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How to prepare a delicious Bavarian coffee cake

Enjoy the goodness of a Bavarian dessert with all the taste and the experience of a Lavazza coffee.

By Lavazza Team 2/3 minutes 

Among the tons of desserts, you can prepare involving the aroma of coffee there is a delicious one. We are referring to Bavarian coffee cake, a fresh and soft dessert embellished by the notes of the beverage, able to provide an even more pleasant and decisive flavour. In this article we will see all you need to prepare it the best way and make it delicious!


First of all, here are the ingredients you need for your Bavarian Coffee Cake recipe. As you can see, they are just a few and you can easily find them!

  • 100 g espresso coffee
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 150 g whole milk
  • 175 g sugar
  • 300 g cream
  • 25 ml Borghetti coffee liqueur
  •  5 g gelatine

The method to prepare a Bavarian coffee cake

  •  First, put the gelatine in cold water so that it softens.
  •  Next, bring the milk and coffee to a boil in a saucepan and mix the sugar and egg   yolks with a whisk in another container.
  •  When the mixture of egg yolks and sugar has reached a whitish colour, add your milk and coffee mix combining all the ingredients using a spoon.
  • At this point, pour the mixture into a saucepan and simmer without ever stopping stirring – it will be ready as soon as it gets creamy.
  •  Once the cream has been removed from the heat, melt the gelatine inside.
  • As soon as this step is completed, cover the cream with cling film and let it cool until it reaches room temperature.
  • Time to whip the cream and add it, mixing with movements from the bottom up.
  •   All you have to do now is wet the moulds with cold water and pour the mixture into them, letting it rest in the fridge for about six hours.
  • Turn the moulds upside down on a plate, garnish at leisure and serve.

The perfect presentation

Despite the name, Bavarian cake's origins seem to be French. It used to be consumed in the early eighteenth century in Germany as a drink made from milk, tea and liqueur imported by French chefs who worked at the Bavarian court. A century later it would have spread in France as the dessert we currently know, as a variant of this drink.

You can decorate your Bavarian Coffee Cake in different ways, including a dollop of cream, cinnamon, coffee beans or chopped dried fruit.

Lavazza Bavarian Coffee Cake

The ideal coffee for this recipe

Espresso is highly recommended for this recipe. An intense and full-bodied, well-rounded blend combining Central-South American Arabica and Asian or African Robusta, is the right choice to give your dessert a persistent taste and aroma and a wonderful perfume.

This amazing and quick recipe will definitely turn out to be the best way to wrap up your dinner and charm your guests! Your Bavarian coffee cake is easy to make and delicious, an undemanding and aromatic dessert that everyone will appreciate, and coffee lovers will insanely love!

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