The Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes

When you think of dessert, odds are you think of chocolate. Beyond candy bars and chocolate chip cookies, this decadent ingredient is used for dozens of beloved sweets, from cakes to pies to mousses, brownie recipes, fudge and more. Looking for something rich and chocolatey to satisfy your cravings? Look no further than these 15 swoon-worthy chocolate dessert recipes.

Chocolate Pie

Pies are frequently relegated to the holiday season, but honestly, we're up to bake the best-ever pies any time of year. This silky chocolate pie, which uses only a handful of ingredients, is great for any occasion.

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Chocolate Lava Cake

A classic on steakhouse menus, chocolate literally flows from lava cake. If that doesn't sound like the perfect end to a meal, we don't know what does.

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Easiest Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Fruit dipped in chocolate is an easy way to make any evening just a little bit romantic. The fun thing about this easy homemade chocolate covered strawberries recipe is that you can customize them with any kind of chocolate and toppings you'd like.

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Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are one of the best edible gifts to give to a loved one, especially if said loved one happens to be a total chocoholic.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who can resist a classic like chocolate chip cookies? Brown butter adds a nutty note to this childhood favorite, elevating the baked good.

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Boozy Bourbon Chocolate Cupcakes

If chocolate isn't enough decadence for you, consider making an alcohol-infused dessert. This easy chocolate cupcake recipe uses bourbon and coffee liqueur for depth of flavor (and a little punch!).

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

This plant-based dessert is the perfect thing to make for the vegetarian in your life. This mousse uses aquafaba (the water from canned chickpeas) instead of egg whites, which results in a smoother-than-silk texture.

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Chocolate Chocolate Pecan Brownies

Nope, that's not a typo. These brownies are so rich and full of chocolaty goodness that it needs to be stated twice in the name.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake With Walnuts

Rich flourless chocolate cake is one of the most iconic desserts around, and the fact that it's gluten-free is just a bonus.

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Lots of cream, eggs and butter give this chocolate chess pie recipe an air of decadence and a creamy, dreamy texture.

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Don't feel like baking a dessert all the way from scratch? Use a Devil's Food cake mix to make this Mexican-inspired chocoflan.

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Cherry Fudge

Cherries and chocolate are an iconic combination, and they come together wonderfully in this fudge recipe, which makes for a great gift — though we won't judge if you keep it for yourself.

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Frozen Mexican Hot Chocolate

If you prefer to drink your dessert, this frozen Mexican hot chocolate is the twist on a classic cocoa that you need in your life.

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Double Dark-Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Pecan Coconut Frosting

A chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and a white chocolate glaze? Uhh, need we say more?

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Dark Chocolate Tart

A classic, silky dark chocolate French tart complete with a chocolate crust is going to be the perfect end to any meal. This takes some time and technique, but once you get the knack, you'll be able to tackle this and more impressive desserts.

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