Chocolate desserts come in many mouthwatering forms. From classic chocolate cake to chocolate chip cookies, indulge your sweet tooth with our most decadent and delicious chocolate dessert recipes.
Rich, creamy and oozing with melted chocolate, this scrumptious tart is heaven in every bite and the perfect sweet finish to Easter dinner.
Mocha Icebox Cake
Although wafers are typically used in this no-bake dessert, any cookie you have leftover will do so long as the flavours work together. Here, Ina Garten uses chocolate chip cookie crumbs as a layer, so you get little bits of chocolate with every bite.
An ooey-gooey comforting treat that’s best enjoyed warm with a big spoon and a scoop of ice cream.
Nanaimo Bar Pie
A Canadian wintertime or anytime classic, the Nanaimo bar, is transformed into one big, family-style pie. All of the flavours, textures and, of course, chocolatey goodness are in-tact, staying true to the original square while bringing something brand new to the table.
Satisfy your chocolate craving with Giada’s quick-fix brunch or dessert. Decadent chocolate crêpes are filled with mascarpone and strawberry jam, and coated in a generous serving of warm Nutella.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue
Don’t worry about burning your chocolate dip or letting it get cold — using a slow cooker will keep it warm, gooey and delicious for your guests.
Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
Fresh, festive mint and creamy cheesecake make the ultimate pairing for these tasty holiday dessert squares.
Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Torte
This torte is made of a chocolate-coffee cake base and beautifully topped with a bittersweet chocolate ganache glaze. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, here are Anna Olson’s chocolate recipes for every skill level.
Caramel Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake
This moist and fluffy chocolate cake is layered with a caramel whipped cream, creamy chocolate ganache and topped with dark chocolate curls. Set this towering cake in the middle of your table for a sight your guests will never forget.
Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Tart
Even those who plan on skipping dessert will be tempted by the sheer sight of this rich and indulgent tart. This is the kind of treat that will disappear in no time as you go back to sneak bite after bite.
Pretzel-Topped Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Salty meets sweet meets chocolate in one complete, tasty package. Fried to perfection, snack food aficionados will devour these very modern desserts.
Warm Chocolate Gingerbread Cookie Cakes
These individual flourless desserts are similar to a molten centre cake, but better. Tender gingerbread cookie encases a rich chocolate filling that, when baked and served warm, surprises each guest when they break through the crisp, cookie exterior.
Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
This delectable dessert is nicely complimented with a scoop of ice cream.
Flourless Black Forest Roulade
This flourless dessert has also the textbook flavours of a Black Forest Torte: chocolate cake, whipped cream and kirsch soaked cherries.
These rich, fudgy brownies are made with chocolate-hazelnut spread in place of actual chocolate, creating an ultra creamy, melt-in-your mouth texture.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Crust Brownies
The salty pretzel crust combines with peanut butter and deep dark chocolate for a perfectly addictive brownie treat that tastes more like chocolate pie.
Chocolate Cream Pie
This rich, creamy chocolate pie topped with even more chocolate will impress all your guests at the dinner table.
Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake
Drooling yet? This impressive torte tastes heavenly, but has a dark side in the form of devilishly rich melted chocolate. Chocolate-covered mousse with just a tiny bit of super-moist chocolate cake (yes, more chocolate!), this really is the perfect cake for chocolate lovers.
Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Friands
Not only are these tiny French cakes full of nutty flavour, each petit four is treated to an irresistible chocolate ganache glaze.
Chocolate Cream Cake
A rich after-dinner treat, this cream-filled chocolate cake is complemented with fresh, fragrant coffee and a touch of Cognac for good measure.
Black Forest Torte
This combination of chocolate sponge cake, cherries and whipped cream may be a familiar one but in place of the often-dry chocolate Genoise sponge, a chocolate chiffon cake base offers the same airiness, but it is also moist and rich.
Classic Devil's Food Cake
This delicious cake meets the criteria of a classic devil’s food cake, with its dark, rich chocolatey flavour and delicate moist texture.
Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
Dense and rich beyond belief, this hazelnut chocolate cake is made without a hint of flour.
Beatty's Chocolate Cake
You can’t go wrong with Ina Garten’s classic chocolate cake covered in sweet, creamy chocolate frosting.
Mini Potato Chocolate Cupcakes
On the rare occasion when we’re too full to eat a whole cupcake, these mini cupcakes by Anna Olson do the trick in satisfying our post-meal sugar cravings.
Half brownie, half pudding, all this warm, soft and fudgy dessert needs is a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
Crumble Over Fudge Brownies
A light hit of salt from the pretzels brightens the rich chocolate flavour of these fudgy brownies for an easy gourmet treat.
