Coffee isn’t just the best beverage on earth, it’s also a powerful additive into dishes and desserts. Here we showcase 9 delicious coffee desserts.
Coffee enriches dishes and brings them to a whole new level, and as you might have guessed, go fantastic with a cup of actual coffee on the side.
These are some of our favorite desserts and treats, that you’ll be compelled to try for yourself.
1. Triple Mocha Cheesecake
Yeah, we’re starting with the big guns of a coffee dessert.
Mocha cheesecake just sounds like a dessert that will ruin your entire life (in the best possible way). You’ll be spoiled to the point where packaged coffee desserts just won’t cut it.
With a cream cheese, coffee, and chocolate chip filling, this dish packs an absolute ton of sweetness while keeping a glorious crust on the outside.
Using devil’s food cake mix and coffee granules (instant coffee), and a hint of butter, you can create a tantalizing crust that holds the filling perfectly.
Topped off with confectioner’s sugar and a sprinkling of cinnamon (not cinnamon sugar), this is something that you’ll truly be remembered for serving… if you don’t decide to keep it for yourself (your secret’s safe with us).
2. Raspberry Coffee Roll
Ever have a jelly roll? Then you have a basic idea of what this is, except a raspberry coffee roll is going to spoil you rotten and change your taste buds for the rest of your life. This is another rich coffee dessert and you can’t watch your waistline with this one.
This is something you’re sure to want to make for a large group of people to get some stellar feedback and share in the caffeinated delight.
Find your favorite cake base, preferably a yellow or white cake (though you can let your creativity fly on this one).
Make a super-thin cake, adjusting the temperature and timing accordingly, and lay it down.
Take raspberry preserves, granulated coffee, cinnamon, and a stovetop caramel sauce and layer them on the cake.
Let it cool at room temperature for a few minutes before grabbing one side of the sheet, and rolling it. Slice to serve, and we apologize in advance for how hooked on this you’re going to be.
3. Mint Coffee Pretzels
It’s almost a guarantee that if you bring these out to show your friends and family, zero of them will have ever had anything like it. A festive coffee treat that can also be a coffee dessert.
Buy large pretzels from the store, any brand you like, and a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips from a brand of your preference.
While you’re at it, get some granulated coffee and some mint syrup.
Mix some mint syrup and a drop of green food dye into a basic icing so that it’s a nice drizzle. Melt the chocolate, and roll the pretzels around in it.
From there, lay the pretzels down on some parchment paper on a cookie sheet, use a honey spoon to drizzle the mint icing across the pretzels, and freeze them.
They take about ten minutes to hit room temperature once they’re out, and will absolutely slay.
4. Coffee Bread Pudding
Yeah, you can put coffee in just about anything.
Bread pudding is one of those desserts that are usually seen as an old-time favorite, but it’s very much alive and goes well with a nice latte as a brunch-time dessert. I remember when my Mum made this as a kid – it didn’t have coffee in it but it was one of my favorite desserts. Now that I know how to make it with coffee it is even more of a favorite (I’m not too sure if that is possible but I’ll go with it!)
Get some of your favorite bread (and try not to use the most inexpensive white bread from the store since it gets mushy quickly), and break it up into pieces before putting it into an 8×8 pan.
Whip up a simple caramel sauce on the stove, add some toffee-flavored coffee syrup, and pour it in without mixing anything up.
Toss some coffee granules on top to complete the dish.
Just bake it on a low temperature so it stays nice and soft, then let it cool at room temperature before eating.
You can make this a thousand different ways depending on what breads you choose, and whether you prefer caramel to custard.
5. Caramel Catastrophe Brownies
It’s a messy dish, in case you couldn’t tell, but it is a truly yummy coffee dessert.
You can take the easy route by picking a basic brownie mix off the shelf to start, some chocolate chips, and the ingredients to make a simple caramel sauce.
In our opinion, adding in a toffee-flavored coffee syrup is going to bring this dish the extra mile.
Make the brownies as instructed on the box, then drizzle half of the caramel and toffee sauce on top.
Take a butter knife, and just start swirling it in without scraping down to the bottom and removing your non-stick spray. Add coffee granules on top before baking.
After it’s done baking, it’s time to get messy.
Take the other half of that caramel sauce you were saving, and just pour it on top with no regard, once it’s cooled to room temperature.
It’s going to settle on top and make them sticky and delicious when you cut into them later.
6. Caffeine Angel Cake
It’s not going to get any simpler than this one.
Get an angel food cake mix, blend it up, and put it into a bundt pan. That’s simple enough, but the topping is what’s going to drive it over the edge.
Put a shot of espresso (two ounces) into a bowl of chocolate chips, a few white chocolate chips, and some coffee granules.
Melt it together using just the heat of the fresh espresso.
If it’s a bit thin (more like an icing), then add a quarter cup of chocolate chips at a time until it thickens. Slather it on the cake, and you’re good to go.
7. Ultra Coffee Chip Bonbons
If your mouth isn’t watering at just the title alone, then let’s see if this coffee dessert does it for you.
These are ridiculously easy to make, and just as easy to consume over a glass of iced coffee.
You can choose your chocolate and ice cream preferences accordingly, but this is a great combination that you can copy if you wish.
Grab a tub of your favorite brand of coffee ice cream, preferably without swirls or added flavors in it.
Get Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips, and melt them in a bowl in the microwave.
This is where it’s going to get messy (and also fun).
Get a cookie sheet and layer it with parchment paper.
Scoop out a cookie dough-sized ball of ice cream, and roll it in your palms like Playdough until it’s a perfect ball.
Drop it in the melted chocolate and roll it for about 2-3 seconds to coat it evenly, then use a spoon to scoop it out and drop it on the pan. Freeze, eat, repeat.
8. Mocha Mini Cupcakes
Looking for something ultra sweet but in more of a bite-sized bit?
It’s not always practical to serve a pie or cheesecake with your friends, especially if you’ve got a group that’s trying to watch what they eat.
Mini mocha cupcakes offer a practically guilt-free bite that entices the taste buds and brings on a strong coffee flavor.
You can pair these with a dark roast or greek coffee for an extra bit of pop.
Whip up a fudge mousse and sit it to the side, and find a devil’s food cake mix that you enjoy. You can take a shortcut and just use a boxed mix and it will still do the trick just fine.
In your cupcake tin, layer the bottom with a sprinkling of coffee granules, layer in the cake mix, and drop a dollop of the fudge mousse on top.
Bake these in the oven, top them with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon, and keep them refrigerated. It’s going to be a fan favorite for sure.
9. Sea Salt Caramel Coffee Cookies
Just about everyone loves cookies, and the crispness of a recently cooled, freshly baked cookie adds so much texture to a smooth, rich cup of coffee.
Whether you dip your cookies in coffee or not is up to you, but this is the perfect lightweight dessert that you can feel good about eating.
Use any recipe to whip up a butter cookie batter, which usually consists of eggs, flour, salt, baking soda, sugar and brown sugar.
That recipe is up to you, but the items that you’re going to add are going to transform it from a dull cookie into something fantastic.
Toss a few teaspoons of coffee granules (depending on the flavor you want and wet ingredients), caramel chips, and a sprinkling of sea salt on top before they go in the oven.
Butter cookie recipes like these create nice and thin, crispy cookies that pair perfectly with a dark roast coffee.
Get That Apron On
All of these desserts are tantalizing for the coffee addict in you, but now it’s time to tie those apron strings and find out which one is going to be your kryptonite.
Match your favorite coffee dessert with your favorite coffee brewing method, and your Sunday mornings are basically going to be miniature vacations, every single week, for the rest of your life.