7 Dreamy Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Chocolate. There are few ingredients which actually evoke a truly sensory experience for people, but chocolate is definitely one of them. While it's not just for dessert anymore, invariably, it is still the ideal ingredient for a sweet way to end a perfect romantic dinner.

Its power to positively alter one's mood and its reputation as an aphrodisiac is often reason alone to share chocolate with that special someone. Not to mention, it's just plain delicious. Whichever way you choose to savor chocolate — perhaps simply baked into some cookies, whipped into a mousse, or served molten in the center of an irresistible cake, it's always a bit of a special treat. So here are seven indulgent chocolate dessert recipes to make sure that the "V" in V-Day doesn't just stand for "Valentine's," but also for "victory."

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Flourless Dark Chocolate Lover's Cake Recipe

Here's an easy chocolate cake recipe with only five ingredients — five very, very good ingredients...

Claire Robinson





Homemade Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crunch Cups Recipe

Warning! These peanut butter cups aren't light or low-fat, just super delicious and decadent and worth every calorie...

Candice Kumai





Moelleux au Chocolat (Molten Chocolate Cake) Recipe

Eating this scrumptious yet simple dessert will always remind me of Paris...

Ashley Fahr





David Guas' Double Chocolate Bread Pudding Recipe

In New Orleans you'd make bread pudding with airy Leidenheimer French bread, but I find that brioche, challah, or even day-old croissants or king cake make for an outrageously decadent pudding...

David Guas



Bittersweet Chocolate-Caramel Swirl Brownies Recipe

For these brownies, rich and creamy caramel is swirled through the batter, creating not only incredible flavor but an eye-catching design...

Carole Bloom




Chocolate Layer Mousse Cake with Cognac Recipe

A milk-chocolate mousse hugs the layers together and a white-chocolate mousse gently envelops the whole cake...

Viviane Bauquet Farre





Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies Recipe

An ode to my favorite baked good of all time, the fudgy brownie, this cookie has a healthy salt content and, to me, is perfection...

Christina Tosi