Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Decadent cakes, cookies, fudge, and cheesecakes. When your sweet tooth screams for chocolate, we’ll help you answer the call.

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Chocolate Ganache

Rating: 4.81 stars
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This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like.

Black Bottom Cupcakes II

Rating: 4.57 stars
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Made-from-scratch chocolate cupcakes with a great cream cheese surprise!

Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.66 stars
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A dense chocolate cake for those of us who can't tolerate wheat or gluten.

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies

Rating: 3.9 stars
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A chocolate version of the Mexican Wedding Cookie.

Coconut Macaroon Brownies

Rating: 4.25 stars
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These decadent brownies have a delicious layer of coconut sandwiched between two chocolate layers. They were requested at a political campaign, at a social party and at my fiftieth anniversary.

Elizabeth's Extreme Chocolate Lover's Cake

Rating: 4.62 stars
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If you are a chocolate lover, you're gonna LOVE this!! The best chocolate cake I've ever concocted! The ganache and cream cheese chocolate buttercream frosting are absolutely decadent! Serve with fresh raspberries, if desired.

Lots of Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Rating: 4.62 stars
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These wonderful chocolate cookies with tart dried cherries are sure to be a favorite!

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Rating: 4.83 stars
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This makes an excellent cheesecake, similar to one you would get in a restaurant. Great for special occasions! Garnish with white chocolate curls if desired.

One Bowl Chocolate Fudge

Rating: 4.46 stars
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For peanut butter squares, drop peanut butter by spoonfuls into chocolate and cut into fudge with knife before refrigerating.

Quick and Easy Brownies

Rating: 4.42 stars
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Takes about 45 minutes to make.

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Rating: 4.63 stars
8901
These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.54 stars
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I modified Beatrice's Excellent Oatmeal cookies very slightly. I came up with something that my boyfriend went CRAZY over! I've never seen him enjoy cookies to that extent! He said I blew his mother's recipe away.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Mississippi Mud Cheesecake

"All the flavors of Mississippi mud cake (chocolate, pecans, and marshmallows) in a cheesecake instead." – cheesecakemaker

Chunky Cheesecake Brownies

"Amazing and so easy! I didn't change a thing." – map2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4.24 stars
484

This recipe uses very ripe bananas, the ones which you would not want to eat. The riper the bananas are, the more flavor they have.