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40 Delicious Coffee Desserts

We go way beyond tiramisu with our top coffee desserts. Try coffee cookies, coffee cheesecakes, affogatos and, yes, even a tiramisu or two.

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Dark Chocolate-Caramel Macchiato Pie

Coffee desserts were at the top of my list of entries for in the National Pie Championship. This impressive pie is flavored with coffee flavor and cool chocolate curls on top. —Amy Mills, Sebring, Florida

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Coffee Cheesecake

Coffee lovers will line up for this rich coffee cheesecake. It’s creamy and just mildly sweet, which allows the coffee flavor to shine through. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Coffee Ice Cream

I combined two recipes: one for vanilla ice cream and the other for a special coffee sauce to create this homemade coffee ice cream. I serve it plain, scooped into a dessert dish, so the creamy coffee flavor can be enjoyed to the fullest. Theresa Hansen, Pensacola, Florida
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White Chocolate-Cappuccino Cookies

These adorable cookies shaped like coffee cups don’t last long with my friends and family. For an even richer flavor, I use a mocha latte coffee mix. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana

Serve these cookies with a mug full of chocolate coffee.

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Mocha Cake

Without a doubt, this is the best cake I’ve ever made. I share this decadent mocha cake with everyone I can! —Katherine DeLoach, Visalia, California
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There are plenty of fun coffee shop-inspired drinks out there—but none are as indulgent as an affogato. This simple Italian dessert will transport you to Italy in about a minute! —Risa Lichtman, Portland, Oregon

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Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh plate of warm cookies on her counter. I learned some of her recipes by heart as a child, and I've been making these since high school. They taste like Christmas.—Kristin Bowers, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Chocolate Cake with Coffee Frosting

I work evenings in the operating room at our local hospital. Since getting away for meals can be difficult, we occasionally plan potlucks. I’m often asked to bring the “chocolate cake with the special icing,” as everyone calls my chocolate cake with coffee frosting. —Irene Peery, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Coffee Bean Bark

Chopped coffee beans add a yummy crunch to this pretty two-toned bark. Coffee lovers won’t be able to resist pieces of the chocolaty candy treat. —Anne Addesso, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Coffee Maple Spritz

I like spritz cookies because they're easier to make than rolled cutouts but I can still be creative with different shapes and sizes. Feel free to substitute vanilla or rum extract for the maple flavoring. —Dierdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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No-Bake Cappuccino Dessert

Summer gatherings call for cool coffee desserts like this one. Lots of the party invites I receive come with a request for this delicious treat. You can make it even more chocolaty by adding cocoa powder to the dry pudding mixes. —Mary Beth Desens, Fredonia, Wisconsin
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Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans

Two terrific flavors—coffee and chocolate—come together in this mouthwatering recipe from our Test Kitchen. Learn how to make chocolate-covered coffee beans to enjoy as a snack or use as a topping on your favorite mocha desserts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Coffee Shop Fudge

This coffee fudge recipe is one that my son, Jackson, and I worked on together. After several efforts, we decided this version was a winner. It is smooth, creamy and has an irresistible crunch from pecans. The coffee and cinnamon blend nicely to provide subtle flavor. —Beth Osborne Skinner, Bristol, Tennessee
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Mocha Nut Roll

I’ve enjoyed this dessert several times at a friend’s house, and it never ceases to be delightful. The tender, impressive cake is the ultimate indulgence for anyone who loves coffee or chocolate!—Susan Bettinger, Battle Creek, Michigan
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You can probably guess that it means “iced coffee” in German, but it’s nothing like iced coffee in the States. The German version is more like a root beer float! In a glass cup, cold coffee is poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then topped with whipped cream and even sprinkles. —Risa Lichtman, Portland, Oregon

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Mocha-Pecan Ice Cream Bonbons

These bite-sized bonbons may sound tricky to make, but you'll find that fashioning them is a breeze. What's more, our cooking experts advise that you keep this recipe handy when you serve them—as soon as folks sample the treats, they'll be asking how to make them. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Creamy Tiramisu Cheesecake

The Italian word “tiramisu” means “pick-me-up” and refers to a dessert of ladyfinger sponge cake dipped in coffee, embracing mascarpone cheese. Work that in with cream cheese and you have a guaranteed picker-upper that redefines a classic. —Mrs. Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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Coffee 'n' Cream Brownies

A friend gave me the recipe for these rich cakelike brownies topped with a creamy coffee-enhanced filling and a chocolate glaze. I like to garnish each square with a coffee bean. —Michelle Tiemstra, Lacombe, Alberta
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Cappuccino Mousse Trifle

