Chocolate dessert recipes to indulge in, including a rich flourless chocolate cake recipe, no bake chocolate cheesecake and a chocolate and coffee mousse recipe.
Chocolate dessert recipes are a dinner party favourite that finish off your dinner in style. Pick from rich, dark flourless chocolate cake as your dessert centrepiece, or go for mini chocolate macaroons, chocolate fondants oozing with salted caramel or chocolate and orange brioche pudding. Whatever your favourite combinations to have with chocolate – or maybe you prefer it on its own – we have the best chocolate recipes for you to try today.
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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Rich, dark and guaranteed to deliver just the right kind of punch. This flourless chocolate cake is delicious straight out of the oven, but the créme fraîche and raspberry topping give it a grown-up, elegant balance of flavours.
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A perfectly balanced combination of sour lemon and bittersweet chocolate, this chocolate tarte au citron is just ready to melt on the tongue. Slice it up at the table.
Add a little edible gold leaf on top to make these Montezuma's shortbread to make a dessert fit for a millionaire.
Try our hazelnut and Frangelico brownies recipe for a boozy after-dinner treat, which is especially good with a scoop of quality vanilla ice cream.
Serve delicious chocolate truffles recipe as petit fours after dinner, or as a dessert bites at a drinks party.
This dark chocolate and almond torte recipe is delicious served with crème fraîche, vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. Top with any seasonal fruit, or leave it plain for an elegant dessert.
Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this chocolate and Grand Marnier mini macaroons recipe makes an elegant dessert recipe.
Prunes soaked in Armagnac make this chocolate cheesecake with Armagnac prunes recipe highly decadent. Don't forget to soak the prunes the night before or longer if possible, but it's easy to make this recipe ahead of having friends over.
Go retro with a casual milkshake dessert, with Nutella used to flavour this speedy but fun chocolate hazelnut milkshake recipe.
A rich chocolate ganache centre makes these double chocolate biscuits recipe work well with coffee. Serve on the saucer for a neat coffee and dessert combination.
The hint of flavour in our white tea infused chocolate pots recipe will keep your guests guessing. The pistachio toffee brings texture with its nutty crunch.
Wickedly rich and decadent, this chocolate fondants with salted caramel recipe will have your guests sighing with delight at the rich salt-sweet flavours.
This chocolate, orange and hazelnut torte recipe is seriously impressive, but incredibly simple to make - it's worth using good-quality chocolate to achieve the best flavour.
Having a casual get together? Our chocolate and salted caramel canapes recipe is super quick to make and you can share them easily at a laidback dinner or drinks party.
This striking chocolate and honeycomb torte recipe, crowned with honeycomb and glossy ganache, is the perfect centrepiece for any celebration.
This light-as-air chocolate and coffee roulade recipe looks impressive but is simple to make ahead of your dinner party.
Cut up into neat squares, our dark and gooey uber-chocolate brownies recipe make a luxurious help-yourself dessert.
Our chocolate and mint parfait recipe is an elegant dessert that takes just minutes to make - and will keep in the freezer for three months.
Like a giant Reese's cup, our chocolate and salted peanut cheesecake recipe is the height of dinner party decadence.
A divinely rich chocolate tart with a mousse-like texture, this warm chocolate tart with tawny port syrup recipe is the ultimate dinner party dessert.
This intense chocolate, caramel and nut tart recipe looks decadant and has a salty sweet flavour that makes a dessert addictive.
Coffee-soaked sponge fingers and a boozy mousse make a winning combination in this chocolate brandy mousse recipe.
This fabulous chocolate torte recipe is perfect for those who love the flavour and intensity of rich, dark chocolate.
Whether you use fresh or frozen berries, you'll love the different textures, flavours and temperatures in our iced berries with hot white chocolate sauce recipe.
A lovely, light dessert that isn't overly rich, our American-style baked chocolate and raspberry cheesecake recipe makes a pretty dessert centrepiece that you can cut at the table.
The cardamom takes the chocolate to a new level in this decadant chocolate and cardamom dessert that makes easy individual portions.
Our no-cook chocolate tart recipe is rich and sticky but surprisingly low in fat for such an indulgent chocolate dessert.
This stylish chocolate almond torte recipe makes a show-stopping dessert that's dark and rich, with the almond bringing a depth of flavour.
A modern take on trifle, this chocolate trifle recipe is oozing with rich vanilla custard, boozy sponge chocolate, chocolate ganache and nuts.
This nutty chocolate hazelnut kisses recipe is delicious with coffee or a liqueur.
A fantastic foolproof and easy to make chocolate fondant recipe. This is a pudding that all your guests wil love, especially when they put their spoon in to let the chocolate filling ooze out.
This chocolate chunk cookies recipe is easy to make and so moreish, plus they're just perfect for dipping in hot chocolate.
This rich coffee, chocolate and mascarpone torte recipe is so decadent and luxurious, just one small slice is enough. Cut it open to reveal delicate layers.
Deliciously gooey, this chocolate and orange brioche pudding recipe really is an adult chocolate lover's paradise served warm with cream or custard.
This frozen chocolate parfait with Irish cream recipe is like an ice cream but makes an impressive dessert, but so easy to make.
Hemsley + Hemsley's mint chocolate squares are gluten free and dairy free to make a guilt free chocolate dessert that everyone can enjoy.