4 Great Chocolate Dessert Recipes
Around 80% of Americans love chocolate. There is no other sweet treat adored by so many and hits the spot as well as chocolate.
It’s a universal crowd-pleaser. So, if you’re struggling to choose a dessert for an event, you can’t go far wrong with making chocolate desserts.
There are tons of great chocolate dessert recipes out there. Some are easy, some are difficult, some are fun, and some are only for adults. And every single one is 100% delicious.
But there are so many chocolate baking recipes out there, how do you know which will work and taste delicious? Don’t worry, these recipes are 100% foolproof to make and they are all chocolate desserts to die for.
1. Vanilla Bean Chocolate Cake
Are there more popular chocolate desserts than classic chocolate cakes? Well, how about a chocolate cake that mixes in another well-loved flavor?
Yes, vanilla and chocolate go together like peas and carrots, and the chocolate balances out the vanilla so well. Serves eight people.
Ingredients for the Cake:
- 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 2 Madagascar vanilla beans
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
Ingredients for the Frosting:
- 1 cup of room temperature unsalted butter
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 Madagascar vanilla beans
- 1 tbsp of milk
- 3 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 1 chocolate bar for curl garnish
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease two nine-inch cake tins. Mix these dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, mix these ingredients: Eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla beans, and milk.
- Next, mix all the ingredients for around 2-3 minutes. Split the batter into the two cake tins and put them both in the oven for 35 minutes.
- To make the frosting, first beat the butter, then the sugar, cocoa powder, then the vanilla beans, and milk. When the cake is 100% cool, spread the frosting between the two cake layers and around the outside.
- Curl the chocolate using a potato peeler for extra decoration. And you’re done!
2. Chocolate and Whiskey Mousse
Interested in making chocolate dessert recipes with a bit of a kick? Leave the kids in bed before trying this delicious mix of fiery whisky and decadent chocolate. Serves four people.
- 4 oz of milk or dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp of salted butter
- 2 tbsp of coffee
- 4 tbsp of sugar
- 2 tbsp of whiskey
- Pinch of salt
- 2 separated large eggs
- 1/2 cup of whipping cream
- Melt the chocolate, coffee, and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water on low heat. Whisk the egg yolks with half of the sugar over low heat until foamy then combine with the chocolate mixture.
- Always be very, very gentle when mixing and combining these ingredients in every step.
- Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt until they look like stiff peaks and add to the chocolate mixture. Whisk the whipping cream and add to the chocolate mixture again.
- Separate the mixture into four cups and garnish with a little chocolate and cream on top. And you’re done!
3. Chocolate Cheesecake With Cookie Crust
If you want to make a super easy chocolate dessert, this chocolate cheesecake could not be any easier. There is no baking involved!
Plus, the cookie crust makes it taste extra sinful. Serves 10-12 people.
- 1 pack of Oreo cookies
- 1 tbsp of caster sugar
- 1/8 cup of melted unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup of dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup of double cream
- 2 tsp of cocoa powder
- 1 cup of full-fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of caster sugar
- Crush the cookies with a rolling pin or in a food processor. Combine the cookie with the melted butter and sugar and spread the mixture into a greased seven-inch tin. Use a spoon to flatten and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Being very careful not to burn it, melt the chocolate in a microwave. Try heating it in 30-second blasts. In another bowl, whip the cream, then beat in the cocoa powder, cream cheese, sugar, and the chocolate when it’s cool.
- Spoon the chocolate mixture onto the biscuit base and put it in the freezer for two hours. Take it out 20 minutes before serving and you’re done!
4. Chocolate Molten Cakes
These fun melt-in-the-middle chocolate desserts are great for a kid’s party or a cold winter’s night. Spoon some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side. Serves six people.
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup of chopped dark chocolate
- 3/4 cup of soft light brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/4 plain flour
- Preheat your oven to 390°F and grease the six cups that your molten cakes will go in. Put them on a baking tray.
- Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a simmering pan of water on low heat. Let it cool for 15 minutes.
- Mix the brown sugar and the eggs together (one at a time), then the vanilla extract, and then the flour. Pour the flour mixture into the chocolate one and divide it between the cups.
- You need to cook your cakes right before you serve them or else they will be too hard and won’t melt when you dig into them. When you’re ready, bake for 10-12 minutes. The top of the cake should feel firm but the sides should feel squidgy. And you’re done!
Which of These Chocolate Dessert Recipes Will You Try First?
Any one of these chocolate dessert recipes would be perfect for a dinner party, birthday party, or any kind of special event! You won’t need to worry about whether people will like your dessert or not. You will only need to worry about whether you made enough!
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