Chocolate has to be one of the most satisfying and popular dessert ingredients. However it is incorporated, it always seems to add a decadently delicious taste and texture. Chocolate desserts are always a surefire way of ending a meal on a high note.
Why is chocolate so irresistible? Apart from the wide variety of cakes, puddings, mousses, and confectionary bars, it can enhance.
To put it simply, chocolate can make you happy! When you see this list of chocolate dessert recipes with pictures of some of the best creations out there, you’ll understand why.
There are so many different chocolate dessert recipes to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Never fear!
Whether you like your chocolate sweet and smooth or rich and fudgy, this list of chocolate dessert recipes is sure to inspire you.
1- The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake
When considering the options for the best chocolate desserts, you can’t go wrong with a chocolate cake. And what’s even better than a regular chocolate cake? This most amazing one!
The use of buttermilk will create a moist sponge and help you reach those amazing heights, along with unsweetened cocoa powder in the cream cheese buttercream. Dairy-free and gluten-free substitutes can be used in place of milk and flour too, if necessary.
Everyone will be able to enjoy this decadent chocolate masterpiece. Serve it up after any meal and just watch the wow factor take effect.
2- Chocolate Mousse
If you want a lighter way to enjoy chocolate then this chocolate mousse is just what you need. Easy chocolate dessert recipes don’t come much better than this.
You just need to do a bit of melting, mixing, and chilling. Semi-sweet chocolate is melted with butter and then mixed with eggs, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
If you want to play with flavors you can also add in a dash of coffee or booze.
Once everything is combined you just refrigerate for a few hours and you have a beautifully intense chocolate mousse. A smooth and simple dessert success!
3- Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Do you like cookies? Surely everyone does. They’re a wonderful sweet snack or yummy dessert to share with friends and family.
This recipe for fudgy brownie cookies makes for ultimate chocolate treats.
The ingredients and recipe steps are easy to follow. You’ll need unsweetened cocoa powder and chocolate chips along with a standard mix of butter, flour, and baking powder. Mix these into a dough and bake in the oven. That’s it!
These chewy, chocolatey cookie delights won’t last very long. Everyone will be after them so make sure to hide a few for yourself
4- Chocolate Pie
A chocolate pie is a classic dessert that’s fabulously indulgent. Are you looking for easy chocolate desserts to impress? Look no further.
By using a packaged pie crust this recipe gets even easier, you only have to pour the sublime filling into it and bake.
Simple ingredients like cocoa powder, butter, eggs, milk, and whipped cream are mixed and then baked in the pie crust until set.
Make sure you leave it to cool to its ideal texture. This is a dense, rich, delicious dessert that goes wonderful with whipped cream or ice cream.
There’ll definitely be no complaints when this perfect pie is served up!
5- Very Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate dessert ideas can include the creamy iced variety too. This recipe is not just chocolate, it’s every chocolate!
The very chocolatey flavor comes from the use of both cocoa powder and melted semi-sweet chocolate.
These are combined with milk, heavy cream, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract to make a gloriously thick, chocolate mixture which is then churned in an ice cream maker.
This ice cream can be used to enhance other desserts or enjoyed by itself.
It’s a luxurious way to cool down on a hot day! Might be time to invest in an ice cream maker.
6- Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes
Cupcakes are perfect little handfuls of soft sponges with rich buttercream toppings that come in a variety of flavors. Including, you guessed it, chocolate!
Buttermilk and natural unsweetened cocoa are recommended for use in the sponge amongst more standard ingredients to get the required taste and texture. And most importantly only fill those cupcake liners half full of the batter for an ideal bake!
As for the buttercream topping, choose whichever flavor you prefer, although an extra dose of chocolate wouldn’t be remiss!
These mouthwateringly moist mouthfuls of chocolate are great to share at gatherings with friends and family. Or, you know, you could keep them all to yourself. Just sayin’.
7- Chocolate Tart
Similar to a chocolate pie, a chocolate tart is a deliciously rich filling baked in a pastry crust.
With this recipe, you can experience the joys of a homemade tart shell pastry although this can be purchased pre-made for convenience.
The filling is a simple mix of heavy cream, milk, sugar, eggs, and semi-sweet chocolate which is poured into the pastry and baked. If your tastes suit a more bittersweet flavor, dark chocolate can be used too.
This easy, tasty tart recipe will give you slices of chocolate heaven. Even the yummy pastry is a simple bake worth trying out. Go on, you won’t regret it.
8- No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Dessert
A creamy eclair dessert that requires no baking? Yes, please! With layers of chocolate, vanilla pudding, and graham crackers, this dessert is a riot of tasty textures. It’s super easy to make too.
You’ll need to put a layer of whole crackers in a dish then layer it with an instant vanilla pudding and cool whip mix.
