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13 Creative Coffee Dessert Recipes

If you’re looking for creative ways to get caffeine into your bloodstream, you’ve come to the right place.

Today, we’re talking about my favorite coffee dessert recipes!

Coffee Ice Cream with Coffee Beans
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Can’t function in the morning without coffee? Join the club! I myself require a cup or two before I can engage in a sensible conversation.

Luckily, these treats are not just sweet and drool-worthy, but will also give you that extra jolt of energy.

Woohoo, I’m so pumped up already!

From brownies to cakes to coffee cookies, I have something for every occasion.

Pair these coffee desserts with your favorite cup of joe for the most satisfying, invigorating treat!

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1. Tiramisu

Tiramisu is a scrumptious Italian dessert made with layers of ladyfingers and a sweet mascarpone filling.

If you’re wondering where the coffee is — it’s in the ladyfingers!

The cookies are soaked with espresso, making them soft and cake-like. It’s what gives tiramisu that delicious and aromatic flavor, too!

Here’s the best part about tiramisu: it’s a no-bake dessert! There’s no need to be an expert in the kitchen to nail this recipe.

With just a bunch of bowls and a whisk, you’ll be able to whip up a terrific tiramisu.

Homemade Affogato Coffee with Ice Cream

2. Affogato

If it’s a dessert/beverage you want, then this is the recipe for you. 

It may sound fancy, but aa affogato is perhaps the easiest coffee-based dessert there ever is.

All you need are two basic ingredients: ice cream or gelato and espresso.

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Together, these two elements make a rich, creamy, and addictive coffee ice cream! It’s so good, you’ll want it again and again.

3. Chocolate Mocha Mousse

Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven, so why not blend them into one lip-smacking dessert?

This chocolate mocha mousse is rich, velvety, and packed with flavor!

Combining coffee and chocolate gives this mousse maximum delight.  

Plus, this recipe is so easy, you can make it anytime you get a hankering… which I’m pretty sure will be often.

4. Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are already perfect as they are but flavor them with coffee, and bam! We have a winner.

The espresso enhances the chocolate in the cookies, giving them a bigger, bolder, better flavor.

5. Chocolate Crinkles

Chocolate crinkle cookies are my absolute favorite snack!

I grew up eating these ultra moist, fudgy, and chewy sugar-coated cookies. Eating them as an adult gives me major childhood flashbacks!

These guys are already super chocolatey, but espresso powder kicks things up a notch! 

These cookies are perfect for the holidays, but they’re so easy, you can make them any time.

I enjoy watching them as they bake. As they expand, they form these little cracks all over the surface, which I think are just so pretty.

6. Espresso Brownies

If you are craving something extremely fudgy, this is the recipe for you.

These brownies are everything you can ever ask for in a dessert. They’re insanely rich and ooey-gooey.

The secret is in the added espresso!

Even if you’re not a pro at baking, you can definitely make this recipe.

It just calls for four basic ingredients, and the steps are as easy as 1-2-3!

7. Coffee Toffee Cheesecake

 Here’s a breakdown of everything that’s going on in this sinful and decadent cheesecake:

  1. A sweet buttery crust made with chocolate wafers.
  2. A decadent chocolate-coffee-cream cheese filling. 
  3. A sweet and crunchy topping of crumbled Heath and chocolate candy bars.

Need I say more?

8. Churros with Coffee Chocolate Sauce

Deep-fried dough dipped in a coffee chocolate sauce? Count me in.

Who can say no to churros? They’re sweet, they’re crisp and fluffy, and they’re downright amazing. A bite of a churro is pure ecstasy.

When you add a rich and heavenly chocolate coffee sauce into the equation, oh boy. The flavors are so dynamite, they’re like fireworks in my mouth!

9. Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

This recipe takes classic cinnamon rolls to a whole new level by giving them a fabulous coffee makeover!

It’s your favorite rolls infused with coffee filling AND icing! I think we’re in coffee heaven.

10. Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes

Coffee cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes are both good apart. But with these chocolate mocha cupcakes, you get the best of both worlds.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: coffee does a wonderful job of enhancing the flavor of chocolate.

These cupcakes are moist, tender, and bursting with chocolate flavor.

Then there’s the rich buttercream frosting loaded with espresso flavor. The combination is spot on!

11. Coffee Ice Cream

Want to make your very own ice cream at home? This is the only recipe you will ever need. 

This coffee ice cream is incredibly rich and creamy, and it will disappear in minutes.

If you want this recipe to be kid-friendly, just swap the coffee beans with decaf! 

12. Brownie Mocha Trifle

This recipe yields a delicious and heavenly trifle in just a few minutes. The key is using instant pudding and brownie mix!

There is no need to be a slave in the kitchen to make this brownie mocha trifle.

Just cook the pudding and brownies according to package instructions, and you’re all set to layer the ingredients.

So easy-peasy, right? Don’t worry, your friends need not know about our little secret.

13. Chocolate Cake 

Last but not least is arguably the most popular dessert known to man: classic chocolate cake.

I’m sure every baker has their own recipe of the best chocolate cake ever. To me, this is the one.

What makes it stand out above the rest is a secret ingredient that makes it insanely delicious.

As you may have guessed, it’s none other than coffee! Like the wind beneath its wings, coffee helps chocolate achieve its maximum flavor potential.

13 Best Coffee Dessert Recipe Collection

Looking for some exciting coffee dessert recipes? From espresso brownies to chocolate mocha cupcakes, these 13 recipes will give you the coffee fix you crave!


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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