Mocha Truffles (with Cyprus Coffee)

30 minutes plus cooling time (2 hours at least)
Makes over 50 truffles (I used the ganache for the yule log, so this is an estimate)


226 grams bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cyprus coffee (or regular coffee)
pinch of salt

1. Prepare a cup of Cyprus coffee (recipe here) or regular coffee.

2. Put the chocolate, butter, salt in a bowl.

3. Gently heat the heavy cream bringing it to a very light simmer.

4. Add the cream, vanilla and 2 tsps of coffee to the chocolate and stir it so the mixture becomes smooth.

5. Let the mixture cool for 1 hr. Then place the mixture in the fridge and let completely chill.

6. With a teaspoon, take a little spoonful of the ganache, shape into a ball and roll in cocoa.

If I was stranded on a desert (or dessert – haha) island and had only one choice of chocolate dessert, I think I’d choose truffles. There are more pressing things for me to think about, like my laundry and utility bills, but sometimes these thoughts wander into my mind. I can’t help it. These truffles are made with a little bit of coffee to give them a slight mocha flavour. I made them with Cyprus coffee, but you can use any coffee you wish. They are easy to make. In fact, if you aren’t confident in the kitchen, I’d start with truffles. You will soon realise how easy it is to make delicious food. These truffles are great for large get-togethers, particularly where coffee is served. Everyone loves a little chocolatey something with a cup of coffee, and these easily fill that role.


    1. Hi Medha – so happy you commented! I just wandered over to your website – your recipes look delicious. And your writing style and photographs are so inviting. Yes, these mocha truffles have been disappearing quickly around here. Great for gifts!

  1. I love how truffles are so easy to make but come off as elegant and fancy. The addition of coffee sounds great! I’ve never heard of Cyprus coffee before, but looks like it could be something worth a try.

    1. yes, exactly how I feel! They look so much fancier in proportion to the effort it takes to make them. Cyprus coffee packs a punch – very strong in flavour, but addictive once you start. It’s very similar to Greek & Turkish coffee too. Love the variety of your recipes & website design – and your instagram photos are awesome!

    1. Hello! Great idea – I think if you roll them in crushed hazelnuts at the end, it would be a really nice touch. I think hazelnuts and chocolate are lovely combination!

    1. Thanks Vanessa! Yes, they are very yummy and I can often eat way too many in one go! So happy you left a comment, have been admiring your website!

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