Get your buzz on with these delicious coffee recipes!

Get your buzz on with these delicious coffee recipes!

If you're like us and can't get enough of good quality coffee, then you’re in for a treat as we’ve pulled together a range of tasty coffee-infused recipes that will have you buzzing. So, grab your favourite Rounton coffee and let's get cooking!

Sticky Chocolate Coffee Cake
Make sure you save room for dessert because our Sticky Chocolate Coffee Cake is amazing! This delicious treat features layers of moist chocolate cake infused with freshly brewed coffee and topped with a luscious chocolate coffee buttercream frosting.

Coffee-infused chocolate cake

- 3/4 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 of cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of hot freshly brewed coffee

For the chocolate buttercream, you’ll need:
- 340g  of butter
- 1/2  cup of cocoa powder
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup of cold brewed coffee
- 80g of dark chocolate melted and cooled


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and prep two 8-inch baking pans with cooking spray and parchment paper
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sift the cocoa powder, add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and granulated sugar and mix with a whisk
  3. Add the eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract and mix until almost combined
  4. Add the hot coffee and mix until the batter is smooth and has no lumps
  5. Divide the mixture into two 8-inch baking pans and bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes
  6. Let the cakes cool completely before applying the buttercream
  7. Make the chocolate coffee buttercream by whipping together powdered sugar, butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, salt and cold coffee until smooth and creamy
  8. Once the cakes are cooled, ice one layer of cake, place the second layer on top and ice the top and sides of the cake with the remaining cream.

    Coffee-flavoured Belgian Waffles
    You can’t go wrong with a fluffy waffle, but just wait until you try coffee-flavoured Belgian waffles. With a hint of espresso powder mixed into the batter, these waffles are a right treat! If you don’t have a waffle maker, no need to buy one - we’ve provided a method for both those with a waffle maker and those without. 

    - 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    - 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    - 1/4 cup brown sugar
    - 2 tsp baking powder
    - 1/2 tsp salt
    - 1/4 tsp baking soda
    - 2 large eggs (beaten)
    - 2 tbsp whole-milk ricotta
    - 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
    - 2 tbsp espresso powder, plus more for serving
    - 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted, plus more for brushing
    - Maple syrup and whipped cream for serving


    1. Whisk together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl
    2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and ricotta until incorporated. Add buttermilk and 2 tablespoons of espresso powder, whisk until smooth. Whisk in melted butter, then fold in dry ingredients with a spatula until combined
    3. Let batter sit uncovered at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow the flour to hydrate
    4. Preheat the oven to 200°F and set a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven. If you have a waffle maker, turn on the machine and allow it to heat up.
    5. Heat waffle iron and brush with butter. Pour 1 cup batter onto the iron and cook until the waffle is golden brown and cooked through, 5–7 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack in the oven. Repeat with remaining batter, brushing iron with more butter as needed.
    6. Serve the fluffy waffles with your favourite topping. We would suggest whipped cream, a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of more espresso powder.

      Dublin Iced Coffee
      Looking for a refreshing pick-me-up with a kick? Look no further than the Dublin Iced Coffee recipe. This creamy concoction combines Irish whiskey, Guinness, cold brew coffee and a touch of sweetness for a proper smooth drink.

      Coffee-infused cocktail recipe

      - 40ml Irish whiskey
      - 20ml simple syrup
      - 60ml Guinness
      - 60ml cold brew coffee
      - 15ml heavy cream
      - Grated cinnamon
      - Ice


      1. Make the cold brew coffee by steeping 50g of coffee in 400ml of water overnight, then straining.
      2. For a simple but delicious syrup, bring 250ml of water to a boil. Dissolve 130g of sugar in the water while stirring. Once the sugar is dissolved completely, reduce the heat and cover. Allow it to simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes, and then remove from the heat. Allow the sugar syrup to cool completely and thicken, then bottle.
      3. Add ice, cold brew coffee, Guinness, whiskey and syrup to a highball glass.
      4. Pour cream gently so it sinks into coffee and garnish with cinnamon.

        Banana, Coffee, Cashew, and Cocoa Smoothie
        Perfect for the warmer months when you want to start your day with a refreshing smoothie, this smoothie recipe is one for you to keep handy. Packed with ingredients like banana, dates, cashews and oats, this smoothie is a powerhouse of flavour and energy.

        - 1 banana, preferably frozen
        - 2 Medjool dates, pitted
        - 1/2 cup cold-brew coffee
        - 1/4 cup of cashews
        - 3 tbsp of oats, preferably soaked overnight
        - 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
        - Pinch of ground cardamom
        - Pinch of salt

        This is probably the most simple coffee-infused recipe in this blog. Using the smoothie or ice crush setting, purée banana, dates, coffee, cashews, oats, cocoa powder, cardamom, salt and ½ cup ice in a blender until smooth.

        Coffee-rubbed Steak
        Ready to take your steak to the next level? With a flavourful rub of finely ground coffee beans, garlic powder, chipotle powder and brown sugar, these steaks are a dream come true in our opinion. Fire up the grill or heat the cast iron skillet – either way, you're in for a mouth-watering meal.

        Coffee-rubbed steak

        - 2 strip steaks
        - 3 tbsp of finely ground fresh coffee beans
        - 1/2 tsp garlic powder
        - 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
        - 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp of pepper
        - 1 tbsp brown sugar
        - Optional: oil for cooking


        1. Whisk the coffee grounds, garlic powder, chipotle powder, salt, pepper and brown sugar together in a bowl
        2. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel then massage the coffee dry rub onto each side of the steaks. Let rest at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes, or store in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours, bringing to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.
        3. To cook on the stovetop, heat a thin layer of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high, until just smoking. Add the steaks and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the heat, transfer the steaks to a plate and cover with foil for 10 minutes before serving.
        4. To cook on the grill, cook steaks over direct high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from the grill, transfer to a plate and cover with foil for 10 minutes before serving.

          And there you have it - a roundup of irresistible coffee recipes to satisfy your cravings and keep you caffeinated all day long. So, grab your apron and get cooking - and don't forget to pair these delicious dishes with your favourite Rounton coffee for the tastiest dishes!