Delicious Mocha Fudge Pie Recipe to Satisfy Your Cravings

Hey there, coffee and chocolate lovers!

Are you looking for an indulgent dessert that incorporates both your favorite flavors? Then this mocha fudge pie recipe is for you!

This recipe is highly addictive and guaranteed to satisfy all your sweet cravings. Imagine a luscious and velvety mocha fudge filling sitting on top of a rich fudge brownie crust. The best part? The recipe is incredibly easy to make even if you’re not an expert baker.

And if you’re thinking, “Ugh, this sounds way too fattening”, let me tell you that it’s cooking light. Yes, you heard it right! This mocha fudge pie is made lighter than the traditional recipes, without compromising on taste or decadence.

So, are you ready to impress your friends and family with this mouthwatering dessert? Get your apron and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Fudge Pie
Mocha Fudge Pie

Listen up, coffee lovers! If you’re tired of the same old drip coffee and crave something indulgent and satisfying, then this mocha fudge pie recipe is just what you need in your life. Trust me, you won’t regret giving it a try.

First off, let’s talk about flavor. This pie packs a serious punch of chocolate and coffee – the ultimate duo. The combination of chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix with hot water creates a rich mocha filling that will make your taste buds dance with joy. And if that wasn’t enough, we’re adding in some Kahlua for an extra kick.

But it doesn’t stop there, my friend. The bottom crust is made with fudge brownie mix for a dense and chewy texture that complements the smooth and creamy center perfectly. Top it off with some whipped cream and chocolate curls, and you’ve got yourself a dessert that looks as good as it tastes.

And let’s not forget about versatility here. You can serve this mocha fudge pie on its own or pair it with a scoop of ice cream for an extra sweet treat. It’s perfect for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or enjoying a lazy Sunday at home.

So take my advice and give this mocha fudge pie recipe a whirl. I promise you won’t be disappointed – in fact, you might just become addicted to this heavenly combo of chocolate and coffee goodness!

Ingredient List

 Chocolate and coffee - the perfect pairing!
Chocolate and coffee – the perfect pairing!

Gather the ingredients for this heavenly pie!

Don’t let the long list of ingredients for this mocha fudge pie recipe intimidate you, as most of them are pantry staples. Here’s what you need to make a 9-inch pie crust with a chocolate and coffee twist:

For the bottom crust:

  • 1 box of fudge brownie mix
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons of water

For the middle mocha layer:

  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons of Kahlua
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (4-serving size) of chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1⅓ cups cold milk

For the top almond fudge layer:

  • 4 teaspoons of instant coffee granules divided
  • ¼ cup hot water (use half for each)
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 package (4-serving size) chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 1⅓ cups cold milk
  • For the almond fudge:
    • ½ cup chopped almonds
    • hot fudge sauce


  • Chocolate Curls

Tips on Ingredients:

To make this recipe, choose a brownie mix that requires only one egg to keep it fudgy.

Instant coffee granules give better results than coffee grounds. Kahlua adds an adult kick that can be adjusted by using just coffee instead.

The mousse-like consistency comes from whipped topping and cream cheese, which also soften the chocolate pudding.

Half-and-half can be used as a substitute for milk when extra richness is desired.

If you do not have chocolate curls, cut a piece of chocolate with a vegetable peeler or use mini chocolate chips.

The Recipe How-To

 A decadent treat for the ultimate sweet tooth.
A decadent treat for the ultimate sweet tooth.

Are you ready to dive into making this delectable mocha fudge pie**? It’s not as difficult as it may seem, and I assure you that it is definitely worth it!


First things first, let’s gather up the ingredients we need for the recipe. We’ll need 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules, separated into 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon, to give our mocha fudge pie that rich and consistent coffee taste. In a medium bowl, we can then dissolve the 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules in 2 teaspoons of hot water. Moving on, let’s take an almond-based fudge ice cream or mocha almond fudge ice cream bowl as desired (it doesn’t have to be melted), and allow it to soften until you reach a spreadable consistency.

Pie Assembly

Now, for our layered mocha fudge pie, we’ll be needing three layers in total: a bottom crust made from a brownie mix, a middle layer of chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix, and the top layer being mocha pie made with our combination of ice cream and coffee.

First, let’s bake a fudge brownie mix according to its instructions for pan size with necessary egg and oil measurements like you would while making a chess pie. Once done, let it cool before slicing off the top layer to avoid its thickness in the final dish.

