By Vanessa Greaves

Best desserts for coffee lovers

If you like dessert with your coffee, you'll really love what happens when you put coffee in your dessert. Chocolate-based treats in particular seem to get an intense boost of flavor from the merest jolt of java added to the mix. But watch out: Between the sugar and the caffeine, you might be awake for a while. #sorrynotsorry

Reviewers use words like "silky smooth," "super delicious," and "decadent" when they describe this 5-star dessert. They also say it's even better if you let the flavors ripen for a day. As if anyone could possibly wait that long.

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Inspired by a popular coffee shop drink, this coffee-infused loaf is topped by a brown sugar glaze that really makes the whole thing work. Be sure to read Dianne's cooking tips so the glaze turns out just right.

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Harness the power of your microwave to make coffee-laced chocolate truffles. You can adjust the amount of coffee to suit your own taste, and dip the truffles in dark or white chocolate for a sophisticated finish.

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Want to impress someone? Spring this multi-layered bowl of gorgeousness on them. (You don't have to let anyone know how ridiculously easy it is to make.)

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Great news: You don't have to cook an egg custard to make this rich and creamy ice cream. CK1380 mixed toffee pieces into her batch, which of course sounds amazing. What will you mix into yours?

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Not content to put just a little coffee-flavor liqueur in the mix, this mile-high confection nips at the bottle again and again. Be sure to allow plenty of time for chilling the pie as you build it layer by layer.

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A little bit of instant coffee intensifies the chocolate flavor in these banana muffins, but some reviewers upped the coffee and loved it even more.

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First you boil down coffee into a syrupy-thick concentrate. Then you make brownies out of it. Then you kiss your self-control goodbye. Read Steppy's review if you have any doubts about your brain on caffeine.

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A high-octane version of a classic chocolate chip cookie. Althea LeBlanc says any kind of nuts work in this recipe, but toasted hazelnuts are especially great. Thanks for the recommendation!

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This single-serve dessert checks off the quick and easy dessert boxes, but then goes even further by being paleo-friendly.

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Well, I don't know if this really delivers on the promise of no workout needed, but the part about it being a chocolate cake is certainly true. And the reviewers love it! Definitely worth a try, but don't cancel your gym membership.

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Basg might be onto something with this review: "I've made many a pecan pie, and this was one of the best. The recipe is similar to all the others, but something (maybe the coffee?) made it a cut above."

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Let's make it a baker's dozen. There's no better companion for coffee than donuts. These chocolate donuts are baked (not deep-fried) and feature a touch of strong-brewed coffee in the mix. "After tons of trial and error, I have finally created a baked donut that isn't compromised in flavor or texture," says stephmoskal. "Add your favorite glaze or powdered sugar, or enjoy without anything else -- they're that good!"

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