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Best Chocolate Recipes

Recipe By Tessa Arias
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October 19th, 2021

Here’s a collection of the very BEST chocolate recipes that all your friends and family will love! From brownies, cakes, cupcakes and cookies – this list has it all!

It’s no secret that I love chocolate.

Seeing as National Chocolate Day is on October 28th, I found it fitting to put together a list of all my favorite chocolate recipes in one place.

Below you’ll find all my very favorite – and most popular – chocolate recipes. This list has it ALL.

Brownies, cakes & cupcakes, blondies, you name it.

All my favorite chocolate recipes are below. I can’t wait to hear which one you’re going to try!


Chocolate How-To’s

How to Temper Chocolate

Here's how to temper chocolate! This post covers it all: best chocolate to use, correct temperatures, the microwave and seeding methods, and more! Everything you need for perfectly tempered chocolate is here. Use for chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate truffles, you name it!
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how to get perfectly tempered chocolate

Chocolate Ganache

Learn how to make chocolate ganache with 3 variations and all the customization and flavor options you could dream of! Step-by-step video included.
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how to make chocolate ganache

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes

Best Chocolate Cake

This Best Chocolate Cake recipe makes for the most flavorful, moist, and tender chocolate cake you've ever tasted! Everyone LOVES it and you don't even need a mixer to make the batter.  Download my free Buttercream guide here!
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Fudgy slice of the best chocolate cake recipe

Chocolate Brownie Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Brownie Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting features three layers of fudgy brownie cake with rich peanut butter buttercream topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups. Ultimate decadence!
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Peanut butter brownie cake on a cake stand topped with dipping chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups

Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Ultra rich, moist, and fudgy Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake is the perfect summer treat for any chocoholic and can be made in less than 1 hour! No mixer required. Tons of chocolate flavor!
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Bite take out of chocolate zucchini snack cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Buttercream

Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Buttercream features an easy, fudgy, and moist cocoa cake with Guinness beer and thick creamy and sweet Irish cream buttercream. The perfect St. Patrick’s Day cake! Download my FREE Best Buttercream Guide here!
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Slice of cake on plate with fork

German Chocolate Cake Recipe

This easy German Chocolate Cake recipe features a tender cocoa cake layered with a thick and fudgy coconut and pecan frosting and can be made in just over an hour! No mixer required.
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Easy German Chocolate Cake with Frosting Recipe

The Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipes

Best Chocolate Cupcakes

After tons of testing and tweaking, I've finally discovered the BEST Chocolate Cupcake recipe! Truly! Keep reading for lots of recipe tips, insights into the science of baking, and the full printable recipe.
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homemade chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting swirled on top

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes are ultra moist and easy to make with tons of refreshing chocolate peppermint goodness. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or Christmas!
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Plate of chocolate mint cupcakes

Chocolate Blackout Cupcakes

Chocolate Blackout Cupcakes feature a dark chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a rich dark chocolate buttercream. For serious chocolate lovers only!!  Get my FREE Buttercream Guide here!
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Chocolate Blackout Cupcakes feature a dark chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache and topped with a rich dark chocolate buttercream. For serious chocolate lovers only!!

Brownie Recipes

Brown Butter Brownies

Brown Butter Brownies are ultra rich, chewy, and fudgy with that classic shiny crinkly crust on top and gooey chocolate chips inside.
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stack of gooey brown butter brownies

Best Ever Chewy Brownies

The BEST Chewy Brownies are just as chewy as the boxed brownies but packed with way more chocolate flavor. One bowl recipe made in less than 1 hour!
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Ultra chewy brownies better than box mix!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies

Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies are fudgy chocolate brownies stuffed with a thick layer of pure peanut butter for the most rich and indulgent treat. For serious peanut butter lovers only!!
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Homemade chocolate fudge brownie stuffed with gooey peanut butter on a plate with a bite taken out

Cosmic Brownies

This copycat recipe for Cosmic Brownies is ultra rich, fudgy, and chewy just like the kind you buy at the store but oh so much better with no preservatives!
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Cosmic brownie square with bite taken out

Chocolate Cheesecake Recipes

Death by Chocolate Cheesecake

Insanely decadent Death by Chocolate Cheesecake features chocolate in FOUR forms: chocolate cookie crust, double chocolate cheesecake filling, with a chocolate ganache topping. It doesn't get better than this!  Download my free Ultimate Cheesecake Guide here!
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Insanely decadent Death by Chocolate Cheesecake features chocolate in FOUR forms: chocolate cookie crust, double chocolate cheesecake filling, with a chocolate ganache topping. It doesn't get better than this!

