70 Chocolate Dessert Recipes (2024)

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For many people, there’s no point in bothering with dessert unless it’schocolate, so let us tempt you with this collection of our favorite chocolate dessert recipes.

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Molten Dark Chocolate Cakes

Molten Dark Chocolate Cakes

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Molten Dark Chocolate Cakes Recipe

Make a sweet dessert for your dinner party. Mini chocolate cakes filled with more ooey-gooey chocolate are sure to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth.

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Fudge Cakes with Jasmine Tea Whipped Cream

Fudge Cakes with Jasmine Tea Whipped Cream

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Fudge Cakes with Jasmine Tea Whipped Cream Recipe

This sensual dessert offers intriguing flavor combinations and textures that range from cloudlike to crunchy with a topping of delicious roasted hazelnuts.

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Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs

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Chocolate Chip Cream Puffs Recipe

Deb likes to stir the chocolate chips into the warm dough by hand because the power of the mixer would forcefully combine the melting chips into the dough, making it brown chocolate dough instead of dough studded with chocolate chips.

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Salted Chocolate Tart

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Salted Chocolate Tart Recipe

The addition of coarse salt to the rich chocolate tart creates the perfect salty-sweet combination that is sure to delight your taste buds.

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Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings

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Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings Recipe

One online reviewer claims that this is now her “go-to” chocolate dessert recipe because it offers such a satisfying, decadent result for minimal effort. What else could you ask for in a dessert?

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Tart

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Tart Recipe

After you take one bite of this deeply decadent “clean eating” dessert, you might not believe that it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free and paleo… but low and behold, you don’t need excessive sugar or other processed ingredients to make something magical. This show-stopping dark chocolate tart offers an incredibly rich chocolate flavor and silky pudding-like texture—but it’s so easy to whip up, even the most inexperienced baker/dessert-maker will look like a pastry pro bringing it to the table. Perfect for anyone following a special diet or simply trying to clean their eating habits up a bit, this dark and decadent tasting treat perfectly satisfies both the sweet tooth and chocolate indulgence cravings. And since there’s no need to crank up the oven, it’s especially ideal for summer.

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Triple-Chocolate Cake

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Triple-Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate lovers rejoice! This rich cake features three kinds of chocolate: cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, and milk chocolate. And you get chocolate in the cake batter, the filling and the glaze.

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Oats create a chewy texture in these cookies, while chocolate chunks provide melt-in-your-mouth flavor in each delicious bite. Use your favorite bittersweet chocolate baking bars.

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Chocolate Thumbprints with Caramel and Sea Salt

Chocolate Thumbprints with Caramel and Sea Salt

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Chocolate Thumbprints with Caramel and Sea Salt Recipe

For a twist on traditional thumbprint cookies, these rich chocolate morsels are filled with ooey-gooey caramel and sprinkled with sea salt.

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Black Forest Pound Cake

Black Forest Pound Cake

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Black Forest Pound Cake Recipe

This decadent, chocolate-cherry dessert is an easy, one-pan twist on the traditional layered cake.

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes Recipe

Use a high-quality chocolate in these lighter molten lava cakes. It will make all the difference.

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Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake

Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake

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Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

It takes a special cake to make the cover of Southern Living. This decadently rich buttermilk pound cake is just that.

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Triple-threat Chocolate Cookies

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Triple-threat Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Prepare to abandon all restraint when you try one of these cookies, made with melted chocolate and chocolate chips in the batter and layered with a chocolate ganache filling.

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Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cakes

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cakes

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Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cakes Recipe

Believe it: This gorgeous dessert uses only five ingredients--sugar, butter, eggs, cake flour, and cocoa. The chocolate sauce that tops the individual cakes is luscious, thick, and glossy, with full-on chocolate flavor.

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Fudge Brownie Pops

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Fudge Brownie Pops Recipe

These brownies are incredibly rich and moist, and impossibly easy to make: Just roll 'em, dip 'em, and stick 'em!

