21 irresistible chocolate desserts

Indulge in one of these surprising, dangerously delicious recipes

Single-Girl Melty Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Elaine Johnson

Single-Girl Melty Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

L.A.-based blogger Joy Wilson says, “I’m a single girl. That means I don’t have to feed anyone but myself...I can have chocolate...for dinner.” This version of a standout recipe in her Joy the Baker Cookbook ($20) adds peanut butter or bourbon, two of Joy’s favorite flavors.

Recipe: Single-Girl Melty Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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Leigh Beisch

Salted chocolate tart

Are you in desperate need of a serious chocolate fix? Look no further than this velvety, decadent tart.

View recipe:  Salted chocolate tart

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David Prince

Chocolate cream pie

Mounds of whipped cream and a creamy bittersweet chocolate custard top an almond-scented cookie-crumb crust in this satisfying chocolate delight.

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Chocolate creme brulee

 

Chocolate crème brûlée

Crisp chocolate praline makes this creamy chocolate dessert a stand-out.

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Ginger chocolate cookies

Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Ginger chocolate cookies

These moist, chewy chocolate cookies have a pleasant ginger kick and are a real crowd pleaser.

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Chocolate sherbet

Annabelle Breakey

Chocolate sherbet

You’d never know that this chocolatey, smooth frozen treat is made with low-fat milk.

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Chocolate-espresso torte with raspberrry sauce

James Carrier

Chocolate-espresso torte with raspberrry sauce

Berries, rich chocolate, and espresso are a perfect match in this stunning dessert, which can also be made a day ahead of time.

View recipe:  Chocolate-espresso torte with raspberrry sauce

Triple chocolate brownies

Sheri Giblin

Triple chocolate brownies

If you like super-chocolatey, fudgy brownies (and who doesn’t?), then these are for you.

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Glazed chocolate bundt cake

Iain Bagwell

Glazed Chocolate Bundt Cake

This moist cake studded with gooey chocolate chips is made even more delicious with a creamy, bourbon-laced glaze.

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chocolate midnight cake

James Carrier

Midnight chocolate cake

This lightened up version of chocolate cake, is still as delicious treat as the original.

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Flourless chocolate souffle

Leo Gong

Flourless chocolate soufflé

Light and airy, these soufflés are the perfect finale for a romantic evening.

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Mexican chocolate ice cream

Annabelle Breakey

Mexican chocolate ice cream

Cinnamon makes this, custardy, super-smooth, ice cream special.

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Mexican chocolate pots de creme

Annabelle Breakey

Mexican chocolate pots de crème

These small, very creamy desserts pack a serious dose of dark chocolate. A pinch of cayenne gives them a subtle, lingering heat. 

View recipe:  Mexican chocolate pot de crème

Chocolate hazelnut domes

Leo Gong

Chocolate hazelnut domes

You won’t be able to stop at just one of these of these rich, nut-studded chocolate cookies.

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Chocolate citrus almond torte

Leo Gong

Chocolate citrus almond torte

This classic torte is a very elegant dessert for entertaining.

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Chocolate-fromage brownies

James Carrier

Chocolate-fromage brownies

Fromage blanc cheese gives these fudgy brownies a fun Western twist.

View recipe:  Chocolate-fromage blanc brownies

Chocolate-caramel trifle with raspberries

James Carrier

Chocolate-caramel trifle with raspberries

We love the moist chocolate cake, fresh raspberry, and creamy caramel combo in this perfect make-ahead dessert.

View recipe:  Chocolate-caramel trifle with raspberries

Chocolate-amaretto semifreddo

Iain Bagwell

Chocolate-amaretto semifreddo

Studded with dark cherries and toasted almonds, this creamy frozen dessert is a cinch to make.

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Caramel-cloaked chocolate-hazelnut torte

James Carrier

Caramel-cloaked chocolate-hazelnut tortes

A luscious, thick layer of caramel tops this special-occasion torte.

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Chocolate espresso brownie cake

Paul Moore

Chocolate espresso brownie cake

One reader called this decadent dessert “dangerous” because you won’t be able to stop eating it―we couldn’t agree more.

View recipe:  Chocolate espresso brownie cake

Devil’s food cupcakes with marshmallow filling

James Carrier

Devil’s food cupcakes with marshmallow filling

These rich, chocolatey cupcakes are reminiscent of the childhood favorite “Ding Dongs.”

View recipe:  Devil’s food cupcakes with marshmallow filling

 

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