Deliciously Decadent Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake Recipe

Good morning, coffee lovers! Let’s start your day with a sweet treat that will give you the energy boost you need. I want to introduce you to the Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake Recipe, a super easy and indulgent dessert that will impress your family and friends. With just a few simple steps, you can have a deliciously moist cake filled with the rich chocolate flavor of Hershey’s perfectly chocolate kisses.

As a barista, I know how important it is to have a good start to your day. A cup of coffee is essential for most people, but why stop there? Pair it with a slice of this heavenly coffee cake and make your mornings even better! This recipe is perfect for those who love chocolate; the combination of the chocolate kisses and cocoa powder will satisfy your sweet tooth while the instant coffee adds an extra kick of flavor to help wake you up.

Whether you’re having guests over, or just want something indulgent for yourself, the Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake Recipe should be on top of your list. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect for any occasion. So, what are you waiting for? Let me guide you through this recipe step by step and make your mornings sweeter with Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Hershey's Kisses Coffee Cake
Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake

If you’re wondering why you should try this Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake recipe, let me assure you that it’s worth it. It’s a super easy chocolate streusel coffee cake that is made with rich chocolate flavor and the addition of Hershey’s Kisses, which gives a burst of sweetness in every bite.

This recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch, and it will be the highlight of your morning. Imagine waking up to the aroma of freshly baked coffee cake and brewing a strong cup of espresso to pair with it. Trust me; that’s the perfect way to start your day.

If you’re a fan of Hershey’s chocolate, you won’t be able to resist this recipe. The chocolate kisses and cocoa powder will make this cake extra indulgent, and you won’t be able to stop at just one slice. This cake is so yummy it tastes like black magic!

Moreover, this recipe allows for substitutions and variations, which means you can tailor it to your preferences. You can add nuts, fruit or even more Kisses to enhance its flavor or choose an alternative type of Kisses such as Hershey’s Hugs or Miniatures. You will never get tired of making this delectable tea-time treat as there are endless possibilities.

In conclusion, if you want to impress your family and friends with something irresistible and delicious, then give this Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake a try. It’s the ultimate coffee cake recipe that combines rich chocolate flavor with the goodness of homemade cakes, so don’t wait any longer, give in to your sweet tooth cravings today!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to pucker up with this sweet Hershey's Kisses Coffee Cake
Get ready to pucker up with this sweet Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake

Before diving into making the Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake, let’s gather all the ingredients required for this delicious recipe. Don’t worry, most of these items should be readily available in your pantry.

The cake ingredients include:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cups whole milk or buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s chocolate syrup

The ingredients for chocolate streusel topping and filling are:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee or espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For serving and decoration, you’ll need:

  • Hershey’s kisses (around 10 count)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting.

Once you have everything in hands, we can move ahead to the recipe without any hesitation!

The Recipe How-To

 Be warned, you may not be able to resist a second slice of this scrumptious cake
Be warned, you may not be able to resist a second slice of this scrumptious cake

Now that you are familiar with the ingredients, let’s start making the Kisses Coffee Cake!


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 inches baking dish with butter.
  3. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 2 tsp ground cinnamon until well blended.

Making the Batter

  1. Combine 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tsp of baking soda, and 2 tsp of Hershey’s cocoa powder in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together ¾ cups of softened butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar until soft.
  3. Add in 3 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients alternately with 1 cup of buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry mixture.
  5. Mix in 1/2 cup instant coffee, blending it well.

Layering the Ingredients

  1. Pour half of the batter into the prepared dish and spread evenly.
  2. Sprinkle half the cinnamon-brown sugar mix over the batter.
  3. Arrange 10 Hershey Kisses on top.
  4. Repeat for second layer by pouring remaining batter on top, then sprinkling with remaining cinnamon-brown sugar mix finally topped again with another 10 Hershey Kisses.


Bake for 35-40 minutes (or until fully baked).

Adding Final Touch

Once it is finished baking, remove your Kisses Coffee Cake from your oven and allow it to cool down to room temperature before serving.

This recipe is versatile and will surely satisfy chocolate lovers out there! Don’t forget to add this recipe to your collection of favorites!

