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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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is perfect for potlucks and family gatherings that include guests with food restrictions. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

    This gluten-free chocolate cake is a yummy treat that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes I stir in gluten-free chocolate chips or...


    S’mores Brownies

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...


    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    Using hot chocolate mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these cookies taste like hot cocoa. —Lisa...


    Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes

    I’m only a kid, and this is the first recipe I’ve created. I spent a year perfecting these cupcakes, asking...

    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

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


    Copycat Berger Cookies

    After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They...

    Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

    We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...


    Favorite Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

    When my daughter was newly married, one of the recipes she received was this wonderful torte. It looks gorgeous decorated...


    Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

    This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...


    Nana’s Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

    Even though Nana is no longer with us, her treats bring me so much joy every time
    I bake...

    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 Caramel Kiss Cookies

    I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because...


    Godiva Liqueur Brownies

    Santa’s eyes twinkle when he finds this very adult brownie on the cookie tray. With chocolaty liqueur and other spirits,...


    Homemade Coconut Brownies

    My children and grandchildren are the light of my life. I always try to have homemade cookies or brownies on...


    Frosted Chocolate Cake

    This recipe is my mother's oldest and most popular chocolate cake recipe. I always thought it should have a fancier...

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    Contest-Winning Chocolate Potato Cake

    I won grand champion honors in a potato festival baking contest with this moist chocolate cake. The icing recipe can...


    Coffee-Chocolate Cake

    Say happy birthday with this dark, moist cake. The basic buttery frosting has an unmistakable homemade taste. With a few...


    Homemade Chocolate Cake

    A rich chocolate frosting is the flavorful finishing touch to this moist from-scratch cake that's mixed in one bowl. It...


    Chocolate-Glazed Brownies

    These moist and fudgy squares are bursting with such rich chocolate flavor, you'd never know they're low in fat. They're...


    Applesauce Brownies

    These moist, cinnamon-flavored brownies are quite easy to make. The recipe can also be doubled and baked in a jelly...


    Brownie Bourbon Bites

    Chocolate and chopped pecans flavor these simple, spirited treats. Make a double batch so you can give some as gifts...


    Basic Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

    This recipe evolved from several different recipes that I combined into one. I've never received so many compliments on my...


    Layered Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies

    A friend gave me the recipe for these layered brownies, but I added my own touch--chunky peanut butter. Every time...

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    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,...


    Red Velvet Spritz Cookies

    I had never come across a red velvet spritz recipe, so I decided to create one. The hint of cocoa...


    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...


    Chocolate Carrot Cake

    Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can...


    Chocolate Snowball Cookies

    These dainty cookies just melt in your mouth. I enjoy making them for get-togethers when there are lots of people...


    Buttermilk Chocolate Cupcakes

    Good any time of the year, a chocolate cupcake recipe make a great get-up-and-go treat on busy summer days. These...