take it out from the fridge, make sure it is smooth and firm enough to scoop it.

Scoop out a spoon of mixture and shape it around with your hands. Coat it in the grated chocolate and store it in your refrigerator. You can keep it in an airtight container for no longer than two weeks, even refrigerated.

Easy Espresso Brownies

Some brownies can be very complicated and hard to make. This easy recipe will require 10 min prep time and 30 min cooking time. Using our recipe, you can make about 12 to 18 brownies.

To make these brownies, you need a cup of salted butter. Use 2 cups of granulated sugar and 1/3 cup of espresso powder. Add to the list of ingredients a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, four eggs, and one and a half cups of all-purpose. Again, if you have an espresso machine, you can use some of that to replace the powder. Unfortunately, you can’t use only authentic espresso because the dough would be too liquid. If you want the fantastic taste of espresso to conquer, use eight teaspoons of espresso powder, four espressos pulled into a ristretto, and 2 tbsp. Corn flour.

As you prepare the brownies, start preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Use the melted butter and add sugar to it to cream. Add the espresso and mix the ingredients well until it is uniform. Add eggs to the mixture and start remixing it. After combining the eggs to the cross, put in the final two ingredients, flour and cocoa powder, and stir it well. Depending on your taste, add a pinch of salt or some white chocolate chips.

Use a 9 x 13 baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Transfer your mixture to the pan and bake it for 45 minutes. Let the mixture settle in the middle. If you want your brownies fluffier, bake for only 30 -35 minutes.

Just a couple of notes before you go into the kitchen. Before transferring the mix into the pan, ensure all the ingredients are mixed well. Do not just add all the things together and start mixing them. Do it gradually as per the recipe’s instructions. This way, you will get the best taste of this recipe.

Final words

Espresso has a distinctive taste that is different from coffee. I highly encourage you to use espresso in all your recipes because they will taste rich. You can use instant espresso (the most convenient solution) or even regular coffee. However, accurate espresso shots are the best if you want to make amazing cakes. If you don’t own an espresso maker, you can buy an inexpensive one. Here are some options.