13 Mocha Dessert Recipes to Make You Say Mmm!

These desserts prove chocolate and coffee are a perfect match.

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Mocha "Cream" Sauce
Photo: Blaine Moats

Mocha is a cross between two fabulous dessert flavors: chocolate and coffee. See how many ways the sweet duet can shine in these mocha dessert recipes, including chocolate brownies and bars, cappuccino cookies, and espresso-flavor candies.

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Coffee and Cookie Brownies

Coffee and Cookie Brownies

With only 20 minutes of prep time, these coffee-flavor brownies are a snap to make. The secret? A refrigerated sugar cookie dough crust and a filling made from milk chocolate brownie mix.

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Mocha-Cream Shake

Mocha Cream Shake

Spike a ho-hum vanilla shake with chocolate syrup and strong brewed coffee for a chilly chocolate dessert. The frosty treat takes just 10 minutes to prepare and gets an extra dose of sweetness from grated chocolate.

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Mocha Tres Leches Cake

Mocha Tres Leches Cake
Jason Donnelly

This twist on classic tiramisu is made with a homemade chocolate cake, An espresso drizzle and cream cheese whipped cream take this mocha dessert recipe completely over the top. Finish the dessert with chocolate sprinkles and chill for 24 hours before serving.

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Almond-Mocha Cake

Almond-Mocha Cake

Espresso and cocoa powders form the bottom layer of this toothsome chocolate dessert, while amaretto and almond extract flavor the flaky white cake. Homemade cappuccino whipped cream provides a final hint of mocha.

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Mocha-Orange Bark

Mocha-Orange Bark

Kick up classic chocolate bark with chopped coffee beans and tart candied orange peel. The mocha dessert recipe makes a pretty holiday food gift or simple party centerpiece.

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Triple-Chocolate Tiramisu

Triple Chocolate Tiramisu

Three times the chocolate makes this traditional Italian dessert better than ever. Chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans and espresso powder complete the mocha masterpiece.

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Mocha Twists


These chocolate treats look fancy, but they're simple to make. Just twist two ropes of chilled dough together, then bake to create this cool effect. Dip in a cocoa glaze for double the mocha flavor.

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Walnut-Mocha Torte


A sweet mocha frosting made from cocoa and instant coffee crystals is the perfect topper for this walnut-crusted torte. Chocolate curls provide a decadent finish to the easy-to-make cake recipe.

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Mocha Munchies


Chocolate-covered espresso beans give these cookies their delicious mocha flavor. Pecans and a swirl of coffee liqueur make the chocolate cookies even more irresistible.

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Espresso Brownies


Coffee enhances the flavor of the chocolate in these dense brownies. Serve the chocolate dessert warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Mocha-Filled Banana Cupcakes

Mocha-Filled Banana Cupcakes
Scott Little

Mocha and bananas are the unexpected flavor combination you need to try. Whip up a batch of these cupcakes and top each with a sweet banana chip. Each is filled with a homemade mocha cream and finished with a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

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Chocolate Bread Pudding with Mocha "Cream" Sauce

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Mocha "Cream" Sauce
Blaine Moats

Transform a loaf of stale multigrain bread into a comforting chocolate mocha dessert with this easy recipe. Espresso and coffee liqueur in the cream topping amp up the mocha flavor. For added crunch top the finished dish with chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans.

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Boozy Mocha Pops

Boozy Mocha Pops

Give your morning cup of cold brew a dessert-worthy makeover with this easy mocha dessert recipe. Once the pops are frozen, drizzle each with melted chocolate and chopped nuts. Store them in a freezer for a summer treat anytime.

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