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Monday, March 14, 2022

Coffee Caramel Sauce | Homemade Coffee Sauce ~ Great Topping for Dessert & Cakes

Today's post is a rich, creamy and delicious coffee sauce bursting with coffee flavours. I was planning to make a birthday cake for my son's birthday, and his requested flavour was coffee. For the cake, I needed a coffee sauce to make the whipped cream and to add as a topping in layers. Then I decided to give this sauce a try and use it in the cake. The cake post is coming up, and I have used the coffee sauce in the cake. We had some leftovers too which I used for topping ice creams, and they even poured over pancakes and had. Tastes delicious !!

I would say you must give this sauce a try for topping your favourite coffee pudding. If you are looking for a quick coffee pudding, then here is my post link. The sauce hardly takes any time to prepare, and you need to caramelize the sugar and then add the remaining ingredients. The sauce may thicken considerably on cooling. You can remove some amount in a bowl and add a little hot milk to get the consistency. Try making this sauce and enjoy !!

Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 150 ml sauce
Author ~ Julie
instant coffee powder 2 tsp
*butter 2tbsp
milk 2tbsp
fresh cream or whipping cream 1 cup
granulated sugar 1 cup
salt 1/8 tsp


  • Add the 2tbsp hot milk to the coffee powder and give a quick stir to dissolve the coffee powder. Keep aside.
  • Heat the granulated sugar 1 cup in a heavy bottomed pan and let it caramelize on low heat. Once the sugar is caramelized to golden brown, switch off the flame.
  • Add the butter immediately, give a quick stir. Then add the coffee mix. Give a mix again, the sauce may look getting thicker at this point.
  • Finally, add the heavy cream or whipping cream and give a mix. The cream may look curdled a bit, but don't worry. Keep mixing and put the pan back on low heat.
  • Stir for about 5-7 minutes until you see the sauce thickens. Switch off flame in a medium thick consistency as in video. The sauce thickens considerably as it thickens. 
  • Store in glass bottles and refrigerate. You can use for two weeks.

* You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. If using salted butter, then skip adding the salt in the recipe.
* If the coffee sauce is too thick after refrigeration, remove a part of the made sauce as needed and add a tbsp of hot milk to dilute and use.
* I used the sauce in this coffee cake here.

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