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 something that is not achievable without the espresso. You may not agree with the latter as espresso powder comes primarily from coffee, it surely adds something unique to the flavor of your drink, which is not achievable by any other means. Here are some fantastic espresso dessert recipes that you must try.

Kahlua Chocolate Truffles

I merely love truffles, especially when they would 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 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 coating use 4 ounces 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 small 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 and, once done, stir in the butter and the liqueur.

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 that it is smooth and firm enough so that you can 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 espresso powder. Add to the list of ingredients a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, four eggs and one and a half cup 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 real espresso because the dough would be too liquid. If you want the fantastic taste of espresso to conquer, use eight teaspoons espresso powder, and four espressos pulled into a ristretto and 2 tbsp. Corn flour.

As you begin to 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 is uniform. Add eggs to the mixture and start remixing it. After combining eggs to the mixture, put in the final two ingredients, flour, and cocoa powder, and stir it well. Depending on your taste, you can add a pinch of salt or maybe 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 you transfer the mix into the pan, ensure that 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 instruction. 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 certainly use instant espresso, (the most convenient solution), or even regular coffee. However, if you want to make unforgettable cakes, real espresso shots are the best. If don’t own an espresso maker, you can buy an inexpensive one, here are some options.