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I love entertaining year-round but there’s something extra special about having family and friends over during the fall season. I usually save my extra decadent and savory recipes to share during this time of the year as the weather cools and we all crave some comfort foods. I always turn to Irish coffee and chocolate cake to cozy up and I’ve found these are the perfect fall recipes to share with guests.
Irish coffee is great as an after dinner drink but also as a dessert replacement. I find that it’s the perfect recipe for a fun-filled party when the guests are winding down but are not quite ready to leave. The warmth of the cocktail is relaxing, but the coffee gives enough of a kick to keep the dinner party going – it’s perfect, right? It works for a traditional dinner party, but also for game night with everyone huddled around the fireplace.
This is my go-to Irish Coffee recipe, which I made even more delicious with Starbucks® Cinnamon Dolce K-Cup® Packs coffee:
1 cup freshly brewed Starbucks® Cinnamon Dolce K-Cup® coffee
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 tablespoons Irish whiskey
Whipped heavy cream
Brew coffee into warmed glass until it is about 3/4 full. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Blend in Irish whiskey. Top with the whipped heavy cream. Serve hot.
No dinner party is complete without chocolate cake – there I said it! It’s a universal favorite and again works for a myriad of parties and everyone loves a good slice of chocolate cake. I turn to the queen of hostessing, Ina Garten, for the perfect chocolate cake. I find that the most flavorful chocolate cakes always have coffee as it brings out the rich flavor of the cocoa. I recently made a cake for my sister’s birthday and replaced the traditional black coffee with Starbucks® Mocha K-Cup® Packs. Let’s just say as I devoured the cake it was like a decadent chocolate party in my mouth. It’s that good! I couldn’t imagine making a classic recipe even better, but the mocha flavor is literally the icing on the cake!
If you’re entertaining this fall, I highly recommend giving these recipes a try. The Irish coffee is definitely a fall favorite in our house and a bit of a Thanksgiving tradition.
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