Chocolate: Our Greatest Hits

Rich and luxurious, dark and intoxicating, chocolate adds decadent flavor to delicious desserts. We've compiled our favorite chocolate desserts for you to try. These desserts—including cakes and mousse, cookies and tarts—are sure to be a hit.

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    Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

    Impress your guests with these simple-to-make and utterly indulgent miniature flourless cakes. They've got it all—minimal prep time, souffle-like texture, and three kinds of chocolate. These single-serve cakes are the perfect finish to any special meal.

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    Dark Chocolate Pudding

    This easy pudding is a hostess's dream. The creamy dessert takes only 20 minutes to prep and can be chilled up to 24 hours. 

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    Chocolate Blitzen

    A chocolate milkshake cocktail? Sign us up! Chocolate ice cream, Irish cream liqueur, dark cream de cacao, and vodka combine for a rich, boozy dessert. 

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    Chocolate-Hazelnut Bacon Layer Cake

    The name says it all. A classic flavor combination—chocolate and hazelnut—is paired with salty bacon to create one decadent dessert.

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    Classic Chocolate Cake

    Forget the boxed mix—this chocolate cake is just as easy. Made with only 10 basic ingredients, it's the perfect recipe for last-minute get-togethers. 

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    Mexican Hot Chocolate

    You control the kick in this frothy hot chocolate recipe. Chocolate, sugar, milk, vanilla—and your desired amount of cinnamon—create the perfect blend of sweet and spiced. 

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    Triple-Chocolate Mocha Cake

    Why limit yourself to just one type of chocolate? This triple threat Bundt cake packs in unsweetened, white, and milk chocolate pieces. 

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    Espresso Tarts

    Espresso-laced buttery pastry dough provides the shell for our rich filling of coffee liqueur-infused chocolate. Top the dessert recipe with our homemade chocolate ganache and a cute chocolate-covered coffee bean. Freeze for up to three months.

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    Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    These crinkle cookies look impressive, but with only seven ingredients they're actually quite simple. The trick is rolling them in powdered, demerara, or tubinado sugar for a snow-kissed look. 

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

    For anyone who's eaten cookie dough before it's baked, these truffles are for you. Eggless chocolate chip cookie dough is shaped into balls and smothered in rich chocolate—yes, please!

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    Chocolate-Espresso Tiramisu

    This classic Italian dessert gets an updated twist when made with chocolate and espresso in place of coffee. Topped with chocolate-covered coffee beans, our dessert recipe is a java-lover's dream.

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    Five-Way Fudge Brownies

    Add some extra oomph to traditional fudge brownies with variations like caramel-nut, creme de menthe, and chocolate chunk. These make-it-your-way brownies are guaranteed to please any sweet tooth. 

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    How to Make Chocolate Pie

    The secret to this decadent chocolate pie lies in its use of high-quality unsweetened chocolate. By adding sugar and flavorings yourself, you'll get the rich chocolate flavor you're looking for.

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    Triple-Chocolate Cookies

    Who doesn't love chocolate with a little chocolate on top? An extra drizzle of melted chocolate adds an elegant finish to our chocolate cookies.

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    Four-Layer Caramel-Crunch Nougat Brownies

    These decadent brownies layer a few of our favorite things—chewy caramel, creamy marshmallow, and a rich fudgy topping. With this many layers, there's something in this chocolate dessert for everyone to enjoy.

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    Decadent Chocolate Doughnuts

    Finally, you can indulge in chocolate doughnuts and skip the guilt. Our easy-to-make mini doughnuts are drenched in a chocolate or powdered sugar glaze and come in at less than 200 calories per serving. By baking instead of frying, you cut both the calories and fat.

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    The Very Best Ever Chocolate Ice Cream

    We don't call just any recipe "the very best ever." Our version of rich chocolate ice cream melds together the flavors of cocoa and vanilla for a rich and creamy taste and texture. Minimal prep time means this chocolate dessert recipe is as simple as it is delicious.

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    Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

    This chocolate mousse calls for just two ingredients and takes only 15 minutes to make. Can you say easiest dessert ever?

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    Chocolate-Chipotle Brownies

    Chipotle chile pepper adds a spicy kick of flavor to this delicious brownie recipe. A combination of coffee, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate offer warm, complex flavor in every bite.

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    Chocolate-Peanut Ice Cream Cake

    Peanut butter and chocolate make a great combination, and they come together wonderfully in this delicious make-ahead dessert. The chocolate dessert is simple to prepare and keeps in the freezer for up to a week.

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    Raspberry French Silk Pie Bars

    Get the taste of French silk pie in bite-size bars. The creamy treats are made with a chocolate-crumb crust and topped with a raspberry ganache.

