A collection of scrumptious easy chocolate desserts including cakes, pies, ice cream, cookies, and dips. A chocolate lover’s dream!

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Can you ever have too much chocolate? I don’t think so. 

Does everyone love chocolate? Do you know anyone who doesn’t love chocolate? Think about it. I heard a  joke recently, “There are two types of people in this world: people who love chocolate, and liars.”

I won’t lie, I love chocolate. While I don’t normally have a sweet tooth, chocolate is the exception, particularly dark chocolate. 

I’ve collected twenty of my favorite chocolate recipes for you to peruse. I know you’ll discover one that you can’t live without. You’ll find recipes for chocolate cookies, tarts, fondue, trifles, cakes, ice cream, and more. 

About these easy chocolate desserts

Dark chocolate brigadeiros (fudge balls) rolled in red and white sprinkles. Flourless chocolate cake with fudge ganache and garnished with toasted coconut. Homemade chocolate cocoa nib ice cream. Double chocolate pecan cake (you won’t have to frost this one!). Red raspberry and brownie mini trifles.

Are you drooling yet? Irish coffee ice cream pie with whiskey ganache. Hot chocolate cheesecake dip. Decadent chocolate tart with berries. Banana chocolate chip cake piled with chocolate cream cheese frosting. And more!

You may want to try them all! 

You know, Valentine’s Day is almost here. Choose one of these spectacular chocolate recipes to make, and surprise someone you love! Nothing says love more than a home baked treat. 

Perhaps you can think of a person who would appreciate the thoughtful gesture of a homemade chocolate goodie, maybe a new neighbor or someone who lives alone. Invite them over for a cup of coffee or tea, a piece of chocolate cake, and conversation. Kindness makes a difference, even better if it’s paired with chocolate.

“Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.” (Kirpal Singh)

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue - Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue

4.41 from 110 votes
Slow cooker chocolate fondue couldn't be easier! It's a perfect dessert for Valentine's Day or a popular idea for parties. Kids love it too!
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Chocolate lava cake with a bite out of it.

Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

4.72 from 7 votes
This chocolate lava cake recipe will have everyone oohing and aahing when the warm chocolate filling oozes like lava out of delicious chocolate cupcakes.
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Close up front view of several cookies on white plate.

Mexican Chocolate Shortbread Cookies – Chocolate Dipped

4.60 from 10 votes
Perfect any time of year, but super perfect on your Christmas cookie tray, these Mexican Chocolate Cookies are an easy sweet, and just slightly spicy, slice-and-bake shortbread recipe.
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Overhead view of a sprinkle lined bowl filled with hot chocolate dip, topped with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Hot Chocolate Dip

5 from 7 votes
Fluffy and sweet, hot chocolate dip will be a hit at your next party – all the flavors of hot cocoa in an irresistible cool dip! Perfect with Oreos, chocolate chip cookies, and graham crackers.
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Slice of chocolate layer cake on a round white plate, with a bite removed.

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

4.83 from 52 votes
This is truly the best chocolate cake recipe you'll ever make. Never dry, super easy to make, and so delicious!
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Close up view of buckeye candies made with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate.

Buckeyes Recipe (Peanut Butter & Chocolate Perfection)

4.80 from 10 votes
Buckeyes anyone? I have yet to meet someone who can resist these sweet peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. They're just so good!
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Chocolate pudding topped with whipped cream.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe

4.67 from 56 votes
Homemade chocolate pudding made on the stovetop is a creamy and satisfying dessert. Why use a boxed mix when homemade pudding is so simple and so much better tasting?
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Image of flourless chocolate cake, spiced with chipotle chile, with a spoonful of whipped cream. One bite is taken from the end of the slice of cake and is pictured on a spoon.

