Combine your love of coffee and dessert with our best coffee puds, from fluffy tiramisu pancakes and creamy affogato mousse to the classic tiramisu. These recipes are the perfect fit for a dinner party, with many serving eight and above.


Take your love of coffee one step further with our best coffee recipes written by expert barista Celeste Wong, then check out Celeste's guides for how to make coffee at home, including how to use a moka pot, how to use an Aeropress and how to make pour-over coffee. You could ramp things up with a coffee cocktail recipe, or surprise the coffee lover in your life with one of these coffee gifts.

Coffee dessert recipes

Classic tiramisu

Everyone knows and loves this classic Italian dessert, made with mascarpone, marsala and savoiardi biscuits soaked in coffee and Tia Maria. Our smart recipe serves 6-8, perfect for a larger get-together.

If you want to get a super-sharp edge to your slices, put the tiramisu in the freezer for the final half an hour before you serve it. Find more classic Italian desserts here.

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A large slice of tiramisu on a dark plate

Affogato chocolate mousse

Looking for a smart yet simple dessert that can easily be made ahead? Try these creamy affogato chocolate mousse pots – ready in just 15 minutes.

Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Affogato

Irish coffee cake

Classic coffee cake is pepped up with a splash of Irish whiskey and Guinness in this boozy bake. Topped with luxurious coffee flavoured cream, it's one of our most decadent desserts to date.

Irish Coffee Cake Recipe

Coffee and walnut cupcakes

Coffee and walnut is given a modern makeover by giving it the cupcake treatment, with sky-high icing for max cake drama. Find more decadent cupcakes here.

Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes Recipe

Baileys tiramisu trifle

Boozy Baileys, chocolate swiss roll and lightly whipped espresso cream combine to make this show-stopping trifle. Make this indulgent dessert for an impressive centrepiece at any celebration. Discover more crowd-pleasing trifles here.

Multi-layered chocolate and Baileys cream trifle in a glass bowl

Tiramisu pancakes

Drizzle mocha syrup over a stack of fluffy coffee-flavoured pancakes for your next weekend brunch. The mascarpone layers really take these pancakes to the next level.

Find more indulgent pancake recipes here.

Tiramisu Pancakes Recipe

Espresso martini tiramisu

Creamy tiramisu comes spiked with espresso, Kahlúa and vodka to make an espresso martini twist on a classic Italian pud. Easy and indulgent, if this doesn't wow your guests, nothing will! Pair with a classic espresso martini for a double caffeine hit.

Espresso Martini Tiramisu Recipe

No-churn Vietnamese coffee ice cream

This quick no-churn ice cream is livened with coffee, cardamom and cinnamon. You only need 15 minutes to prepare before freezing – an easy pick-me-up for summer entertaining. Check out more of our best ice cream recipes here.

Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Espresso martini pancakes

Espresso and salted caramel are a match made in heaven in these deliciously sweet pancakes. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and any leftover salted caramel sauce.

Two plates of pancakes topped with an espresso and salted caramel sauce and a scoop of ice cream

Coffee cake with cappuccino buttercream

This nut-free take on coffee cakes sees coffee-infused sponge layered with a creamy cappuccino buttercream. A perfect birthday cake to gift to a coffee lover.

Coffee Cake Recipe With Cappuccino Buttercream

Baileys tiramisu

Baileys and espresso meet in this fun twist on a classic tiramisu. Sweet almond liqueur gives it a welcome boozy kick.

Baileys Tiramisu in a dish with a slice cut out

Coffee loaf cake with mocha fudge frosting

Is your coffee shop treat always a mocha? If so, you’ll love this coffee loaf cake. We especially rate the glossy icing, made with dark chocolate and coffee.

Find more loaf cake recipes here.

Coffee Loaf Cake Recipe with Chocolate Coffee Frosting

Tiramis-choux tower

Balls of choux pastry are stuffed with coffee-drenched ladyfingers and boozy pastry cream in this epic centrepiece. Half profiterole, half tiramisu!

A Tiramis-choux tower on a cake stand with a green background

Coffee and cream fridge cake

Check out our nostalgic fridge cake. It's deceptively easy to make and comes packed with layers and layers of indulgence, not to mention plenty of coffee flavour.

