Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Browse dozens of chocolate dessert recipes like, molten chocolate cakes, devil's food cake recipes, chocolate tortes, chocolate cheesecakes, chocolate pies, brownies, chocolate cookies, chocolate truffles, even hot chocolate.

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Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate mousse is the ultimate dessert for any chocolate lover. We like to make ours using bittersweet chocolate, which is high in pure chocolate (at least 35 percent cocoa solids) and makes for a deep chocolate flavor. (Plus, it's also a great eating chocolate.) If you prefer semisweet chocolate, which has more sugar and fewer cocoa solids than bittersweet, know that it can often be substituted in recipes without significantly affecting the flavor or texture.

Fudge Recipes

Of all the treats we enjoy during the holiday season, fudge is perhaps the most iconic. Soft, chocolaty, and oh-so-sweet, you can make fudge the old-fashioned way, with careful temperature monitoring and lots of beating by hand to achieve the perfect texture. Or, take advantage of our easy fudge recipes!

14 Chocolate Truffle Recipes That Make Perfectly Sweet Gifts

If you have never made truffles before, give it a try -- you'll be surprised by how easy it is. Have fun and be creative in choosing the flavorings and coatings for your own personalized chocolate truffles.
By Kelly Vaughan

Martha's Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes

There's something extra-special about an individually sized dessert -- especially when it's a molten chocolate cake served warm out of the oven. You can prepare these rich chocolate pudding cakes up to a day ahead and refrigerate them, then just pop them in the oven when you sit down to dinner. They'll be done by the time you're ready for dessert. And they reheat easily, so you can have two one night and two the next. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen" (Clarkson Potter).

Peanut Butter Cup Tart

Our grown-up twist on the beloved childhood treat teams a chocolate wafer crust with a decadent peanut butter filling and swirled chocolate ganache topping.

Chocolate-Date Pudding Cake

Inspired by the cardamom-date cakes found in the Arabian Gulf, this dessert derives its intoxicating flavor from Medjool dates, Arabic coffee, and semisweet chocolate.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. This cookie—which is made in the soft and chewy style—gives you both the nostalgia of childhood bake sales and the satisfying, grown-up flavors of dark chocolate. After just three steps and a quick bake in the oven, the only thing you'll need is a glass of cold milk or frothy coffee. 

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Chocolate Souffle

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Soufflés have a reputation for being temperamental, but they're actually very simple. They get their signature height from stiffly beaten egg whites. Using a few staple ingredients, you can whip up a chocolate dessert that's guaranteed to impress at a dinner party yet easy enough for a casual supper.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

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Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple. A homemade version is delicious and natural—containing only cocoa, sugar, and salt—and especially economical compared with store-bought mixes.

Chewy Brownies

What's gooey on the inside, crackly on top, and supremely delicious all over?Our fresh take on this crowd-pleasing dessert. Unsweetened chocolate and brown sugar impart a rich, well-rounded flavor, while adding a bit of oil to the batter results in the addictively chewy texture that makes this version an instant classic.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

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As if a deeply chocolatey cookie wasn't enough of a treat, these little treasures have a creamy peanut butter filling too. 
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Inspiration and Ideas

These Homemade Chocolate Treats Are Guaranteed to Make Your Valentine Swoon
From easy marshmallow fudge and peanut butter cups to elegant Earl Grey truffles and chocolate-dipped cherries, these are the most gorgeous—and delicious—chocolates to make for your sweetheart this February 14th.
Ganache 101
Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.
Chocolate-Coconut Bars
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These decadent bars are inspired by Hello Dollies, a popular Southern dessert.