This Is Serious Business: Our Top 10 Chocolate Desserts


Pretty much anything filled with chocolate-y goodness gets two thumbs up in our book. But these 10 decadent desserts are the ones we turn to when we have a serious chocoholic to impress (or just need a pick-me-up, TBH).

1. Scream For Ice Cream

Cookie crust, chocolate fudge sauce, coffee ice cream … shall we go on? This recipe takes all the flavors of a Mississippi mud pie and puts ‘em in an ice cream cake. (And you don’t even need a machine to make the ice cream!)

2. On A Roll

This marvel includes—count ‘em!—FIVE different types of chocolate. Three of them get piped out and rolled into a chocolate shell, while the other two head into the bourbon mousse filling. (Drooling yet?)

3. This Is Legendary

If chocolate-maker extraordinaire Jacques Torres says it’s good … we're there. Layer up an almond sponge cake with chocolate ganache filling, praline topping, chocolate glaze, AND a huge flower made completely of the sweet stuff.

4. Fudgy The Brownie

Up your bake sale game: This from-scratch batter only takes 15 minutes to make, and you’re only gonna dirty ONE pot while doing it. (And when we say fudgy brownie, we mean fudgy.)

5. Nostalgia 101

You know those towering chocolate cake slices they seem to only have at diners? Our version is even more delicious, and the secret is surprising: Adding sour cream to the batter punches up flavor and moistness!

6. Say Cheese(cake)

This cake is the bomb, literally! Inspired by a traditional “bomb” ice cream cake, this chocolate cheesecake filling gets molded in a large metal bowl, then covered with poured ganache.

7. Torte, Torte, Hooray!

This classic Austrian dessert is filled with apricot preserves before getting covered in chocolate glaze and dark chocolate accents. What a combo!

8. Oh, Fudge

The key to smooth, creamy, classic fudge is keeping sugar crystals at bay. Our tricks: Coat the pot with butter, and add a little corn syrup to your mixture.

9. No Flour, No Problem

Flourless cake is the OG gluten-free dessert! The deliciousness is in its simplicity: One layer of fudgy, chocolate cake covered with chocolate glaze. What more do you need, really?

10. Ooey, Gooey Goodness

This chocolate lava cake has a secret inside: caramels sprinkled with sea salt!

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