Substitutions and Variations

 Make your mornings sweeter with a warm slice of Hershey's Kisses Coffee Cake and a cup of coffee
Make your mornings sweeter with a warm slice of Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake and a cup of coffee

Making substitutions and variations is a great way to add your own unique twist to classic recipes, such as this Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

– Gluten-Free: For those with gluten sensitivities, you can easily substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. This will give the cake structure without affecting its flavor. Simply swap out the 4 cups of all-purpose flour for 4 cups of gluten-free flour blend.

– Vegan: To make this recipe vegan, swap out the butter with a vegan butter substitute and use flax eggs or applesauce in place of the eggs. You can also use almond or soy milk instead of dairy milk. Be sure to double-check your Hershey’s Kisses to ensure they are vegan.

– Chocolate Chip Variation: If you’re a fan of chocolate chips, consider adding them to this coffee cake batter. Fold in 1 cup of semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips to the cake recipe before placing it in the oven.

– Cinnamon Streusel Variation: For an added element of cinnamon goodness, swap out the Hershey’s Kisses for a cinnamon flavored chocolate bar, such as a cinnamon chip chocolate bar or Hershey’s Cinnamon Chips. You can also add a cinnamon streusel topping by mixing 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon together. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the batter before baking.

– Coffee Caramel Variation: Add an extra kick of coffee flavor by drizzling caramel sauce over each slice before serving.

With these substitutions and variations, you can customize your Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake to fit your personal taste preferences. Get creative and enjoy!

Serving and Pairing

 With a fluffy texture and rich chocolate flavor, you'll feel like you're in dessert heaven
With a fluffy texture and rich chocolate flavor, you’ll feel like you’re in dessert heaven

Once you have baked this delicious Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake, the next step is to decide how to serve and pair it. This cake is perfect for a good morning start, as the aroma of chocolate and coffee can get your taste buds tingling. You can also serve this cake as an after-dinner dessert to surprise your guests with a rich chocolate flavor that pairs well with a variety of beverages.

One option for pairing is with a hot cup of coffee. The coffee flavor in the cake compliments the coffee and makes for a perfect pairing during breakfast or an afternoon snack. Try pairing this cake with a freshly brewed black magic coffee, which is rich in flavor, to ensure a full-bodied experience.

For those who prefer tea, you can serve this cake with a hot cup of Earl Grey tea, which complements the chocolatey aroma and enhances the richness of the chocolate flavor in the cake.

This Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake also tastes fantastic when served at room temperature or slightly warmed up. To add more sweetness to your cake, add a drizzle of chocolate syrup or caramel sauce on top before serving.

If you are looking to pair this cake with something more savory, try serving it with roasted pecans or walnuts. The combination provides a beautiful balance between sweet and nutty flavors while adding some crunch.

In conclusion, this Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake is not only versatile in its preparation but also versatile when it comes to pairings. Experiment with different pairings to create new and tasty combinations that are sure to delight anyone who tries them!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

One thing I love about this Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake Recipe is how easy it is to prepare ahead of time. You can bake the coffee cake up to 2 days before serving, so you don’t have to rush around in the morning trying to make breakfast from scratch.

To make this recipe ahead of time, simply let the coffee cake cool completely before storing it in an airtight container or tightly wrapped with plastic wrap. You can store it at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

If you want to reheat the coffee cake, there are a few ways to do it. You can either microwave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or you can pop it in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 8-10 minutes until warmed through.

If you have any leftovers (which is highly unlikely!), you can also freeze them for later. Simply wrap individual slices with plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag. The coffee cake will keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to eat the frozen coffee cake, simply thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat using one of the methods mentioned above.

Making ahead and storing your Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake Recipe is super convenient and makes mornings a lot easier. Plus, it tastes just as delicious when reheated!

Tips for Perfect Results

If you want to impress your guests with a delicious and impressive Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake, these tips will help you get perfect results every time.

1. Use high-quality ingredients

The best way to ensure a great-tasting cake is to use high-quality ingredients. Use fresh ground cinnamon, granulated sugar, and good-quality butter for a rich flavor. For the Hershey’s Kisses, we recommend using Hershey’s perfectly chocolate or Hershey’s hugs for an extra special chocolatey touch.