Easy fridge cake with coffee on a cake stand with a wedge taken out

Café liégeois from littlefrench

Coffee cuts through rich rum-spiked ice cream in this simple French recipe, brought to you by Bristol restaurant littlefrench.

Coffee Ice Cream Recipe (Café Liégeois)

Espresso martini cheesecake

Coffee takes centre stage in this bittersweet cheesecake. Serving up to 15 people, it's a perfect dinner party dessert that can be prepared a few days ahead. Just remember to pour over the boozy coffee syrup before serving.

Brown-glazed cheesecake cut into squares sat on a wooden board with a brown marbled background

Coffee cake with pecan brittle

Coffee cake gets a modern twist with deliciously crunchy pecan brittle. Who knows, it might just become your new favourite teatime treat.

coffee cake with pecan brittle recipe

Vietnamese coffee loaf cake

Inspired by a classic Vietnamese iced coffee, try Edd Kimber's showstopping creation with our step-by-step guide. It's rich and creamy, not to mention beautiful.

Vietnamese coffee loaf cake

Tiramisu cake

This devilish combination of Tia Maria, mascarpone, amaretto and dark chocolate is not one to miss. It makes a brilliant alternative pudding for Christmas day but can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Tiramisu Cake Recipe with Chocolate

Baileys cocktail

Combine Baileys with coffee liqueur in this creamy evening cocktail, pepped up with vodka for an extra kick.

Two Baileys cocktails topped with chocolate shavings

Espresso pancakes

Add a shot of double espresso to your pancakes, with toasted hazelnuts for added crunch. Perfect any time of year.

Easy Pancake Recipe with Espresso

Italian tiramisu

Layers of coffee-soaked sponge fingers and whipped mascarpone make for an authentic Italian tiramisu, finished with dark chocolate shavings.

Italian tiramisu recipe

Marsala tiramisu

We love the mix of espresso coffee-soaked sponge, mascarpone and sweet Marsala wine in this restaurant-standard tiramisu. Decorate with chocolate and raspberries on the top.


Irish coffee affogato

Adding a slug of Irish whiskey makes this coffee affogato sing with deep, heady flavour. Try it for your next dinner party – you'll need four shop-bought ingredients.

Irish coffee affogato

Boozy tiramisu bombe

This easy version of tiramisu is made with shop-bought sponge cake, shaped like an ice cream bombe for wow-factor. Everyone loves a boozy, coffee-flavoured Italian pud, so it's a fail-safe option.

Boozy tiramisu bombe

Vanilla panna cotta with espresso swirl

Swirl coffee into the middle of these vanilla panna cottas for a subtle coffee hit.


Baileys coffee

Coffee is balanced by silky creaminess in this luxurious Baileys coffee. You can find more expert coffee recipes here.

Two mugs of coffee topped with whipped cream and popcorn on a wooden tray alongside a bowl of popcorn

Vegan tiramisu

Rishim Sachdeva, from Tendril kitchen, has created a excellent vegan version of a tiramisu. The sponge is made with soy milk and apple cider vinegar.

Vegan tiramisu in a bowl

Coffee and walnut swiss roll

Your guests will swoon over the coffee, walnut and creamy mascarpone filling in this grown-up swiss roll.

Coffee Swiss Roll Recipe

Individual tiramisus

Pots of tiramisu are topped with crumbled amaretti and grated chocolate for an elegant finish. It's a brilliant make-ahead dessert, taking only 20 minutes to assemble.

Easy Individual Tiramisu Recipe

Gingerbread and espresso martini cocktail

For a cheeky alcoholic alternative to pudding, mix up this velvety smooth, gingerbread coffee cocktail. It can be shaken up in a matter of minutes at home.

Cocktail glass of gingerbread and espresso martini cocktail, with sugar around the rim


Chocolate marquise with coffee crème anglaise and cocoa nib praline

Serve a jug of creamy coffee crème anglaise next to this rich chocolate marquise. Serving up to 12, it's a knockout recipe fit for a dinner party.

Chocolate marquise with coffee crème anglaise and cocoa nib praline

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