These are my best decadent chocolate dessert recipes for every occasion. Next time your social calendar requires that you to whip out a to-die-for chocolate dessert, remember that I have got the formula to every rich chocolate concoction you need. After all, there is never such a thing as too much chocolate.
Today we celebrate National Chocolate Day in the United States! There is no food quite as comfort-packed as chocolate. Whether you prefer chocolate in form of fudgy brownies, rich chocolate cakes, or fluffy mousse, you’re sure to find something in this selection that will satisfy even the most seasoned sweet tooth.
Take a scroll at these chocolate recipes and get ready to indulge! Also, be sure to leave a comment and let me know which ones you try! I would love to see your creations so snap a photo for our Facebook group and use the hashtag #delscookingtwist on Instagram.
1. French Chocolate Cake
French Chocolate Cake – It is by far your favorite chocolate recipe out there! This super simple French chocolate cake is fluffy, with a moist texture and a slightly crispy upper-crust. My personal tip: double the quantities right away and use a bigger springform, because chances that your guests will ask for seconds are high!
2. Crunchy Chocolate Quinoa Granola
Crunchy Chocolate Quinoa Granola – I’m one of those who love to bite into a large piece of dark chocolate. If you recognize yourself here, you will certainly fall for this crunchy and crispy chocolate granola packed with with quinoa, hazelnuts and chocolate chunks.
3. Dark Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate Mousse – Introducing my super simple French chocolate mousse recipe with just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, and eggs (you don’t even need to add sugar!). This fantastic recipe makes a decadent chocolate dessert recipe that will sure impress your friends.
4. Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookies
Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookies – Half way between a brownie and a cookie, these decadent brownie-like chocolate cookies have a crackly crusts and chewy fudgy centers. Note that timing matters in this recipe, which means you’re most likely to have your cookies ready within half an hour!
5. Decadent Chocolate Chestnut Fondant
Decadent Chocolate Chestnut Fondant – This French chocolate fondant with chestnut will delight all chocolate lovers out there. It has a rich, dense and elegant truffle-like texture and makes decadent melt-in-your-mouth dessert for special occasions. Serve with vanilla custard to balance flavors.
6. Chocolate Profiteroles with Candied Hazelnuts
Chocolate Profiteroles with Candied Hazelnuts – They are a classic in France and you usually find them in fancy French restaurants or bistros. But did you know that homemade profiteroles are actually way easier to prepare than you would think? Jump to the recipe and learn how to master my foolproof choux pastry. Serve with vanilla ice cream, hot chocolate sauce, and enjoy right away!
7. Chocolate Praline Crêpe Cake
Chocolate Praline Crêpe Cake – I’m all about crepes (have always been), and obviously I really can’t resist this 40-layer crepe stack filled with homemade praline spread and topped with a generous layer of chocolate ganache and toasted hazelnuts. This crepe cake is a showstopper!
8. Healthy Extra Moist Chocolate Cake
Healthy Extra Moist Chocolate Cake – Flourless, butter free and naturally sweetened with fruits, this is what this extra moist chocolate cake is all about. Most importantly: you would NEVER guess it’s actually healthier than a classic chocolate cake. This chocolate cake has been tested by hundreds of readers around the world and approved by all of them!
9. Chocolate Eclairs (éclairs au chocolat)
Chocolate Eclairs (éclairs au chocolat) – You’ve probably heard about chocolate eclairs before and maybe tried it in a French bakery once in Paris or anywhere else in France. But have you ever tried to prepare them yourself? With its simple chocolate ganache, this eclairs recipe makes a wonderful decadent chocolate dessert.
10. Best Ever Vegan Fudge Brownies
Best Ever Vegan Fudge Brownies – Yes, they are vegan, and yet they are the best ever fudge brownies I ever had! With just a few basic ingredients, you get the rich, decadent fudgy texture. This chocolate dessert is addiction at first bite.
11. Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Cake
Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Cake – This chocolate dessert is a stopover guaranteed to impress chocolate lovers for any special occasion: Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or a Birthday Party. In between a moist chocolate cake layer and a rich milk chocolate mousse, you will find the juicy raspberries. It makes such a festive chocolate dessert!
12. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake
Molten Chocolate Lava Cake – Whenever you’re craving chocolate and don’t have much time ahead, go for this decadent chocolate dessert with its mind-blowing gooey center. Ready in no time, it has a rich, and decadent with loads of chocolate flavor. HEAVEN!
13. Vegan Chocolate Mousse with aquafaba!
Vegan Chocolate Mousse with aquafaba – Again, a vegan chocolate dessert here! Aquafaba (chickpea water) does all the magic in this chocolate mousse topped with a whipped coconut cream. Not sure about it yet? Try it yourself and you’ll see. It’s one of my husband’s favorite dessert (and he’s not even vegan).
14. Dark Chocolate Fondant Cake
Dark Chocolate Fondant Cake – I have been making this chocolate fondant cake recipe for over 15 years and it’s the one to keep a lifetime. This express recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, 17 minutes to bake and is by far the very best fondant you can possibly find.
15. Chocolate Pots de Crème
Chocolate Pots de Crème – These chocolate custards count among my best decadent chocolate dessert recipes. They have a dreamy rich and creamy chocolate texture that is simply to die for!