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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Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly perfect for any occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Devil’s Food Snack Cake

My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...


Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...


Raisin & Walnut Dark Rye Bread

Cocoa and molasses give this rye loaf a deep dark brown color and rich flavor. The recipe can be made...


Brownies a la Mode

My husband Merrill and I tasted a restaurant’s brownie dessert, and it was hard to beat. I topped it though...

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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...


Frosted Turtle Brownies

Homemade turtle brownies are a sweet addition to the appetizer table on game day. Your guests might forget the score,...

Cinnamon Brownies

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


Speedy Brownies

Since you dump all the ingredients together for these brownies, they take very little time to prepare. There's no mistaking...


One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

This cake mixes up quickly and bakes while we enjoy our dinner. My son, David, loves to help decorate it....


Malted Milk Cake

Bake this cake in a 13x9 pan or as cupcakes in fun paper liners. I am a sweet and salty...

Frosted Triple Peanut Bars

Everyone loves my famous peanut bars crowned with a luscious chocolate frosting. These goodies are rich, moist and dense —perfect...


Double-Nut Stuffed Figs

We have a family member that has diabetes, so dessert can get tricky. These sweet, nutritious stuffed figs keep us...


Blue Ribbon Red Velvet Cake

This two-layer beauty features a striking red interior. It calls for more baking cocoa than most red velvet cakes, making...


Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cobbler

This cobbler came about because I love chocolate-covered strawberries. Top it with whipped cream, either plain or with a little...


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Classic Chocolate Cake

If you need to learn how to make chocolate cake from scratch, this easy homemade chocolate cake recipe is a...

Cocoa Meringues with Berries

Meringues can be challenging on a humid day, but if you're really craving one, meringues can be purchased at your...