These Quick Chocolate Desserts Will Appeal to Anyone with a Sweet Tooth
Craving something sweet? You can make one of these decadent chocolate dessert recipes in an hour or less.
When you're pressed for time but still want to present a delicious, decadent treat, make one of these quick chocolate desserts. They come together in under one hour and they taste like something created by a master baker or chocolatier. The Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups that you see here are the perfect example. In less than 60 minutes, you'll have six decadent brownies that are made with four types of chocolate—cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, milk-chocolate chips, and white-chocolate chips. They're a fun twist on an a classic treat, and the entire family will enjoy having their own individual dessert.
One of our favorite family-friendly desserts is a skillet cookie. These large-format cookies are baked in a cast-iron skillet and have a crispy exterior and soft and gooey interior. Then, they're sliced liked a pizza when it's time to serve. We have one recipe for a double-chocolate skillet cookie made with both cocoa powder and chopped chocolate, and another that calls for a combination of oats, coconut, and chocolate chips for a chewy bite loaded with sweetness and texture. Both are sure to satisfy anyone with a craving for chocolate.
Other simple desserts that you can whip up with just a little time to spare are sheet cakes. We have several recipes, including a one-bowl version that helps to cut down on dishes to wash. No matter which recipe you choose to make first, they're sure to satisfy. Or bake chocolate cupcakes and instead of decorating them yourself, set the cupcakes out for your little ones to top with buttercream and sprinkles as a fun weekend or birthday party activity.
These quick chocolate dessert recipes show that you can make something truly special in just 60 minutes—or less.
Easy Chocolate Mousse
Some chocolate mousse recipes call for egg yolks but in this recipe, whipped egg whites are what give the 20-minute dessert its cloud-like texture. Pure peppermint extract is added to the mixture for a holiday spin. Top each cup with freshly whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies.
Martha's Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes
Make the batter for these five-ingredient pudding cakes in advance for an easy date-night dessert. When you sit down to dinner, put them in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. By the time you're done with the main dish, dessert will be ready to go.
One-Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Chocolate Spice Cookies
Dark Chocolate Truffles
Take a bite of these delicious vegan chocolate truffles made with chopped dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and vanilla. They're our go-to make-ahead dessert for gifting. Although they only require a few minutes of hands-on prep time, they need several hours to set in the fridge.
Master the art of making chocolate pudding with this quick dessert recipe that only takes 45 minutes. The result is so much better than anything you've ever bought at the store.
Molten Chocolate-Espresso Cakes
Double Chocolate Spice Cookies
A duo of unsweetened and semisweet chocolate work in tandem in this quick chocolate dessert recipe that comes together in one hour.
Raspberry-Filled Molten Chocolate Cupcakes
In our opinion, coconut macaroons aren't truly complete without a generous drizzle of chocolate. And you can make this recipe in less than one hour, so there's a lot to love about this quick dessert.
Mini Chocolate Cupcakes With Multicolored Frosting
Bake a batch of these cupcakes for a children's birthday party or decorate them for any festive occasion. Thanks to their miniature size, they bake in just 10 minutes.
Chocolate-Zucchini Sheet Cake with Cream-Cheese Frosting
Dark Chocolate-Walnut Date Bar
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
In under one hour, these fudgy cookies transform from cookie dough in a mixing bowl to a sweet treat that you surely can't have just one of. After they've finished baking, the chocolate cookies are filled with a silky ganache that firms up once set.
Vanilla Sheet Cake with Malted-Chocolate Frosting
There's real chocolate magic in the lightly whipped buttercream that's used to frost this crowd-friendly sheet cake. And decorating with chocolate malted milk balls makes this a fun dessert for any occasion.