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake features a buttery Oreo cookie crust, an ultra rich a decadent chocolate peppermint filling, and is topped with fudgy ganache and crushed candy canes. It’s the perfect Christmas dessert for a crowd!
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Slice of peppermint chocolate cheesecake on a plate with crushed candy canes on top

Chocolate Pie Recipes

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie features an Oreo cookie crust, rich and creamy chocolate filling, and is topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings! No raw eggs. Perfect holiday recipe!
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French Silk Pie features an Oreo cookie crust, rich and creamy chocolate filling, and is topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings! No raw eggs. Perfect holiday recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie tastes like a giant Reese's peanut butter cup but so much better because it's made with thick and creamy pudding! This pie won't last long!!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Pie Slice

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie made with an Oreo crust, chocolate caramel mousse filling, and peanut butter whipped cream to top. Decadent!
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Easy Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultra thick Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies feature golden brown edges with ooey and gooey centers. This easy recipe can be made in 30 minutes! Download my free Cookie Customization Guide here!
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Ultra thick bakery style chocolate chip cookie recipe

Soft Batch Double Chocolate Cookies

Soft Batch Double Chocolate Cookies are sinfully thick, rich, and gooey and loaded with an almost obscene amount of chocolate!
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Soft Batch Double Chocolate Cookies are sinfully thick, rich, and gooey and loaded with an almost obscene amount of chocolate!

Browned Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browned Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with flavor and have a soft yet chewy, ooey gooey texture. These were a HUGE hit!
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gooey browned butter toffee chocolate chip cookie recipe

German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies feature a homemade ultra soft, chewy, and gooey double chocolate cookie loaded with a flavorful coconut pecan topping. Amazing!
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Chocolate for Breakfast!

Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins

Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins feature a mocha muffin base that's studded with chocolate chips and topped with a crunchy toffee streusel for the best combination of flavor and texture!
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Chocolate Coffee Toffee Crunch Muffins

Gooey Chocolate Rolls

Gooey Chocolate Rolls are what happens when you take fluffy cinnamon buns and fill them with an ooey chocolate filling then top them with a rich cocoa icing. Absolute chocolate decadence!
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Gooey chocolate swirl roll on a plate with a fork

Chocolate Chip Muffins

The BEST Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist and tender with buttery slightly crispy edges and tons of gooey chocolate chips throughout. Download my free Ultimate Muffin Guide here!
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Chocolate chip muffin on a plate with the paper liner removed

More Chocolate Recipes You’ll Love…

As if you haven’t found enough recipes to try already. 😉

Best Ever Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Best Ever Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is an easy American buttercream style recipe with two SECRET ingredients and one surprise technique to make the richest, creamiest, smoothest, and most chocolaty buttercream ever.
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Mixing bowl with silky chocolate buttercream frosting

Gooey Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Ultra flavorful Gooey Chocolate Chunk Blondies are ridiculously chewy, gooey, and absolutely loaded with chunks of chocolate. 35 minutes, no mixer required. Baking tips & tricks listed below!
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Gooey Chocolate Chunk Blondie Recipe

Death by Chocolate Ice Cream

Death by Chocolate Ice Cream features an ultra rich, thick, and creamy double chocolate custard-based ice cream with chocolate fudge swirled throughout. Every bite is a chocoholic's dream!
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tin filled with homemade death by chocolate ice cream and a blue ice cream scoop

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites are the ultimate party food - nothing can beat this rich and flavorful bite-sized dessert. Be warned: these won't last!
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So, which chocolate recipe are you going to try first?!

Comment below!

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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