There’s no denying that chocolate desserts are popular, and these treats are always a safe bet, from smooth and sweet milk chocolate pudding to a rich and slightly bitter dark chocolate cake. Chocolate is also extremely versatile, and there are numerous ways to use it.
Sweet, rich, bitter, spicy, fruity, or even salty chocolate desserts are all options, and the options are limitless. Check out these easy chocolate desserts that impress your family and friends if you’re looking for something other than your standard chocolate cake!
Top Chocolate Dessert Recipes
Chocolate and Chili Tart with Lime
Chocolate can have citrus, earthy, nutty, or even floral notes, depending on the variety. Certain chilis will kick it, but they will also bring out the subtle flavours in the chocolate.
This recipe calls for 70% dark chocolate and chilli flakes to add a subtle heat to the deep chocolate flavour. The part we like best is the lime zest sprinkled on top for an extra citrus boost.
White Chocolate Shavings, Fresh Berries, and Chocolate Pasta with Chocolate Hazelnut Cream Sauce
This may seem a little strange, but trust me! If you’re like me, you can’t say no to a bowl of pasta, and it’s incredibly filling and satisfying.
Making this pasta is simple and enjoyable. Although this recipe calls for a pasta maker, it is possible to make it by hand with a little extra time and elbow grease.
This pasta is made with flour, powdered sugar, vanilla, eggs, cocoa powder, and a little chocolate syrup. Cut it into long ribbons when it’s thin enough and cook for three minutes.
The pasta sauce is a smooth and warm combination of Nutella and heavy cream with a pinch of salt. Everything is tossed and coated, and this insanely delicious pasta dish is best served in a large bowl with fresh fruit and a dollop of creme fraiche.
Grate some chocolate over the entire thing at the table for extra pizazz.
Chocolate Chip Dessert Pizza
Why not host an entire Italian feast? You have the chocolate pasta already! Try adding chocolate pizza to the menu.
A yeast-based crust may appear intimidating, but no temperature checks or resting periods are involved.
Knead for 5 minutes before pressing it into your pizza pan.
Here, we adore the “white sauce.” The smooth cream cheese is ideal, and when the chocolate chips melt, it becomes a gooey glue for the delicious streusel topping.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Avocado Pudding
This gluten-free and dairy-free dessert is delicious and simple to make. Do you have a blender and 5 minutes to spare? Then you’ll have time to prepare this filling and nutritious pudding.
Once smooth and thick, divide it into portions and chill overnight. For breakfast, lunch, or after dinner, top with coconut whipped cream and a drizzle of melted peanut butter.
Brownies are one of those recipes that we can use for almost any occasion.
They’re ideal for afternoon tea, potlucks, teacher gifts, or dressed up with ice cream and salted caramel.
We like our brownies dense and fudgy, and this is my favourite recipe. The brownie recipe calls for a good dark cocoa powder for maximum flavour. To ensure that they turn out perfectly, don’t overmix or overbake.
Although they’re delicious on their own, the ganache topping and rainbow chips are nostalgic and come together too quickly to leave out.
If you didn’t find rainbow chips, M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces would look and taste great instead.
Kentucky Bourbon Pie
I’ve got you covered if you want to jazz up your pecan pie.
The sweet filling in Kentucky bourbon pie is made with corn syrup, sugar, and eggs. However, incorporating chocolate chips and bourbon into the mix gives it new life.
If you use a store-bought pie crust, this pie will be ready in about 20 minutes. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the centre is still jiggling.
Because this pie is decadent and sweet, serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and perhaps some extra chocolate shavings.
Chocolate Lava Cake
We’ve all had those small chocolate cakes with the warm, melted centre, and they’re a special treat that’s usually saved for a night out.
Not any longer! You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make this chocolate dessert. The batter is made with only six ingredients and takes about five minutes to prepare.
There will be no mixer or heavy lifting. Melt the chocolate with the butter and stir in the remaining ingredients; careful not to overmix. These bake at a high temperature, around 425°F, so the outside hardens, but the centre remains gooey.
After 12 minutes, remove from the oven and serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.
If we’re not mistaken, peanut butter and chocolate are practically made for each other. This dessert, made with a simple boxed chocolate cake, has glorious layers of moist cake and creamy peanut butter frosting.
We prefer a good cake-to-frosting ratio, but your cake slices can be as thick or thin as you like.
Add some Reese’s Pieces or chopped-up Peanut Butter Cups to the frosting layers for extra texture. In our opinion, you can never have too much peanut butter.
The chocolate drip is a great addition here. We can’t help but think there’s some salted caramel in there somewhere.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
We won’t judge you if you like your chocolate chip cookies crisp. And, hey, cookies are delicious in any case.
On the other hand, a soft, chewy, warm chocolate chip cookie is pure magic. Make sure to use room-temperature eggs for this recipe.
And what about that extra yolk? That’s how you make them super-chewy. This recipe includes numerous helpful tips and tricks to ensure that your cookies turn out exactly how you want them.
Adding sea salt on top can be more flavorful. It’s such an easy way to dress up your cookies!
Vegan Silk Pie
All vegan recipes are not created equal. We’ve made many over the years and always come away wanting more, and there is frequently something missing.
