Friday, August 27, 2010

Cappuccino Doughnut Bars

For the dough layer:
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. instant espresso powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c. buttermilk
4 tbsp butter, melted

For cheesecake layer:
2 pkg cream cheese
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1/4 c. coffee flavored liqueur
1 c. chopped chocolate covered coffee beans

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x 13 pan. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in buttermilk and butter until combined. Spread evenly into pan.
Beat cream cheese and sugar until combined. Add eggs and liqueur, beating until smooth. Pour over doughnut layer.
Bake cheesecake until set, about 25 min. Let cool slightly. Sprinkle with chocolate covered coffee beans. Refrigerate until cool, cut into squares, and serve.

*****I used Kahlua coffee liqueur flavored syrup. This is awesome with a cup of coffee!!!!