Categories: Food & Drink

10 Chocolate Recipes For The Chocolate Lover In Your Life

Chocolate recipes such as these amazing 10 are great for any occasion at home, holidays, gatherings, and even just for treating yourself. Each of these recipes are specially chosen for their uniqueness, easiness to make, and flexibility in ingredients and variations. You can make these different foods and drink to your own taste and add any other little details for extra deliciousness!

1. Most Amazing Chocolate Bundt Cake

If you’re looking for sweet, there is no better chocolate recipe to add to your book than a moist bundt cake.

Yield: 12 servings


  • Butter and flour for coating and dusting the pan
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup warm water or coffee
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate roughly chopped
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use butter to grease a 10-12 cup bundt pan well. Dust with a little flour or cocoa powder and tap out excess. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, sour cream, oil, and vanilla. Use a hand mixer to beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour batter into the prepared bundt pan. Tap the pan on the countertop a few times to allow any air bubbles to escape. Bake for 45-50 min in the oven until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 15 min then turn out onto racks and allow to cool completely. 

For chocolate ganache glaze, place roughly chopped chocolate into a mixing bowl. Pour heavy cream into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove it from heat immediately and pour over chocolate. Let stand 5 min until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir until smooth. Once smooth, stir in corn syrup. Drizzle over top of the cooled cake. Recipe courtesy of

2. Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Yield: 12 servings

This chocolate recipe for hot fudge sauce is a must-have versatile topping that’s served hot and thicker than chocolate syrup. 


  • ⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


Combine chocolate chips, sugar, heavy cream, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until chocolate is melted and sugar dissolved. Bring to boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring constantly for 3 min. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla extract. Stir well. The mixture will be very thin but will thicken with cooling. Allow to cool to desired consistency before serving over ice cream. If cooled completely, the fudge will be too thick to pour and must be heated in a microwave for several seconds before serving. Recipe courtesy of

3. Chocolate Cheesecake

Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate cheesecake like this is extra delicious with Oreo cookie crust and a chocolate ganache topping!


  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup heavy cream, room temperature and divided
  • 3 packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate
  • ¾ cup heavy cream


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9” springform pan or use parchment paper. Add Oreos to a food processor and crush until fine. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Oreos and melted butter. Stir until even. Press crumbs into the bottom and sides of the springform pan and bake 10 min. Set aside to cool. To avoid butter dripping out of the pan, wrap the bottom edge with aluminum foil or put it on top of a cookie sheet. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat ¼ cup heavy cream and chocolate chips for 20-sec intervals until smooth. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with a hand-held mixer. Beat in sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, and remaining ½ cup heavy cream until combined. Fold in the chocolate mixture and vanilla. Pour the batter on top of the crust. Bake for 70 min with a pan underneath. The cheesecake is done when the sides are set and the center is still a bit jiggly. Remove cheesecake and cool. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until chilled. For ganache, microwave chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl until melted. Pour over chilled cheesecake and let sit 15 min before serving. Recipe courtesy of

4. Chocolate Marshmallow Squares

Yield: 36 squares

For chocolate recipe lovers who also love marshmallow and peanut butter, these gooey bars are tasty and nicely portable.


  • 4 cups Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • ½ cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 9 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts


Line a 13×9” baking pan with foil. Microwave semi-sweet morsels and peanut butter in a large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high 2 min or until melted and stir. Cool 1 min and stir in marshmallows and peanuts. Spread into a prepared pan and refrigerate until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy! Recipe courtesy of

5. No-bake Chocolate Cereal Bars

Yield: 9 servings

Nothing beats the low-maintenance of no-bake recipes and these have so much chocolaty, marshmallow crunch!


  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 4 cups Hershey’s Cookies ‘n Creme cereal
  • 4 cups Chocolate Toast Crunch cereal
  • ½ cup melted dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • ½ cup vanilla frosting (optional)


In a large pot over medium heat, heat marshmallows and butter together until marshmallows are mostly melted. Place cereal in a food processor. Pulse until crushed. Pour crushed crumbs into melted marshmallows and stir, removing pot from heat. Spread mixture into a lightly greased 9×9” baking sheet, pressing mixture down flat. Cool, then cut into bars. Serve and enjoy! Recipe courtesy of

6. Classic Whoopie Pies

Yield: 12 pies

These tasty dessert pies are chocolaty goodness with a complimenting cream filling you’ll love any time.


  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

Marshmallow filling:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper. In the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle, cream butter, and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 min. Add egg, vanilla, and buttermilk and mix. Add dry ingredients and mix. Scoop mounds of batter, 1 ½ tbsp in size such as with an ice cream scoop, onto prepared baking sheets 2-3 in. apart. Bake 10-12 min or until tops spring back when touched. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Place all filling ingredients in a large bowl and beat until creamy. If the filling is too stiff, add a little heavy cream or milk. Spread filling on the flat side of half the cookies, pressing down slightly to spread. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week and serve at room temp. This filling is marshmallow, but classic buttercream, cream cheese, or Swiss meringue. Recipe courtesy of 

7. Boozy Frozen Mudslide Pie

Yield: 12 slices

Pie with a kick, this chocolate recipe is fantastic for parties, especially in spring and summertime!


