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.

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

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Birthday? Anniversary? Going-away party? This super-easy, one-bowl layer cake is the perfect dessert for any gathering of chocolate buffs.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 3.63 stars
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Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Chocolate-Raspberry Cake

This beauty is baked with a splash of Chambord and layered with a sweet raspberry filling, both of which offer bright counterpoints to the thick layer of chocolate-cream cheese frosting and whole berries scattered on top. You won't be able to have just one slice.

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 dessert that's guaranteed to impress at a dinner party yet easy enough for a casual supper.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Rating: 3.18 stars
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Guaranteed to satisfy any chocolate craving, this is an excellent cake to keep in mind when you have a houseful of guests. The ganache glaze makes it dressy enough for dessert after a special dinner.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

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Even though the ingredient list may seem about as long as a grocery shopping list, they're simple to make. In fact, these Kitchen Sink Cookies are so basic you can mix everything by hand; this helps to avoid over-beating, which may toughen the dough.
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Vanilla Bundt Cake with Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling

A true showstopper, this vanilla-bean Bundt cake gets the chocolate treatment inside and out. Cutting into the cake reveals its rich cheesecake-like chocolate filling, and the whole thing is glazed with a sumptuous chocolate ganache.