Coffee Liqueur Dessert Recipes

Coffee liqueur flavors desserts like tiramisu, Kahlua cakes, brownies, cheesecakes, and truffles, and goes especially well with chocolate and cream.

Staff Picks

Jill's World-Famous Coffee Liqueur Brownies

Rating: 4.27 stars
These delicious and rich brownies are spiked with a generous amount of coffee liqueur. I first served these at a company Christmas party in 1991, and they've been a hit ever since!

Kahlua® Truffles

These bonbons are wonderful Christmas gifts when wrapped in plastic wrap with a ribbon.

Ice Cream Tiramisu Cake

Rating: 4.73 stars
Sponge cake is soaked in coffee syrup then layered with coffee and espresso ice creams for an elegant, frozen dessert.

Mocha Semifreddo

Rating: 4.63 stars
A massively underrated summer dessert, semifreddo has a rich taste, and you get what's basically an airy, custard-style ice cream without having to use a machine. However, it all comes at a cost. The classic procedure is a little bothersome, since you need to make three separate components – a zabaione, a meringue, and whipped cream – so, I decided to simply use the eggs whole, and make a 'zabaringue.' I knew I wouldn't get as much volume, but I didn't care.

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Rating: 4.76 stars
Fancy taste without all the work. This cake is wonderful for a get together or just a special occasion at home. Using a box cake mix as a base it's a real time saver!

Classic Tiramisu

Rating: 4.69 stars
Classic Italian dessert made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese. It can be made in a trifle bowl or a springform pan.

Chocolate Kahlua® Cake

Rating: 4.78 stars
There isn't much to say except fa-bu-lous!

Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Rating: 4.79 stars
This recipe becomes a favorite as soon as it is tasted. It was once referred to as 'sinfully rich and velvety smooth'. Best if made a day before serving.

Black Russian Cake I

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is an extremely moist and delicious cake. The coffee liqueur gives it an exceptionally rich and unique flavor. It is wonderfully complemented when served with coffee drinks as an after-dinner treat.

Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake

Rating: 4.74 stars
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. This cake is so moist and rich there's absolutely no need for frosting. This cake made me an instant star with my clients. I quickly became known as 'that incredible chocolate cake lady!'

Tiramisu Poke Cake

Rating: 4.57 stars
White cake is poked and topped with a coffee-flavored sweet drizzle and then a cream cheese frosting in this decadent tiramisu poke cake. Can be made up to 2 days in advance of serving.

Chocolate Decadence Yule Log

Rating: 4.01 stars
A classic holiday cake that is so rich, it makes you feel absolutely decadent! You roll it up jelly roll style, and then decorate it to look like a log.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tiramisu Cheesecake
Rating: Unrated
"HOLY. CROW. I made this as my birthday cake and brought it into work. I work in an office of about 200, and everyone who has tried it LOVES it." – Tina
Eye-Opening Desserts for Coffee Lovers
You'll love what happens when you put coffee in your desserts.

Mocha Bundt Cake

Rating: 4.62 stars

An exceptionally rich and moist chocolate cake with coffee liqueur baked in. A wonderful special dessert. A non-alcoholic version can be made by replacing the liqueur with 3/4 cup chocolate syrup mixed with 1/4 cup warm water. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. A little of the glaze may be reserved to drizzle over the topping for a nice presentation.