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,...


    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...

    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...


    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...


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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...

    Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

    Red velvet cookies and cakes are so pretty, but I always wish they had a bigger flavor. I infused these...


    Angel Food Christmas Candy

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


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    Sue’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake

    Our family absolutely loves zucchini, especially when we grow it ourselves. We’ve found many ways to use it, including this...


    Chocolate Cutout Cookies

    I love gingerbread cookies, but my grandchildren don't like the ginger flavor. Now I use chocolate and watch them smile...


    Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

    I made chocolate truffles as a Christmas tradition for many years. I created this recipe to incorporate my truffles into...


    Hot Chocolate Tiramisu

    Instead of using coffee and rum, I let cinnamon shine in this tiramisu. It's best if eaten within two days—if...


    Candy Bar Brownies

    The two kinds of candy bars baked into these brownies make them an extra-special treat. —Sharon Evans, Clear Lake, Iowa


    Cookies & Cream Brownies

    You won't want to frost these brownies, since the marbled top is too pretty to cover up. Besides, the tasty...

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    Red Velvet Cheesecake

    Festive and oh, so good, this cheesecake will become a fixture on your Christmas dessert menu. The red velvet filling...


    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...


    Chocolate Maple Bars

    My family runs a maple syrup operation, and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate maple syrup into my...


    Caramel Brownies

    I love to cook. My family can't possibly eat all the sweets I whip up, so my co-workers are more...


    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...


    Chewy Chocolate Cookies

    This cookie recipe—a favorite of our four children—has been in my collection for years. Sometimes I'll substitute mint-flavored chips for...