Indulge in Delightful Bliss with Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake

Good morning! As a barista, one of my favorite things to do is suggest coffee pairings for delicious treats. And today, I have the perfect recipe that will brighten up your day – Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake! Coffee cake is already one of my go-to breakfast treats, but when you add chocolate kisses into the mix, it takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness. Trust me when I say that biting into a warm slice of this cake will have you feeling like you just won the lottery!

This recipe is incredibly easy to follow and the end result is a mouth-watering, perfectly sweet treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or any time in between. Whether you’re sharing it with family or friends, or enjoying it on your own with a cup of coffee, this Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake is guaranteed to brighten up your day.

So, what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients and let’s get started on making this dazzling chocolaty delight together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake
Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake

My dear coffee-cake enthusiasts, you will fall head over heels for this chocolate-kiss coffee cake recipe! With its decadent combination of chocolate and cinnamon-spiced flavors, this recipe is the perfect treat for those craving something indulgent to pair with their morning cup of coffee. Trust me – this cake will become a staple in your baking repertoire.

The texture of this cake is unbelievably moist and fluffy due to the refrigerated biscuits used in the recipe. The melted butter, margarine, and milk chocolate kisses contribute to the scrumptious richness that will leave your taste buds asking for more. The kiss candies being unwrapped and folded into the mixture before baking adds a sensational surprise to every bite.

What makes this recipe also unique is that it’s versatile enough to work for any occasion. From casual weekend brunches with family to birthday celebrations and everything in between, you can never go wrong with a slice (or two) of this cake on display.

And let’s not forget about those who have dietary restrictions – this recipe offers gluten-free adaptations so that all can enjoy the magic that comes with delicious baking.

In summary, trust me when I say that you will not regret adding this chocolate-kiss coffee cake to your baking rotation. It’s an absolute game-changer and I cannot wait for you to try it yourself.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven coated in chocolate
A slice of heaven coated in chocolate

Ingredients for the Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake Recipe:

To make this dazzling choco coffee cake, you will need:

  • 2 packages of refrigerated biscuits (10 count each)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 20 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped and cut in half

Steps to Prepare the Ingredient List:

One important thing to keep in mind while preparing any recipe is to check if you have all the ingredients on hand. This particular recipe requires only a handful of ingredients that are easily available in your pantry. Make sure you have all the ingredients ready before you begin baking.

You can choose to use regular biscuits or gluten-free biscuits if you prefer a gluten-free option. The choice of margarine or peanut butter is also up to you. Decide which one would complement the flavors best.

Make sure to halve the Hershey kiss chocolates before adding them into the batter. This will ensure that the chocolate kisses are evenly distributed throughout the coffee cake.

Now that we have our ingredients ready let’s move on to the next step – The Recipe How-To!

The Recipe How-To

 Sweeten your day with some chocolate kiss coffee cake
Sweeten your day with some chocolate kiss coffee cake

Now, let’s dive into the exciting part – the recipe itself! Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake at home.

Ingredient List

To make this delicious coffee cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 packages refrigerated biscuits (10 count each)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups melted margarine or butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 popular candy cane Hershey Chocolate Kisses, unwrapped and cut in half
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips

The Recipe How-To

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease a Bundt cake pan generously with butter.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon.
  4. Open the two packages of refrigerated biscuits and take each biscuit out one by one.
  5. Dip each biscuit into the melted margarine/butter, making sure it’s coated evenly on both sides.
  6. Then, roll the biscuit in the cinnamon sugar mixture until it’s fully coated.
  7. Once coated, place each biscuit in the greased Bundt pan.
  8. Continue dipping and coating each biscuit until you’ve placed all of them in the Bundt pan with minimal gaps.
  9. In between the layers, add Hershey Chocolate Kisses halves and milk chocolate chips for an extra sweetness factor!
  10. Pour any remaining margarine or butter over the top of the biscuits.
  11. Bake for around 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  12. Once cooked, take it out of oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the Bundt pan.
  13. Finally, sprinkle powdered sugar on top your Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake before serving and enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

For a gluten-free option, substitute the wheat-based biscuits with gluten-free biscuits.

