Incredibly Good Coffee-Infused Desserts

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September 26, 2013

We're celebrating National Coffee Day (September 29th) with our favorite caffeine-laced dessert recipes.

Cappuccino Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Frosting
Karry Hosford

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
Tiramisu Torte
Mocha Frozen Yogurt
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Double-Chocolate Mocha Meringue Kisses
Tiramisu White Russian Popsicle
Chocolate Espresso Souffle
Vanilla Latte Cupcakes
Espresso Granita
Tiramisu Bites
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Iced Mocha Syllabub
Mocha Magic Sundae
Irish Kona Coffee
Black Magic Cake

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Craisin-Walnut Coffee Cake with Greek Yogurt

This cake is moist and delicious with a filling of craisins or raisins, broken walnuts, sugar and, of course, cinnamon.


Overnight Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

This batter and streusel topped breakfast coffee cake can be prepared and chilled in the pan for up to 18 hours before baking.


Praline Coffee Cake

A super-easy coffee cake with a yummy praline topping.


Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Georgia Pecan 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.

Blueberry-Peach Coffeecake

Blueberry-Peach Coffeecakes

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.


Apple-Walnut Coffee Cake with Sugar Drizzle

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.


Mixed Berry Whole Grain Coffee Cake

Any kind of frozen or fresh berries will work in this coffee cake starring whole grain flour and oats.

Banana Breakfast Coffee Cake

Banana Breakfast Coffee Cake

This breakfast cake is like banana bread with the streusel topping you can't get enough of.

Yam Praline Coffee Cake

Biscuit baking mix is an easy cheat for a hearty coffee cake.


Apple-Cardamom Coffeecake

A touch of an unexpected spice makes this easy cake unusual.


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