When a friend told me she uses coffee as the liquid in boxed brownie mixes, I became curious. I have added a little leftover coffee to stews, spaghetti sauces, and even gravies, but as a baking ingredient, that was new to me. But why not? It could add a slightly different dimension to muffins, breads, cakes and even cookies, in a good way.
As I asked around and did some research, here’s what I discovered: Using a little coffee in anything chocolate, such as cake, enhances the chocolate flavor. A few tablespoons of coffee added to a chocolate frosting or