Chocolate Fudge Pudding Cake This pudding cake just oozes chocolate -- it includes cocoa powder and chocolate chips. The addition of brewed coffee helps heighten the chocolate flavor. If you prefer, the recipe can be made with sugar substitute.
Chocolate-Bread Parfaits This recipe is great for using up leftover bread, but it's also a good excuse for creating an easy chocolate dessert whenever the moment calls for one. The bread cubes are soaked in a melted chocolate mixture that includes espresso and rum. Layer the bread cubes into glasses with whipped cream and toasted almond flakes.
Frozen Chocolate-Chip Meringata This elegant cake features frozen whipped cream studded with chocolate chips, sandwiched between two discs of meringue. The finishing touch is a warm chocolate-espresso sauce, which contrasts nicely with the icy dessert.
Chocolate-Espresso Cupcakes With Cocoa Whipped Cream Coffee brings out the flavor of chocolate in this recipe for cupcakes. Sour cream makes them extra moist and tender. Top the cupcakes with cocoa-whipped cream and garnish each with a chocolate-covered espresso bean.
Red Chile-Spiked Chocolate Mousse Chocolate and chiles isn't a new combination, but it's one that still excites people when they hear it. This chocolate mousse features both red chile powder and instant espresso powder for a unique flavor combination. Using gelatin in the recipe ensures the mousse sets nice and firm during chilling.
Sicilian Granita Italians don't like to waste their leftover coffee -- instead what they do is freeze it to create a granita. Top the icy dessert with dollops of sweetened whipped cream and you've got a refreshing dessert with an energy boost.
Coffee-Streusel Bundt Cake In this cake recipe, the coffee flavor carries through every component, including the batter, the streusel filling and the sugary glaze. Chopped hazelnuts also go in the streusel and serve as a garnish on top. The cake makes a terrific afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of coffee.
Coffee Panna Cotta This silky smooth Italian dessert would make a stunning dinner party dessert. Typically made with cream, this recipe instead takes a lighter approach and uses low-fat milk, vanilla yogurt and just a bit of cream. Coffee and brandy flavor the dessert as well as the serving sauce.
Fallen Mocha Souffle With only five ingredients you can make this dessert quickly and easily. Beaten egg whites help the souffle rise without the use of leaveners. Instant espresso powder brings out the chocolate flavor. The recipe is completely flourless, so the texture is as rich and dense. Serve with ice cream for a finishing touch.
Vietnamese Coffee Sundaes With Crushed Peanut Brittle A Vietnamese coffee typically blends very strong coffee with sweetened condensed milk. This recipe turns the drink into a sundae with the addition of ice cream. Plus there's peanut brittle to crumble on top for extra texture.
Boot Tracks You don't need an oven to make these chocolate cookies, just a waffle iron. The batter includes instant espresso powder and cocoa powder for great flavor. Dust the waffles with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate for even more decadence.
Dark Roast Crème Brûlée This lightened version of the famous French dessert uses low-fat milk. Dark roast ground coffee adds an intensity that turns this dessert into an extra special treat without a unique flavor. Bake the ramekins in a water bath to ensure they come out silky smooth.
Jumbo Brownies This recipe doubles a standard brownie recipe and bakes it in a 9-by-9-inch square to create jumbo brownies that might require a fork and knife to eat. Mix-ins include chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, but you can omit either if you prefer. A few spoonfuls of brewed espresso adds flavor.
Chocolate-Espresso Cream Pie This is the classic chocolate ice box pie made with a chocolate wafer press-in crust and filled with a rich chocolate pudding that's been infused with espresso flavor. Top the pie with lots of whipped cream for an elegant finishing touch.
Baby Tiramisu Have a hankering for tiramisu? You don't need to make a huge recipe to satisfy your craving. Instead try this "baby" version, which uses just 12 ladyfingers soaked in espresso, ricotta cheese and melted chocolate to make six dainty servings.
Coffee Crème Caramel This classic French custard dessert gets a coffee lovers' upgrade with the addition of ground coffee simmered with the custard base, which is later strained. You can also use instant coffee in a pinch.
Bittersweet Chocolate Glazed Espresso Brownie Bites A little bit of instant espresso powder takes these brownies over the top in flavor. Spread the brownies with a rich chocolate glaze, cut them into tiny bites and stud each with chocolate-covered coffee beans to let everyone know what to expect.
Affogato With Amaretto And Amaretti Cookies An affogato is a beverage of espresso topped with ice cream, but this version takes it into complete dessert territory by making it into a sundae. The dessert is topped with Amaretto liqueur, amaretti cookies and shaved chocolate.
Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes With Mocha Sauce The famous molten chocolate cake is really just a mini under-baked cake with an oozy center. Instant espresso powder adds an oomph that elevates the chocolate flavor. Reserve a bit of the cake batter and mix with hot water to use as a finishing sauce.
S'Mores Cupcakes These playful cupcakes truly capture the flavor of s'mores with a graham cracker crust, chocolate cake and billowy, marshmallowy frosting. To give the cupcakes an authentic s'mores appearance and flavor, broil them briefly to brown the tops.