Dessert Recipes for Extreme Chocolate Lovers

Are you a chocolate or a vanilla lover? If chocolate is your flavor of choice, these recipes are for you. Double and triple chocolate desserts might translate into trouble for some, but if extra-chocolaty is wrong, we don’t want to be right. Here are 6 chocolate-filled sweets to make today.

1. Triple Chocolate Layer Cake

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Triple-chocolate layer cake |

Buckle your seatbelts, because we’re starting out strong with this triple chocolate layer cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Boasting two thick cake layers and a rich milk chocolate frosting, this dessert is as decadent as they come, and it’s the perfect treat for any occasion. While layer cakes can be intimidating, Sally’s foolproof formula is anything but frightening, and as long as you have your baking staples and chocolate on hand, you should be good to go.


  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed strong hot coffee
  • 1.25 cups unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounces chocolate chips, optional


See full recipe directions at Sally’s Baking Addiction.

2. Chocolate Brownie Pudding

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Next up: chocolate brownie pudding from What’s Gaby Cooking. Your favorite dessert can be eaten with a spoon in pudding form, and the recipe couldn’t be easier. Requiring butter, cocoa powder, eggs, sugar, and Kahlua, this pudding upgrades a childhood favorite. But while the booze is optional, the butter is not.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

See full recipe directions at What’s Gaby Cooking.

3. Double Chocolate Irish Brownie Cheesecakes

Double Chocolate Irish Brownie Cheesecakes
Double chocolate Irish brownie cheesecakes |

But wait, we’re not done talking about brownies yet. They not only perform well in puddings, but also in cheesecakes — Irish-spiked cheesecakes, to be exact. These double chocolate Irish brownie cheesecakes from Half Baked Harvest will blow your mind and make you wish that Baileys ganache and whiskey whipped were always topping options. Make these rich and ridiculous cheesecakes, and scoop up every single bite.


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3½ ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup stout beer
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons Baileys Irish liquor

Baileys ganache

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Baileys

Whiskey whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powder sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whiskey (optional)

See full recipe directions at Half Baked Harvest.

4. Oreo-Doodles

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Switching gears and moving on from brownies and cheesecakes to cookies, we come to these Oreo-doodles from Gimme Some Oven. According to the developer behind these sweet treats, Oreo-doodles are Oreo-crusted chocolate cookies. It doesn’t get much sweeter than that. Pick yourself up a package of America’s favorite cookie and get ready to pulverize them in the food processor.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces coarsely chopped dark or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 Oreo cookies, finely crumbled

See full recipe directions at Gimme Some Oven.

5. Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Triple chocolate mousse cake
Triple chocolate mousse cake |

This cake from Brown Eyed Baker requires no explanation. The sinful dessert demands to be made, and Michelle has all the directions for you. Considering the layers of this cake include flour-less chocolate cake, dark chocolate mousse, and white chocolate mousse, we think she has all the chocolate bases covered, and now it’s your turn to master the beauty in your own kitchen.


Bottom layer

  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces, plus extra for greasing pan
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • Pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar

Middle layer

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 5 tablespoons hot water
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups cold heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon table salt

Top layer

  • ¾ teaspoon powdered gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1½ cups cold heavy cream


See full recipe directions at Brown Eyed Baker.

6. Triple Chocolate Pecan Fudge

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Going out on a high note, we conclude with this triple chocolate pecan fudge from Martha Stewart. The recipe for this dessert is easier than the others on our list, but the sweet treat is just as satisfying. Enlisting unsweetened, semisweet, and bittersweet chocolate, Martha utilizes all of her baking chocolate on hand and also (of course) calls corn syrup, butter, and sugar into the mix.


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1¼ cups half-and-half
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecan pieces

See full recipe directions at Martha Stewart.

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