Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Browse dozens of rich, chocolate desserts from Food Network chefs.
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Chocolate Sheet Cake

Ree Drummond's fluffy chocolate cake can be made in a baking sheet or in a cupcake tin.

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S'more Brownies

Topping these brownies with browned marshmallows is sure to be a hit. Everyone will want s'more!

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Slow-Cooker Chocolate Fondue

Using a slow cooker for chocolate fondue means there is no need to worry about burning your dip or having it go cold on you when feeding a crowd. Have fun with this dish by offering lots of different sweet and savory treats as dippers.

Molten Chocolate Cake

This restaurant menu favorite is easy to make at home with step-by-step instructions from Food Network Magazine.

Get the Recipe: Almost-Famous Molten Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Of all beers, stout is the perfect one for desserts because of its distinct chocolate and coffee notes, so pairing it with actual chocolate is the obvious choice. These cupcakes are light in texture but heavy in the chocolate department.

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Chocolate Fudge

Make this simple fudge recipe and top it with any combination of your favorite candies, cookies, chocolate chips or sprinkles.

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Alton's Chocolate Mousse

Alton Brown adds coffee and rum to his creamy chocolate mousse — you won't taste these two ingredients but they'll deepen the flavor of the chocolate.

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Chocolate Truffles

Truffles make wonderful gifts and making them yourself is even more special. Make the chocolate base, then coat them in chopped nuts, cocoa or coconut.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Make this your go-to recipe for chewy-on-the-inside, crisp-at-the-edges chocolate chip cookies.

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Peanut Swirl Brownies

Swirl creamy peanut butter into brownie batter before baking for a fudgey batch of brownies with peanut butter in every bite.

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Chocolate Pots de Creme

Use your blender to make this dense and delicious restaurant-style dessert in a snap.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Tart

This chocolate tart is flavored with hazelnuts times three: the crust is made with crunchy hazelnuts, the filling is made with chocolate-hazelnut spread and the tart is garnished with even more hazelnuts.

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Barefoot Contessa's Salted Caramel Brownies

These grown-up brownies rely on flaky salt and store-bought caramel sauce for a mellow salted caramel flavor.

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The Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Cookies With Dipping Bar

Set up a station of your favorite sweet, salty and crunchy toppings to make it easy to decorate homemade chocolate cookies.

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Homemade chocolate-covered strawberries make a wonderful suprise for loved ones any day of the week — not just on Valentine's Day.

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Towering Flourless Chocolate Cake

Topping the dense flourless chocolate cake with light-as-air meringue rounds out the flavor and lends a dramatic presentation to this dessert.

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Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

Once you make homemade ice cream, you'll have a hard time going back to the store-bought stuff. This sweet, creamy chocolate ice cream is studded with fresh cherries for a summertime (or anytime!) treat you won't soon forget.

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Double Feature Cupcakes With Mexican Hot Chocolate Frosting

If the addition of chili and cinnamon to the frosting isn't a surprise, the peanut butter cup in the cupcake will be. These are to-die-for treats!

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A Gooey, Decadent Chocolate Cake

This towering layer cake is exactly what it promises to be: gooey, decadent, chocolatey and oh, so rich.

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Chocolate Gelato Sandwich

Make like an Italian with this easy weeknight dessert. To further simplify the recipe, you can use store-bought chocolate gelato.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Gelato Sandwiches

Malted Chocolate Pudding Cake

Dutch processed cocoa has all the rich chocolate flavor of unsweetened cocoa powder without the bitter aftertaste, making it a perfect choice for this super-light malted chocolate cake that makes its own fudgy sauce.

Get the Recipe: Malted Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies

Sweet treats made from the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter — no baking required! These cookies come together in minutes on the stovetop.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter-Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This gluten-free cake can be enjoyed at room temperature, but chilling it totally transforms the texture and makes it super-dense.

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Mint Chocolate Truffles

Flavor homemade chocolate truffles with a few drops of mint extract for a better-than-store-bought treat.

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Espresso Brownies

Giada adds espresso powder and extra chocolate chips to brownie mix for an ultra-rich and easy-to-make dessert.

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Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream Pie

This ice cream pie is as easy to make as it is delicious thanks to shortcut ingredients like store-bought ice cream.

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Devil's Food Cake

Finish any meal with a slice of Alton's devilishly delicious cake.

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Alton's Chocolate Fudge

Homemade fudge makes the perfect holiday gift. Pack it in a decorative tin; it will stay fresh for a week.

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cake

Refreshing peppermint adds an extra dimension to this rich, fudge-like cake. Serve with whipped cream, cocoa fudge sauce and a drizzle of mint syrup.

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Chocolate Toffee

This combination of almonds with crunchy toffee and bittersweet chocolate makes a great holiday gift.

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Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars

A very happy marriage of brownie and cheesecake, these Chocolate Cheesecake Candy Cane Bars always get rave reviews.

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Chocolate, Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Calling all true chocolate lovers: these quick and easy cookies can be turned into bars if baked in a nine-inch square pan for 10-15 more minutes.

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Chocolate Pound Cake

Trisha Yearwood's pound cake is the perfect recipe if you don't consider yourself a baker — it's that easy. Serve the dense cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Chocolate Ice Cream   

Alton's recipe for chocolate ice cream is straightforward — no complicated ingredients here — with delicious results. 

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Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

Ina's towering cake can be made a day in advance. Layer store-bought cookies with mocha whipped cream until there are five layers of each, ending with a layer of cream. Smooth the top, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight. 

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Instant Chocolate Cake    

Chocolate cake from scratch ... baked in two minutes? It can be done — and with delicious results.

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Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake

You won't miss the flour in this fan-favorite cinnamon-laced cake, which features a surprise ingredient — quinoa — for added substance. Katie drizzles the cake with a simple ganache of semisweet chocolate and coconut milk, and finishes it with fresh raspberries, before serving.

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Chocolate Mini Loaves

Before dusting the tops of these rich, dark mini loaves with confectioners' sugar, cut out small hearts or other festive shapes from a piece of paper to make stencils, and place them on the loaves.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mini-Loaves