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Double Chocolate Soufflés with Warm Fudge Sauce

Double Chocolate Soufflés with Warm Fudge Sauce

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Double Chocolate Soufflés with Warm Fudge Sauce Recipe

This recipe received the highest rating in the Cooking Light Test Kitchens and has the bonus of being a make-ahead recipe. You can prepare the ingredients ahead, spoon the batter into soufflé dishes, cover, and freeze until you're ready to cook them. They can go straight from the freezer to the oven.

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Once you make this chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll probably never use another one. It just might be the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

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Chocolate Cookie Pudding

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Chocolate Cookie Pudding Recipe

All you need are 6 ingredients to create this family-pleasing dessert that combines cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies and instant chocolate pudding.

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Buttermilk-Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake

Buttermilk-Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake

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Buttermilk-Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe

Buttermilk is the surprising secret ingredient in this tender, rich chocolate pound cake. Instead of calling for Mexican chocolate, the same flavor is created with semisweet chocolate and cinnamon.

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Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

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Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake Recipe

Why settle for a plain cheesecake when you can indulge in one with a chocolate batter and a rich chocolate glaze?

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Chocolate Ganache Sandwiches

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Chocolate Ganache Sandwiches Recipe

Only 3 ingredients are needed to reach chocolate heaven with these super-easy chocolate sandwich cookies.

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Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflés

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Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflés Recipe

If you think making soufflés is hard, think again. These instructions will have you discovering your inner dessert chef and impressing the guests at your next dinner party.

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Chocolate Cake IV

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Chocolate Cake IV Recipe

The rich and tender cake layers would probably be fine on their own, but when you add the coffee icing, the creamy mocha filling, and the chocolate curls, this chocolate cake goes beyond fabulous.

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Rich Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Crème Anglaise

Rich Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Crème Anglaise

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Rich Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Crème Anglaise Recipe

Unlike traditional soufflés, these don't need to be served immediately (although they can be). In fact, we loved their fudgy, dense texture when chilled. The sweet custard sauce is also good either warm or chilled.

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Chocolate-Caramel Trifle with Raspberries

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Chocolate-Caramel Trifle with Raspberries Tout

Layered desserts like this trifle are really much better after they’ve chilled overnight, so this is a great make-ahead dessert to serve at your next dinner party.

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Chocolate-Glazed Brownies

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Chocolate-Glazed Brownies Recipe

Reviewers love these brownies because they’re just the right combination of fudgy and cake-like, and the chocolate glaze makes them extra-special.

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Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee

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Salted Chocolate-Pecan Toffee Recipe

If you’ve never made candy before, we suggest that you start with this easy, no-fail recipe that’s guaranteed to get rave reviews. It’s perfect for gift-giving, but you’ll want to set aside some for yourself.

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Chocolate-Zucchini Cake

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Chocolate-Zucchini Cake Recipe

We can’t think of anything better to do with your bumper crop of zucchini than use it to make a rich and tender chocolate Bundt cake. The zucchini almost makes it seem healthy.

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Chocolate Baklava

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Chocolate Baklava Recipe

Baklava is a classic Mediterranean dessert that traditionally features layered phyllo dough, nuts, and syrup or honey. In this version, creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread adds rich, decadent flavor to this nutty, crowd-pleasing pastry.

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Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake

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Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate syrup, semisweet chocolate and chocolate graham cracker crumbs provide ultra-chocolate flavor to this creamy cheesecake. And, at only 260 calories per slice, you don’t have to feel a bit of guilt.

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Warm Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

Warm Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Raspberry Sauce

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Warm Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Raspberry Sauce Recipe

One online reviewer raves about the melt-in-your-mouth cake and the wonderful, citrusy sauce. It’s “a perfect and elegant ending to a special meal.”

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Chunky Chocolate Brownies

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Chunky Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Using chocolate chunks in these brownies makes them extra fudgy and chopped nuts provide a nice crunch.

