We're celebrating National Coffee Day (September 29th) with our favorite caffeine-laced dessert recipes.
When it comes to coffee, it’s all about the buzz. We’re talking about that rise-and-shine jolt from a strong cup of coffee, aromatic and warm against your hand—or chilled, that’s cool too. What could be better?
Dessert, you say? Well, we concede. The addition of coffee takes sweet desserts to new heights, offering the slightly bitter, yet earthy contrast of strong coffee flavor against traditionally sugary-sweet dessert ingredients.
In honor of National Coffee Day—this year officially on September 29th—we’re celebrating with a collection of 15 of our favorite coffee-infused dessert recipes from the Relish recipe archives. Plus, we’re offering a bonus round-up of coffee cakes that are made without coffee, but will perfectly complement a cup or two, however you take it.
Simply click from our list of recipes below, or scroll down for the host of our favorite coffee cake recipes.
Incredibly Good Coffee and Espresso-Infused Desserts
Cappuccino Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Frosting
Mocha Frozen Yogurt
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Double-Chocolate Mocha Meringue Kisses
Tiramisu White Russian Popsicle
Chocolate Espresso Souffle
Vanilla Latte Cupcakes
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Iced Mocha Syllabub
Mocha Magic Sundae
Irish Kona Coffee
Black Magic Cake
This cake is moist and delicious with a filling of craisins or raisins, broken walnuts, sugar and, of course, cinnamon.
This batter and streusel topped breakfast coffee cake can be prepared and chilled in the pan for up to 18 hours before baking.
A super-easy coffee cake with a yummy praline topping.
Coffee cake becomes the ultimate comfort food as this recipe starts with a time-honored familiar pantry staple – biscuit baking mix. Sweet potatoes give the cake a natural sweetness.
Fiori di Sicilia extract imparts a beguiling citric and floral essence to the batter. You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon orange extract and 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract.
A dense, moist coffee cake that’s wonderful for sharing by the slice at home and by the round as a holiday or neighborly gift.
Any kind of frozen or fresh berries will work in this coffee cake starring whole grain flour and oats.
This breakfast cake is like banana bread with the streusel topping you can't get enough of.
Biscuit baking mix is an easy cheat for a hearty coffee cake.
A touch of an unexpected spice makes this easy cake unusual.