13 Delicious Chocolate Recipes

13 Delicious Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is one of the most beloved foods in the world. The rich, complex flavor and smooth, creamy texture of chocolate make it a universally craved treat. The best part? It also has many health benefits – it contains antioxidants, magnesium, and other nutrients that support heart health, brain function, and more. 

Interestingly, not many people know that the history of chocolate began over 3,000 years ago when the ancient Mesoamerican cultures like the Mayans and Aztecs consumed chocolate made from cacao beans in beverages and food. Over time, chocolate spread worldwide through trade and conquest, evolving into the sweet treat we know today. Now, chocolate is a multi-billion dollar global industry, with people consuming more than 7 million tons of it annually. 

From silky truffles to molten lava cakes, chocolate is a versatile ingredient that takes dessert to the next level. Read on for some delicious chocolate recipes to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

1. Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate lava cakes are a decadent dessert, but when enjoyed in moderation, they can be part of a balanced diet. The bittersweet chocolate and eggs provide antioxidants, while the flour contains some fiber and carbohydrates for energy. Limit portions to one lava cake and pair it with fruit for added nutrition. 

To make chocolate lava cakes, combine eggs, sugar, flour, melted chocolate, and butter. Bake in ramekins until the exterior is set. However, make sure not to overbake lava cakes – the center should still be molten when served. Enjoy lava cakes with a scoop of ice cream or fresh berries for an extra decadent treat.

2. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream

Creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream is a refreshing, nostalgic treat. The cool mint balances the sweet chocolate perfectly. 

Make an easy recipe for mint chocolate ice cream by churning a custard base flavored with fresh mint and chocolate chips or syrup. You can also adapt the recipe by using chocolate mint extract instead of fresh mint. Mint chocolate chip is a timeless ice cream flavor for good reason.

3. Chocolate Soufflés

A chocolate soufflé is a lighter chocolate dessert. The egg whites make it airy and lower in fat and calories than other chocolate desserts. Eggs provide protein for satiety, while the cocoa powder contains antioxidants. Enjoy a small soufflé with fresh raspberries for fiber, vitamin C, and sweetness. 

To make a chocolate soufflé, melt chocolate and butter together, then fold into whipped egg whites along with sugar and flour. Bake in ramekins until risen and serve immediately.

4. Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse is a classic creamy dessert with just a few simple ingredients – chocolate, eggs, cream, and sugar. 

Whipping the egg whites creates a light, airy mousse that melts in your mouth. Chocolate mousse makes an easy, elegant dessert when served in a glass or a decorative dish. Garnish with berries, whipped cream, or chocolate shavings.

5. Chocolate Pots de Crème

Pots de crème are rich, decadent custards with intense chocolate flavor; however, it is best enjoyed in moderation. The cream provides calcium, while the eggs contain protein and antioxidants. Serve small portions with fresh raspberries for fiber.

Made by slowly baking a mix of cream, eggs, and chocolate, they result in a smooth, silky texture. Pots de crème make an ideal dessert to serve at dinner parties. Top them with whipped cream and sea salt flakes for an upscale presentation.

6. Chocolate Pavlova

A pavlova is a light, crunchy meringue dessert topped with cream and fruit. This is a lower-calorie chocolate dessert. The egg white meringue is fat-free and provides protein, while the chocolate drizzle adds antioxidants, and the fruit boosts fiber and vitamin C. You can swap the traditional fruit for chocolate to create a chocolate lover’s dream. 

Melt chocolate, let it cool slightly, and drizzle it over the meringue. Top with freshly whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and raspberries for a stunning dessert.

7. Chocolate Tart

Buttery, crisp pastry filled with a luxurious chocolate ganachemakes chocolate tarts a sublime dessert. You can make the ganache with dark, milk, or white chocolate. For added texture, mix in nuts or chocolate chunks. Serve small slices of chocolate tart with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.

8. Chocolate Truffles

Bite-sized chocolate truffles make an easy, elegant candy perfect for gifting or serving at parties. Roll melted chocolate mixed with cream or butter into balls, let set, and coat with cocoa powder, chopped nuts, coconut, or sprinkles. Infuse the ganachewith flavors like mint, coffee, or orange for variety. Chocolate truffles are a surefire way to impress chocolate lovers.

9. Chocolate Fondue

What’s better than dipping fresh fruit, marshmallows, and other treats into melted chocolate? Make an easy chocolate fondue by melting chocolate with cream in a fondue pot or slow cooker. Set out bites like strawberries, banana slices, rice krispie treats, and more for dipping. Fondue is a fun, interactive dessert for parties and celebrations.

10. Chocolate Chip Cookies

No chocolate recipe roundup is complete without chocolate chip cookies. The combination of buttery cookie dough studded with melty chocolate chips is hard to beat. Vary the chocolate by using dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate chips. For variety, mix in other add-ins like nuts or peanut butter chips. Enjoy these classic cookies fresh from the oven with a cold glass of milk.

11. Chocolate Cheesecake

A creamy chocolate cheesecake is a crowd-pleasing dessert. Blend chocolate into the cheesecake batter itself, or swirl chocolate ganache on top for a marbled effect. Top with chocolate shavings or chocolate drizzle. Make a chocolate crust for extra chocolate flavor.

12. Chocolate Crepes

For a more elegant chocolate dessert, make delicate chocolate crepes. Spread chocolate hazelnut spread inside and roll up, then dust with powdered sugar. Or fill with bananas and chocolate sauce. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top for an extra treat.

13. Chocolate Brownies

Fudgy, chocolatey brownies are a chocolate lover’s dream. Packed with chocolate flavor, they can be made with mixes or from scratch. Mix in chocolate chips, nuts, or swirl in peanut butter for variety. Brownies are easy to make and perfect for potlucks.  


Chocolate is a versatile ingredient that can be used in endless sweet and savory dishes. From rich truffles to gooey cookies, chocolate takes dessert to the next level. Satisfy your chocolate cravings with any of these delicious chocolate recipes. With options ranging from easy cookies to elegant soufflés and fondue, you’re sure to find a new favorite. So embrace your love of chocolate and get baking!

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  1. Shirley O
    July 25, 2023 / 12:12 pm

    All of these recipes sound delicious. I would love to try the Chocolate Lava Cake.

  2. Jamie Stebbins
    July 25, 2023 / 8:55 pm

    I would like to try this recipe this cake looks delicious

  3. Jeff J.
    July 26, 2023 / 3:20 am

    These sound wo good!

  4. Shirley
    July 26, 2023 / 5:44 pm

    These chocolate recipes sound delicious I would love to make the lava cake have never tried one yet

  5. Kari B
    July 27, 2023 / 6:33 am

    Chocolate Lava Cakes are so delicious! I need to try to make one at home.