Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s rich, it’s indulgent, it’s the perfect sweet treat, and
some chocolate varieties, like dark chocolate, even have nutritional benefits. When it comes to chocolate desserts, there are so many to choose from — almost too many!
If you’re a chocolate lover, you may get overwhelmed by the vast number of baked goods and treats that include this decadent ingredient, but don’t worry.
I’ll go through each of the best chocolate desserts to remind you to honor your favorites, remind you of what you’ve been missing, and provide info on new desserts you’ve yet to try!
Chocolate fondue is a rich, creamy chocolate dipping sauce that typically includes semisweet chocolate and heavy whipping cream.
You can dip various items into chocolate fondue, but I typically dip strawberries and other fruits.
Also, I love when there's chocolate fondue at parties because it provides a treat that's not only delicious but also highly entertaining and engaging!
Chocolate pudding has a somewhat similar smooth and creamy texture to fondue but with a little more thickness.
Plus, you typically eat chocolate pudding cold instead of hot.
Chocolate pudding makes for a convenient and tasty lunch or picnic snack, and it goes swimmingly alongside
apples, carrots, or celery sticks.
If you love chocolate pudding, why not put it in a pie?
Chocolate pudding pie is one of the easiest pies to make because it doesn't require any baking.
You simply mix milk, chocolate pudding, and whipped topping, and voila — you have a chocolate dessert that will please any crowd.
Devil's food cake is
a popular cake flavor. It's chocolate cake made with cocoa powder, baking soda, and buttermilk.
It's often served with a chocolate frosting, making for a super rich and decadent dessert.
I think this unique cake is perfect for celebrations and special occasions, but it's also easy enough to make for a weeknight dessert.
Flourless chocolate cake is a type of chocolate cake that — you guessed it — doesn't use
Instead, it uses cocoa powder, eggs, sugar, butter, and baking powder.
This cake is dense and fudgy, and I appreciate that it's often topped with a chocolate ganache. It's the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers looking for a gluten-free option.
Have you ever heard of chocolate lasagna?
It might sound strange, but don't worry — you won't be mixing chocolate with marinara sauce and ricotta.
Instead, chocolate lasagna incorporates
Oreos, chocolate pudding, cream cheese, and chocolate chips to make a layered cake that's phenomenally dynamic and intriguing, making it perfect for potlucks.
Chocolate mousse brownies are my favorite type of brownie.
They're fudgy and chocolatey but also have a light and airy chocolate mousse layer. You can make them from scratch or use a pre-made box mix — both options are delicious.
Brownies are always a good idea for parties, potlucks, and other events, and chocolate mousse brownies just take them up another notch.
a French pastry made with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites — often filled with buttercream or jam.
many different flavors, but chocolate macarons are my favorite because you get to experience this crispy and chewy cookie while indulging in the goodness of the chocolate flavor.
Oreo balls are unique, festive chocolate desserts that are easy to make and require no baking.
I like that it only requires three main ingredients — Oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate chips.
However, I usually add a bit more to them to make them suitable for a party, such as frosting designs and sprinkles.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are already one of the best chocolate desserts, but when you add them to brownies, it just takes them to the next level.
These rich and fudgy brownies have a chocolate ganache topping and are adorned with fresh strawberries.
They're perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or any special event.
Brownie truffles are little balls of chocolate heaven.
They're made with brownies, cream cheese, and chocolate chips, and they're rolled in cocoa powder,
chopped nuts, or sprinkles.
In addition to their great taste, I love how brownie truffles are bite-sized, which makes them easy to share at gatherings. However, be forewarned that it's hard to eat just one!
Chocolate eclair cake is a no-bake dessert that's simultaneously light, rich, fluffy, and incredibly delicious.
It's made with graham crackers, vanilla pudding, and a chocolate glaze.
This cake is perfect for potlucks and parties because its simplicity makes it easy to create large batches at once.
Chocolate cookie cheesecake trifles are arguably the best chocolate
dessert for holiday events because of their rich, warm goodness.
It incorporates hot fudge, cheesecake mousse, and sandwich cookies for dynamic flavors and textures that are to die for.
A chocolate tart may seem like a simple dessert, but it's quite complex.
It has a buttery crust, a smooth and creamy filling, and a shiny glaze.
I love making and eating chocolate tarts for quiet nights when I want a small yet powerful treat to end the night.
An Oreo Earthquake Cake is the opposite of a chocolate tart in my mind, as it is quite complex, and I'd only spend the time making it for a special event — but it's always worth it!
This baked dessert has every texture — chewy, gooey, creamy, smooth, and crunchy.