2. Don’t overmix the batter

When you mix the batter, be careful not to overmix it. Overmixing can cause gluten to form in the flour, resulting in a tough and dense cake. Mix the ingredients just until they are combined, and the batter is smooth.

3. Measure accurately

Measuring ingredients accurately is vital for baking success. Use measuring cups and spoons instead of eyeballing it. Make sure you also pay close attention to the order in which you add the ingredients, following the recipe instructions carefully.

4. Check the bake time carefully

The bake time may vary depending on your oven or altitude. However, keep a close eye on the cake as it bakes and follow the recipe’s recommended time as closely as possible. You can also use a toothpick inserted in the center; if it comes out clean, then your cake is done.

5. Cool completely before slicing

Allow your coffee cake to cool completely before slicing into it; this will prevent it from crumbling apart when slicing into it. Cover it with foil and let it rest overnight makes it even easier to cut into nice slices.

With these helpful tips making this Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake recipe will be as easy as pie!


As with any recipe, you may have a few questions or concerns as you prepare the Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake. Here are some frequently asked questions that I’ve encountered, along with their corresponding solutions and answers so that your coffee cake turns out perfectly every time.

What makes coffee cake different?

Coffee cake, also known as kaffekuchen, is a type of cake that has a distinct sweet taste with a hint of cinnamon. The cake has a streusel topping made using flour, sugar, and butter. Additionally, the cake may contain streusel layering inside it. Variations of coffee cake may feature different fruits, with blueberries being the most common addition.

Can I use coffee instead of water for chocolate cake?

Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven. Adding a cup of coffee to your chocolate mix, such as for cake or brownies, can enhance the flavor in a monumental way. Making the swap of water for coffee in the recipe, and following the typical baking procedures, will result in a delightful chocolatey treat. Anyone who loves coffee and chocolate will undoubtedly appreciate this trick.

How do you make a cake taste like coffee?

It’s common knowledge among bakers that a quick way to infuse coffee flavor into their baked creations is to mix instant espresso powder into the batter.

Why is coffee cake so good?

The relationship between coffee and cake has been backed by science due to the effects of caffeine on our taste receptors. When we consume coffee, the caffeine present in it can limit our ability to distinguish sweetness, leading us to crave for something sweet to complement our coffee.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake recipe is a must-try for any coffee and chocolate lover. This recipe is super easy to make, and you’ll be able to enjoy the rich chocolate flavor with every bite. The streusel topping and Hershey’s Kisses add an extra touch of sweetness that will brighten up your day, starting you off on the right foot with a good morning kiss.

From its perfectly balanced ingredients list to its playful use of Hershey’s Kisses, this recipe truly represents what Hershey’s is all about: delicious and irresistible treats that bring joy to our taste buds. So go ahead and try out this recipe – you’ll be glad you did! Whether you’re looking for a weekend baking project or just want to surprise your family with a special breakfast treat, this Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake recipe will definitely make everyone happy. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations or mix-ins as well – there are endless possibilities with this recipe.

Lastly, don’t forget to pair your freshly baked coffee cake with a cup of steaming hot coffee or chocolate to complete the experience. Treat yourself to some Hershey’s beauty today, and indulge in the goodness of this delightful Hershey’s Kisses Coffee cake recipe. Happy baking!

Hershey's Kisses Coffee Cake

Hershey’s Kisses Coffee Cake Recipe

A quick and easy coffee cake. In case you dont like unwrapping all those lil kisses, you can buy them already unwrapped in a bag in the baking aisle of your grocery.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 591.6 kcal


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans flakey biscuits (or similar sized can)
  • 40 chocolate Hershey chocolate kisses
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • Combine sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Half each biscuit (there will be 40 pieces). Unwrap chocolate kisses and wrap each in a biscuit half.
  • Roll into a ball.
  • Coat with melted butter and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Place into a greased tube or Bundt pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until biscuits test done.

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Serving: 149gCalories: 591.6kcalCarbohydrates: 76.6gProtein: 7.1gFat: 29.5gSaturated Fat: 13.3gCholesterol: 35.6mgSodium: 1045.3mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 44g
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