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Raspberry-Almond Torte with Chocolate Ganache

Raspberry-Almond Torte with Chocolate Ganache

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Raspberry-Almond Torte with Chocolate Ganache Recipe

If you want to be a big hit at your next dinner party, serve this tender layered cake filled with preserves and covered in a rich chocolate icing.

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Chocolate Italian Cake

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Chocolate Italian Cake Recipe

This is a chocolate version of the traditional Italian cream cake with coconuts and pecans folded into the batter and a rich, thick chocolate cream cheese filling and frosting.

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Individual Chocolate Melting Cakes

Individual Chocolate Melting Cakes

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Individual Chocolate Melting Cakes Recipe

These decadent little chocolate cakes are baked in muffin cups and have gooey, rich chocolate centers. Top them off with caramel sauce and a scoop of coffee ice cream for the ultimate indulgence.

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One-Bowl Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake

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One-Bowl Chocolate Mocha Cream Cake Recipe

This easy chocolate sheet cake was a dessert category winner in the Cooking Light recipe contest and continues to be one of the most popular cake recipes on the site.

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread Pudding Recipe

One online reviewer said it best: “Great flavor combo of chocolate and cinnamon. All of the bread soaked up the wonderful custard, so there was chocolatey goodness in every bite.”

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Mocha-Chocolate Shortbread

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Mocha-Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

If you’re a fan of rich, buttery shortbread cookies, this chocolate version of shortbread is guaranteed to satisfy. You’ll only need 6 ingredients.

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Milk Chocolate Crème Brûlée

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Milk Chocolate Crème Brûlée Recipe

A splash of nutty amaretto adds an extra layer of elegance to the milk chocolate in this decadently creamy dessert.

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Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake

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Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

This dessert gets well-rounded chocolate richness from three sources: chocolate graham crackers in the crust, plus intense cocoa powder and luscious milk chocolate in the filling.

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Triple Chocolate Brownie-Mousse Stacks

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Triple Chocolate Brownie-Mousse Stacks Recipe

Allow plenty of time to make fillings, and immediately assemble stacks. You can chill the assembled stacks up to 24 hours ahead of time.

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Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

This pudding cake gets its Mexican flair from the addition of cinnamon, red pepper, and chipotle chile pepper. The spice is just enough to give it a little kick!

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Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue Cake

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Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue Cake Recipe

This extraordinary dessert, made with crisp chocolate-hazelnut meringue and whipped cream, is actually quite simple to make.

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Ganache-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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Ganache-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies Recipe

A stuffed cookie is like a sandwich cookie, only with more cream on the inside-it's fatter, fuller and (if you're the kind of person who twists apart the cookies to get to the cream) better.

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Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Tart

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Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Tart Recipe

The interplay of crunchy, fudgy, and silky-smooth textures in this ultra-rich dessert makes it our go-to choice when we're looking for something easy and splashy.

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Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownies

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Ultimate Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe

We’ve created dozens of brownies over the years, but this decidedly grown-up dark chocolate version is our latest obsession. Bourbon and espresso make this rich, fudgy chocolate dessert even more decadent. For a kid friendly—but still delicious—option, you can skip those two ingredients.

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Mocha Chocolate Mousse

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Mocha Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This seriously easy and decadent mousse hides a smart a secret: reduced-sodium soy sauce. Add crunch with cookies to contrast the mousse's silky texture.

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Chewy Chocolate-Molasses Cookies

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Chewy Chocolate-Molasses Cookies Recipe

Chewy nuggets of candied ginger, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, and warm hints of molasses made this cookie a favorite in our test kitchen. To make these cookies look as good as they taste, reserve a few of the chocolate chunks to place on top of each cookie. That way, they won’t all get hidden in the dark dough.

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Chocolate Walnut Tart

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Chocolate Walnut Tart Recipe

A riff on the classic pecan pie, this dessert is rich, chocolaty, and a little fancier with its freestanding fluted sides.