I also love that it mixes hot and cold with chocolate ice cream.
Chocolate chip cookies are
a classic cookie for good reasons.
They're perfectly chewy with melty chocolate in every bite and so easy to make.
I love that this recipe only requires
a few simple baking ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.
Molten chocolate cakes are one of the best chocolate desserts because they're both beautiful and delicious.
They have a soft and gooey center with a crispy exterior, and I often serve them with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream — or both!
There's a common debate about which is better, brownies or cookies.
And while I love both, I have to say that brownie cookies are the best of both worlds.
Brownie cookies combine the softness and gooeyness of a brownie with the chewy edges of a cookie into one chocolate-filled dessert.
Chocolate bundt cake is my favorite type of bundt cake, especially when it incorporates sour chocolate cream.
Whenever I'm debating whether I should have a second slice of it, I remember that there are benefits to having a healthy relationship with chocolate!
Another chocolate cake that's to die for is chocolate peanut butter cheesecake.
Peanut butter and chocolate go so well together because the salty peanut butter taste balances out the sweetness of the chocolate.
I love making this cheesecake if I want to impress my friends or family at a potluck or dinner since it is simple to make but looks complex and unique.
Chocolate chip brookies are like chocolate chip cookies but with a few additional brownie characteristics — and in my opinion, they're even better than regular chocolate chip cookies.
They're soft, chewy, and dynamic, with a cookie texture on top, a brownie texture on the bottom, and an irresistible taste throughout.
A French chocolate silk pie is one of the most decadent and rich chocolate desserts I've ever had.
It has a flaky pie crust, a creamy and smooth chocolate filling, and is often topped with whipped cream or ice cream.
I love eating this dessert when I want something sweet but not too sweet, making it perfect for spring or summer nights.
A chocolate custard roll is like a chocolate swiss roll but with a creamy custard filling instead of whipped cream.
This dessert is perfect for those who want a lighter chocolate cake since the custard filling is not as heavy as whipped cream.
I often enjoy eating chocolate custard rolls with a cup of coffee or tea, making them the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Tres Leches is already a delicious and light cake, but it gets even better when you add chocolate into the mix.
Chocolate Tres Leches cake is always a crowd-pleaser, and I like to add coconut flakes to it for an even tastier final touch.
A chocolate soufflé is one of the most impressive chocolate desserts to make, in my opinion.
Thus, I reserve it for special events, but I find it challenging to make it just right.
When I do make this light, fluffy dessert, I like to serve chocolate soufflé with
a scoop of ice cream that goes so well with its molten chocolate center.
If you like your chocolate desserts to be a little warmer and gooier, you'll love chocolate cobbler.
This dessert is made with a biscuit-like topping and a chocolate sauce that gets all bubbly and gooey in the oven.
I often serve it as a cherished comfort dessert during the winter holiday.
Flourless chocolate tortes are perfect for those who are gluten-free or simply want a richer chocolate dessert.
Because it freezes so well, it's one of the best desserts if you're looking for something to make ahead of time and serve in the future.
Chocolate pound cakes are always so soft and buttery, and they're one of my favorite desserts to eat throughout the year.
They're not too sweet, which I like, and I like to flavor mine with a hint of coffee that brings out the chocolate flavor in a unique fashion.
We all know marshmallows and chocolate are a powerful team but in pie form? It's out of this world.
This dessert has a chocolate cookie crust and a creamy chocolate filling and is topped with toasted marshmallows. It's perfect for those who want a classic chocolate dessert with a fun twist.
S'more brownies taste similar to marshmallow chocolate pie but aren't as soft and creamy and are chewy and gooey.
It's pretty challenging to choose which is my favorite between the two, so I often make them both at the same time, especially because they incorporate many of the same ingredients!
I love pretty much every flavor of ice cream out there, even
some unusual flavors, but when I'm craving chocolate ice cream, nothing can substitute this distinct flavor.
I appreciate chocolate ice cream's versatility; you can eat it with cakes, brownies, cookies, and more.
But in all honesty, I think it's best on its own in a cup.
A chocolate mug cake is what it sounds like — a chocolate cake in a mug!
It's an ideal dessert for those who want chocolate cake but don't want to make an entire cake.
And considering how simple it is to make, I enjoy whipping this up on random weeknights when I start getting a sweet tooth.
Any time I see a dessert labeled "triple-layer," I'm sold.
This cake is no exception. It's three layers of fluffy chocolate cake with a caramel filling in the middle.
The best part is that the caramel is not overly sweet, which allows the chocolate flavor to stand out.
