Wickedly Delicious Chocolate Desserts
Imagine the richest, darkest, most decadent chocolate desserts you’ve ever eaten. Then try a taste of our Brownie Tiramisù or a molten spoonful of Chocolate Bread Pudding. You won’t be disappointed.
For the crust, crumble three-fourths of 1 (9-oz.) box of chocolate wafer cookies to yield 2 cups.
Recipe: The Ultimate Chocolate Pie
Elegant, showstopper desserts don’t come much easier than this. Each slice resembles fine pastry.
If you've never known the glory of a mayonnaise cake, you're in for a treat! The staple ingredient yields an ultra-moist crumb and keeps the sugar from taking over your taste buds.
Recipe: Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake
Easily pipe the filling using a zip-top plastic bag.
Recipe: Nutty Chocolate Thumbprints
A scoop of vanilla ice cream is an ideal mate for this warm, gooey spiced chocolate cake.
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pudding Cake
Mississippi Mud Cake is a classic Southern sheet cake filled with marshmallows and chopped pecans and covered in a rich chocolate frosting. This particular recipe offers a cupcake variation as well as a shortcut version.
- Recipe: Mississippi Mud Cake
We replicated the flavor profile of Mexican chocolate using semisweet chocolate and cinnamon. If you prefer to use Mexican chocolate, look for it with the hot drink mixes or on the Hispanic food aisle. This moist pound cake is equally delicious without the Mexican Chocolate Sauce.
- Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake
This cupcake version of a chocolate-key lime pie is an ideal pick-up dessert for entertaining. Make a crumb crust with chocolate wafers and top with a sweet cream cheese mixture with fresh key lime juice. Try cupcake pies with sweetened whipped cream, fresh cherries, blackberries, and mint leaves.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Key Lime Cupcake Pies
Mascarpone gives the topping a special flavor, but an equal amount of softened cream cheese may be substituted. Almond-flavored liqueur makes a delicious substitute for coffee liqueur.
- Recipe: Brownie Tiramisù
As if the combination of milk chocolate morsels and peppermint candies wasn't perfect enough, we added rich cream-and-mint-filled chocolate sandwich cookies and salty pretzel sticks to our peppermint bark.
- Recipe: Milk Chocolate-Peppermint Bark
Put on a pot of coffee and gather the girls. Mocha latté fans will love the rich and creamy flavor of these make ahead bars.
- Recipe: Cheesecake Squares
This man-pleasing pie pairs a tantalizing trio of caramel-laced chocolate and peanut butter with the salty crunch of a crisp, over-the-rim pretzel crust. Be sure to spread the pretzel mixture all the way up the sides and onto the lip of the pie plate, or the crust will be too thick and shallow to hold the filling.
- Recipe: Candy Bar Pie
This basic, but outstanding fudge brownie recipe offers endless dessert options you can add nuts or mix things up by turning them into cheesecake brownies. This brownie recipe is a must-have for your recipe box.
- Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Stir in additional heated whipping cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, if you want a thinner fondue. A fondue pot for chocolate is heated by a tea light or votive candle.
- Recipe: Chocolate Fondue
Create a festive crisp rice cereal treat by adding a handful of memorable ingredients: peanuts, for crunch; marshmallows, for sweetness; and peanut better, for a smooth shot of rich flavor.
- Recipe: Crispy Chocolate Hearts
How can you go wrong with this much chocolate packed into one recipe? And chances are you already have most of the ingredients on hand.
- Recipe: Chocolate Chubbies
Round out your meal with a slice of decadent mocha-pecan mud pie. This dessert is so rich, your guests will never know it was lightened.
- Recipe: Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie
A simple alchemy of butter, sugar, and tap water, the tender-crisp texture of this toffee puts store-bought versions to shame.
- Recipe: Pecan Toffee
Served in stemmed glasses, these silky smooth Italian custards make an elegant ending to any meal.
This wonderful cake is a chocolate version of the classic Italian Cream Cake.
- Recipe: Chocolate Italian Cream Cake
Our Coca-Cola Cake is simply one of the best sheet cake recipes on earth. The magical brew of carbonated cola is the secret to the tender texture.