Once you have your layers, you just need to finish it off with a fudgy chocolate topping made of cocoa, milk, butter, and vanilla extract.
Refrigerate overnight and no oven in sight. So simple. This is a gorgeous dish destined to be a new favorite. Commence layering!
9- Easy Chocolate Fondue
Who does fondue? You do fondue! Or at least you can now with this easy chocolate fondue recipe. This really is a dessert focused solely on chocolate so make sure you use high-quality bars.
Essentially, all you need to do is melt two types of chocolate with milk, butter, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Then the dipping can begin!
Semi-sweet and milk chocolate is used in this recipe but can be swapped for dark chocolate or flavored chocolate bars to change things up.
You can dip anything you like into this thick, chocolatey goodness. Strawberries, marshmallows, biscuits, waffles, or nuts.
Go wild and have a fun fondue experience!
10- Chocolate Chip Dessert Pizza
Chocolate on a pizza? Really? As far as recipes for chocolate go this one seems a little odd at first glance. However, savory toppings are switched out for sweet ones and layered on a thin, chewy crust.
Imagine the chocolate toppings all baked and melted and warm from the oven. Delicious!
The crust is a simple mix of flour, yeast, and water. A cream cheese and chocolate chip ‘sauce’ is spread on the dough and finished with a streusel topping made of butter, flour, and sugar. Not too difficult, right?
This baked, chocolate dessert choice is an inspired creation that everyone will grow to adore, once they get their heads around it!
11- Easy Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert
This chocolate dessert recipe fulfills all the promises of its name in that it is easy to make, features chocolate as an ingredient, and has four layers.
The layers in question are a buttery walnut base, cream cheese, chocolate pudding, and whipped topping. So far, so scrummy.
You’ll need walnuts mixed with melted butter and baked for the base. The other layers require cream cheese, sugar, butter, whipped topping, and instant chocolate pudding mix, These are layered onto the base and drizzled with chocolate syrup for an indulgent finish.
This is a dessert best served cold and cuts into bars. It’s a fairly simple process that leaves you with a creamy, nutty, chocolate wonder.
What’s not to love?
12- Easy Fudgy Brownies
Chocolate brownies are a firm favorite sweet snack and dessert. A recipe for fudgy brownies will only serve to strengthen this fact.
This delicious recipe has simple ingredients and takes only minutes to prepare.
For the batter, you’ll need cocoa powder, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, salt, and vanilla extract.
Simply mix these together, pour the batter into a pan, and bake. It’s as easy as that. You can add extras to the mix too, if you like, such as nuts or chocolate chips.
The result is a dense, fudgy dessert that will be enough to satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings. Best make a few batches as these beautiful brownies will be in high demand.
13- No-Bake Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate and peanut butter are one of the best flavor combinations ever and they can now be achieved in cookie form without the need for baking!
This recipe is so easy as all you need to do is mix a dough that cools and sets into scrumptious, chewy cookies.
You’ll need the star ingredients of smooth peanut butter and cocoa powder. These are added to a heated mix of sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla extract which coats rolled oats.
This mixture is then spooned onto baking sheets and left to cool. No oven required! These moreish cookies are simple and completely addictive.
The chewy texture of the oats mixed with the flavors of peanut butter and chocolate will have everyone reaching for more!
14- Chocolate Trifle
Do you want a dreamy, creamy, chocolate dessert? Read on! Trifles are a delectable dessert normally consisting of layers of fruit, custard, and whipped cream.
In this case, it’s layers of chocolate brownie, chocolate pudding mix, and whipped topping.
It just requires mixing together each layer. One layer is brownies made from a brownie mix, one layer is a combination of pudding mix, condensed milk, and whipped topping, and one layer is simply whipped topping.
These layers are repeated in a trifle or serving dish to make a tower of smooth and silky chocolate. Each delicious layer complements the next.
You’ll be constantly going in for another spoonful!
15- No-Bake Chocolate Pie
How do you make a simple, classic chocolate pie recipe even easier? Remove the need for baking!
You get all the rich indulgence of the chocolate filling plus a chilled, buttery, oreo crust. Sublime!
This is a quick recipe to throw together. Crushed Oreos are combined with butter and left to set as a crust in a pie pan.
Then mix the filling of chocolate, cream, and vanilla and pour it into the pie shell. If you’d like a hint of coffee flavor you can add espresso powder to the mix too.
Some patience is needed with the chilling time of 6 hours but this will be amply rewarded when you first bite into this silky, chocolate pie.
Everyone will be wanting a second slice for sure!
16- The Most Amazing Chocolate Donuts
Plain donuts are delicious enough, but donuts covered in a rich chocolate glaze? That is most amazing! This recipe makes circles of scrumptious baked chocolate with a glazed topping.
