Chocolate DecadenceFor many people, there’s no point in bothering with dessert unless it’s chocolate, so let us tempt you with this collection of our favorite chocolate dessert recipes.
This first luscious dessert, Chocolate Decadence, is simple, fast, and perfect for a quick weeknight treat when you need something sweet. The best part is that the ingredients are super simple pantry staples that you probably already have on hand.
Double Chocolate Soufflés with Warm Fudge SauceThis 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.
Ultimate Chocolate Chip CookiesOnce you make this chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll probably never use another one. It just might be the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
Chocolate Chunk Bread PuddingsOne 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?
Chocolate Cookie PuddingAll you need are 6 ingredients to create this family-pleasing dessert that combines cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies and instant chocolate pudding.
Buttermilk-Mexican Chocolate Pound CakeButtermilk 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.
Chocolate Fudge CheesecakeWhy settle for a plain cheesecake when you can indulge in one with a chocolate batter and a rich chocolate glaze?
Salted Chocolate TartThe addition of coarse salt to the rich chocolate tart creates the perfect salty-sweet combination that is sure to delight your taste buds.
Chocolate Ganache SandwichesOnly 3 ingredients are needed to reach chocolate heaven with these super-easy chocolate sandwich cookies.
Bittersweet Chocolate SoufflésIf 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.
Chocolate Cake IVThe 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.
Rich Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Crème AnglaiseUnlike 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.
Chocolate-Caramel Trifle with RaspberriesLayered 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.
Chocolate-Glazed BrowniesReviewers love these brownies because they’re just the right combination of fudgy and cake-like, and the chocolate glaze makes them extra-special.
Salted Chocolate-Pecan ToffeeIf 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.
Triple-Chocolate CheesecakeChocolate 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.
Warm Chocolate Soufflé Cakes with Raspberry SauceOne 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.”
Chunky Chocolate BrowniesUsing chocolate chunks in these brownies makes them extra fudgy and chopped nuts provide a nice crunch.
Raspberry-Almond Torte with Chocolate GanacheIf 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.
Chocolate Italian CakeThis 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.
Individual Chocolate Melting CakesThese 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.
One-Bowl Chocolate Mocha Cream CakeThis 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.
Chocolate-Cinnamon Bread PuddingOne 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.”
Chocolate-Zucchini CakeWe 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.
Mocha-Chocolate ShortbreadIf you’re a fan of rich, buttery shortbread cookies, this chocolate version of shortbread is guaranteed to satisfy. You’ll only need 6 ingredients.
Triple-Chocolate CakeChocolate 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.
Fudge Brownie PopsThese brownies are incredibly rich and moist, and impossibly easy to make: Just roll 'em, dip 'em, and stick 'em!
Milk Chocolate Crème BrûléeA splash of nutty amaretto adds an extra layer of elegance to the milk chocolate in this decadently creamy dessert.
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Double-Chocolate CookiesThe secret to these rich chocolate cookies is not to overbake them. For a gooey, creamy cookie center, pull them out of the oven when they are still a bit glossy.
Five-Ingredient Chocolate CakesBelieve 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.
Triple-Chocolate CheesecakeThis 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.
Mexican Chocolate Pudding CakeThis 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!
Chocolate Molten Lava CakesUse a high-quality chocolate in these lighter molten lava cakes. It will make all the difference.
Hazelnut-and-Chocolate Meringue CakeThis extraordinary dessert, made with crisp chocolate-hazelnut meringue and whipped cream, is actually quite simple to make.
Chocolate BaklavaBaklava 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.
Ganache-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip CookiesA 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.
Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse TartThe 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.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint BrowniesThese brownies prove that the classic combination of chocolate and peppermint is great year-round, not just during the holidays.
Mocha Chocolate MousseThis 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.
Dark Chocolate Chunk CookiesOats 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.
Chocolate Orange Cookie CupsThese flourless cookie bites are a delicious cross between a brownie and a soft cookie—the orange zest adds a bit of contrast.
Chocolate Walnut TartA riff on the classic pecan pie, this dessert is rich, chocolaty, and a little fancier with its freestanding fluted sides.
Chocolate TacosCrisp chocolate shells envelop vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, and crushed peanuts for a truly unique dessert experience.
Brownie TiramisùTiramisu 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.
Triple-threat Chocolate CookiesPrepare 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.
Chocolate-Coconut-Macadamia PieChocolate goes tropical in this dessert featuring flakes of sweetened coconut, macadamia nuts, whipped cream topping, and chocolate shavings.
Mama's German Chocolate CakeBake 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.
Silky Chocolate Mousse with Peanut Butter CrunchAny 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.
Black Forest Pound CakeThis decadent, chocolate-cherry dessert is an easy, one-pan twist on the traditional layered cake.
Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Dulce de LecheChocolate bread pudding just got even better with the addition of decadent dulce de leche.
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