While our brownie mix cools down, let’s prepare our middle layer by combining a box of chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix with 2 cups milk, and whisking it until well blended. Meanwhile, to make our mocha fudge layer, we take half of an almond-based fudge ice cream bowl (as mentioned above), about 4 ounces or 1 cup along with 2 tablespoons of a Kahlua, and then let it soften in room temperature until you reach the spreading consistency. In a large mixing bowl, add unwrapped 1/3 cup of softened ice cream, the remaining 1 teaspoon of coffee granules dissolved in 2 teaspoons of hot water, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. We’ll then mix these ingredients well to combine.

Layer It Up

Once all the layers are ready, butter the edges of your pie dish lightly, and place a layer of brownie in the bottom of your pie dish. Spread half of our chocolate pudding mix over the top of the brownie and freeze for 15 minutes to get firm. Add another layer of brownie on top and pour over the remaining chocolate pudding mix over it. Freeze again for 15 minutes to make it firm.

Lastly, spread our coffee ice cream mixture on top and level it out evenly. Then decorate the pie with some chocolate curls if you want to go that extra mile with a mesmerizing look.

Substitutions and Variations

 Pies don't have to be boring - try our Mocha Fudge Pie instead!
Pies don’t have to be boring – try our Mocha Fudge Pie instead!

Let’s talk about how you can switch things out or put a spin on this Mocha Fudge Pie Recipe. I’m all about trying new stuff, and these variations will give you different tastes and textures to try out:

– Almond Fudge: Craving something nutty? Substitute the chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix with almond flavor for a different take on this classic recipe. Don’t forget to top it off with some sliced almonds for crunch!

– No-bake Mocha Fudge Pie: Short on time or don’t want to deal with the oven? Try a no-bake version of this pie made with fudge sauce, instant coffee granules, and whipped cream.

– Brownie Pie: For a denser texture, swap out the bottom crust with your favorite fudge brownie mix. Just bake it as directed in the recipe before adding the mocha filling.

– Chess Pie: If you’re looking for something less chocolatey, substitute the chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix with a vanilla or lemon one. It’ll be like a totally different dessert!

– Hot Fudge Cream Pie: Add some 1/4 cup hot fudge sauce to the mocha pie filling for an extra dose of richness.

– Layered Mocha Fudge Ice Cream Pie: Make three layers of melted chocolate chips and whipped cream topped with fudge sauce, then freeze between layers. Serve with chocolate curls on top.

Remember, these are just suggestions – feel free to get creative and experiment on your own. Who knows what kind of deliciousness you might discover!

Serving and Pairing

 The perfect dessert for those who can't choose between coffee and chocolate.
The perfect dessert for those who can’t choose between coffee and chocolate.

You know what they say, “A slice of pie a day keeps the blues away!” and this mocha fudge pie is no exception. Enjoy it as a decadent dessert after dinner or as an afternoon treat with your coffee or tea. This pie is best served chilled with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

To take this pie to the next level, pair it with a glass of your favorite red wine like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir. The richness of the chocolate and fudgy texture of the pie complement the boldness of these wines, giving you a full-bodied sensory experience.

If you’re more into coffee than wine, then why not match your mocha fudge pie with a nice cup of cappuccino or latte? The notes of coffee in the pie will be enhanced by the flavors in your coffee, making every bite and sip a harmonious blend.

But if you’re feeling adventurous, why not create your own pairing? This mocha fudge pie is versatile enough to go with almost anything – from a scoop of almond fudge ice cream to a drizzle of hot fudge sauce!

At the end of the day, serving and pairing is all about what makes you happy. With this delicious mocha fudge pie recipe, there’s no wrong answer. So get creative and enjoy it any way you like!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Calling all chocoholics! You don't want to miss this.
Calling all chocoholics! You don’t want to miss this.

Listen up, coffee lovers. I know you’re all excited to try out this Mocha Fudge Pie recipe, and let me tell you, it’s worth the wait. But what if I told you that you don’t have to wait until it’s time to serve your pie before indulging in its mouth-watering goodness? Yes, you read that right. You can make this pie ahead of time and store it for later.

To make things even better, this pie can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 1 week. Just make sure to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and foil to prevent it from drying out or getting freezer burn. Once you’re ready to eat it, just place it on your countertop to thaw for 20-30 minutes before serving.

But wait, there’s more! If you do decide to freeze your Mocha Fudge Pie, you’ll be happy to know that it reheats beautifully. Simply preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. You could also nuke a slice in the microwave for a quick fix, but baking ensures the crust stays crispy and deliciously fudgy.

