Cocoa Recipes

Chocolate lovers will want to bookmark our top recipes with cocoa, which include decadent brownies and cakes, plus no bake cocoa recipes.

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Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

This dazzling cookie showcases one of my family's favorite flavors, peppermint. It's always one of the first to disappear from the cookie tray. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

Frozen Peanut Butter and Chocolate Terrine

This terrine can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. When served, it cuts easily, revealing the...


Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

I got the recipe for these moist , filled cupcakes from a dear friend about 25 years ago. I have...


Elegant Chocolate Torte

When I want to serve a really special dessert, I turn to this recipe. The tender, four-layer chocolate cake has...


Chocolate Cherry Lincoln Log

The first time I made this festive cake roll was for Lincoln's birthday…but it's a great dessert for any holiday...

Triple Layer Brownie Cake

A little of this tall, rich brownie cake goes a long way, so you'll have plenty of pieces left to...


Moist Cake Brownies

These brownies have been in my recipe collection since I was 9 years old. I've added to and altered the...

Sour Cream Chocolate Cookies

These soft chocolaty sour cream cookies can easily be altered to make several different varieties—I've added everything from mints to...


Mississippi Mud Cake

Make this tempting cake and you'll satisfy kids of all ages! A fudgy brownie-like base is topped with marshmallow creme...


Contest-Winning Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Here's a snack for serious chocolate lovers. These enticing cookies are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside,...


Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Our grandkids love these cupcakes and don't believe us when we tell them there are veggies in them! I'm always...

Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Of all the recipes in my repertoire, I knew my Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies would have the best shot of...


Mocha Pecan Balls

Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls up into truffle-like treats—no baking required. —Lorraine Darocha, Mountain...


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Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and...


Chocolate Mocha Torte

A mocha filling is spread between the layers of this decadent chocolate cake that's piled high with flavor.


Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...

Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

I'm a chocolate lover, and these cream cheese brownies have satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies...


Contest-Winning Moist Chocolate Cake

You don't have to spend a lot of time to serve an elegant and delicious dessert. Just mix up the...


Angel Food Christmas Candy

It was my dad who inspired me to first try making this candy. He remembered it from when he was...


Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

My husband remembers his mother making "little black cupcakes with caramel icing." I never thought about putting caramel icing on...


Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes

I didn't have any luck finding a peanut butter-filled chocolate cupcake (my two favorite flavors), so I made my...


Chocolate Sheet Cake

Meet the Cook: The biggest compliment I've ever gotten on this cake might have come when I baked it for...


Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Meet the Cook: In our chocolate-loving house, this cake disappears very quickly! My husband and I have a 6-month-old son....


Fudgy Peppermint Stick Torte

I created this recipe based on a chocolate cake a friend made for me several years ago. It's a favorite...

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Fudge Nut Brownies

There's no brownie recipe or mix I've ever tried that's better than this! And it's so easy—you can mix it...


Cinnamon Brownies

For Christmas one year, a friend gave us a pan of these delicious brownies. Before I figured out their secret...


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Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies

As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love...


Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a...


Chocolate Angel Cake

When I was married in 1944, I could barely boil water. My dear mother-in-law taught me her specialty—making the lightest...


Chocolate-Dipped Spumoni Cookies

I combined my favorite cookie and ice cream into one dessert. With so many delicious flavors going on, it's hard...