For those who like their cookies soft, chewy and super chocolatey, this recipe is for you.
These chewy, chocolatey brownies pack a kick! There’s espresso baked into the batter and in the sweet glaze drizzled on top.
Peanut Butter Caramel Swirled Brownies
These decadent fudgy brownies are simply irresistible: chocolate and espresso powder are perfectly balanced by a sweet, creamy peanut butter and caramel mixture.
Chocolate Hazelnut Napoleon
Chocolate hazelnut cream is layered between homemade puff pastry sheets and topped with a light dusting of icing sugar for an eye-catching dessert.
Anna Olson’s classic chocolate fudge brownies come complete with a delicious dose of salted pecans.
Tarte au Chocolat
Silky smooth and decadent, there’s something to be said about a perfect chocolate tart — and Anna Olson’s recipe is a force to be reckoned with.
Rocky Road Cinema Tortes
These sensational cupcakes get their name from the cinema-inspired combination of popcorn, peanuts and chocolate. Chocolate brownies hold a marshmallow topped with chocolate-covered popcorn and peanuts.
Chocolate Bottom Butter Tarts
Shake up the classic tarts by baking a crumbly, chocolatey base. There’s still your favourite sweet, gooey filling, topped with a chocolate drizzle.
This chocolate and ricotta-filled tart is the perfect amount of sweet and savoury, and the pine nuts on top give it a nice texture and nutty flavour.
Warm Chocolate Orange Tarts
This dish is delicious, combining the rich taste of chocolate with the fresh flavour of oranges and spiked with a little orange liqueur for a truly decadent combination.
Five simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry is all you need to make a rich and delicious treat.
Rich Beet Chocolate Cake
Fudgy, dense and loaded with chocolate, beets add moisture and natural sweetness to this rich chocolate cake. Only a hint of magenta is left after baking, looking like a red velvet slice to unsuspecting eaters.
Super Gooey Chocolate Drops
The name doesn’t lie — if you like gooey, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate-y treats, these cherry-studded cookies are for you.
Chocolate Glazed Petit Fours
These chocolate treats have all the richness of a chocolate mousse cake in an adorable, bite-size dessert.
Chocolate Candy Pie
Chocolate cookie crust is filled with a whipped cream and pudding mixture, then topped with pieces of your favourite chocolate goodies.
Bartlesville Cream Pie
This decadent cream pie is topped with a homemade vanilla pudding and drizzled with a chocolate glaze.
Chocolate Chip and Mascarpone Cupcakes
Rich and decadent chocolate ganache sits atop fluffy, delicious chocolate chip and mascarpone cakes.
This rich and deep chocolate fudge recipe make 64 pieces, but you’d be surprised how fast they will disappear.
Alton's Chocolate Truffles
Coated in whatever toppings your sweet tooth desires, Alton Brown’s chocolate truffle recipe is reliable, easy and downright delicious.
Molten Centre Chocolate Cake
This scrumptious, chocolate-oozing lava cake has a secret — it’s flourless!
Chipotle-Salted Chocolate Truffles
Decadent, delicious and easy-to-make, these chocolate truffles get a surprise kick of chipotle salt.
Chocolate Hazelnut Brioche Cake
This decadent cake with rich chocolate bread dough is laced with a sweet chocolate-hazelnut filling.
Raspberry-Cherry Chocolate Poppers
Each bite of these creamy treats is filled with a palate-popping surprise thanks to a generous helping of Pop Rocks mixed into the chocolate ganache.
Grand Chocolate Souffles with Salted Caramel Sauce
Souffles have a reputation for being temperamental, but they’re actually very simple to make. Rich, salty, sweet and creamy caramel sauce really takes this dish over the top.
Frozen Brownie Sundaes
Ready for the most decadent brownies you’ve ever laid eyes on? A Skor-infused brownie base is topped with dulce de leche ice cream and chocolatey whipped cream and drizzled with a sweet strawberry sauce.
Classic Dark Chocolate Mousse
One taste of this dark chocolate dessert and you won’t be able to stop. Smooth, creamy chocolate mousse flavoured with brandy and espresso, and topped with a garnish of chocolate shavings.
Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookie Sandwiches
You don’t need baking chocolate to whip up these fudgy sandwich cookies. A little leftover hot chocolate mix will give you all the rich, sweet flavours you desire. Bonus: the dough freezes super well, for convenient slice-and-bake cookies in a snap.
Chocolate-Avocado Banana Bread
This moist, heathy chocolate banana bread recipe is made using avocado instead of butter or oil, so it’s a healthier take on your favourite chocolate cake.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Worth the extra effort, these cupcake-like sandwich cookies are light, airy and packed with rich chocolate and peanut butter flavour.
