10 Decadent Dark Chocolate Desserts You'll Want to Devour

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Dark chocolate isn't just the healthiest chocolate; it's also (arguably) the most delicious. As these ten dark chocolate desserts prove, it also adds decadence to any recipe. Whether it's something easy or it's for a special occasion, these delicious desserts impress.

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Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Cakes

Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Cakes recipe drizzle wire rack
Blaine Moats

Dark chocolate desserts with raspberries are a classic combination for a good reason: The bright, juicy berries balance the richness of dark chocolate. A topping of smooth chocolate truffle icing leaves you no choice but to indulge in this deliciously dark treat.

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Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Bites

Dark Chocolate Grand Marnier Bites on wood surface with sea salt and chocolate shavings
Jason Donnelly

If you are looking for a low-sugar dark chocolate dessert, these dark chocolate Grand Marnier bites are sure to please. A piping bag will make these easiest to portion out. Top with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, orange zest, or unsweetened cocoa powder.

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Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies

Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies
Blaine Moats

Brownies are always a fan favorite, and when topped with marshmallow fluff and sweet dulce de leche, the presentation becomes truly impressive. This dark chocolate dessert gets a delightfully crunchy finish with a sprinkling of toasted pecans. There is no need to feel guilty; dark chocolate has many health benefits.

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Classic Fudge Pops

Classic Fudge Pops
Karla Conrad

These fudge pops take a homemade twist on a nostalgic ice cream treat. Level up this easy dark chocolate dessert by dipping the chilly pops into melted dark chocolate and rolling them in chocolate cookies or chocolate chips.

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Dark Chocolate Flan

Dark Chocolate Flan
Blaine Moats

This dark chocolate twist on a classic Spanish flan only requires a handful of ingredients—sugar, milk, eggs, chocolates, and cinnamon. Don't let that fool you, though; it's one of the more impressive dark chocolate recipes we've seen, especially if you garnish with edible gold leaf on top.

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Chocolate Cannoli

Chocolate Cannoli
Andy Lyons

You'll love everything about this chocolate twist on a classic Italian dessert. This easy dark chocolate dessert recipe has cocoa-infused ricotta and chocolate cannoli shells.

Editor's Tip

To save time, purchase premade cannoli shells.

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Dark Chocolate Cake with Macaroon Filling

Dark Chocolate Cake with Coconut Macaroon Filling
Jason Donnelly

You'll impress guests with this dark chocolate dessert with a surprise—a sweet coconut filling. You'll need a 10-inch fluted tube pan for a beautiful decorative appearance. Add a sprinkling of powdered sugar or top with frosting for an extra indulgent treat.

Buy It: Red Co. Fluted Tube Pan ($19, Amazon)

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Triple-Chocolate Cupcakes

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes
Blaine Moats

The secret to these moist cupcakes is a hint of crème de cacao in the batter and the dark chocolate frosting. No chocolate lover will shy away from this incredible dark chocolate dessert.

Buy It: Drillaud Crème de Cacao ($17, Total Wine)

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Dark Chocolate Brownies

Dark Chocolate Brownies
Scott Little

Sometimes the only dark chocolate dessert you need comes in the form of a classic brownie. A pinch of cinnamon enhances that delicious chocolate flavor. You'll want to cool these in the pan on a wire rack before cutting and serving.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Cookies

Chocolate-Hazelnut "Mousse" Cookies
Kritsada Panichgul

Toasted hazelnuts top these mousse-crowned cookies for a tasty combination of crunchy and smooth. The cookie base, rich with vanilla-laced dark chocolate, is delicious on its own.

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