Coffee recipes that will bring a bit of decadence to the table, from easy dinner party desserts such as espresso mousse or coffee bean panna cotta to impressive cakes like mocha chocolate bundt cake, which is drenched in a coffee chocolate glaze.
Find new ways to cook with coffee, which works so well with other roasted and toasted flavours like chocolate and nuts. The possibilities are rich and distinctive, just like an excellent cup of coffee.
Coffee is a religion, but it’s not just a drink. Our pick of recipes take it to the next level. Think mocha parfait with salted caramel praline and coffee, brazil nut yogurt cake and a mocha and macadamia roulade. Alongside these new ideas, traditional coffee and walnut cake is still one of our most popular cake recipes – just perfect with afternoon tea.
The great thing about coffee is discovering new ways to enjoy it. This year’s London Coffee Festival kicks off on 30 April 2015, with a four-day celebration that should get the city buzzing.
The latest trend in coffee is “cold brew”, in which coffee grounds are left to brew in room temperature water for 24 hours before it is strained several times through muslin to create a cold brew coffee, which you can then dilute with water. It’s not to be confused with iced coffee, as at no point do you heat it up. This trend has really taken hold in NYC but it’s coming to the UK – independent cafes have already taken it on and now Starbucks is to start serving cold brew coffee in the UK.
But to us, there is nothing better than a coffee dessert, whether it’s a coffee and macadamia nut meringue, chocolate and coffee mousse or a mocha rum cheesecake. There’s no better way to enjoy a coffee.
Delicious Coffee recipes
This showstopping dessert features layers of semifreddo ice cream and salted caramel praline
The coffee bean in the panna cotta is a great caffeine substitute after your meal and an easy-to-make dessert
This fabulous multi-tiered chocolate ombré cake with salted caramel, is perfect for any celebration
The new coffee and walnut cake! You don't lose the flavours of this classic cake – a kick of coffee with the crunch of pecans and an oh-so-silky topping
Chocolatey indulgence from Claudia Winkleman in the form of a wonderful mocha marble cake
This espresso mousse with frangelico cream is an Italian dessert that's very moreish – be warned!
A coffee-infused victoria sponge cake with a little chocolate thrown in for good measure!
This cheesecake is richly delicious, so serve in small slices
This light-as-air chocolate and coffee roulade will have everyone asking for seconds
A cheat's answer to ice cream, this coffee and hazelnut parfait with mocha custard is luxurious without being overly rich
Coffee-soaked sponge fingers and a boozy mousse make a winning combination in this chocolate mousse
This easy recipe, which can be prepared ahead, makes a wonderfully rich sticky mocha cake with chestnut cream