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Chocolate Lava Cakes
These decadent cakes with a molten chocolate middle never fail to impress, served warm out of the oven. But the best part is how fast and easily they come together.
Babka is an extremely popular Eastern European Jewish dessert, and for good reason. Imagine eating pools of gooey, delicious chocolate alongside crunchy toasted nuts that have been swirled and baked inside a warm, slightly crusty loaf of bread – that’s babka.
The Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Pudding
This rich chocolate pudding sits on top of a crumb base made from chocolate sandwich cookies and melted butter. Make individual servings in cups or mason jars, and top with whipped cream before serving.
A Luscious Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
A chocolaty twist on your favourite olive oil cake, this Baking Therapy chocolate olive oil cake is rich, tender and super simple to make. A simple dusting of icing sugar makes it a great everyday cake for when you need that chocolate fix.
Dark Chocolate and Cherry Cheesecake Galette
Classic cherry cheesecake gets the chocolate pie treatment with this rustic, easy-as-pie galette. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is not to be skipped with this treat.
12-Layer Chocolate Cake
Would you believe that this 12-layer chocolate cake was made with a single 9-inch cake pan? You better believe it! Rich layers of buttercream sandwiched between moist chocolate cake, this Baking Therapy dessert is a chocolate lover’s dream. Plus, making it is a piece of cake!
French Flourless Chocolate Torte
Flourless chocolate cake gets its stability from eggs and melted chocolate, and, when baked and cooled, comes out tasting like a giant truffle. Anna Olson incorporates an unusual secret ingredient in her version, making us want a slice even more.
Chocolate Shortbread and Raspberry Napoleons
This unique take on the traditional napoleon dispenses with the store-bought puff pastry and uses wafer-thin homemade chocolate shortbread. Paired with fresh raspberries and whipped cream, these pretty parcels can be assembled up to four hours in advance, making serving a snap.
Chocolate Orange Crêpe Torte
This show-stopping dessert consists of three layers; thin, fluffy crêpes, orange cremeux (white chocolate and orange-infused whip) and velvety chocolate ganache. Top with candied orange slices before serving and you’ve got the perfect centrepiece.
Ladd’s Chocolate Pie
Serve this chocolate pie with as many toppings as you’d like – the only limit is your imagination. Try for a mix of crunch, such as chopped nuts and sprinkles, along with sticky-sweet, such as caramel or hot fudge sauce.
Chocolate and mint combine oh-so-deliciously in this green dessert that tastes as just delicious as it looks beautiful on the table.
Lemon Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze and Candied Lemon
Leave this fluffy lemon cake in the Bundt pan for easy transport, then transfer it onto a plate and drench in a cascade of chocolate upon serving.
Dark Chocolate Macaron Cake
Macaron lovers will adore a slice of this light and fluffy layer cake that is full of flavour from fresh berries and rich chocolate ganache.
Creamy, chocolatey truffles are a staple at Brazilian celebrations and parties. Customize these sweet treats by rolling them in sprinkles, nuts or shredded coconut.
Topped with a brown sugar almond crumble, Greek yogurt takes the place of cream cheese in this chocolate graham cracker and almond-coated cheesecake.
A classic, light dessert that’s much easier to make than you might think.
Hot Cocoa Buns
Take everything you love about morning buns and hot chocolate then put them together to make these Hot Cocoa Buns. The soft dough is spread with a buttery chocolate filling and finely chopped dark chocolate that gets all melty and delicious in the oven.
Anna Olson’s Nanaimo Bars
Made in roughly 30 minutes, Anna Olson’s impressive and decadent Nanaimo bars will be the star of your table.
Chocolate Almond Mousse
Chocolate-covered almonds inspired, and top, this creamy mousse. A whammy of almond butter, heavy cream, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla turn the classic chocolate dessert into a modern day delight.
Fluffy Chocolate Truffle Tart
This gravity-defying dessert will satisfy even the most diehard chocoholic. A chocolate crust is filled with a dark chocolate truffle and topped with a creamy milk chocolate layer.
Mexican Rhubarb Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Dark chocolate and rhubarb are a match made in heaven. Guy makes these rich, fudgy brownies with a hint of heat from Mexican chile powder, and a tart rhubarb compote.
Chocolatey Turtle Sheet Cake
The decadent chocolate cake takes inspiration from classic Turtle chocolates for the ultimate rich and moist dessert. Topped with whipped ganache, drizzled with caramel, and sprinkled with a pinch of flaky salt and lots of crunchy roasted pecans, it’s a textural treat that’s sure to please everyone.