Flourless Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake

4.54 from 15 votes
Fudgy and dense, fragrantly spicy with cinnamon and chipotle chile, this flourless Mexican hot chocolate cake is unforgettably delicious! Fabulous with a just a dollop of whipped cream or dressed up with ganache for an extra special occasion!
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Stack of three fudgy kahlua brownies on a white background.

Kahlúa Brownies with Cinnamon

4.73 from 11 votes
If you love brownies, try Kahlúa brownies made from scratch. The irresistible flavor combination and fudgy texture may make them your new favorite!
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Three black bean brownies stacked up.

Black Bean Brownies Recipe

4.70 from 10 votes
These black bean brownies are a treat that you enjoy with a little less guilt! No one will even notice that they include black beans. 
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Square piece of chocolate cake with thin frosting, on a white plate.

Texas Sheet Cake

4.74 from 15 votes
One of the easiest chocolate cakes to make, Texas sheet cake has a hint of cinnamon and is topped with chocolate frosting laced with toasted pecans.
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Irish Coffee Ice Cream Pie with Whiskey Ganache - Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Irish Coffee Ice Cream Pie with Whiskey Ganache

5 from 3 votes
A crunchy chocolate crust paired with creamy coffee ice cream and rich whiskey ganache makes this Irish Coffee Ice Cream Pie an irresistible treat. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day – or any day!
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An iconic Brazilian treat, brigadeiros are easy to make creamy fudge balls, perfect for Christmas or any time of the year you crave fudge.

Brigadeiros (Brazilian Fudge Balls)

4 from 4 votes
An iconic Brazilian treat, brigadeiros are easy to make creamy fudge balls, perfect for Christmas or any time of the year you crave fudge.
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Banana cake with chocolate frosting being scooped out of pan.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 7 votes
This banana chocolate chip cake is ultra-moist, flecked with chocolate chips, and topped with a thick layer of chocolate cream cheese frosting.
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Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut - Get the (easy!) recipe on RachelCooks.com

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache and Toasted Coconut

4.43 from 7 votes
This flourless chocolate cake with ganache and toasted coconut is not only decadent, flavorful and delicious — it’s also easy to make!
Can you think of a better way to start your day than with a decadent chocolate muffin with ribbons of cream cheese running through it? These chocolate cream cheese muffins make for happy, happy mornings! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

3.73 from 11 votes
Can you think of a better way to start your day than with a decadent chocolate muffin with ribbons of cream cheese running through it? These chocolate cream cheese muffins make for happy, happy mornings!
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Overhead view of a chocolate tart topped with fruit.

Chocolate Tart Recipe – NO BAKE – 4 Ingredients!

4.52 from 70 votes
This no-bake chocolate tart recipe combines the richness of a crunchy chocolate crust with a silky ganache filling that is offset by fabulously fresh berries.
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Easiest Double Chocolate Pecan Cake

5 from 2 votes
This cake is not only the easiest double chocolate pecan cake ever, but it's also the most delicious! A white cake mix is easily transformed into an irresistible confection.
You'll love the sophisticated simplicity of this tasty mini trifle -- the rich chocolate brownies are balanced perfectly by fresh, ripe raspberries and lightly sweetened freshly whipped cream. Find the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Raspberry & Brownie Mini Trifles Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Rich chocolate brownies are balanced perfectly by raspberries and whipped cream for this sophisticated but simple dessert.
No churn chocolate ice cream in a white ceramic cone.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream (No Churn)

4.61 from 48 votes
Creamy and smooth no-churn chocolate ice cream is easy to make without an ice cream maker. Add chocolate chips for double the chocolate!
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Chocolate Cocoa Nib Ice Cream

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate cocoa nib ice cream is for chocolate lovers everywhere! The crunchy cocoa nibs are a unique and irresistible component of this ice cream.
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  1. Suzanne says:

    Love your recipes. I made your chocolate cake and it was a crowd pleaser. Recipe for the chocolate cookies with the shiny cracked tops. Thanks!

    1. Rachel Gurk says:

      Thank you so much! I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipes!