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Decadent Dark Chocolate Desserts - 31 recipes

Dark chocolate is rich, decadent, and great for when the holidays roll around. Cupcakes, cake and dark chocolate bars, indulge in these recipes when you're craving something sweet.

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By MaryEllen

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (20 Votes)
Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 200

  • DARK CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 10 ounces good-quality dark chocolate
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baker’s chocolate
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs plus 1 yolk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 chocolate brownie crust, prebaked (see separate recipe)
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream or coconut milk (not lite)
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter or dairy-free margarine
  • MILK CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 9 ounces milk chocolate,* chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream or coconut milk (not lite)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter or dairy-free margarine

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This luxurious treat has a brownie crust, a creamy filling and two ganache toppings

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This decadent Dark Chocolate Macaron Cake is a definite showstopper! Serve this up for your Valentines dinner and e...

  • CAKE:
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • GANACHE:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • Unsweetened whipped cream, for serving
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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These aren't your average brownies

  • BROWNIES:
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 6 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Chopped roasted peanuts, if desired
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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Coffee Roasted Almond + Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark is easily adapted to your taste

  • 1 1/2 cups whole raw almonds
  • 1 cup pistachios
  • 1/2 cup fresh ground coffee beans
  • 1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 16 ounces dark chocolate, chopped, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened flaked coconut, toasted
  • Flaked sea salt, for topping
4.7/5 (10 Votes)

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These Salted Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are insanely delicious, it's just a happy coincidence they are healt...

  • 2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 cup organic coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, canned
  • Sea Salt, optional
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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Sweet and savory salted caramel dark chocolate shortbread bars will definitely satisfy your sweet and salty craving...

  • SHORTBREAD:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • SALTED CARAMEL:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup packed Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed Imperial Sugar Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons Maldon sea salt
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, chopped
4.5/5 (169 Votes)

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Craving some chocolate?! These cookies are the perfect cure for those deep dark chocolate cravings and ALL the choc...

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (about 9 ounces), divided
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided (I used 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
4.5/5 (107 Votes)

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A rich and dark crumb cake with sweet Bailey's buttercream frosting

  • BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Bailey’s, as needed
4.6/5 (89 Votes)

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These chewy coconut, chocolate, and caramel Samoas bars inspired by the legendary Girl Scout cookies will make you ...

  • COOKIE BASE:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 cups coconut, shredded
  • 12 ounces good quality chewy caramels
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 10 ounces dark or semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips are ok)
4.7/5 (47 Votes)

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The Cracker Barrel Double Fudge Coca Cola Cake is absolute PERFECTION

  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup coca cola
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 3 heaping-ish tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
4.3/5 (58 Votes)

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Need some energy? Try these Energy Balls with Coconut, Sunflower Seeds, Dark Chocolate & Dried Cranberries

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 4 dates, pits removed
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
5/5 (1 Votes)

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These fruity and chewy apricot cookies are dipped in dark chocolate for such an awesome combo unlike any cookie you...

  • 1 (1-pound 1.5-ounce) pouch Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 (12-ounce) package dark chocolate chips
5/5 (1 Votes)

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The combination of tart strawberries and bittersweet chocolate ganache will overwhelm your friends and family this ...

  • CRANBERRY TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) cranberry juice
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dried cranberries
  • 12-ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries
  • CRUST:
  • 1 3/4 cups (about 5 1/4 ounces) graham cracker crumbs (1 sleeve)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) confectioners' sugar or glazing sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) melted butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 2/3 cup (5 3/8 ounces) heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) diced walnuts or pecans
5/5 (1 Votes)

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  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup granulated (white) sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag (or 1 2/3 cups) dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup crushed peppermint candy canes or peppermint candy
4.5/5 (41 Votes)

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  • 3/4 cup whole skin-on almonds
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate (60 percent to 70 percent cocoa)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Toasted almonds
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
4.8/5 (14 Votes)

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