Cappuccino Doughnut Bars
Enjoy coffee and doughnuts in every bite of these cappuccino bars
FOR THE DOUGHNUT LAYER:
1 1/4 cups all- purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp.instant espresso powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1/2 tsp. table salt
1/2 tsp.ground nutmeg
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
FOR THE CHEESECAKE LAYER:
2 pkgs. cream cheese, softened (8 oz. each)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup coffee- flavored liqueur
1 cup chopped chocolate covered coffee beans
preheat oven to 350. lightly coat a 9 by 13- inch baking dish with non-stick 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.
beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar for the cheesecake layer in medium speed until combined. add eggs and liqueur, beating, 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 dessert until cool, cut into squares, and serve. store remaining bars in the refrigerator.