Everyone loves a chocolate dessert. Our pick of recipes can be made ahead, leaving you free to relax and enjoy yourself over dinner. There is a chocolate dessert for all occasions, from chocolate shortbread squares or chocolate and frangelico brownies that can be passed around at an informal dinner to an impressive chocolate tarte au citron, which gives another dessert favourite a chocolate twist.
This melt in the mouth chocolate and coffee mousse recipe (pictured) is smooth and velvety and takes hardly no time at all to make which makes it ideal for a dinner party so you can make it and then get on with the other courses while it chills.
For a fuss free dessert, make a no bake chocolate cheesecake that can be sliced at the table, easy chocolate and salted caramel canapes or go for a quick chocolate hazelnut milkshake, made with Nutella for a retro treat.
Or if it’s wow factor you want, make a towering chocolate and honeycomb torte, a chocolate and coffee roulade or a chocolate and salted peanut cheesecake, which has a rich salty-sweet flavour that works so well, you'll only need to serve a sliver.
To finish, double chocolate biscuits sandwiched with a rich chocolate ganache would make a delicious accompaniment to coffee. Or for a very special occasion, send everyone home with chocolate truffles that you've made yourself.
Our chocolate dessert recipes include something for everyone, including gluten free recipes such as flourless chocolate cake and even a dairy free option, such as Hemsley + Hemsley’s mint chocolate squares.
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