Dalgona Coffee Tarts

Thick, creamy dalgona whipped coffee is made by whisking or beating equal parts instant coffee, sugar, and warm water until fluffy. As a drink, it's used to top hot or cold milk. Here, it tops sweet little tarts.

Close up of 3 Dalgona Coffee Tarts
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 37 mins


  • ½ cup plus 3 Tbsp. butter, softened

  • cup mascarpone cheese

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream

  • 2 ¼ cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder or instant coffee crystals

  • 2 tablespoon warm water

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl beat the 1/2 cup of the butter and 1/3 cup of the mascarpone with a mixer on medium until combined. Stir in flour. If necessary, knead by hand until smooth. Shape dough into 24 balls. Press balls into bottoms and up sides of 24 ungreased 1 3/4-inch muffin cups.

  2. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. If necessary, use the rounded side of a teaspoon to press centers of crusts down. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack.

  3. For filling, in a medium bowl beat the remaining 3 Tbsp. butter and 1/3 cup mascarpone with a mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in cream until combined. Beat in powdered sugar until fluffy, scraping bowl as needed. Fill cooled tarts with mascarpone mixture. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours or until set.

  4. For topping, up to 2 hours before serving, in a small bowl combine granulated sugar, coffee powder, and the warm water. Beat with a mixer on medium or whisk vigorously about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spoon or pipe topping on tarts. If desired, sift cocoa powder over tarts. Chill up to 2 hours with topping.

To Store

Place unfilled tarts in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. Fill and top tarts as directed in Steps 2 and 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

149 Calories
9g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 149
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Folate, total 9.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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