Pro tip: To add an extra oomph of decadence, top your reheated pie with a dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of hot fudge sauce or some chocolate curls, and voila! You’ve got yourself an irresistible dessert that tastes like it was freshly baked just for you.

So there you have it – the perfect make-ahead and freeze-ahead dessert that doesn’t compromise on flavor or texture. Trust me when I say that this Mocha Fudge Pie will be a hit at any gathering, whether you serve it fresh out of the oven or after reheating.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The secret to a perfect Mocha Fudge Pie? Quality ingredients and a little love.
The secret to a perfect Mocha Fudge Pie? Quality ingredients and a little love.

Alright, folks! It’s time to talk about some tips and tricks that can take your mocha fudge pie recipe from good to great. As a seasoned barista and coffee enthusiast, I have learned a thing or two about making the perfect mocha fudge pie. Here are my recommendations for ensuring your pie has the best possible taste and texture.

First things first, let’s talk about the bottom crust. For the most indulgent, chocolaty flavor, use a fudge brownie mix to create the crust. This will not only give your crust a rich chocolate flavor but also provide an extra level of moisture that will make your pie irresistibly delicious.

Moving on to the layered mocha filling, it’s essential to use high-quality ingredients in order to achieve that truly decadent mocha flavor. I recommend using Kahlua instead of regular milk for the liquid component, as this will add an indulgent depth of flavor to your pie.

When it comes to preparing the instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix, use hot water to ensure that all the granules are fully dissolved before adding it to the rest of the mixture. Stir well until everything is completely combined.

Finally, for a little added flair, consider topping your pie with some chocolate curls or homemade whipped cream. The addition of these toppings takes this already decadent dessert to another level and adds an element of luxury that you and your guests are sure to appreciate.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to making the perfect mocha fudge pie every time. Trust me when I say there is nothing more satisfying than sinking your teeth into a slice of this indulgent dessert after dinner.

Bottom Line

Get ready to indulge in mocha fudge pie recipe that is going to blow your socks off! This easy-to-follow recipe will get you one of the most delicious mocha fudge pies that people can only dream of. With all the rich and luscious flavors packed in each bite, this mocha fudge pie dish is perfect for impressing your friends and family.

The best thing about this recipe is its versatility. Whether you are in the mood for a dessert that is not too sweet or want to enjoy a rich and decadent treat, this pie can fulfill all your wishes in the blink of an eye. The recipe is so simple, yet it is designed to cater to all kinds of taste buds, mindsets, and preferences.

In conclusion, if you are a fan of chocolate desserts, you need this recipe in your life. You won’t regret making mocha fudge pie at home after trying out this recipe because it’s simply the best! Make sure you impress your guests with chocolate curls on top and serve this pie with ice cream, coffee or whipped cream for a truly delightful experience. So go ahead and give this recipe a go – trust me; it’s worth every second of effort!

Mocha Fudge Pie

Mocha Fudge Pie Recipe

I originally got this recipe from Cooking Light, but made the full-fat version last night for the first time, and it was great!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 303.5 kcal


  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee granules, divided
  • 10 ounces boxes fudge brownie mix (about 2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 egg whites
  • vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons Kahlua, divided
  • 1 package chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 3 cups whipped cream, divided
  • chocolate curls (optional)


  • Combine hot water and 2 teaspoons coffee granules in a medium bowl; stir well.
  • Add brownie mix, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and egg whites; stir until well blended.
  • Pour mixture into a 9-inch pieplate coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 22 minutes.
  • Let crust cool completely.
  • Combine milk, 2 tablespoons Kahlúa, 1 teaspoon coffee granules, remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla, and pudding mix in a bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer 1 minute.
  • Gently fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped cream.
  • Spread pudding mixture evenly over brownie crust.
  • Combine remaining 1 teaspoon coffee granules and remaining 1 tablespoon Kahlúa in a bowl; stir well.
  • Gently fold in remaining 1 1/2 cups whipped cream.
  • Spread whipped cream mixture over pudding mixture.
  • Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired.
  • Serve immediately, or store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • Nonalcoholic Mocha Version-------------------------Ю.
  • When making the pudding mixture, substitute 2 tablespoons milk for the Kahlúa.
  • In the topping, omit the Kahlúa, and dissolve the instant coffee granules in 1 tablespoon water.
  • Note: Store remaining brownie mix in a heavy-duty, zip-top plastic bag in refrigerator; use mix to make another pie or a small pan of brownies.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 135gCalories: 303.5kcalCarbohydrates: 44.9gProtein: 4.5gFat: 10.4gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 20.3mgSodium: 334.9mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 27.9g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Kosher, Pie
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