Staff Picks

Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
This used to be the go-to recipe for fudge in the 1950s and 60s. Because it took advantage of packaged products from the grocery store, such as chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and a jar of marshmallow cream, this new-fangled fudge was considerably less persnickety than traditional cooked fudge that seems to look for any opportunity to turn grainy.We're told that this fudge was a family favorite of the President and Mrs. Eisenhower, which might or might not be true. It hails from an era when the wives of politicians were often asked to share recipes for family favorites. Sometimes these requests were fulfilled by the wife and other times from a staff assistant. Newspapers across the land printed the fudge attributed to Mrs. Eisenhower shortly after she became First Lady in 1953. The recipe had appeared previously under the name Million Dollar Fudge, but from that point on, this type of fudge was more often called Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge or simply Mamie's Fudge. It became so strongly associated with her that a copy of the recipe appears in the archives of the Eisenhower Presidential Center.By any name, it remains a benchmark for chocolate fudge. It's delicious, creamy, and fool-proof.

Over the Moon Chocolate Pie Recipe

This mile-high chocolate pie is inspired by a Southern classic: the MoonPie.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Rating: 5 stars
When you're looking for a delicious layer cake that is easy to make, look no further than this Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake.

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
You'll never believe that these cookies are made without a speck of flour.

Dr Pepper Brownies

Rich, chocolatey, and impossible to resist.

Little Layer Chocolate Cake

Known best below the Gnat Line, this moist, layered chocolate cake's height is based on which birthday you're celebrating.

Kentucky Bourbon Pie

Rating: 5 stars
This pie's combination of chocolate, bourbon, and pecans has earned it a spot as one of the South's most beloved desserts.

Cappuccino Swirl Bars Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
These coffee chocolate bars may look fancy, but are actually super easy to make.

Mama's German Chocolate Cake

When you're baking to impress, turn to this moist German chocolate cake from scratch.

Chocolate Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars
Dessert lasagna is here to stay, and once you discover it, your kitchen will never be the same!

Fudgy Pecan Bourbon Balls Recipe

Rating: 3 stars
These decadent little delights are a cross between bourbon balls and chocolate truffles—the ideal holiday treat.

Chocolate Cobbler

Rating: 4 stars
Also known as chocolate pudding cake, chocolate cobbler is two desserts in one.

Inspiration and Ideas

Slow-Cooker Hot Chocolate

Take a break from microwavable instant mixes, and treat yourself to a rich homemade hot chocolate.