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!

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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.

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

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A super-easy chocolate layer cake belongs in every cook's recipe repertoire. This chocolate-buttermilk cake is luscious enough for a special occasion but easy enough for everyday desserts. And the recipe gets brownie points(!) for using just a single bowl. You can also use this cake batter to make two dozen cupcakes: fill lined tins two-thirds full and bake for 20 minutes, rotating once. A decadent chocolate frosting is the finishing touch and your cake is ready for its star turn at a birthday, anniversary, or pretty much any celebration.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A homemade chocolate chip cookie just hits the spot. It's a comforting treat that combines nostalgia and deliciousness, especially when it's as good as this, our very best soft chocolate chipe cookie. We use plenty of unsalted butter and a combination of brown sugar with some granulated sugar to create the chewy and soft texture you love. Use good quality chocolate chips and don't overmix the cookie dough, you want the cookies to be tender whether you pair them with a glass of milk or a frothy coffee. 

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Quick to make and just plain irresistible, what could be better than a giant, gooey skillet cookie? Faster than making a batch of your favorite chocolate chip treats, this chocolate chip skillet cookie is great for sharing. It's baked in a cast-iron skillet, just bring the skillet to the table and let everyone dig in. Scoops of ice cream on top are optional but recommended!

Super-Fudgy Brownies

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If your idea of the perfect brownie is dense, fudgy, and loaded with chocolate, then this is the recipe for you!

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.

Baked Alaska

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This old-fashioned dessert, which originated at New York City's Delmonico's restaurant to commemorate the purchase of Alaska in 1867, has become popular again, and why not? An ice-cream cake covered with an igloo of meringue emerging from an oven is a real showstopper.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Lovers of fluffy chocolate chip cookies will adore these cakey treats. Our easy recipe calls for using a higher proportion of flour than other chocolate chip cookie recipes and less butter and sugar. It produces tender, light cookies that are packed with chocolate chips.