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Dutch Oven Double Chocolate Cake

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Dutch Oven Double Chocolate Cake Recipe

Use charcoal briquets instead of wood to more precisely control the fire's heat.

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Chocolate Tacos with Ice Cream and Peanuts

Chocolate Tacos with Ice Cream and Peanuts

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Chocolate Tacos with Ice Cream and Peanuts Recipe

Crisp chocolate shells envelop vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and crushed peanuts for a truly unique dessert experience.

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Brownie Tiramisù

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Brownie Tiramisù Recipe

Tiramisu gets a chocolate upgrade with crumbled brownie pieces. Mascarpone gives the topping a special flavor, but an equal amount of softened cream cheese may be substituted.

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Chocolate-Coconut-Macadamia Pie

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Chocolate-Coconut-Macadamia Pie Recipe

Chocolate goes tropical in this dessert featuring flakes of sweetened coconut, macadamia nuts, whipped cream topping, and chocolate shavings.

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Mama's German Chocolate Cake

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Mama's German Chocolate Cake Recipe

Bake a cake that would make mama proud. German chocolate cakes are known for being rich, indulgent cakes, so enjoy a slice with a glass of milk.

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Silky Chocolate Mousse with Peanut Butter Crunch

Silky Chocolate Mousse with Peanut Butter Crunch

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Silky Chocolate Mousse with Peanut Butter Crunch Recipe

Any chocolate and peanut butter lover will adore this elegant dessert. Rich milk-chocolate mousse is topped with a roasted-peanut cream and addictively crunchy cornflakes mixed with peanut butter, milk chocolate and peanuts.

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Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche

Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche

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Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Dulce de Leche Recipe

Chocolate bread pudding just got even better with the addition of decadent dulce de leche.

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Perfect Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Perfect Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

Intensely chocolatey and incredibly moist, this is truly the perfect chocolate bundt cake—and undoubtedly, a chocolate lover’s dream. The cake’s rich chocolate flavor is enhanced with the addition of coffee in the batter and coffee liqueur in the glaze. Be sure to coat the inside of your bundt pan with either shortening plus a thin layer of flour or baking spray (which is nonstick cooking spray that contains flour) in order to ensure that your cake comes out clean and easy.

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Guinness Brownies with Irish Whiskey Frosting

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Guinness Brownies with Irish Whiskey Frosting Recipe

Although few treats are more fitting for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration than rich Guinness brownies, we’d suggest that you go ahead and whip up this Guinness brownie recipe any time you need a decadent hit of chocolate. In fact, given the dangerously scrumptious whiskey buttercream used to frost them, these fudgey brownies are truly the perfect treat to enjoy at the end of an exceptionally long day.

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Instant Pot Peppermint Brownie Cake

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Instant Pot Peppermint Brownie Cake Recipe

This festive cake will make you smile. The tiny pieces of peppermint candy offer a delightful crunch that plays well with thegooey chocolate, while their red and white colors lookbeautiful against the deep, dark chocolate.

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Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Treats

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Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Treats Recipe

This genius technique allows you to make rich and delicious homemade chocolates with minimal mess and ingredients. In fact, making these ice cube tray candies is so easy, it’s a great rainy day kitchen project for the kids to take charge on. Use this recipe as your guide, but feel free to customize the candy as you see fit. There’s plenty of room for creativity with your chocolates’ fillings, and you can swap the milk chocolate chips for white chocolate if you prefer. Any type of ice cube tray will do here, so you may want to grab a few inexpensive ones from a dollar store specifically for chocolate making.

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Chocolate Clementine Cake with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Clementine Cake with Hot Chocolate Sauce

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Chocolate Clementine Cake with Hot Chocolate Sauce Recipe

This cake can be made a day in advance. The Hot Chocolate Sauce can be stored, covered, in refrigerator up to 1 week; reheat over low heat until warmed through. Make both the cake and sauce with the best quality bittersweet chocolate you can find. Substitute semisweet chocolate if you wish.