Frozen mudslide cocktail blend:

  • ⅓ cup coffee liqueur such as homemade coffee liqueur or Kahlua
  • ⅓ cup Irish cream liqueur such as Bailey’s or KerryGold Irish cream
  • ⅓ cup vodka, such as Absolut or Svedka

Chocolate cookie crumb crust:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies such as original Oreos, reserving 1 tbsp for garnish
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Mudslide fudge sauce:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips such as Ghirardelli bittersweet, reserving 1 tbsp for garnish
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt such as Kosher
  • ¼ cup peanuts such as dry-roasted for robust peanut flavor, crushed, reserving 1 tbsp for garnish

Ice cream layer:

  • 1.5 qts vanilla bean ice cream
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp hot water, omitted if coffee ice cream is used

Whipped cream:

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  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp sugar

Garnishes: 1 tbsp each of crushed peanuts, chocolate chips, hot fudge sauce, and cookie crumbs


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat an 8” springform pan with cooking spray or line with a parchment circle. Add the chocolate cookies to a food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the melted butter and pulse until crumbs are moist. Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the prepared pie plate. Bake until set, 8-10 min. Let cool on a wire rack. Whisk together coffee liqueur, Irish cream liqueur, and vodka. Set aside. Mix the instant coffee and hot water together until dissolved and set aside. In a pan over medium heat, add sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Heat until melted, stirring frequently. Whisk in 3 tbsp of mudslide cocktail blend. Pour 1 cup of hot fudge over the top of the cookie crust. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts. Set the ice cream at room temperature for 5-10 min. Scoop out ice cream into a blender and add ½ cup plus 2 tbsp of mudslide cocktail blend and instant coffee blend. Cover and process in blender until very thick. Immediately pour over the crust and transfer to the freezer for 15 min. With an electric mixer, beat cream and sugar together to form whipped cream,  5-7 min. Cover ice cream with whipped cream. Garnish pie with reserved chocolate chips and crushed peanuts. Cover pie with plastic wrap and return to freezer at least 6 hrs. Before serving, drizzle with some extra hot fudge. Recipe courtesy of 

8. Triple Chocolate Malt Milkshake

Yield: 2 servings

So delicious, this malted milkshake has three times the chocolate to love and is really refreshing.


  • 12 oz chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 tbsp chocolate malt powder
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
  • Crushed chocolate-covered malted milk balls, for garnish


Place the chocolate ice cream, milk, chocolate syrup, and chocolate malt powder in a blender. Puree on high until smooth. Divide between two glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and crushed chocolate-covered malted milk balls. Recipe courtesy of

9. Chocolate Coffee Cake

Yield: 12 servings

You can replace 1 tbsp of cocoa powder with 1 tbsp instant espresso powder for even richer chocolate flavor!


  • Cake: 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli


  • ⅔ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ⅔ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup walnuts, finely chopped, can also use pecans
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9” tube pan with a removable bottom, Bundt pan, or 8×8” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Dust the inside of the pan with cocoa powder and gently tap out excess. In a medium mixing bowl, make the streusel by combining all the streusel ingredients. Season with ⅛ tsp Kosher salt, mix and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir together and set aside. In a large mixing bowl with a handheld mixer, combine sugars, oil, and eggs. Beat on medium speed until light-colored and well mixed, 2 min. Add in buttermilk, vanilla, dry ingredients, and mix. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Pour half the coffee cake batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle ¾ cup of the streusel evenly over the batter. Add the rest of the batter to the pan and top with the remaining streusel. Bake 40-45 min or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Allow to cool 10 min. In a medium mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, 2 tbsp buttermilk, and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. While the cake is still slightly warm, drizzle with half the glaze, let cool completely and drizzle with remaining. Recipe courtesy of

10. Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch Bars

Yield: 12 servings

The extra peanut butter and fudginess of these bars are a perfect compliment to the sweet, crunchy texture. 


  • 3 ½ oz semi-sweet chocolate divided or a heaping half cup of chocolate chips
  • ½ tbsp unsalted butter plus 1 stick 4 oz butter
  • 1 ½ cups crispy rice cereal
  • 8 oz peanut butter
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup to 1 ½ cups powdered sugar to taste


Line a 9×5” loaf pan with non-stick foil or regular sprayed with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan, melt 1 ½ oz chocolate (or ¼ cup chips) with ½ tbsp butter. Stir in ½ cup peanut butter. Stir in 1 cup cereal. Spread in the bottom of the pan and chill for 15 min or until firm. Clean out the saucepan and set over medium heat. Add 1 stick of butter and salt. Cook over medium until melted and stir in remaining ½ cup peanut butter. Stir in powdered sugar to taste. Pour a little less than half peanut butter mixture over chocolate crispy mixture. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup cereal over peanut butter mixture, pressing firmly. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the remaining 2 oz chocolate. Add melted chocolate to the peanut butter mixture and spread over crispy cereal. Chill until set. Lift from pan and cut with a large knife. Makes 8-12 depending on how you cut. Recipe courtesy of

These 10 recipes have all the chocolaty goodness you’ve been looking for with great compliments and variations to try and make the recipes all the more to-die-for including marshmallow, peanut butter, nuts, and fudge. Try these 10 and let us know in the comments which became your new chocolate favorites!

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