June 18, 2024

50 Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes & Ideas | Top Desserts for Chocolate Lovers | Recipes, Dinners and Easy Meal Ideas

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Chocolate-Candy Bar Layer Cake

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The Best Chocolate Mousse

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Giant Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Cake

Once you make homemade ice cream, you’ll have a hard time going back to the store-bought stuff. This sweet, creamy chocolate ice cream is studded with fresh cherries for a summertime (or anytime!) treat you won’t soon forget.

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Cherry-Chocolate Ice Cream

Trisha Yearwood’s pound cake is the perfect recipe if you don’t consider yourself a baker — it’s that easy. Serve the dense cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Chocolate Pound Cake

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Chocolate-Glazed Brownie Cupcakes

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Chocolate Tart

Sweet treats made from the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter — no baking required! These cookies come together in minutes on the stovetop.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Ina’s towering cake can be made a day in advance. Layer store-bought cookies with mocha whipped cream until there are five layers of each, ending with a layer of cream. Smooth the top, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. 

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Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Dutch processed cocoa has all the rich chocolate flavor of unsweetened cocoa powder without the bitter aftertaste, making it a perfect choice for this super-light malted chocolate cake that makes its own fudgy sauce.

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Malted Chocolate Pudding Cake

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Chocolate-Pretzel Cereal Treats

This gluten-free cake can be enjoyed at room temperature, but chilling it totally transforms the texture and makes it super-dense.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Fondue

This ice cream pie is as easy to make as it is delicious thanks to shortcut ingredients like store-bought ice cream.

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Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream Pie

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Gooey Chocolate Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownie

Alton’s recipe for chocolate ice cream is straightforward — no complicated ingredients here — with delicious results. 

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Chocolate Ice Cream

Truffles make wonderful gifts and making them yourself is even more special. Make the chocolate base, then coat them in chopped nuts, cocoa or coconut.

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Chocolate Truffles

You won’t miss the flour in this fan-favorite cinnamon-laced cake, which features a surprise ingredient — quinoa — for added substance. Katie drizzles the cake with a simple ganache of semisweet chocolate and coconut milk, and finishes it with fresh raspberries, before serving.

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Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

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Chocolate-Caramel Domes

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The Best Fudgy Brownies

Before dusting the tops of these rich, dark mini loaves with confectioners’ sugar, cut out small hearts or other festive shapes from a piece of paper to make stencils, and place them on the loaves.

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Chocolate Mini-Loaves

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Make like an Italian with this easy weeknight dessert. To further simplify the recipe, you can use store-bought chocolate gelato.

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Chocolate Gelato Sandwiches

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Cinnamon-Chocolate Fudge

Use your blender to make this dense and delicious restaurant-style dessert in a snap.

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

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Marbled Chocolate Brownies

This towering layer cake is exactly what it promises to be: gooey, decadent, chocolatey and oh, so rich.

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A Gooey, Decadent Chocolate Cake

Topping these brownies with browned marshmallows is sure to be a hit. Everyone will want s’more!

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S’more Brownies

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Macarons

If the addition of chili and cinnamon to the frosting isn’t a surprise, the peanut butter cup in the cupcake will be. These are to-die-for treats!

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Double Feature Cupcakes with Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

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The Best Chocolate Lava Cakes

Swirl creamy peanut butter into brownie batter before baking for a fudgey batch of brownies with peanut butter in every bite.

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Peanut Swirl Brownies

Calling all true chocolate lovers: these quick and easy cookies can be turned into bars if baked in a nine-inch square pan for 10-15 more minutes.

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Chocolate, Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Finish any meal with a slice of Alton’s devilishly delicious cake.

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Devil’s Food Cake

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Chocolate-Peanut Pudding

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Brownie Batter Cookies

Refreshing peppermint adds an extra dimension to this rich, fudge-like cake. Serve with whipped cream, cocoa fudge sauce and a drizzle of mint syrup.

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cake

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Baked Fudge

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Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Of all beers, stout is the perfect one for desserts because of its distinct chocolate and coffee notes, so pairing it with actual chocolate is the obvious choice. These cupcakes are light in texture but heavy in the chocolate department.

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

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Chocolate-Marshmallow Pie

Ree Drummond’s fluffy chocolate cake can be made in a baking sheet or in a cupcake tin.

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Chocolate Sheet Cake

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Chocolate Cheesecake

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut

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Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pecans

Homemade fudge makes the perfect holiday gift. Pack it in a decorative tin; it will stay fresh for a week.

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Chocolate Fudge

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Double-Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

This combination of almonds with crunchy toffee and bittersweet chocolate makes a great holiday gift.

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Chocolate Toffee

A very happy marriage of brownie and cheesecake, these Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars always get rave reviews.

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Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars