Are you a coffee lover who enjoys experimenting with new flavors? If so, I have an irresistible recipe just for you – Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino! This aromatic concoction is not only easy to make but also a perfect balance of sweet and bitter flavors.
With the rich aroma of brown sugar, cinnamon, and freshly brewed coffee, this recipe is the ultimate delight for your taste buds. Every sip of this cappuccino tastes like heaven with its velvety texture and creamy foam on top.
You don’t need to be a barista or invest in expensive equipment to make this beverage. You can easily make it at home with simple pantry ingredients that include self-raising flour, Greek yogurt, butter, and light brown sugar.
So why stick to plain old coffee when you can experience its magic in a new form? The Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino is an excellent choice for anyone looking to impress their friends or enjoy a cozy evening indoors. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you later!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Calling all coffee and cake lovers! Get ready to experience the ultimate treat with this Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino recipe. But believe me, it’s not just any ordinary coffee and cake combination. This recipe is a whole different level of deliciousness, something that’ll leave you mesmerized.
Now, let me tell you why you’ll love this recipe. Firstly, the aroma from the cinnamon sugar in the cake mix will intoxicate your senses as soon as it starts to bake in the oven. Then, when mixed with the frothy steamed milk and espresso shots, your taste buds won’t know what has hit them.
This recipe also calls for some truly unique ingredients that add a special touch to the final product. The brown sugar and cinnamon crumb topping is what elevates this recipe from being just another cappuccino to being a decadent dessert in a mug. Trust me, one sip of this sweet and spicy sensation, and you’ll be addicted forever.
Furthermore, this recipe is highly customizable for different occasions. Whether as an indulgent breakfast treat or as an impressive dessert for a dinner party, this Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino never fails to impress. You can also switch up the toppings according to your preference – add some caramel sauce for a sweeter kick or some chocolate chips for added texture.
In conclusion, if you’re a lover of coffee and cake, I highly recommend trying out this Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino recipe. Not only is it easy to make at home, but it’s also highly customizable and perfect for various occasions. So why wait? Go ahead and indulge in this deliciously divine mixture – trust me when I say you won’t regret it!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino:
- For the Coffee Cake Recipe
- 2 cups self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 220 g granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (250g)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup greek yogurt
For the Cinnamon Syrup
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 8 oz freshly brewed coffee
For the Cappuccino Mix
- 1 oz Torani syrup (caramel or vanilla)*
- 8 oz steamed milk
*Product recommendation only, can use any brand of syrup.
Note that for vegan substitutions, olive oil and soy or almond yogurt can be used in place of butter and greek yogurt respectively.
The Recipe How-To
Now let’s get into the good stuff: the recipe how-to. This recipe is easy and delicious, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. You’ll need some basic baking ingredients and a little bit of time, but I promise it’s worth it. Here’s how to make this Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino.
You will need:
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 220 g light brown sugar
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the crumb topping:
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup purpose flour
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
For the cappuccino mix:
8 oz coffee
- 1 oz caramel syrup
- Steamed milk
Step One: Preheat Oven
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with a little bit of cooking spray.
Step Two: Prepare the Crumb Topping
In a large bowl, mix together the light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, purpose flour, and melted butter until crumbly.
Step Three: Prepare the Cake Batter
In another large bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and light brown sugar until fluffy. Add in the Greek yogurt, olive oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well. Then add in the self-raising flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
Step Four: Combine & Layer the Batter and Topping
Spread half of your cake batter into your greased baking dish. Then sprinkle over half of your crumb topping mixture over the layer of cake batter. Add another layer of cake batter on top and repeat the process, ending with the last of the crumb topping.
Step Five: Bake
Place your baking dish in the middle of your oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Step Six: Make the Cappuccino Mix
While your cake is baking, prepare your cappuccino mix by mixing 8 oz of coffee with 1 oz of caramel syrup. Froth some steamed milk and stir in it along with espresso. Stir well.
Step Seven: Serve & Enjoy
Once your cake is done, let it cool for a bit before slicing into bars or squares. Serve each cake cappuccino layered in an 8 oz coffee glass – add sauce syrup, espresso, stir well and top with steamed milk. Drink alongside your slice of freshly baked coffee cake for a complete breakfast or brunch experience!
Substitutions and Variations
If you’d like to switch things up a bit or if you’re out of some ingredients, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few variations and substitutions that work great with this recipe:
– Vegan: For a vegan version of this recipe, substitute the Greek yogurt with a non-dairy yogurt alternative such as soy or coconut yogurt. Use olive oil instead of butter and swap the eggs for flax eggs (mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons water).
– Caramel Cake Cappuccino: Add 1 oz of Torani caramel syrup to your coffee glass before pouring in the espresso. Add steamed milk and stir well.
– Sponge Cake Cappuccino: Use sponge cake instead of coffee cake. The light texture of sponge cake pairs especially well with cappuccinos.
– Birthday Cake Cappuccino: Swap the brown sugar cinnamon crumble topping with rainbow sprinkles for a festive touch.
