Chocolate is one of the most classic and popular flavors worldwide. It’s such a darling of the crowd that I’d dare say nearly every dessert has a chocolate variation.
There are many reasons why it is so well-loved. It’s incredible by itself, complements many flavors, is pretty versatile, has a wide range of flavor profiles, and is something we all grew up with.
If you have a sweet tooth and are a chocolate lover, I’ve made the most delectable chocolate dessert recipe list for you. You’ll find that there are more cocoa-rich treats that you haven’t tried or made!
1. Chocolate Cake
No chocolate dessert list is complete without the most iconic of them all: the ever-decadent chocolate cake. Rich, moist, and chocolatey, this chocolate cake melts in your mouth and leaves your tongue dancing with flavors.
I’ve taken this ‘The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe” from Add a Pinch. Honestly, it doesn’t look as attractive as most chocolate cakes, with the chocolate frosting a bit messy.
But the flavor profile is just exquisite, and it’s easy to make. The vanilla and espresso powder extract the cocoa powder’s taste, intensifying the dark chocolate cake flavors.
2. Chocolate Lava Cake
While I grew up calling this dessert a chocolate lava cake, you may also know it as molten chocolate cake. Either way, it refers to an absolutely decadent dessert with a perfectly gooey center that oozes out beautifully – just like lava.
As gorgeous as it looks, it’s one of the easy chocolate desserts you can make. You need semisweet or dark chocolate bars, eggs, flour, butter, salt, and sugar.
The technique for this dessert is to undercook it a bit to keep the center molten and jiggly. Thus, the rich chocolate flavor pours out when you slice into it.
3. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are versatile; they’re a dessert, snack, and, personally, period comfort food. When craving chocolate, I think of making these chocolate chip cookies because they’re easy chocolate desserts.
To make these cookies, you’ll need butter, sugar, flour, sea salt, and chocolate chips. However, depending on your convenience and preference, you can swap the chocolate chips for chocolate chunks or chopped bars.
The key to a perfect chocolate chip cookie is to carefully follow procedures. A slight change in the measurements or procedures could offset the chocolate chip cookie’s flavors and textures.
4. Chocolate Pudding
This smooth and silky rich chocolate pudding melts on your tongue with every spoonful. It looks gorgeous and clean, too, with the optional graham cracker crust on the bottom.
This chocolate pudding dessert is easy to make; there’s no need for baking or an oven. You’ll need egg yolks, cornstarch, whole milk, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and chocolate or vanilla extract.
Instead, you can make this chocolate pudding in a saucepan over medium heat, carefully combining ingredients according to instructions. Doing so ensures a delicious pudding with a smooth and silky feel.
5. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
I often notice these dainty desserts appear every Valentine’s Day as sweethearts exchange sweet chocolate treats. But you don’t need a lover or a love holiday to enjoy – make yourself chocolate-covered strawberries year-round.
There are only three key ingredients: cleaned strawberries, semisweet or dark chocolate chips, and a few tablespoons of coconut oil. Ensure your strawberries are dry before dipping them in the melted chocolate mixture.
Once set, you can decorate them with some garnishes or drizzle white chocolate to create elegant streaks. Arrange neatly in a box, and they’d make a great gift, too!
6. Chocolate Ice Cream
You can always buy chocolate ice cream from the ice cream truck or nearby store. But making ice cream at home, with family, is so much fun and makes the ice cream more delicious and enjoyable.
Each scoop of this chocolate ice cream exudes a deep chocolate flavor. You only need seven ingredients: heavy cream, cocoa powder, semisweet chocolate, whole milk, granulated sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla extract.
You can eat the ice cream by itself in a cup or on an ice cream cone. You can also serve it with sprinkles or alongside a decadent chocolate cake slice.
7. Chocolate Silk Pie
This French Silk Pie recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction is everything – it’s indulgent, light, creamy, rich, and perfectly sweet and chocolatey. No doubt, it’s an elegant dessert worth making.
This chocolate pie has a flaky crust, silky chocolate filling almost like mousse, and a whipped cream topping with shaved chocolate garnishes. You can switch the shaved chocolate for chocolate curls, chocolate chips, or even toasted coconut.
