Cappuccino Doughnut Bars



No time to stop for coffee and doughnuts? These bars have a cake-doughnut layer and coffee flavor in all three layers. What’s not to love?

The instant espresso powder in the doughnut layer adds a jolt of flavor. The coffee liqueur in the cheesecake layer is another shot of coffee goodness and the chocolate-covered coffee beans add a layer of crunch. Yum.

The bottom layer is thick and fudgy. You can make it more cake-like by adding an egg to the batter. It’s great either way.

The cool weather we are having here is making us hungry for dessert. These are definitely a treat!


Preheat oven to 350o F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Whisk together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg for the doughnut layer in a large bowl; set aside.

Combine buttermilk and butter in a measuring cup; stir into flour mixture until combined.


Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan. This layer is very thick. To spread it in the pan, wet your handsto pat it down and spread it out.


Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar for the cheesecake layer in a bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and liqueur, beating until smooth, 5 minutes; pour over doughnut layer.

Bake cheesecake until set, about 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool slightly. Sprinkle chocolate-covered coffee beans over cheesecake.


Refrigerate until cool, cut into squares and serve. Store any remaining bars in the refrigerator.

Cappuccino Doughnut Bars
From Cuisine at Home

For the Doughnut Layer:
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 Tablespoons instant espresso powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Layer:
2 pkgs. cream cheese, softened (8 oz. each)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup coffee-flavored liqueur (such as Kahlua)
1 cup chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans

Preheat oven to 350o F. Lightly coat a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Whisk together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg for the doughnut layer in a large bowl; set aside.

Combine buttermilk and butter in a measuring cup; stir into flour mixture until combined. Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan. This layer is very thick. To spread it in the pan, wet your handsto pat it down and spread it out.

Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar for the cheesecake layer in a bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs and liqueur, beating until smooth, 5 minutes; pour over doughnut layer.

Bake cheesecake until set, about 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool slightly. Sprinkle chocolate-covered coffee beans over cheesecake. Refrigerate until cool, cut into squares and serve. Store any remaining bars in the refrigerator.

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19 Comments

  1. Yummy, these look amazing. All I need now is a warm cup of coffee!

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  2. oh, WOW I think I need to make these… 😀

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  3. Barbie with a T 3

    Look Yummy. Too bad I cannot eat chocolate. But I can just imagine the smell of melted chocolate when this comes out of the oven!!!

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  4. laura 4

    okay, it’s official. i think you are trying to kill me with incredibly delicious desserts. i guess it’s a good way to go!

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  5. Ginny 5

    Wow! Amazing! :)

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  6. Oh my goodness.

    These look sooo yummy. I think I might be drooling. 😀

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  7. Wow…who needs Red Bull when you can have one of these? *lol* I’m not a fan of cheesecake or chocolate, but these look kinda good and might prove very helpful when I’m up late working on a deadline.

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  8. such a different recipe for a change- looks amazing

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  9. Marjie 9

    Well, see, now that you’re out there in the vineyard all the time, you can eat all this stuff without getting fat. For the rest of us? We’ll just lick our monitors. It does look great.

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  10. Kiran 10

    First timer here. Love your recipes. I have a huge sweet tooth and this decadent doughnut bars doesnt make me miss Krisy Kreme 😀

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  11. Triple joe doughnut bars. Delectable!

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  12. Oh, Cathy, I’m sooo making these! Gosh, I wish they were serving some of these at BlogHer Food this morning (gluten free, of course!). I will be converting the recipe to gluten free and I’ll let you know how it goes … after I finish eating one. 😉

    Shirley

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  13. elra 13

    Wonderful recipe, I love the coffee liqueur on the cream cheese frosting. Honestly tempted!

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  14. 'Ailina 14

    Just found your site today. LOVE it. Masterful indulgence = instant fan.

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  15. what i wouldn’t give to have 3 of these right now? i always crave chocolate and latte’s before bed, why i haven’t a clue.

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  16. Mrs. L 16

    Wow, this sounds awesome! Definitely have to give it a try.

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  17. johnjoy316 17

    Can this be made without the coffee, prefer just the chocolate.

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  18. Noble Pig 18

    I’ve never tried it that way. Let us know how it tastes.

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  19. Stephanie @cookinfanatic 19

    Oh my goodness do these look amazing!!! I rarely do any baking but these just might change that, wow yum!!

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