For something a little more exciting, try switching out the Hershey Chocolate Kisses for peanut butter-filled kisses or adding chopped nuts to the mix!

Tips for Perfect Results

  • Make sure your margarine/butter is melted before you start.
  • Do not overcrowd the Bundt pan with biscuits or the cake will not cook evenly.
  • Once baked, let it cool before removing it from the pan!
  • Cut your ingredients into equal sizes so that all components cook evenly.

Now that you know how to make a Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake, experiment and see what works best for you!

Substitutions and Variations

 An ultimate treat for chocolate and coffee lovers
An ultimate treat for chocolate and coffee lovers

One of the great things about this Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake recipe is how customizable it is. Here are a few ideas for substitutions and variations that may suit your taste:

– Hershey Kisses: Instead of using the classic milk chocolate kisses, you can substitute with other flavors. Try using dark chocolate kisses or caramel-filled kisses for a twist on the original recipe.

– Gluten-Free: If you’re gluten intolerant or just looking to cut back on gluten, substitute regular flour with a 1-to-1 gluten-free flour mix. You can also use almond flour, rice flour, or oat flour.

– Vegan: To make this recipe vegan-friendly, substitute butter with coconut oil or vegan margarine. Similarly, replace eggs with flax eggs (1 tablespoon of flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water makes one flax egg), and use non-dairy milk and cream cheese alternatives.

– Candy Cane Coffee Cake: Substitute tsp of cinnamon with 2 crushed candy canes to make it more festive during holidays. You can also sprinkle crushed candy cane over the coffee cake before serving.

– Whiskey Coffee Cake: Add some whiskey to the cake batter for a boozy twist on this classic recipe. About ¼ cup should be enough to give it a little kick without overpowering the flavor.

– Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake: Add 1 cup of chocolate chips into the batter for another type of flavorful goodies in your cake.

Remember that these variations are just suggestions, feel free to get creative, experiment and switch ingredients based on what you have available at home, allergies or dietary restrictions. Make sure to test and adjust the measurements as you go along to get a perfect balance of flavor and texture.

Serving and Pairing

 Start your day on a delicious note with this coffee cake
Start your day on a delicious note with this coffee cake

Once you’ve baked this dazzling choco coffee cake, it’s time to serve it to delight your taste buds. A slice of this chocolate kiss coffee cake goes perfectly with a steaming cup of coffee. I’d suggest making an espresso or latte to complement this scrumptious cake.

This rich and moist coffee cake can also be paired with a variety of other beverages. If you’re not a fan of coffee, try serving it with warm almond milk or hot cocoa. Likewise, if you’re looking for something stronger, why not pair it with a glass of whiskey or Irish cream liqueur?

Aside from drinks, this cake also pairs well with different toppings and flavors. For a holiday twist, sprinkle some crushed candy cane on top of the buttercream icing before slicing and serving. If you want to add a savory touch, try pairing it with peanut butter or cream cheese as a spread.

Lastly, don’t feel restricted to serving this dessert alone. It makes a perfect addition to your brunch menu or as an afternoon snack for your family and friends. And for those who are health-conscious or have dietary restrictions, you can easily make this gluten-free by using certified gluten-free flour or other substitutions such as almond flour or coconut flour.

In short, get creative with how you want to pair this delightful coffee cake and enjoy it in any way that suits your preferences!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect pairing for your morning cup of coffee
Perfect pairing for your morning cup of coffee

Once you make this Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake, it might be hard to resist eating it all at once; however, if you manage to save some leftovers, here’s what you need to know about storing and reheating it.

Make-Ahead: You can make this cake ahead of time for special occasions or when you know you’ll be short on time. Once the cake cools down completely, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to three days.