The time has come to break out the donut pan!
The batter is made of flour, cocoa powder, egg, butter, milk, and yogurt to create a thick, moist donut texture. This batter is baked in a donut pan for about 10 minutes until ready.
Then all you need to do is dip the top of the cooled donuts into a glaze of melted chocolate, cream, and butter.
These fluffy chocolate donut rings are the best kind of sweet snack and a perfect choice for donut-lovers and chocolate-lovers alike.
Enjoy the best of both worlds!
17- Molton Chocolate Cakes
Molton cakes are a favorite dessert choice in many a restaurant. Trying a spoonful of the cake-like exterior to find the gooey, warm surprise inside feels like magic.
This little mound of chocolate magic can now be enjoyed at home too. It’s not as difficult as you might think.
The ingredients are easily accessible staples like butter, bittersweet chocolate, eggs, sugar, and flour.
The trick is to combine the ingredients and bake them in ramekins so the outside is firm but the insides still soft.
These molten chocolate cakes should be served immediately after baking and go beautifully with ice cream or whipped cream.
Just give it a try, the delicious molten magic awaits!
18- The Most Amazing Chocolate Pudding Cake
As the name suggests this dessert is like a blessed mixture of the best attributes of a chocolate pudding and a chocolate cake. It’s fudgy, gooey, and absolutely delectable.
The layers of this dessert only require a mix of basic ingredients.
These include the cake mix of flour, cocoa powder, milk, butter, and vanilla extract which is topped with a pudding mixture of cocoa powder and sugar.
When hot water is poured on top and the dessert is baked, the pudding creates a sauce that sinks through the cake to pool at the bottom. Yum!
The coffee powder can be added to the water to enhance the flavor but either way, this sticky chocolate pudding cake will be hard to resist.
Make sure to serve the slices upside down to make the most of that chocolate sauce too!
19- Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Truffles seem like the height of sophisticated dessert treats and not something you could throw together in the comfort of your own home, right? Wrong! These soft, decadent truffles are quick chocolate desserts that are bound to impress.
Only two ingredients are needed to make these balls of chocolate ganache. Pure chocolate and heavy cream.
However, the addition of butter and vanilla extract will make the truffles a creamy, flavorful triumph. With a bit of melting, mixing, and chilling the balls will be set and ready for some fun toppings.
You can coat them in cocoa powder, sprinkles, crushed nuts, or any other fancy finish that suits your taste. These truffles are so good, that no self-respecting chocoholic would fail to try them.
You have been called to action!
20- Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake
Chocolate pudding cake is given the hot fudge treatment in this rich and indulgent dessert that is sure to become a go-to favorite recipe.
The delicious layers of cake and pudding sauce are still present and waiting to be upturned into your dessert bowls. You can use one of two cocoa powders, dark or unsweetened.
The darker choice leads to a richer, more bittersweet flavor in contrast to the unsweetened option which will give a more milk-chocolate taste.
If you can’t decide, why not just bake both versions? It’s certain to be appreciated by someone.
Especially served with some vanilla ice cream and spooned with the sticky fudge sauce.
21- Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake
Need a gluten-free chocolate dessert option? Or maybe you have just run out of flour. Either way, this is the recipe you need. Recipes for chocolate often contain flour but this one requires ground almonds instead.
They are folded into a mix of chocolate, butter, eggs, cocoa powder, and mascarpone cheese to make a delicious batter that once baked can be served warm or left to cool into a fudgy brownie cake.
If you do need a gluten-free dessert then make sure the chocolate and cocoa powder you use is gluten-free too.
This is a simple, delicious cake that will be enjoyed by all. Who needs flour? Not you!
22- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Could there be anything simpler or more sumptuous than the idea of chocolate-covered strawberries?
There’s really not much to the recipe other than dipping strawberries into melted chocolate and letting it set.
The higher the quality of chocolate the better, since there are no other ingredients to fall back on. Once the strawberries are covered in chocolate, fun toppings can then be explored.
Whether you drizzle them in white chocolate or roll them in nuts, toasted coconut, or crushed oreo cookies, you are bound to find an enhancement that is perfect for your tastes. Have fun experimenting!
23- Chocolate Sheet Cake
Sheet cake is a simple chocolate sponge baked into a thin flat baking tray and covered with rich and nutty chocolate icing.
Ingredients are those you may already have in your kitchen and when combined make the best chocolate sheet cake ever!
The sponge requires buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, and butter for the batter. The icing has a nutty texture consisting of chopped pecans, sugar, cocoa powder, and milk. See? Simple.
Just bake the batter, mix, and melt the icing and you’re finished!
This is an easy dessert recipe ideal for when you need to bring a yummy chocolate treat together quickly.
It helps that it is also deliciously decadent too.