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    Triple-Decker Decadence

    If a single (or even double) dose of chocolate simply won't do, turn to this triple-chocolate confection featuring rich and luxurious chocolate cookies stacked between layers of homemade chocolate ganache.

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    Chocolate Stack Loaf

    This rich cake resembles a quick bread, but its layers of gooey fudge frosting suggest otherwise. The batter is baked in a 9x13 pan, cut into thirds, and stacked. 

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    Chocolate-Cherry Stack Cake

    Creamy cherry-flavor frosting is layered between tiers of rich chocolate cake for a chocolate dessert that's absolutely unforgettable. Chocolate-covered cherries make a gorgeous topper.

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    Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

    Finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies make up the crust of these scrumptious cheesecake bars. This rich and creamy chocolate dessert uses both semisweet chocolate pieces and chocolate liqueur to get its smooth and irresistible flavor.

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    Classic Whoopie Pies

    This classic combination of cocoa-rich cookie rounds and creamy powdered sugar filling is a tasty throwback to desserts gone by. For evenly sized cookies, use a small ice cream scoop to drop the cookie dough onto the sheet.

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    Chocolate-Lover's Cake

    Every dessert-lover knows just how smooth and intoxicating chocolate cake tastes. This version is topped with chocolate-butter frosting, chocolate curls, and raspberries, adding a fresh taste to this fudgy delight.

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    How to Melt Chocolate for Dipped Cookies

    Watch our how-to video to learn the secret to melting rich chocolate for delicious dipped cookies. From picking out the right chocolate to finding the perfect timing, we'll help you master this kitchen technique.

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    Ultimate Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

    For the ultimate chocolate dessert, turn to these decadent cookies. Chocolate chips, melted chocolate, and a coating of chocolate ganache make them a triple delight.

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    Chocolate-Ancho Creme Brulee

    Ancho chile pepper adds a delightful kick to this luscious creme brulee recipe. Bake until the top of the custard is hardened, then top with a cinnamon-sugar mixture to finish.

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    Double-Chocolate Mascarpone-Raspberry Pie

    Nestled in flaky pastry, this silky pie recipe is topped with raspberries and luscious white chocolate whipped cream. With double the chocolate, the delicious pie is even more irresistible.

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    So-Easy Chocolate Souffle

    Anyone can make this simple dessert recipe—it calls for just four ingredients. Light and airy and filled with semisweet chocolate, no one will guess the impressive-looking dessert can be made in 30 minutes or less.

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    Hot Chocolate 4 Ways

    Winter's favorite drink gets a makeover. Transform the classic treat with favorites like bourbon and bacon or caramel and sea salt. 

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    Terrific Toffee

    Two different kinds of chocolate and toasted almonds fill these delicious buttery toffee bits. The classic candy is a snap to make—and it tastes delicious, too.

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    Hot Cocoa Souffle with Coffee Ice Cream

    This light and airy hot chocolate-inspired souffle is impossible to resist. Serve coffee ice cream on the side, or place a few scoops in the center before serving for a chocolate dessert that's melty and magical.

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    Chocolate-Caramel Fondue

    Semisweet chocolate and caramel ice cream topping collide in our delicious chocolate fondue recipe. For easy dippers, try cake cubes, pretzels, salted peanut candy bars, dried fruit, marshmallows, biscotti, fruit, and crispy marshmallow treats.

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    Cheesecake Brownies

    Layer classic brownies with creamy cheesecake for a fresh twist on a traditional favorite. Fudgy frosting tops the chocolaty confections.

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    Decadent Chocolate Mixed-Nut Pie

    A buttery pecan-and-chocolate filling makes our chocolate pie recipe an irresistible treat. Drizzle chocolate sauce on top for a pretty finishing touch.

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    How to Make Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

    It's hard to tell how long chocolate-covered strawberries have been sitting on a store shelf, so make them at home instead. Simple ingredients like chocolate, candy coating, and shortening are the secret to wow-worthy treats perfect for gifting. 

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    Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

    Chocolate-covered cherries, meet cookies. These little bites pack big flavor with cocoa powder, cherries, and a cherry-juice-infused chocolate frosting. 

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    Chocolate-Malted Mousse

    Malted milk balls make a comeback in this chocolaty mousse served with cocoa-flavor whipped cream. Top each serving with more of the old-fashioned candy to mirror the flavors found in the delicious dessert.

  • Next Slideshow Chocolate Cake Recipes That Don't Disappoint

    Chocolate Cake Recipes That Don't Disappoint

    Just try to name a dessert that satisfies like homemade chocolate cake. Whether you're baking for a special occasion or an evening in, these chocolate cake recipes make it indulgent. We have something for everyone, including a classic chocolate cake, a molten chocolate cake, and our favorite flourless chocolate cake. You'll want to save room for a second slice.
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