I don’t know about you, but chocolate has always been my absolute weakness. My sweet-tooth is one that can never be fully satiated, or so I thought until I came across these decadent chocolate dessert recipes. All of these recipes are sure to make your mouth water and eyes grow 10x bigger because they look that good, and I can assure you that they taste just as good as they look. Treat yourself with what is arguably the world’s best guilty pleasure.
1. Better Than Sex Cake
This cake has got it all! It truly pulls out all of the stops with it containing chocolate, caramel, and Cool Whip. It makes sense why this amazing treat is called Better Than Sex. This chocolate dessert recipe is super easy to whip up too. Start with making a chocolate cake following the directions on the box. Make sure the cake is at least 9×13 inches! When the cake is done baking, take the blunt handle end of a wooden spoon and poke evenly spaced holes throughout the cake. Pour an entire 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk all over the cake, making sure no spaces are neglected. Then, pour an entire 16-ounce jar of caramel sauce all over the cake, making sure that is evenly covering all areas of the cake too. Refrigerate the cake for 2 hours, take it out, and spread some Cool Whip on top it. Sprinkle some crushed up Heath bars until your heart’s content and voila! You have a cake that’ll have you running to the kitchen dying for more.
2. Brownie Cookies
This decadent chocolate recipe combines two of the best things in the world: cookies and brownies. Imagine the smell of these bad boys baking in the oven. Honestly, it is what I imagine heaven smells like. To make these, start by placing 8 ounces of chocolate chunks and 1/4 cup of butter in a microwavable bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 30-second increments until the chocolate is almost melted, and then stir it until smooth. Place 2 eggs, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract in a mixer-bowl then beat it for about 3 minutes and stop only when it is light and fluffy. Add-in the melted chocolate to the ingredients inside of the mixer-bowl and then beat it together until smooth. Add-in 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to the bowl. Mix it until all the ingredients are combined together. Stir in 3/4 of the remaining chocolate chunks. Cover the bowl and let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Take the dough and ball them up into approximately 2 tablespoon-sized chunks. Place each ball 2-3 inches apart and place the remainder of the chocolate chips into the top of each cookie dough ball. Bake each sheet of cookies one sheet at a time for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden. Take the cookies out of the oven, let the cookies cool for 10 minutes, and then transfer them onto a cool rack. After that, they are ready to be enjoyed! Remember, you can use any type of chocolate chunks you would like and can throw in mini-M&M’s, cut up pieces of peanut butter cups, or even toffee!
3. Chocolate Dump Cake
This Chocolate Dump Cake can be made in less than an hour. To make this chocolate dessert recipe, place 1/2 a cup of unsalted butter in a 13×9 inch baking dish, place the dish into an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Check on the butter and once it is completely melted, remove the pan from the oven and stir the butter so that it is smooth and covers the entire bottom of the pan. Take 1 box of your preferred chocolate cake mix and sprinkle the dry cake mix on top of the melted butter in a flat even layer. Then, take 1 box of your preferred instant chocolate pudding mix and sprinkle it over the chocolate cake mix, making sure that it is being evenly distributed. Take 1 1/2 cups of milk and drizzle it on top of the pudding mix. Carefully manipulate the pan so that the pudding is covered with as much milk as possible. Using a spoon, gently press down on the milk so that it begins to absorb some of the cake mix and the pudding mix and add in your chocolate chips on top. Put the pan into the oven for about 35-40 minutes. When the time is up, the top of the cake should be soft and jiggly but not runny or hard. After that, let the cake cook and put your favorite toppings on it! This could include ice cream, whipped cream, or even more chocolate chips!
4. Oreo Dirt Pie
I have yet to meet a person that doesn’t like Oreos. With that being the case, I am sure that this dessert is sure to be a winner amongst any and all of your guests. Make this Oreo Dirt Pie dessert and you will not regret it! First, pick out your favorite box of chocolate cake mix and bake it according to the directions on the box in a 9×13 inch pan. Once the cake is done baking, allow it to cool for 10 minutes. While the cake is warm, take the blunt end of a wooden spoon and poke holes along the top of your cake. Take a jar of hot fudge and heat it in the microwave until you can stir it and thin it out. Pour the jar of hot fudge onto the top of the cake. Let the cake absorb the fudge while it cools. Leave a little bit of fudge so you can top the Oreo Dirt Pie with more of it later. While the cake is cooling down, prepare the pudding layer by mixing together a package of instant dark chocolate pudding with 1 3/4 cups of cold milk. Before the pudding sets, pour it on the cake then put the cake in the fridge for approximately 15 minutes. Mix the second box of instant dark chocolate pudding mix with cold milk and refrigerate it until it has set. Place enough Oreos in a plastic bag to fill it up 3/4 of the way and then crush the Oreos to turn them into smaller pieces. When the pudding has set, mix in a container of Cool Whip until thoroughly distributed. Mix in the crushed Oreos into the mixture and top the cake with the remaining hot fudge and any leftover Oreo bits. Make sure to serve this dessert cold!
5. Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake
6. Brownie Truffles
If you want an easy, chocolatey treat to eat, I recommend this brownie truffle recipe. To start, get your favorite box of brownie mix. Bake the brownies following the direction located on the box. Let the brownies cool after baking then scoop out the brownies from the pan and place it into a large bowl. Add in softened cream cheese and mix together until perfectly combined. Roll the brownie mixture into small balls and place them onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer until the brownie balls are firm to the touch. While the brownie balls are setting, melt some chocolate chips in a medium-sized bowl in the microwave. Then take the brownie balls out of the freezer, place a brownie ball on a fork, and dip the fork into the melted chocolate. Make sure that each and every one of the brownie balls are evenly covered with chocolate. Then, place the now chocolate-coated brownie balls back onto the parchment paper and place them into the freezer. Once the chocolate coating hardens, the truffles are ready to eat!
7. Chocolate Cream Pie
This Chocolate Cream Pie should really be called a Chocolate Dream Pie because it is just that amazing. This delicious chocolate recipe doesn’t take too much effort to make either, which makes it that much more of a dream. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate with butter. Then, heat 8 tablespoons butter and 1/4 сuр dаrk brown sugar in the saucepan until the sugar completely dissolves. Pour the mixture into a bowl and combine with 1 1/2 сuрѕ chocolate graham cracker crumbs and 1 tаblеѕрооn Hеrѕhеу’ѕ Special Dаrk сосоа. Take the crumbs and place it into the 9-inch pie plate. Use the bottom of a cup to press the crumbs to the bottom of the plate and up the side too. Rеfrіgеrаtе the crust for 20 mіnutеѕ and then bake it until it is set, so аbоut 10-15 mіnutеѕ. Then, take it out and let thе сruѕt cool whіlе уоu mаkе thе fіllіng. To make the filling, take a saucepan, heat 3 1/2 сuрѕ half-and-half until it starts to simmer and, once it does, remove the pan from the heat. In a large, heatproof bowl, whisk together 2/3 сuр ѕugаr, 1/4 сuр соrnѕtаrсh, and 9 egg yolks. Pour the hot half and half into the egg yolk mixture in a thin stream, but don’t forget to keep whisking. Do this until there is no more hot half-and-half to pour. Then, pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan and cook it over medium heat, while still whisking, until bubbles come to the surface and the mixture is thick. Remove the pan from the heat, add 8 tаblеѕрооnѕ buttеr, 9 oz. chopped ѕеmі-ѕwееt сhосоlаtе, and 2 оz. chopped bіttеrѕwееt chocolate to the hot mixture. Mix together until evenly distributed. Stir in 1 1/2 tеаѕрооnѕ vanilla еxtrасt and whisk it together. Immediately pour the filling through a mesh sieve placed over a bowl. Take a spatula and scrape the strained filling into the crust that was made earlier and placed aside. Press plastic wrap on the surface of the filling and place the pie into the refrigerator until the filling is cold and firm. Finally, when you are ready to eat this delicious treat, whip 2 сuрѕ heavy сrеаm, 2 tablespoons ѕugаr, and 1 tеаѕрооn vanilla until fluffy. Spread this on top of the filling and garnish the pie with shaved chocolate for an irresistible dessert.
8. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
This list of decadent chocolate dessert recipes would not be complete without this ooey-gooey Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. This recipe starts by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing two 6-ounce ramekins with butter. Place them onto a baking sheet and set it aside until needed. Add 2 ounces unsalted butter and 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate to a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the butter in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted. Remove the bowl from the microwave and whisk the mixture until it is smooth and then begin to whisk in 1 teaspoon espresso powder, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1 large egg, 1 egg yolk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in that specific order. Toss in 1/4 cup flour and 1/8 teaspoon salt and mix until its combined. Do not overmix the batter. Evenly distribute the batter between the two ramekins and place them back onto the baking sheet. Bake the batter for around 11 minutes then remove it from the oven and let it cool for exactly 1 minute. Then, using something to protect your hands from the heat, carefully invert both ramekins onto a plate. Top with your toppings of choice such as more chocolate chunks, berries, or even ice cream!
There is a chocolate dessert recipe on this list perfect for every chocolate-lover out there! Which of these chocolate dessert recipes are you dying to try out first? Let us know which one of these recipes caught your eye most in the comments below!
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Hello! My name is Sara Bowers and I am a Senior at Azusa Pacific University where I am double majoring in Allied Health and Honors Humanities and minoring in Psychology. As a young girl, I loved to write and English became my favorite subject very quickly. The sciences also intrigued me and I was often told to choose one path, but I did not want to sacrifice either of my passions. It turns out I didn't have to and thanks to the many novels read in my Humanities courses and the writing prompts I tackled alongside them, my love of writing was further affirmed and I grew more confident that I made the correct decision in pursuing both paths. I have a heart for helping people by any means necessary, so if that means helping someone with a physical ailment, informing someone of the best places to eat, or giving tips to calm anxiety, I am all for it. So, there you have it - that's me! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to get to know me a little bit! I hope you stop by and check out more of my articles in the future!