Coffee Liqueur Dessert Recipes

Coffee liqueur flavors desserts like tiramisu, Kahlua cakes, brownies, cheesecakes, and truffles, and goes especially well with chocolate and cream.

Staff Picks

Jill's World-Famous Coffee Liqueur Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
These delicious and rich brownies are spiked with a generous amount of coffee liqueur. I first served these at a company Christmas party in 1991, and they've been a hit ever since!

Kahlua® Truffles

These bonbons are wonderful Christmas gifts when wrapped in plastic wrap with a ribbon.

Ice Cream Tiramisu Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
Sponge cake is soaked in coffee syrup then layered with coffee and espresso ice creams for an elegant, frozen dessert.
By Allrecipes Member

Mocha Semifreddo

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
A massively underrated summer dessert, semifreddo has a rich taste, and you get what's basically an airy, custard-style ice cream without having to use a machine. However, it all comes at a cost. The classic procedure is a little bothersome, since you need to make three separate components – a zabaione, a meringue, and whipped cream – so, I decided to simply use the eggs whole, and make a 'zabaringue.' I knew I wouldn't get as much volume, but I didn't care.

Tiramisu Poke Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
White cake is poked and topped with a coffee-flavored sweet drizzle and then a cream cheese frosting in this decadent tiramisu poke cake. Can be made up to 2 days in advance of serving.
By Julie Hubert

Tiramisu Layer Cake

Rating: 5 stars 1847
Fancy taste without all the work. This cake is wonderful for a get together or just a special occasion at home. Using a box cake mix as a base it's a real time saver!
By bettina

Classic Tiramisu

Rating: 4.5 stars 821
Classic Italian dessert made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese. It can be made in a trifle bowl or a springform pan.
By Allrecipes Member

Chocolate Kahlua® Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
There isn't much to say except fa-bu-lous!

Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

Rating: 5 stars 457
This recipe becomes a favorite as soon as it is tasted. It was once referred to as 'sinfully rich and velvety smooth'. Best if made a day before serving.
By Allrecipes Member

Chocolate Cavity Maker Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1594
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. This cake is so moist and rich there's absolutely no need for frosting. This cake made me an instant star with my clients. I quickly became known as 'that incredible chocolate cake lady!'
By Allrecipes Member

Tiramisu Ice Pops

Rating: 4 stars 1
Creamy, cool, and not too sweet. Adapted it from another recipe through trial and error.

Black Russian Cake I

Rating: 5 stars 159
This is an extremely moist and delicious cake. The coffee liqueur gives it an exceptionally rich and unique flavor. It is wonderfully complemented when served with coffee drinks as an after-dinner treat.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Tiramisu Cheesecake
Rating: Unrated 397
"HOLY. CROW. I made this as my birthday cake and brought it into work. I work in an office of about 200, and everyone who has tried it LOVES it." – Tina
Eye-Opening Desserts for Coffee Lovers
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Chocolate Decadence Yule Log
Rating: 4 stars 77

A classic holiday cake that is so rich, it makes you feel absolutely decadent! You roll it up jelly roll style, and then decorate it to look like a log.