Coffee Cake Grilled Cheese with Creamy Coffee Sauce

This grilled cheese is designed to be eaten on one of the worst days you can imagine. It has everything that you could want in a grilled cheese or comfort food. All of the flavors go great together and there's something salty, sweet and bitter. Plus cheese and a buttery aftertaste. This is exactly what I would want to eat after a big bowl of tomato soup, one of my favorite comfort foods (I would say macaroni and cheese, but let's not go crazy with the cheese).

Sandwich is a Vegetarian & Cooking! original, sauce from

-Slices of coffee cake, 2 per sandwich
-Mascarpone cheese
-Vanilla extract
-Icing, optional

Coffee Sauce
-1/2 cup heavy cream
-1/2 cup very strong brewed coffee
-1 egg yolk
-1/2 cup sugar, minus 1 tablespoon of sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make the coffee sauce:
Heat the coffee and milk together in a saucepan.
Whisk the egg yolk and sugar together vigorously, until all combined.
Add a little of the hot coffee/milk to the egg/sugar to temper it.
Pour the sugar into the saucepan on the stove.
Heat, whisking continuously until thickened.
Remove from heat, add vanilla, cool.

To make the grilled cheese, melt butter in a skillet.
Add the slices of coffee cake.
Spread mascarpone on each slice.
Drizzle each with a little  vanilla extract.

Put the pieces together to form sandwiches. Flip until each side is golden brown.

Serve drizzled with icing (if desired) and coffee sauce.



This is a grilled cheese that you eat with a fork. All of the melted butter soaked into the cake, giving it great flavor while making the cake incredibly crispy on the outside. The mascarpone cheese is a good choice for this because it's mild, I like mine with a little vanilla, you can use it plain if that is what you prefer. I think that all of the flavors were able to come through individually and separately.


  1. Sweet treat and coffee in the same time! Amazing recipe!

    1. Cris, thank you for stopping by and commenting.


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