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9 Chocolate Recipes: Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More!

Margie's been an online writer for several years. Her articles focus on great Southern-style recipes for any occasion.

If you love chocolate, you'll love these recipes!

If you love chocolate, you'll love these recipes!

Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Need chocolate? Check out a few of my favorite chocolate recipes. They say that dark chocolate is good for you in small amounts, but these recipes are chock-full of the stuff—enough to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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Delicious Chocolate Recipes

  1. Tres Cocoas Leches Cake
  2. Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake Pie
  3. Chocolate Coated Bacon
  4. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies
  5. Almond Joy Cake
  6. Chocolate Chip Cookies
  7. Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes
  8. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  9. Chocolate Wacky Cake
Tres cocoas leches cake

Tres cocoas leches cake

1. Tres Cocoas Leches Cake Recipe

Tres cocoas leches cake is a moist, rich and dense chocolate cake that will send you to chocolate heaven. Every bite is so luscious! It is easily made using a cake mix. When I want to impress my guest, tres cocoas leches cake will do the trick!



  • 1-Chocolate Devil's Food Cake mix
  • Ingredients directed on the cake mix

Cream Topping

  • 5 ounces unsweetened baker's chocolate
  • 14-ounces can milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Whipped Topping

  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions for Making Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a Chocolate Devil's Food Cake mix, prepare as directed on the package.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch x 13-inch pan that has been sprayed with vegetable oil.
  4. Bake the cake for 30–35 minutes.
  5. Let cool for 5–10 minutes.
  6. Using the end of a wooden spoon or a sharp knife, poke holes in the top of the cake at 1-inch intervals.
  7. While the cake is cooling, make the cream topping.

Instructions for Making Cream Topping

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Slowly whisk to melt the chocolate, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the cream until combined.
  3. Pour the cream topping over the warm cake and let it cool for several hours, or overnight, before serving. The cream mixture will be absorbed into the cake.
  4. Before serving, top with the whipped topping.

Instructions for Making Whipped Topping

  1. Whip the cream with an electric mixer.
  2. Stir in the cocoa and sugar.
  3. Frost the cake with the whipped cream and sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  4. Keep the cake refrigerated.
Chocolate no-bake cheesecake pie

Chocolate no-bake cheesecake pie

2. Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Two of my favorite ingredients are chocolate and cream cheese. I love making this no-bake recipe in the summertime—no oven is needed. This delicious no-bake pie is easy to make; I know this will be a keeper for your recipe box. Make two of these creamy chocolaty pies; one will not last very long. Enjoy!


  • 1 ½ cups milk chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1-8 ounces package cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup softened
  • 1-8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1- 9-inch graham cracker, chocolate crust or pie shell


  1. Cream the cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Add the chocolate that has been cooled; beat well.
  3. Fold in the frozen whipped topping.
  4. Pour into the pie shell.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Store any leftovers in the fridge.
Chocolate coated bacon

Chocolate coated bacon

3. Chocolate Coated Bacon Recipe

Chocolate-coated bacon is crisply cooked bacon; coated with milk, white, or dark chocolate. The crispy savory bacon and the sweetness of the chocolate are heavenly. I really like the black peppered bacon dipped in the white chocolate; sprinkle with sea salt. Try a sprinkle of sea salt or chopped nuts—it is truly unique!

I dare you to give it a try; put it in a tin and give it to a friend!


  • 12 slices thick-cut, about 1 pound
  • 12 wooden skewers, 12-inch
  • 6 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Thread each strip of the bacon onto a wooden skewer.
  3. Place the bacon on a baking rack in a large baking pan.
  4. Bake for 20–25 minutes, until crisp.
  5. Cool on paper towels completely.
  6. Melt the white candy coating in the microwave in a bowl; stir until melted.
  7. Combine the milk chocolate chips and the shortening in a bowl; melt in the microwave, stir until melted.
  8. Coat the bacon using a pastry brush on both sides with the melted coatings.
  9. Top each strip of bacon with the desired toppings.
  10. Place the bacon strips on the waxed paper.
  11. Refrigerate until the chocolate is hard. Store the leftover in the refrigerator.
  12. Makes 12 slices of chocolate-covered bacon.
Chocolate chip peanut butter brownies

Chocolate chip peanut butter brownies

4. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies Recipe

Brownies are always popular as snacks and desserts. Peanut butter and chocolate make a delicious combination, especially in brownie form. Bar cookies are so easy and fast to make; bake up a batch for the family or take to a family gathering or potluck. I like making a batch to freeze for unexpected occasions!