– Chocolate Cake Cappuccino: Switch out the cinnamon syrup for chocolate sauce and top with chocolate chips for a rich and decadent cappuccino.
– Crumble Topping: If you’re not a fan of the brown sugar cinnamon crumble topping, try making a streusel topping using flour, granulated sugar, and butter. Mix together until crumbly and sprinkle on top of your cake before baking.
So there you have it – some easy ways to change up this recipe and make it your own. Whatever variation you choose, be sure to enjoy it with a deliciously creamy cappuccino for the ultimate coffee cake experience.
Serving and Pairing
Once you have made the scrumptious Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino, the next step is to decide what to serve with it.
I would recommend serving this coffee cake cappuccino with a bit of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon on top. The whipped cream will add a lightness to the coffee cake and balance out the richness of the brown sugar. The added cinnamon will enhance the warm spice flavours of the coffee cake muffins.
Additionally, one can serve this coffee cake cappuccino with some chocolate chips or crumble topping for an extra touch of decadence. If you’re feeling really indulgent, why not pair it with a caramel cake or a chocolate cake instead?
If you are enjoying this as a breakfast option, then I suggest having it with some fresh strawberries or blueberries on the side. The fresh fruit will complement the richness of the brown sugar cinnamon in the coffee cake muffins.
For beverage pairings, I would recommend serving this delicious Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino alongside herbal tea or freshly squeezed juice. The herbal tea will complement well with the aroma and spices from your cappuccino while freshly squeezed juice shall give a refreshing contrast that balances all flavors.
This recipe is versatile enough to be enjoyed at any time of day, whether as an afternoon snack or as a dessert after dinner. So go ahead and enjoy your homemade Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino in whichever way you see fit. Trust me, it will never fail to impress!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Ah, the joy of waking up to coffee cake cappuccino leftovers! Luckily, this recipe is perfect for making ahead and storing for later.
To make ahead: Bake as directed and let cool completely. Wrap the coffee cake cappuccino tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you’re planning to keep it longer, pop it in the freezer (you can freeze it for up to a month!). To reheat, thaw overnight in the fridge, then heat in the oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes.
Storing: If you’ve already sliced into your coffee cake cappuccino, be sure to store it wrapped tightly so that it doesn’t dry out. You should be able to leave it on your counter, covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, for a day or two. After that, move it to the fridge or freezer.
Reheating: If you want to enjoy your coffee cake cappuccino like it’s fresh from the oven, reheating is easy! Simply place individual slices in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes. Or if you’re short on time (or just feeling lazy), pop a slice in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds.
Whether you’re treating yourself on a lazy Sunday morning or meal prepping for the week ahead, this make-ahead coffee cake cappuccino recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings any time of day.
Tips for Perfect Results
To ensure your Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino comes out perfectly every time, here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Use freshly brewed coffee
Fresh coffee is essential for the best flavor in your cappuccino. The fresher your coffee is, the more aroma and flavor it will have.
2. Choose the right milk
For the perfect cappuccino milk, use either whole or 2% milk. These types of milk produce the best foam.
3. Use self-raising flour
Using self-raising flour gives your cake a light and airy texture. This is essential for creating a delicious and fluffy cake.
4. Don’t overmix the batter
Overmixing the batter can cause your cake to be tough or dry. Mix until all ingredients are just combined.
5. Add crumb topping at the end
Adding the crumb topping before you bake the cake can cause it to become soggy. Wait until the cake is almost fully baked before adding the crumb topping.
6. Use quality ingredients
Using high-quality ingredients, such as Torani syrup, Wildflour caramel sauce, soft brown sugar, olive oil, and Greek yogurt result in a flavorful drink that you will savor.
7. Preheat oven
It is crucial to preheat your oven before baking any cake recipe so that it reaches optimal temperature by the time you put in your batter mixture.
8. Let it cool
Allowing time for your cake to cool down properly helps prevent breaking and getting stuck in muffin tins (if making cappuccino muffins).
It’s time to indulge in this exquisite Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino recipe! This easy and delicious recipe is perfect for everyone. With its warm flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar, it’s the ultimate indulgence for a lazy Sunday morning or a work-from-home afternoon.
Now, I’ve given you all the details for making this delightful treat at home. So, go ahead and gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and whip up a cafe-worthy coffee cake cappuccino! Trust me; this recipe will turn out amazing every single time.
So, whether you want to start your day on a sweet note or pour yourself a steaming cup of comfort at any time of the day or night, give this recipe a shot.
Don’t forget to be creative with your serving style and experiment with the variations for added versatility. Try out this recipe today and let me know how you liked it in the comments below!
Brown Sugar Coffee Cake Cappuccino Recipe
- 2 1/2 ounces torani caramel sauce (4 1/2 pump's worth)
- 1 ounce torani brown sugar cinnamon syrup
- 1 ounce brewed espresso
- 3 ounces steamed milk, approx
- 2 tablespoons milk, froth
- whipped cream
- In 8 oz. coffee glass, add add sauce, syrup and espresso.
- Stir well.
- Top with steamed milk.
- Stir well.
- Fold in froth.
- Top with whipped cream.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.