Because there are three elements, it needs effort and careful attention to make. But overall, every bit of this chocolate pie is worth it, and you’d find yourself getting a second slice.
8. Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Tart
Among all the chocolate dessert recipes here, this one, I think, is the ultimate chocolate dessert. From top to bottom, looks to flavors, it exudes chocolate goodness and richness.
This chocolate pie has a chocolate graham cracker crust, a truffle-like chocolate interior, and a shiny chocolate glaze. You’ll need a fluted tart pan to get the sort of jagged but elegant sides.
Although there are plenty of elements, they’re all easy to make. This chocolate pie is rich and flavorful, but it all blends well to prove that too much chocolate is just humbug.
9. Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Addicted to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? I wouldn’t judge you if you were; honestly, they’re very hooking – the right combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
But sometimes, those little cups are never enough, so I have here the best treat for peanut butter and chocolate lovers: a giant chocolate peanut butter cup. It’s got all the flavors – sweet, salty, peanut, creamy, crumbly, and rich.
This recipe is enough for a 10-inch fluted tart pan, making an indeed giant peanut butter cup. You’ll need chocolate, oil, peanuts, powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter, and sea salt.
10. Chocolate Pasta Three Ways
I know the concept of chocolate pasta seems bizarre, but hear me out first. It’s a stand-out chocolate dessert that you must try at least once to broaden your culinary experience and palette.
Once you get over how unusual it is, you’ll appreciate the flavor complexities of this chocolate pasta in three ways. There are three sauce types: raspberry sauce with balsamic, pistachio pesto, and creamy gorgonzola.
You’ll make the chocolate pasta from scratch using flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, salt, olive oil, and eggs. Whichever sauce you pair with your pasta, you will have a one-of-a-kind chocolate dessert.
11. Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon
This chocolate pecan pie is one of the most sophisticated chocolate desserts I’ve encountered. It’s filled with exciting textures and bold flavors from the chocolate, pecans, and bourbon.
To make the pie filling, you’ll need pecans, eggs, brown sugar, light corn syrup, vanilla, melted butter, bourbon, salt, and chocolate chips. These ingredients render a chocolate dessert with deep, bittersweet flavors complimented by aromatic, bold bourbon.
Instead of store-bought dough, you’ll make the pie crust from scratch; but don’t worry, it’s pretty simple. Once everything comes together, top with chopped pecans for added crunch and flavor.
12. Kentucky Bourbon Pie
This Kentucky Bourbon Pie recipe is the South’s rendition of the chocolate pecan pie with bourbon. Like the previous recipe, there are many dimensions to this dish’s texture and flavor profile.
The chopped pecans provide a nutty flavor and delightful crunch with every bite. The chocolate and bourbon combination, plus hints of vanilla, leads to a creamy filling with intense, aromatic, and bold flavors.
Overall, it’s an upgraded version of a chocolate pie – rich cocoa goodness intertwined with sophisticated flavors of nuts and alcohol. Slap some whipped cream and chocolate shavings on it; it’s a heavenly treat.
13. Fudgy Brownies
This fudge brownie recipe from King Arthur Baking Company makes the most perfect brownies: crinkly top, cakey rise, fudgy texture, and rich flavors. It’s a cut above the standard brownie mix, as it combines the qualities of cakey AND fudgy brownies.
You’ll need eggs, Dutch-processed cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, vanilla, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, flour, and chocolate chips. Combine ingredients according to directions, pour into a pan, and then bake.
Once cooled, these brownies make the ultimate pairing to vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce. But by themselves, they’re perfectly decadent chocolate desserts.
14. Chocolate Tiramisu
I absolutely adore the heavenly creaminess and overall concept of tiramisu, but not so much of its intense coffee flavors. If you feel the same, you’d like this recipe – it gives the dessert a chocolate twist.
This chocolate dessert is also layered with lady fingers, mascarpone cream, and chocolate ganache. Instead of coffee, you’ll need hot cocoa to soak the ladyfingers and imbibe them with chocolate flavors.