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe

These chocolate crinkle cookies are rich, super chocolatey, and pretty much perfect in every way. Brown sugar and espresso give these cookies a noticeable depth, while granulated and powdered sugar work together to deliver the perfect crinkly crust. From the chewy, brownie-like center to the crisp, creviced exterior, these cookies will satisfy all of your decadent dessert cravings. Besides, who doesn’t love watching as they transform from sugar-coated dough balls into fudgy, crackly, irresistible cookies right before your eyes? These chocolate crinkle cookies might be a holiday favorite, but that doesn't mean we won't be enjoying them year-round.

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Chocolate Biscuit Cake

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Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe

Love chocolate? Well, this cake is good news for you. In every bite, there's a soft, buttery crunch from the cookie alongside a layer of melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. What we love most about this indulgent dessert is that it's super easy, yet looks and tastes like it was quite the project. This is a chocolate masterpiece that is sure to impress your next crowd.

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Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart with Fresh Berries

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Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart with Fresh Berries Recipe

Take one bite of this chocolatey, decadent “clean eating” dessert, you might not believe that it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free and paleo… but low and behold, you don’t need excessive sugar or other processed ingredients to make a next-level dessert. Easy to prep, and filled with rich chocolate-hazelnut flavor, this vegan dessert is perfect for anyone following a special diet or simply trying to clean their eating habits up a bit. Serve it for a special occasion, or just as a “treat yo-self” indulgence—since there’s no need to crank up the oven, it’s especially ideal to satisfy a summertime sweet tooth.

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Derby Cake

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Derby Cake Recipe

This decadent chocolate sheet cake is a prime choice for a Kentucky Derby viewing party—or any party, for that matter. The richness of this moist, buttermilk chocolate cake is intensified by utilizing the molasses notes ofbrown sugar (in addition to granulated sugar) and adding a generous sprinkling of chocolate chips in the batter. And then, you top the cake with an insanely delicious bourbon buttercream, candied walnuts, and a chocolate drizzle. Yeah, it's some kind of wonderful.

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Easy Chocolate Salami

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Easy Chocolate Salami Recipe

Looks like salami, tastes like the most incredible chocolate treat—meaning, it’s the perfect partyfood. A log of chocolate salami would also be an ideal treat to kick off a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

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Chocolate-and-Cream Layer Cake

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Chocolate-and-Cream Layer Cake Recipe

Save room for dessert—this is one you don’t want to miss. It certainly has its virtues: It’s made with whole-grain flour, gets topped with fresh fruit, and contains 6g of fiber per serving. But what makes this cake so spectacular, truly, is how good it tastes.

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

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Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

This no-fuss lava cake is comfort dessert at its finest. It’s dangerously good, with a perfectly cooked cake topping and a simple, but satisfying lava made from instant pudding. The cake batter bakes over the pudding, creating a perfect cake top with moist, gooey lava underneath. You likely already have the ingredients at home, but to take things up a notch, use a good quality vanilla extract—it makes a big difference. This makes a lot, so it’s perfect to share with friends or bring to a potluck—you won’t have to worry about leftovers, trust us. Eat it with ice cream or whipped cream, and dress it up with some berries.

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Macarons

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Macarons Recipe

These macarons may require time and effort to make, but they’re absolutely worth it. Because every detail makes a difference in the final product (which is magically delicate and delicious), it is important that you use a kitchen scale that can weigh in grams. When there's an opportunity to make an estimate or take a shortcut, we're all about it; however, when it comes to classic French macarons, precision is key. The Mexican hot chocolate flavor profile of these impressive sandwich cookies transforms what's often an overtly sugary treat into a slightly spicy, warm delight. Serve with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.

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Bribery Cake

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Bribery Cake Recipe

This recipe is from Odette Williams' Simple Cake, a compendium of approachable, delicious cakes for celebrating every day. Per Williams, this cake is "A not-too-sweet chocolate cake, topped with silky Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream, sprinkled with a little sea salt crunch: This is the cake you bake to help you or a loved one get across the finish line."

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