Espresso Coffee Cake

This Espresso Coffee Cake is the perfect start to your day! A kick of espresso paired with a creamy glaze made with BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer French Vanilla.

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Espresso Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast! One slice of this espresso infused cake with french vanilla frosting and you'll want more!

Often times when I share a new coffee cake recipe I get comments such as “where’s the coffee?” I guess I just assumed every one knew that the term “coffee cake” refers to a cake eaten WITH coffee. Otherwise known as a breakfast cake.

I don’t know about you, but I love my coffee with extra cream. Flavored creamers give my coffee that extra sweetness I love (after all I am Shugary Sweets, in name and character!). So it should be  no surprise that I love my new partnership with BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers. 

Espresso Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast! One slice of this espresso infused cake with french vanilla frosting and you'll want more!

And it should also come as no surprise that I am make a coffee cake cake infused with two of my favorite things: espresso and coffee creamer! It’s the perfect marriage!

I think I’ve said it before, but I’m not a breakfast person. Kudos to all of you who eat your overnight, quinoa soaked, black bean, chia seed oatmeal. Personally, if I’m going to start my day with something, I want it to be a strong cup of joe and a sweet piece of coffee cake. I promise not to judge you if you don’t judge me! I get my oatmeal in cookies. My chia seeds in coffee cake. And my black beans in enchiladas!

And now my coffee and cream comes in this Espresso Coffee Cake! Best part? It makes two coffee cakes. I shared one with my BFF and her family, but these also freeze well too! ENJOY!

Espresso Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast! One slice of this espresso infused cake with french vanilla frosting and you'll want more!

Yield: 2 cakes

Espresso Coffee Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes


For the cake:

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer French Vanilla

For the streusel:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

For the glaze:

  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 Tbsp BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer French Vanilla


  1. For the cake, grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degree F.
  2. For the streusel, combine flour, sugars, espresso powder and butter in a small bowl. Mix with hands until crumbly. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt on low until combined. Beat in softened butter. Add in eggs, vanilla and BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer French Vanilla until fully blended and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes).
  4. Pour a small amount into the bottom of each pan (use an offset spatula to spread it out to the sides of the pan. Sprinkle generously with the streusel filling, using all about 1/4 cup or so to fill both cakes (save the 1/4 cup for the top). Top with the remaining batter. Then sprinkle with the remaining filling.
  5. Bake cakes for about 30-35 minutes. Remove and cool 10 minutes in pan. Remove cake from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For the glaze, whisk together the BAILEYS® Coffee Creamer French Vanilla with powdered sugar. Drizzle over cooled cakes. Allow glaze to set, about 10-15 minutes. Store cakes in cake saver for up to 5 days on counter. Or freeze in airtight container until ready to eat.

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Espresso Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast! One slice of this espresso infused cake with french vanilla frosting and you'll want more!

I love adding coffee creamer to recipes! Here are a few of my favorites:


 Red Velvet BROWNIE Whoopie Pies made with BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers! They have just the right amount of “chew” to filling ratio!


 Pumpkin Spice Waffle Bites with BAILEYS® Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer! Such a fun, easy breakfast to make with the kids!


White Chocolate Peppermint Scones. Grab a cup of coffee and indulge!

Espresso Coffee Cake: the perfect breakfast! One slice of this espresso infused cake with french vanilla frosting and you'll want more!

 **This post is part of an ongoing brand ambassadorship with BAILEYS® Coffee Creamers. I was compensated to create my own recipes, however all opinions about the product are 100% my own.**


About Aimee

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Posted on July 6, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. Its really a great recipe that already I feel it. Upcoming valentines day I want to make for my girl friend. I hope she will surprise to taste it. Thanks for share.

  2. Great photos. I just made this for my extended family and they absolutely loved it. Coffee cake is definitely my go-to for them now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Awesome recipe and even more awesome photos. I’ve never actually tried any coffee cake before. I am always looking for tried and true baking recipes and this coffee cake is up there on the list. I can even get my coffee in the same delicious morsel. Thanks for sharing

  4. This is really nice recipe. Thanks for sending this recipe. Next month, I will be join my new family. 😛  I want to make some new recipe for my new family members. I heard that, My would be father in law, Like to eat anything, which is related to coffee. I think, It will be best for him. Thanks a lot.  🙂 

  5. That’s too funny that people ask you about the coffee in a coffee cake (though I love that you actually infused this one with espresso…yum!)  I could happily eat a piece of this at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  6. Yum! Coffee cake is my fave because it’s cake for breakfast- what’s not to love? I wish that slice was in front of me now 🙂

  7. There’s nothing quite like starting the day with a piece of cake. I’m with you, I love the sweets for breakfast. This cake looks delicious. 

  8. I’m all for coffee and a coffee cake or pastry in the morning too!  Please keep the chia, black bean oatmeal as far away as possible!  LOL!  This cake looks glorious…all that coffee glaze dripping everywhere!  Yum!!!

  9. Wishing I had a giant slice of this with my coffee right now. Will you make some for me in November? 

  10. I could eat this for breakfast every single day and never tire of it. I’m not a huge breakfast person but I love breakfast. Does that make sense? This cake is calling my name of course with a pot of coffee! 🙂 

  11. Coffee cake…made with coffee creamer?! A genius idea! I love that this has coffee in it too – it’s perfect for us coffee lovers! <3

    1. haha. Right? I mean, when you think about it….coffee cake should have all the essentials of coffee!

  12. Um, LOVE! Anything with espresso in it is right up my alley. Adoring this coffee cake and those Bailey’s creamers! 

  13. I love this! I just posted a very similar coffee cake with baileys creamers recently. Great minds think alike! 🙂

  14. That drizzle is everything! I love Baileys creamers and can’t wait to try this recipe! 

  15. Uhh, where’s the coffee? (sorry, couldn’t help myself) 

    But seriously, this looks awesome. I love Bailey’s for baking. It just adds a little extra punch that makes things awesome! 

  16. Haha! Yeeesss….everyone always asks me the same thing>> “where’s the coffee in the recipe.” This cake looks perfect to go with my morning cup o joe. And afternoon! Wish I had a slice right now. 

  17. I’m all about coffee cake and especially if it involves Bailey’s creamers…my favorite! Pinning. 🙂

    Happy Monday!

  18. I love coffee cake and that glaze is amazing!! Wish I could have a slice right now 🙂 

  19. I LOVE that BAILEYS Creamer in my morning cup of joe. Or 6 cups of joe, because it’s Monday. And I bet it would be AMAZING in a cake. I might just need to gobble down 2 slices of this beauty! Pinned!

    1. I love the creamer too. It’s so creamy. Haha. Seriously though dude…it makes your cup of joe that much better! Thanks for pinning. 🙂

  20. Oh my goodness!  I am not a coffee person – I just never learned to like the taste of it – except when it is baked into something.  This glorious cake is DEFINITELY in my future!

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