Chocolate lovers, we’re talking to you. Rich, decadent chocolate desserts are always a nice treat at a bakery or a restaurant. But, with the right recipes, you can make your own decadent chocolate desserts at home.
From brownies to cakes, here are 15 popular and decadent chocolate desserts you can make the next time you have a craving.
A layer of chocolate is delicious in any dessert. Three layers turn this mousse cake from OMG Chocolate Desserts into a chocolate masterpiece. This recipe isn’t as difficult as you might think. You will need some springform pans and a good mixer, and be prepared to spend a bit of time putting this dessert together and cleaning a lot of dirty dishes.
The flavor combination of mint and chocolate is absolute heaven, and this recipe from Liv For Cake is to die for. The frosting is a classic Swiss meringue buttercream that includes mint extract instead of vanilla, plus some green color gel and chopped chocolate. The cake features Dutch-processed cocoa powder, buttermilk, and vanilla.
This rich, decadent dessert from Tastes Of Lizzy T combines chocolate brownies from a cake mix with chocolate pudding and chocolate glaze. Yes, you can make brownies with a cake mix. All you have to do is skip the water and oil and substitute butter. Then add a layer of chocolate pudding made with a simple mix and chocolate milk, and top it off with a layer of chocolate ganache made from chocolate chips and whipping cream.
Mel at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe calls this death by chocolate, and she isn’t exaggerating. This dessert starts with a buttery chocolate crust, and then you add a layer of rich cheesecake and top it off with a silky dark chocolate ganache. But that’s not all. You add chocolate curls, and the result is a dessert that will feed an army because you will only need to eat a sliver to get your chocolate fix.
Looking for a low-carb chocolate dessert? Ruled.me has the answer with this keto chocolate cake in a mug. It will only take you five minutes to make this rich, delicious dessert, but you will need keto staples like almond flour, coconut flour, and erythritol. These ingredients will give you that cakey texture and add the sweetness that you need for a guilt-free chocolate dessert.
This decadent brownie recipe is from Sugar Salt Magic, and the center surprise is a crispy Ferrero Rocher. The short ingredient list includes butter, dark chocolate, flour, baking powder, Dutch-processed chocolate, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, Nutella, and of course, Ferrero Rochers. Just remember to watch the brownies closely so that you don’t overcook them.
This recipe comes from Michelle Gayer, chef at and owner of the Salty Tart bakery in Minneapolis, and Andrew Zimmern was nice enough to share it on his website. These chocolate meringues have soft, chewy centers of rich, decadent chocolate, and the exteriors are nice and crispy. The amazing thing is that you'll only need eggs, sugar, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, and cocoa nibs to make them.
This rich chocolate pound cake from The View From Great Island is easier to make than a layer cake, but it is just as decadent. Make sure that your butter and eggs are at room temperature so that the batter comes together perfectly. Use Hershey’s special dark cocoa to give the cake a deep, dark color.
If you are on a plant-based or gluten-free diet but still looking for a delicious chocolate treat, try this recipe for vegan chocolate truffles from Loving It Vegan. These decadent truffles feature chocolate ganache centers that are smothered in dark chocolate. You will need vegan chocolate, coconut cream, and unsweetened cocoa powder to make the ganache and vegan chocolate and coconut oil to make the coating. Finish these treats with chocolate shavings for decoration.
This gluten-free dessert is guaranteed to impress every chocolate lover in your life, and you won’t believe how simple it is to make. The recipe comes from Coley Cooks, and you will need butter, semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, eggs, sugar, espresso powder or finely ground coffee, cardamom, salt, and vanilla extract.
This recipe is a delicious cocktail turned into a decadent chocolate cake. Thanks to Beyond Frosting, you can easily whip up this chocolate mudslide cake that features chocolate, Kahlúa, and Baileys Irish Cream.
The Hershey’s special dark sweetened cocoa powder gives this dense cake an intense chocolate flavor, and the cake is topped off with a light, whipped frosting made with Kahlúa or Baileys for an extra kick.
If you are watching your carbs, try this recipe from Hip2Keto. You'll only need five ingredients: heavy whipping cream, almond butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, liquid stevia, and vanilla extract. Beat all of those ingredients together until stiff peaks form, and freeze the mixture for about an hour.
This beautiful dessert is from Diary Of A Recipe Collector, and the trifle features chocolate cake topped with chocolate mousse topped with chocolate fudge frosting. Seriously, this is a chocolate lover’s dream, hence the name.
The list of ingredients is a little lengthy. But the actual preparation process isn’t as challenging as you may think, and the result is a dessert that is Instagram-worthy.
The only thing better than a Hostess Ding Dong is this cake recipe from Shugary Sweets. Start by baking two nine-inch round chocolate cakes (you can use the recipe or opt for a box mix). Then make the cream filling with buttercream frosting and spread a thick layer between the two cooled cakes. Finish by pouring a chocolate ganache over the top and sides.
This paleo recipe from Ambitious Kitchen is so delicious, you don’t have to be on the paleo diet to love it. This amazing chocolate cake features coconut oil, coconut sugar, eggs, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, almond flour, coconut flour, and cocoa powder. For the frosting, you will need coconut cream, dairy-free chocolate chips, and just a pinch of salt. And remember, make the frosting first.
Every day is a good day for chocolate. And, with these recipes, you can easily make your own decadent chocolate dessert at home -- no trip to the bakery needed.