21 Eye-Opening 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 in these coffee desserts, you might be awake for a while.
Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake
Reviewers use words like "silky smooth," "super delicious," and "decadent" when they describe this five-star coffee 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.
Brownies have a richly indulgent level of chocolate. But boost them with coffee-flavored liqueur and instant coffee granules, and these brownies are on another level from most coffee dessert recipes.
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.
Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle
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.)
Whole Wheat Chocolate Coffee Cake
Dense and fudgy, this chocolate and coffee dessert is a highly impressive option for a dinner party or family gathering. Recipe creator Kim says you should be careful to not overbake it so it retains its luscious mouthfeel.
Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream
Great news: You don't have to cook an egg custard to make this rich and creamy ice cream. Reviewer CK1380 mixed toffee pieces into her batch, which of course sounds amazing. What will you mix into yours?
Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread
Coffee Ice Cream Fudge Cake
Coffee and Doughnuts Icebox Cake
What's coffee's favorite baked good? Doughnuts, of course! This ice box cake combines the dynamic duo into a fun dessert for picnics or barbeques.
Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
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.
Extra Caffeinated Brownies
Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Best Mug Cake (Paleo)
This single-serve dessert checks off the quick and easy dessert boxes but then goes even further by being paleo-friendly.
Dark Mocha Crinkles
The beloved crinkle cookies get a deeply flavorful upgrade instant coffee. "My friends really enjoy these. They are so easy to make and easy to roll. The coffee really adds to the chocolate taste. You can add chips or nuts. Fun to experiment," reviewer Mary wrote.
No-Workout-Needed Chocolate Cake
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.
Easy Chocolate Pecan Pie
Baked Chocolate-Coffee Donuts
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!"
Tiramisu Layer Cake
Coffee-flavored liqueur goes into the frosting, filling, and the cake itself, so you know it's delicious. But if that's not enough, this recipe boasts more than 1,000 reviews averaging five stars.
Affogato with Cold-Brewed Coffee
We can't forget to include the ultimate coffee lover's dessert, the affogato. Just drown two scoops of vanilla ice cream in coffee for an instant pick-me-up.
Mocha Chocolate Jimmy Cake
A cup of strong brewed coffee flavors this old-fashioned cake. Cocoa powder in the icing gives it a nice mocha flavor.
Cappuccino Cake with Mocha Frosting
Thanks to cappuccino coffee powder and white cake mix, you can prep this cake (or a batch of cupcakes) in just 10 minutes.