- Recipe: Coca-Cola Cake
This top-rated cake got rave reviews from our users, who praise its flavor and presentation. The recipe starts with boxed cake mix, making it a holiday-friendly cake for times when every minute counts.
Warm flavors of chocolate and whiskey mingle for a bread pudding that pairs perfectly with cold weather.
This impressive chocolate cake recipe features three layers of tender chocolate cake and two layers of creamy mocha-chocolate filling covered in a rich chocolate-coffee ganache. The fourth element of chocolate is the garnish of chocolate curls that are sprinkled on top of the cake.
- Recipe: Chocolate Cake IV
This sweet finale can be made a day ahead and chilled until time to serve.
Shortbread serves as a base for this chocolaty pecan toffee. Pecan-Toffee Shortbread makes excellent food gifts, but make extra because it'll be hard to give this sweet treat away.
- Recipe: Pecan-Toffee Shortbread
Take the gift of chocolate to a whole new level with this tasty Valentine offering.
- Recipe: Grilled Chocolate Sweetheart
Melt chocolate in your microwave, give strawberries a quick dip, and then add a Southern touch by rolling them in chopped pecans.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
These coffee-flavored cookies have relatively small amounts of granulated and light brown sugar because the coffee liqueur and the dark chocolate kisses add a good bit of sweetness. Also, you might want to note that this is an egg-free recipe.
- Recipe: Cappuccino Blossoms
With a rich, creamy filling and melt-in-your-mouth crust, this is quite possibly the best chocolate pie ever.
Chocolate and peanut butter have never tasted so good. And the marshmallow topping makes these brownies just as dense and sweet as the famous cake.
Swirl chocolate and yellow cake batter together in this marble sheetcake recipe and top with a rich mocha frosting.
- Recipe: Chocolate Marble Sheet Cake
Chopped crème de menthe mints make for a pretty presentation and add a perfect bit of mint to moist chocolate cupcakes.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Mint Cupcakes
Even the cook will have a hard time believing these take less than 45 minutes to assemble and bake.
- Recipe: Mocha Java Cakes
Chocoholics are sure to love this ultra-rich cheesecake, which features traditional cheesecake sandwiched between a chocolate-pecan brownie base and a thick, homemade chocolate glaze.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Fudge Cheesecake
This chocolate pudding is everything you dream of—chocolaty rich, silky smooth, and light on calories!
- Recipe: Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate and coffee flavors mingle perfectly in this sinfully delicious cheesecake. The only thing missing is the guilt.
This torte is soufflé-like in texture and abundant in heart-healthy antioxidants. Best of all, it cures any chocolate craving.
- Recipe: Dark Chocolate-Bourbon Tarte
Chocolate milk and chocolate syrup create the chocolaty taste you’ve loved since you were a kid. Almonds add a nutty crunch to this super-simple recipe.
Topped with chopped chocolate and roasted glazed pecans, these decadent cupcakes make for a much-appreciated hostess gift.
- Recipe: Mississippi Mud Cupcakes
German chocolate cake is finished with a cheesecake topping in this dessert that is begging to be packed as a snack.
Recipe: German Chocolate Snack Cake
The hot caramel mixture needs to be poured immediately after stirring in vanilla, so be sure to butter your pan ahead of time.
This decadent ice-cream cake is truly a mint chocolate lover's dream! Top layers of mint chocolate chip ice cream and Devil's Food Cake Batter with a rich Chocolate Ganache and chopped crème de menthe chocolate mints. Make the whole cake ahead and freeze until ready to serve
Chocoholics are sure to love this ultra-rich cheesecake, which features traditional cheesecake filling sandwiched between a chocolate-pecan brownie base and a thick, homemade chocolate glaze.
- Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake
Nothing beats a warm brownie fresh from the pan. Top this ooey-gooey dessert with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat the whole family will enjoy.
- Recipe: Hot Fudge Brownie Cake
Fluffy marshmallows, chopped pecans and chocolate frosting—who knew mud could be so delicious?