  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12-ounce package chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl; combine the peanut butter, butter and brown, and white sugar; beat until creamy.
  3. Gradually beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine in a small bowl; the flour, baking powder, and salt; blend into the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Spread into a greased 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the brownie batter.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Almond joy cake

Almond joy cake

5. Almond Joy Cake Recipe

I love the Almond Joy candy bar. If you do too, you will love this almond joy cake recipe. It is full of chocolate goodness! This recipe is so awesome it makes two 9-inch x 13-inch cakes!


  • 1 box German chocolate cake mix with pudding
  • 26 regular-size marshmallows
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1-12-ounce package coconut flakes
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups sliced almonds


  1. Follow the instructions on the cake mix.
  2. Flour and grease two 9-inch x 13-inch baking pans.
  3. Divide the batter between the two pans.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
  5. In a saucepan; add 1 cup evaporated milk and 1 cup sugar; bring to a boil.
  6. Remove the mixture from the heat; add marshmallows.
  7. Stir until the marshmallows dissolve; add coconut.
  8. Pour over both the cakes dividing the mixture.
  9. In a separate saucepan; add ½ cup sugar, ½ cup evaporated milk and margarine.
  10. Heat to a rapid boil; remove from the heat.
  11. Add the chocolate chips; drizzle over both the cake and sprinkle with the almonds.
 Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

We all love chocolate chip cookies! To bake fresh cookies on short notice, keep a supply of the cookie dough in the freezer. When you need some fresh cookies for the company or just for your cravings, thaw the cookie dough enough so you can spoon it out to bake.

This scrumptious cookie dough or baked cookies will keep up to 9 months in the freezer. How neat is that, chocolate chip cookies at our fingertips anytime we want them!


  • 2/3 cups shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, or any nut you desire
  • 1-12 ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like milk chocolate)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large mixing bowl; add the shortening, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract; mix well.
  3. Blend in the flour, baking soda, and salt. (For a softer, rounder cookie, add ½ cup flour.)
  4. Add the nuts and chocolate chips; mix well.
  5. Drop heaping teaspoonful of the dough on an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown.
  7. Cool for a few minutes before removing from the baking sheet.
 Chocolate sour cream cupcakes

Chocolate sour cream cupcakes

7. Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcake Recipe

Chocolate sour cream cupcakes are so luscious and moist. The sour cream is the trick to making these cupcakes moist! Top the cupcakes with a chocolate buttercream frosting.

Cupcakes are easy to serve, especially to kids. I have baked this delicious recipe many times for parties for grandkids to potlucks.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened, sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water, boiling
  • Paper muffin liner needed


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the paper muffin liners in the pan.
  3. Mix in a large bowl; the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add the egg, sour cream, oil, and vanilla extract.
  5. With a wooden spoon mix until combined, do not over-mix.
  6. Add the boiling water; stir slowly until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Fill the muffin cups ½ full with mixture.
  8. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.
Chocolate buttercream frosting

Chocolate buttercream frosting

8. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Buttercream frosting is my basic recipe for most of my desserts that require a frosting. It is very versatile; delete the cocoa powder and make it vanilla, strawberry, lemon and more!


  • 2 sticks butter, 1 cup, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • ½ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened, sifted


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the butter for 2 minutes on medium speed with an electric mixer.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  3. Next, add the vanilla extract, cream, and cocoa powder; beat on medium speed for 3 more minutes until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Spread on the cooled cupcakes.
Chocolate wacky cake

Chocolate wacky cake

9. Chocolate Wacky Cake Recipe

Buttercream frosting is a basic recipe that I use for most of my desserts that require a topping. It is very versatile; delete the cocoa powder and make it vanilla, strawberry, lemon, and more!


  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (sift to remove lumps)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Combine the first six ingredients; mix well.
  2. Make three holes in the mixture; pour oil in one, vanilla extract in another and vinegar into the third.
  3. Add the water and mix until blended.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 8-inch x 8-inch or round 9-inch cake pan.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over batter.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 40 minutes.

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