Baking with coffee – make your own coffee essence

If you like to bake with coffee, homemade coffee essence is essential!  Coffee essence is a wonderful flavoring tool for cakes and icings… and it is easy to make!  All you need is:

  • 1 cup of strong bitter coffee brewed at triple strength.  I recommend using:
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
1)  Over medium heat, whisk sugar into coffee until fully dissolved.
2)  Bring mixture to a slow boil and let boil for 5 minutes until the mixture thickens and reduces in size, about 7 minutes.
3)  Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool… and that is it!  Enjoy!

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