Storing: If you have already cut into the cake, store the remaining pieces in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Store the cake at room temperature for up to two days or in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Reheating: To keep the cake moist and fluffy, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the slices of cake on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the slices loosely with aluminum foil and bake them in the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on how many slices you’re reheating. If you prefer reheating individual slices of cake, heat them in a microwave oven for 15-20 seconds or until they are warm, but not too hot.

Remember that this cake is best eaten freshly baked; however, by following these tips for storing and reheating it correctly, you’ll be able to enjoy its rich chocolate flavor and warmth even after a few days.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Life is short, eat the cake (especially when it's chocolate and coffee combined)
Life is short, eat the cake (especially when it’s chocolate and coffee combined)

To ensure a successful result in making chocolate kiss coffee cake, there are some tips that you should keep in mind while preparing and baking this recipe. These tips will help you achieve the perfect balance of flavors, texture, and appearance for your cake.

1. Room Temperature Ingredients

Before starting the recipe, make sure that all the ingredients, especially butter and eggs, are at room temperature. This will help them incorporate with each other more easily and uniformly, leading to a smoother batter.

2. Creaming the Butter and Sugar

When creaming the butter and sugar together, make sure to whip them for at least 3-4 minutes until it becomes light and fluffy. This step is important because it adds air to the mixture, which will help the cake rise better.

3. Don’t Overmix

Overmixing can lead to a tough, dense cake. Mix until everything is just combined together or when there are no visible flour streaks in the batter.

4. Use Quality Chocolate

The addition of Hershey’s chocolate kisses is what makes this coffee cake unique! Make sure that the chocolate kisses you use are high-quality as it can affect the taste of your cake.

5. Baking Time and Temperature

Follow the instructions on baking temperature and time closely as every oven is different. Overcooking can lead to dryness while undercooking will result in an uncooked center.

6. Cool Before Slicing

Allow your cake to cool down completely before slicing because it will be moist and tender after baking.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create a delicious chocolate kiss coffee cake that everyone around you will enjoy!

Bottom Line

There you have it, folks! The tempting and delicious chocolate kiss coffee cake recipe with an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide that can help even beginners make a perfect coffee cake every time.

The combination of chocolaty goodness with the aromatic flavor of coffee in each bite is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy. And the fact that this recipe can be made gluten-free or vegan makes it an inclusive option for everyone to enjoy.

So, whether it’s for a birthday celebration or just a sweet treat for yourself, this recipe is a must-try. It’s time to fuel your homeschool mornings or dazzle your friends and family with this fabulous choco-coffee buttercream cake. Trust me, it’s a winning recipe that everyone will love.

If chocolate isn’t your thing, there are plenty more coffee cake recipes out there to try, such as caramel cake or cream cheese flavored coffee cake. So go ahead and explore the many possibilities of bundt cake, kiss baking, kiss cookies, flavored cakes or even whiskey infused Irish coffee recipes.

To become a master baker, all you need is passion, practice and the right recipe. So get started today and taste heavenly goodness in every bite. Happy baking!

Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake

Chocolate Kiss Coffee Cake Recipe

A great coffee cake that does NOT taste like those tube biscuits!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 880.1 kcal


  • 2 (16 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuits (10 each)
  • 20 milk chocolate kisses (unwrapped)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted margarine


  • Grease 1 loaf pan and preheat oven to 375°.
  • Flatten biscuits slightly; place kiss in center and pull edges up and around kiss to cover completely.
  • Seal each tight and roll in hands to make into balls.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Roll each biscuit in melted margarine and then in cinnamon/sugar mix.
  • Place in loaf pan making layers.
  • Bake at 375° for 18 to 20 minutes till golden brown.
  • Cool 1 minute on wire rack and then invert onto serving plate.
  • Serve while warm.

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Serving: 231gCalories: 880.1kcalCarbohydrates: 116.2gProtein: 13.5gFat: 40.6gSaturated Fat: 10.6gCholesterol: 3.8mgSodium: 2300.3mgFiber: 3.6gSugar: 43.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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