Strawberries compete with peanut butter as my favorite chocolate teammate, and when I eat strawberry chocolate mousse cakes, I can't help but feel like I'm eating a giant chocolate-covered strawberry.
The cake is moist, the mousse is light and airy, and the strawberries provide the perfect sweetness and pop of color.
other strawberry desserts to try!
Peanut butter chocolate cups are sometimes all you need for a quick and easy dessert.
I love how they're naturally portioned, so you don't overindulge, and they're always so creamy and satisfying.
I also appreciate that you can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge for when you want a sweet snack later in the week.
Hot fudge chocolate pudding cakes are one of my all-time favorite desserts.
They're warm, gooey, and the perfect combination of chocolate cake and hot fudge pudding.
I like to top mine with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but they're just as delicious on their own.
I've featured Oreos a few times already in this article, but for good reasons.
Oreos are just so delightful, and they make everything better. Case in point: these Oreo cupcakes.
The cupcakes themselves are the right amount of slightly fluffy and slightly dense, making them easy to bite into but satisfying to chew on.
A hot chocolate poke cake is a decadent, beautifully designed layered cake with marshmallows, fudge, whipped cream, and other rich ingredients.
I'll be honest that it's not the easiest chocolate dessert to make, which is why I usually reserve it for holiday events and make it on the weekend.
Chocolate berry cups are simple, elegant, and perfect for satisfying a chocolate craving.
You can make them with dark, milk, or white chocolate, as long as you top them with your favorite fresh berries.
I usually make dark chocolate berry cups with raspberries on top — yum!
A chocolate caramel toffee crunch cake is a stunning, elegant dessert that's perfect for special events and more upscale dinners.
The cake is rich and chocolatey, with a layer of toffee in the middle for added sweetness.
You can also decorate the top with bits of crushed Heath bars for a delightful crunch.
A chocolate crinkle cookie gets its name from the powdered sugar coating that looks crinkled after baking.
This dessert's powdered sugar appearance makes it an easy festive choice for holiday events, but I like eating them year-round.
Brownie shortbread bars are a heavenly, chocolatey dessert that's perfect for when you want something sweet but relatively simple to make.
It takes only 30 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook, so you won't be spending too much time in the kitchen.
I like to use semisweet chocolate chips so that they're not overly sweet.
I love the salted caramel component of Millionaire Shortbread. It cuts through the sweetness of the chocolate and shortbread, making it a perfect balance of flavors.
I also appreciate that this dessert is pretty easy to make, especially considering how impressive it looks.
It's another fantastic dessert choice for dinner parties or special occasions!
Mini chocolate pies allow you to enjoy chocolate pies with others without worrying about cutting into a big pie and ruining its pretty design.
These individual pies are perfect for potlucks, office parties, or whenever you want to show off your baking skills.
I also appreciate the way they look, which is, dare I say, adorable!
A Mississippi Mud Cake is a classic chocolate cake with a spin and is highly rated by many true chocolate lovers.
It gets its name from the state of Mississippi, where it's said to have originated.
The cake is made with melted chocolate, coffee, and plenty of marshmallows. It's truly a scrumptious and satisfying option that everyone will fall in love with.
This dessert has all my favorite things wrapped into one — chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows.
I like that they're completely coated in chocolate, which not only tastes great but gives you the opportunity to decorate on the chocolate canvas.
I always get creative with these, using various salty snacks like pretzels, pistachios, almonds, and sprinkles to add both flavor and flair.
Strawberry chocolate cake is a delightful and refreshing treat, perfect for when you want something chocolatey and tart but not too heavy.
It's a great late spring and summer dessert since strawberries are in season, but you can also use frozen strawberries if you're making this outside of strawberry season.
Chocolate trifle is a layered dessert that's perfect for feeding a crowd.
It's made with layers of chocolate cake or brownies (I prefer brownies), chocolate pudding, and whipped cream.
I like to top mine with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. This dessert is always a hit even before anyone takes a bite, because it looks so attractive!
If you love the combination of sweet and salty, you'll go crazy for chocolate toffee. It's a classic dessert that's easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
I like to use almonds in mine, but you can also use pecans or walnuts.
The key is to use
high-quality chocolate so that the toffee tastes luxurious. This is a great make-ahead dessert since it needs time to set in the fridge.
Last but far from least is chocolate fudge cake. This is the best chocolate dessert for fudge fanatics.
The cake is made with melted chocolate, so you know it will be rich and fudgy.
I like topping it with chocolate ganache, which you can make with just chocolate and cream.
You can also use a store-bought frosting if you're short on time. Either way, this cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.
Indulge your sweet tooth with these chocolate desserts!
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