- Recipe: Mississippi Mud Brownies
A crisp, over-the-rim graham cracker crust spiked with ground cinnamon and red pepper adds a spicy cowboy kick to this showstopping pie. Make and freeze it up to one month ahead.
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie
- Recipe: Chunky Chocolate Brownies
If chocolate chip cookies are your favorite, whip up a batch of these all-time favorite cookies. They're the best of the best.
We tried using both sugar-free instant and regular pudding mixes. To our surprise, we preferred the flavor of the sugar-free.
- Recipe: Chocolate Parfaits
Chocolate-covered shortbread is the yummy end to a wonderful meal. You're likely to have all of the ingredients for this recipe stocked in the pantry.
- Recipe: Mocha-Chocolate Shortbread
You'll love these brownie creations because twice the chocolate equals twice the fun.
- Recipe: Double Chocolate Brownies
Store-bought cookies make preparing this new recipe spin on the beloved trifle a snap. Cover with a delicious, fresh raspberry glaze and you’ll have a splurge-worthy cookie trifle in half the time.
This yummy cookie pairs two of our favorites—peanut butter and chocolate—in a dessert that's sure to be a crowd pleaser.
- Recipe: PB & Chocolate Pan Cookie
Slow-cook your way to rich, chocolatey, marshmallowey goodness. This first cake will look like it needs to cook just a little longer; however, by the time the topping is set, it's ready to serve.
- Recipe: Rocky Road Chocolate Cake
Making chocolate shavings for a garnish is easy. Pick up an extra chocolate bar, and use a vegetable peeler to shave bits of chocolate off the side.
- Recipe: Chocolate Truffle Bites
These ultrachocolate cookies are, hands down, some of the best ever to come through our Test Kitchens.
- Recipe: Chunky Chocolate Gobs
These flourless cookies are a dream if you're going gluten-free, especially with the perfect pairing of peanut butter and chocolate.
Chocolate chip cookies are twice as nice when you use both milk chocolate bars and semisweet chocolate chunks.
- Recipe: Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This ultra-decadent chocolate pie recipe features a rich homemade chocolate pie filling topped with whipped cream and chopped chocolate candy bar pieces.
- Recipe: Chocolate Icebox Pie
Whether you’re serving a large crowd or a small family, ice cream pies make it easy to dish up everyone’s favorite frozen treat.
Nobody can resist a dessert as luscious as this―even if it is lightened. Just sprinkle this guilt-free dessert with powdered sugar and cocoa for an easy, elegant look.
- Recipe: Dark Chocolate-Bourbon Torte
This frozen dessert comes together quickly then just needs a little time to set in the freezer. Use premium-quality ice cream for rich, luscious results.
- Recipe: Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
This cake is the perfect ending to a meal—from the deep red cranberry topping to the velvety smooth comforting bites.
These cookies feature the irresistible flavor combination of cherry and chocolate.
- Recipe: Cherry-Chocolate Thumbprints
A good Southerner doesn't let guests leave empty-handed. Give them a sweet sendoff with these addicting salty-sweet nibbles.
A real treat to eat, this rich chocolate bundt cake will be a favorite at any gathering.
- Recipe: Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake
Test Kitchen Tip: Marshmallows cut easily if you coat scissors with cooking spray before you snip.
You won't believe this rich chocolate pie is lightened. Better yet, it only requires four ingredients. Garnish the pie with fresh raspberries.
- Recipe: Chocolate Fudge Pie
Dark, rich, and intensely chocolaty, this is one of our favorite new twists on pecan pie. Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
- Recipe: Chocolate-Pecan Chess Pie
These chocolate chip cookies are decadent enough, but sandwich them between a Bourbon Ganache and this treat has been elevated to new heights.
How do you sneak gooey melted goodness into every oat-filled bite without the extra fat? Replace half the butter with an extra bar of chocolate. For an even chewier texture, substitute 1/2 cup hazelnut or almond flour for 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
- Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This dessert, prepped in just 30 minutes, is all about the crisp cookies and luscious chocolate.
- Recipe: Chocolate Shortbread Cake