This chocolate silk pie isn’t one of them. You get a great texture and natural sweetness with a raw brownie base made of crushed walnuts, cocoa, and dates.
But the filling is the real winner. It’s creamy and full of rich chocolate flavour because it’s made with only silken tofu, dairy-free chocolate, and coconut milk.
Because there are no additional setting agents, this pie is best served frozen for a firmer texture. Serve with a tart raspberry compote and a light cocoa dusting.
Hot Chocolate Baked
These little treats resemble a cross between a brownie and a souffle.
The base is melted butter, chocolate, and thickened egg yolks. Whip the batter and gently fold the egg white for a light and moist cake. Serve immediately in the ramekins with ice cream or whipped cream. Why not try a little marshmallow fluff for that authentic hot chocolate flavour?
Easy Chocolate Truffles
We don’t always have time for extravagant truffles with liquor fillings and perfectly tempered chocolate coatings, as much as I enjoy them.
Rich, smooth, and perfect chocolate bites made with only three ingredients. Melt the chocolate, cream, and butter together gently and thoroughly.
Allow it to cool completely until it is firm enough to scoop. We prefer to use a mini-ice scoop because it is less messy. But if you enjoy a good mess, don’t be afraid to dive right in!
For an extra layer of flavour, roll these in cocoa, coconut, chopped nuts, or freeze-dried raspberries.
Chocolate Marshmallow Pie
This pie is both simple and delicious. To get that super chocolate punch, start with a good Oreo base. The filling is a fantastic creation you’ll want to eat right out of the bowl with a spoon.
Melted marshmallows and milk chocolate, topped with whipped cream, make it lighter. That’s all. Pile it in your dish and start waiting.
The bad news is that it takes a few hours to set. The good news is that you can always “forget” to put some filling in your bowl. We won’t tell anyone.
Eagle Brand Fudge
Sometimes you want something sweet and chocolatey without turning on the oven.
This is where fudge comes into play. Gently heat the chocolate, condensed milk, and salt until smooth and combined. Finally, add the vanilla extract and pour it into a lined baking dish.
It doesn’t get any easier than this! To spice things up, try adding some interesting toppings, and we enjoy nuts and mini-marshmallows.
We said we meant chocolate and peanut butter to be together, and we meant it.
But chocolate and caramel are too delicious to pass up. Before baking, these little chocolate cookies are rolled in chopped pecans and are delicious on their own.
Adding caramel is never a bad idea. After baking, make a dent with the back of a measuring spoon and fill with melted caramel.
Everything will cool and set for a delicious chocolate and caramel bite. These are finished with a chocolate drizzle. Don’t be afraid of the season with sea salt.
This cheesecake is everything you want in a chocolate dessert, with an Oreo crust and a super chocolate filling. Bake your crust before adding your cheesecake batter to achieve that crisp bite. This baked cheesecake will require a water bath. Don’t be alarmed!
We always wrap our pan in several layers of foil, and I even add a few layers of plastic for good measure! To add an extra layer of protection, we cut cooking bags in half.
A good ganache topping will complement this perfectly. But we think you could really up the ante by scattering some cookie and brownie chunks on top.
Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake
For the most part, this list has focused on milk and dark chocolate, but we must admit that I enjoy the sweetness and versatility of white chocolate.
This crust is made with graham crackers, but we think it would be even better with some toasted coconut added to amp up the flavour. You won’t be confused with coconut milk and toasted coconut in the batter.
We love the sweetness that white chocolate adds here, and we’d even go so far as to top it with a white chocolate ganache.
Triple Chocolate Mousse Tart
This chocolate tart is the ultimate indulgence. You get the amazing range in one bite with dark, milk, and white chocolate layers. Though it calls for an Oreo base, we think a brownie base would be even more decadent.
Each layer is a smooth and flavorful gelatine-set ganache. Allow each layer to set before adding the next to achieve clean lines.
What is the Key to Making a Moist Cake?
A moist cake is dependent on a few factors. Find a good recipe with the correct ingredient proportions and follow it exactly. Use oil instead of butter and buttermilk (or other cultured dairy products) instead of milk or plain water for better results. Above all, do not overmix or overbake the cake.
Which is Better for Cakes, Butter or Oil?
We prefer oil for cakes or baked goods for a few reasons. There is no creaming or melting with oil. Because it is liquid at room temperature, it keeps cakes moist, whereas butter is solid. Because oil does not contain water, gluten is less likely to develop. When cakes are overmixed, water activates gluten, causing them to become hard. Cakes made with oil have a longer shelf life as well.
What is France’s Most Famous Dessert?
The most popular dessert in France is the country’s national dish, crème brûlée. This sweet and creamy dish is popular worldwide, but it was invented in France in the 1600s! It has a rich custard base with a hard, thin layer of caramelized sugar.
As it’s baking season, we thought it is only fitting to share our favourite chocolate dessert recipes with you! The best chocolate desserts are easy to make, look the part, and taste incredible, so we tried and tested a few (and came up with our own) and thought we’d share them with you. Now that you’ve learned about the various desserts, you can make your top picks!