You’ll need heavy cream and chopped chocolate for the chocolate ganache. Meanwhile, the mascarpone cream consists of mascarpone cheese, sugar, yolks, salt, vanilla, and heavy cream.
15. Chocolate Soufflé
Chocolate soufflé is every bit as luxurious and sophisticated as it sounds. It’s fluffy, decadent, and gorgeous, especially topped with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.
This recipe takes only seven ingredients: unsalted butter, chocolate bar, eggs, vanilla, salt, cream of tartar, and granulated sugar. The garnishes are not included in the list because you can use crème anglaise or raspberry sauce besides whipped cream.
Also, don’t forget your ramekins when making chocolate soufflé. This chocolate dessert takes a bit of technique and practice to perfect, so read all the tips and directions carefully!
16. Chocolate Mousse
One of the most classic chocolate desserts is this chocolate mousse. Its fluffy texture and intense flavors blend well with a bit of whipped cream and chocolate shavings as toppings.
Making this perfection doesn’t take a lot – only dark chocolate, butter, sugar, cream, and eggs. Swap milk chocolate for dark chocolate for a more creamy flavor and less of that bittersweet flavor.
Note, though, that this choco mousse uses raw eggs, so if you have qualms about that, you may have to look for alternative recipes. That may lead to a less light or fluffy chocolate dessert.
17. Chili Chocolate Cake
One look might make you think this is just a standard chocolate cake. But it’s not – a lot goes into the Chile Chocolate Bourbon Cake with Chocolate Bourbon Frosting from Cooking on the Ranch.
If you’re looking for a cake with heat, kick, AND chocolate richness, this is the one. This recipe takes bold flavors up a notch, making an unassuming cake with flavors that stand out from the rest.
There are a lot of ingredients (and effort) that goes into this cake. But the most important are the New Mexico chili powder, cocoa powder, and bourbon.
18. Chocolate Cheesecake
This chocolate cheesecake from My Baking Addiction is the kind I want for my birthday. It’s got the creaminess and dark chocolate flavors, and the whipped cream swirls with shaved chocolate toppings are just immaculate.
Unlike other cheesecakes, you’ll use Oreo cookies instead of graham crackers for the crust. Meanwhile, the cream cheese mixture is pretty standard but has added semisweet chocolate chips for the chocolate flavors.
This is a baked cheesecake, so you’ll set up a water bath for baking. Thus, you’ll need a larger cake pan so the springform pan can fit inside it.
19. Chocolate Truffles
Satisfy your chocolate cravings with these simple, homemade chocolate truffles. They’re easy to make dark chocolate ganache balls that pop right into your mouth.
As luxurious as the name sounds, chocolate truffles only need four ingredients: pure chocolate, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla extract. To make the perfect chocolate balls, keep the ratio at 8 ounces of chocolate to 2/3 cup of heavy cream.
You can use cocoa powder, sprinkles, nuts, candies, or desiccated coconut for toppings. You can turn these truffles into a variation of your favorite dessert as you can choose garnishes.
20. Chocolate Parfait
Chocolate parfait is absolutely gorgeous to behold. Placed in tiny, clear glasses, you can see all the elegant layers stacked neatly on each other, each contributing an incredible burst of flavor and texture.
As fancy as the name is, chocolate parfait is a no-fuss, easy dessert. You’ll need bittersweet chocolate, sugar, eggs, vanilla, butter, heavy cream, powdered sugar, and Oreos.
The chocolate parfait has three components: French silk mousse, whipped cream, and Oreo cookie crumbs. You’ll assemble them carefully, so the dark Oreo crumbs go first, the chocolate mousse, and then the whipped cream.
20 Delectable Chocolate Dessert Recipes
Whip up the most irresistible and delectable chocolate desserts with these recipes!
Chocolate Lava Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Ice Cream
Chocolate Silk Pie
Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Tart
Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
Chocolate Pasta Three Ways
Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon
Kentucky Bourbon Pie
Chili Chocolate Cake
- Select your favorite recipe.
- Organize all the required ingredients.
- Prep a chocolate dessert in 30 minutes or less!