This is such an easy trifle to make—and it’s one of my favorite coffee desserts of all time. I like to pipe whipped topping around the edge of the bowl, grate chocolate in the center and sprinkle with cinnamon. —Tracy Bergland, Prior Lake, Minnesota
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Crispy Coffee Cookies

No matter what type of coffee you enjoy, you’ll love these crispy coffee cookies. They’re just right for dunking into your morning cuppa or cold brew. —Romane Moeller, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Brownie Mocha Trifle

By using instant pudding and a convenient box of brownie mix, there's nothing to the preparation. The result is moist and chewy. And the layers look so pretty spooned into a glass trifle bowl. —Louise Fauth, Foremost, Alberta
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Mocha Meringue Sandwich Cookies

These crisp, chewy cookies can be made any size you choose. They're also great with a variety of fillings—try making them with fruit preserves. —Marie Valdes, Brandon, FL
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Fudgy Layered Irish Mocha Brownies

My husband and I are big fans of Irish cream, so I wanted to incorporate it into a brownie. I started with my mom's brownie recipe, then added frosting and ganache. These decadent treats are the result, and we really enjoy them! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Quick and Easy Tiramisu

No list of coffee desserts is complete without a quick and easy tiramisu! Make it ahead for added mealtime convenience. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cafe Mocha Pinwheels

When my daughter was young, I made these cookies for school bake sales. Preschoolers enjoy rolling up the dough, and older kids can get in on all the steps.—Dion Frischer, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake

After spending years living in Seattle, I’ve become a coffee junkie! I had to relocate across the country for a time, so I created this cheesecake with the flavors of salted caramel, coffee and espresso. It lifted me up on days when I felt blue about leaving one of the world’s amazing coffee destinations. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
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Mocha Hazelnut Torte

I make this cake on birthdays and other special occasions because it looks and tastes so amazing. The combination of mild hazelnut and coffee flavors is impossible to resist. —Christina Pope, Speedway, Indiana
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Morning Buzz Rice Krispies Treats

These caffeinated cereal bars will help you perk right up! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chocolate Espresso-Nut Torte

I love chocolate and nuts, and they come together deliciously in this torte. And the espresso powder really helps kick up the chocolate flavor. Serve it with sweetened whipped cream or your favorite ice cream. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
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Tiramisu Cookies

These tiramisu cookies bring out the delicious flavors of tiramisu, sandwich-style. Pack these treats in a decorative container for an easy edible hostess gift. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Double Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

Two of my biggest loves in life—chocolate and coffee—come together in this velvety pound cake. Grate some extra chocolate on top and thank me later. —Rachel Bernhard Seis, Taste of Home Senior Editor
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Mocha Truffle Cheesecake

I went through a phase when I couldn’t get enough cheesecake or coffee, so I created this rich dessert. Its brownie-like crust and creamy mocha layer really hit the spot. It’s ideal for get-togethers because it can be made in advance. —Shannon Dormady, Great Falls, Montana
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Cuppa Joe Caramel Cake

I get compliments on this cake wherever I take it. It is very much an adult cake, with the hit of coffee and the warmth of the brown sugar and caramel.—Leigh Doutt, Pueblo West, Colorado
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Special Mocha Cupcakes

Have a splash of coffee left in your pot? Use it up in this dessert (and these coffee recipes too). Topped with a fluffy frosting and chocolate sprinkles, these extra-rich, extra-delicious cupcakes smell wonderful while baking and taste even better! —Mary Bilyeu, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Mocha Truffles

Nothing compares to the melt-in-your-mouth flavor of these truffles...or to the simplicity of the recipe. Whenever I make them for my family or friends, they're quickly devoured. No one has to know how easy they are to prepare! —Stacy Abell, Olathe, Kansas
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Easy Mocha Cream Pie

This chocolate crust is excellent with a cool no-bake mocha filling. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Mocha Baked Alaskas

Turn this vintage treat into one of the best coffee desserts. You can make these baked Alaskas in advance and torch the completed dessert right before serving. —Kerry Dingwall, Ponte Vedra, Florida
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Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

Nearly anyone who loves coffee will perk up for this java-infused cookie. What hot beverage would you pair these treats with? There’s only one answer! —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana
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Brownie Affogato Sundaes

We can’t resist brownie sundaes. I combined an affogato (coffee-based beverage) idea with a brownie to get this decadent sundae that mixes it all in there: warm, cold, sweet and salty. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
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Spiced Cappuccino Kiss Cookies

Coffee desserts can also take the shape of a classic cookie. This recipe looks like a classic kiss cookie but has the coffee flavor many crave. —Cynthia Messenger, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.