How to make the amazing Dark Chocolate and Coffee Dessert?

Desserts with coffee add an aromatic rich taste to the delight. Dark chocolate desserts go best with coffee. Whether it’s the dalgona coffee dessert or any other layered with coffee and creams. 

I have been writing on health and wellness topics for this blog. Therefore would love to share this recipe for the most loved dark chocolate and coffee dessert I make. It is a simple low sugar sweet dish which can be enjoyed after a feast or party, gives good taste, and keeps your sweet treat portion balanced. 

The dessert is a blend of dark chocolate cake and coffee mixed with whipped cream. It is a very easy recipe and can be ready in 30 minutes – to 1 hour. Most of the time goes into the baking process. So you can place the dark chocolate cake in your oven, whip the cream, mix it with coffee, and even do other tasks in the meantime. The pre-baked cake also works great in making this. Since baking takes the most time, dark chocolate cake to layer in the dessert can be made a day before and cooled well to be layered in the dessert. 

Ingredients – 6 person serving

  • 3-4 tbsp. of coffee – (or as per taste)
  • 1-2 cups whipped cream
  • 4 tsp brown sugar or any other low-calorie sweetener
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder

Mixing these makes the mousse or creamy layer. 

  • Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Cake Mix (or any other cake mix for dark chocolate)
  • 3 medium-sized eggs (or as per the instructions given on the cake mix box)
  • 1/4th cup oil (or as per the instructions given on the cake mix box)
  • 300ml water (or as per the instructions given on the cake mix box)

Mix up all cake mix ingredients, place in a non-stick baking pan and bake at 180-200 degrees for 30-45 minutes. 

Method to make coffee dessert

Cake part: Bake the cake as instructed and cool it for a few minutes. Cut into many cube-shaped pieces to be placed in a square dish. 

Cream part: Beat coffee with sugar to make the creamy paste. Whip cream in a separate bowl. Spare some cream for the topping. Add coffee paste and cocoa powder and blend the mixture. 

coffee dessert

The two layers are ready. Place a bottom layer of cake, cream then followed by cake and then again top with a thick cream layer evenly spaced out. Garnish the top with white cream spots of your favorite decoration patterns and sprinkle some cocoa or chocolate chunks on top. 

The dark chocolate coffee dessert is ready 🙂 

Nutrition benefits of coffee dessert.

In addition to the rich taste and aroma, the dessert ingredients are good for health also. 

Dark Chocolate

  • Very Nutritious,
  • A powerful antioxidant source. 
  • Improves skin and brain function,
  • Improves blood flow and pressure,
  • Reduces heart risk
  • Low in carbs
  • Prescribed for weight loss diets.


  • Ideal for weight loss,
  • Improves brain function,
  • Boosts energy levels,
  • Improves heart and brain health. 

The main two ingredients of the dessert have many vital benefits as discussed above. They might taste sour at times but tastes amazing when mixed with whipped cream, which itself is good for people taking low carb, high-fat diets (like Keto). 

The dessert can be a great treat for people on the Ketogenic diet. They can replace brown sugar with a low-calorie sweetener. The cake can be prepared at home from scratch with raw dark chocolate and other keto-friendly ingredients. 

This low-calorie dessert can be a great treat for your taste buds while being on a balanced low-calorie diet. Do try it and share your experience!