24- Chocolate Toffee
Toffee makes a fabulously chewy sweet treat to have as a snack and share with others. Adding a bit of chocolate to it can only improve things.
This recipe contains simple ingredients which need to be prepared just right in order to create the correct texture and consistency of toffee. You’re going to need a whisk.
Whisking a mixture of butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt constantly until it thickens is the key.
Prepare yourself, this may take a while. Chocolate chips are melted on top of this toffee mix and then sprinkled with almonds and pecans.
It’s a chewy, chocolatey delight with a crunchy, nut topping. An ideal treat that will bring a smile to all who sample it. Better get whisking!
25- Double Chocolate French Macarons
Do you want to try making macarons but are scared the process will be too complicated? Fear not!
This recipe for double chocolate macarons is straightforward and will give you the crispy, chewy, sweet results you desire.
The chocolate macaron shells are made with almond flour, cocoa powder, egg whites, and sugar. For the whipped ganache filling you’ll need bittersweet chocolate and heavy cream.
A mixer will be useful for this recipe to spare your arms the work and a piping bag will come in handy for forming the shells and filling them.
Once you get the hang of how to combine the ingredients, the door will be opened to all kinds of macaron flavors. If you want a rest from chocolate you can also try vanilla, fruit jams, or ground spices.
It’s a whole new world of delicious treats!
26- No-Bake Chocolate Lasagne
Don’t worry, this no-bake chocolate lasagne will not require any pasta sheets or bechamel sauce. Instead, you can enjoy creamy, chocolatey layers over an oreo cookie crust.
These luscious layers just require some mixing and setting time.
The base is made of a mix of crushed Oreos and butter. Then a layer of cream cheese and cool whip is added. Next a layer of chocolate pudding and milk mix.
This is then topped with the remaining cool whip and sprinkled with chocolate chips. Sounds good, right?
If you like this scrummy layered delight, there are also peanut butter and mint chocolate versions to try too.
Dessert lasagnes offer a whole new frontier of flavors.
27- Chocolate Mug Cake
A chocolate hug in a mug. This comforting chocolate mug cake recipe is delicious and incredibly easy to make. You just need to mix the ingredients in a mug and microwave them. That’s it!
The ingredients of unsweetened cocoa powder, flour, oil, milk, and sugar make a mouthwateringly moist mug of chocolate.
Popping in a spoonful of hazelnut spread or chocolate chips into the mix for a melted center is also an inspired idea. You could try peanut butter or biscoff too.
This has to be one of the simplest, hassle-free ways to enjoy a temptingly tasty chocolate treat. So sink into a mugful of chocolate magic!
28- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chocolate chip cookies? That’s a whole load of chocolate right there. You get a double dose of deliciousness with this recipe.
Both chocolate chips and cocoa powder is used here along with the usual dough mix of eggs, flour, and butter.
If you want, you can also add in some chopped walnuts for added taste and texture.
The aroma of baking chocolate cookies will set your stomach rumbling and your mouth watering.
This recipe is a quick and easy path to an intensely chocolatey batch of cookies. Enjoy!
29- Chocolate Cheesecake
If rich, smooth, creamy desserts are your preference, then this cheesecake recipe is just waiting to wow you. It has some seriously scrummy textures and tastes to enjoy.
You start with a baked chocolate oreo base, then cover this with melted chocolate, cream cheese, and sour cream filling.
After chilling for the night this is then topped with a chocolate ganache and, for an extra level of indulgence, piped swirls of cream, vanilla, and cocoa frosting.
This cheesecake recipe is just to die for. It’s a sweet, creamy, chocolate triumph that won’t fail to delight any and all who try it!
30- Easy Chocolate Bark
Chocolate bark is a fantastic dessert treat or sweet snack. But what is it exactly? It is a sheet of set chocolate usually covered with nuts, fruits, or other candies.
This recipe is quick, simple, and has many fabulous variations to play with.
Chocolate chips or chopped chocolate are melted and then spread on a baking sheet before a topping of nuts, dried cranberries, and flaky sea salt is sprinkled on top. Voila!
Variations on toppings are endless. Try hazelnuts, pistachios, candied ginger, coconut, pretzels, and pumpkin seeds to name just a few ideas.
It’s a tasty treat that you can customize to suit whatever mood you’re in. Go ahead and get creative!
30 Best Chocolate Desserts
- 2 c white sugar
- 1 ¾ c all-purpose flour
- ¾ c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tsps baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cmilk
- ½ c vegetable oil
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- 1 c boiling water
- Take 2 nine-inch round cake pans, grease them with butter and lightly flour them, then preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Stir together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil to the bowl. Using a mixer, mix the ingredients on a medium speed for approximately 2 minutes.
- Once mixed, stir in the boiling water before pouring the thinned batter evenly into the cake pans.