coffee caramel cake with chocolate ganache and macarons

Coffee Caramel Cake Recipe (video)


The BEST, most extravagant coffee caramel cake ever!  This dessert creation is made with moist buttermilk coffee cake layers, flavored with Kahlua and frosted with a salted caramel frosting. A glossy chocolate ganache finishes the top of the cake and coffee macarons garnish the top! This decadent and delicious-beyond-words cake is very simple to put together! It’s a true coffee-caramel-chocolate lover’s dream.

This cake has been one of the most popular cake recipes on my blog and for a very good reason! It’s simply delicious. I’ve had so many great reviews and feedback about this recipe. My readers have made it for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. It’s perfect for every special event! If you don’t have time to make macarons, you can also garnish the top of this cake with cookies, coffee beans, or even chocolate truffles.

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The Coffee Cake

This amazing coffee caramel cake is made the best coffee cake layers! The cake batter is made with buttermilk, which makes the cake extra light and fluffy! When making the cake batter, make sure you don’t overmix once you add in the flour. Mix the dry ingredients into the batter just until well incorporated. And, allow the cake layers to cool completely before slicing or frosting!

coffee cake with caramel frosting and chocolate ganache

Salted Caramel Frosting

My all-time favorite frosting! My ‘Salted Caramel Frosting’ is so fluffy, creamy and has just the right amount of saltiness to help break up the sweetness! It’s made dulce de leche, a thick version of caramel made from sweetened condensed milk. You can also use my recipe for homemade caramel sauce if you are not able to find dulce de leche. Both my frosting and caramel sauce recipes have separate video recipes; check those out if you’re looking for a more in-depth tutorial!

Coffee Caramel Macarons

I’m using all my favorite recipes for this stunning coffee caramel cake! I garnish the top with chocolate ganache and my favorite macarons – Coffee Caramel Macarons! These are so delicious on their own but the perfect addition to this cake, too! If you don’t have time to make your own macarons, store bought cookies will also work great! I have a separate video recipe for the macarons so make sure to check it out!

slice of caramel coffee cake with coffee macaron

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