Perk up with these delicious coffee dessert recipes. From easy cakes and cupcakes to decadent cheesecakes and cookies, these coffee-based desserts are flavored with coffee granules, instant coffee, or coffee liqueur.
1. Rich Mocha Buttercream Frosting
For coffee lovers, there’s no better way to top off a rich chocolate cake than with this mocha buttercream frosting. The espresso flavor adds a kick to any dessert. Try it on a gingerbread cake or use it to top some mocha cupcakes.
2. Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes
Wake up any celebration with these rich and delicious chocolate mocha cupcakes. With coffee in the cake and the icing, these yummy cupcakes are sure to perk you up after a tasty dinner.
3. Coffee Liqueur Milkshake Gingerbread Cookie Shots
If you’re looking for desserts made with coffee liqueur, look no further than these gingerbread cookie shots! Great for Christmas, gatherings with friends and parties with co-workers, these edible cookie shots start off with a gingerbread cookie shot glass, then are filled with an ice cream and coffee liqueur filling. For a kid-friendly version, fill your cookie shots with coffee-flavored ice cream.
4. Chocolate Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
The only thing that would make this chocolate tiramisu ice cream cake better is a hot cup of coffee to go with it! A cool and tasty treat for anytime of year, this coffee-infused ice cream cake is sure to become a family favorite.
5. Mocha Cheesecake
The flavors of chocolate and coffee combine in this cool and creamy mocha cheesecake. Great for any occasion or celebration, this coffee cheesecake recipe features a chocolate cookie crust and a drizzle of chocolate ganache, sure to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth!
6. Perky Cappuccino Buttercream Frosting
From chocolate cakes to chocolate brownies, you can’t go wrong with this perky cappuccino buttercream frosting. Great for adding a delicious coffee flavor to your dessert, this buttercream frosting is easy to make and features a big punch of coffee flavor.
7. Espresso Shortbread Cookies
Traditional shortbread gets a boost of caffeine with these espresso shortbread cookies. Dip them in white chocolate for a tasty treat you can dip or dunk in your favorite cup of joe!
8. Mini Pumpkin Spice Latte Cakes
Everyone’s favorite fall drink is made over into a tasty dessert with this mini pumpkin spice latte cake. Infused with the flavors of coffee, pumpkin pie spice and whipped cream, this delicious fall dessert pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or a pumpkin spiced latte.
9. Cappuccino Cheesecake
Great for any fall or winter celebration, this cappuccino cheesecake is a coffee lover’s dream come true. A sweet graham cracker crust is filled with a rich coffee custard for a tasty treat that tastes even better with a cappuccino or latte.
10. Black Eye Coffee Cupcakes
If you love coffee and a caffeine buzz, this is the coffee cupcake recipe for you! These cupcakes are named after the coffee house drink, the Black Eye, made by pouring two shots of espresso into a cup of drip-brewed java. The drink was named for the way the espresso ring looked while being poured into the coffee. Delicious and fragrant, these chocolate coffee cupcakes are for true coffee lovers.
11. Chocolate Coffee Cookies
Made using instant coffee and cocoa powder for a deep chocolate flavor, these soft and chewy chocolate coffee cookies are sure to become a seasonal favorite. Dip them in Candy Melts Candy and top them with your favorite seasonal sprinkles for a simple and easy treat.
12. Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts
These delicious pumpkin spice donuts are sure to get you in the fall spirit. Packed with pumpkin spice and flavor, these donuts also feature a glaze made using instant coffee for the perfect start to your morning.
13. Mudslide Cupcakes
Based on the popular cocktail, these mudslide cupcakes contain coffee and Irish cream liqueur for a rich and delicious take on a popular drink. Top your cupcakes with some sparkling gold sugars for the perfect finishing touch.
14. Hazelnut Mocha Chiffon Cake
Known for its light and airy texture, this hazelnut mocha chiffon cake is made lighter by using whipped egg whites in the batter. The mocha cake also features a soft coffee flavor, which pairs perfectly with the warm chocolate hazelnut topping. To double down, pile on a couple scoops of coffee ice cream on the side.
15. Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Muffins
Loaded with pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips, these cappuccino chocolate chip muffins are a tasty pick-me-up any day of the week. The secret ingredient is a hint of coffee, offering a bittersweet balance to the rich chocolate and buttery pecans.
16. Salted Caramel Latte Biscotti
The unique flavors of these Italian cookies come from the blending of hazelnut, caramel, coffee and salt. Serve for breakfast or dessert alongside some brewed coffee, instant espresso, a latte, Americano or cappuccino.
17. Coffee Toffee Cupcakes
Coffee and toffee are one of the best combinations – and not just because they rhyme! Topped with chocolate ganache and toffee candy pieces, these coffee toffee cupcakes pair the bitterness of coffee against the buttery flavors of toffee for a decadent and delicious dessert.