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

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...


Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

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


Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

I was running out of ideas on what to make for a friend for her upcoming 50th so I made...


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,...

Cream-Filled Chocolate Supreme Muffins

Because of her reputation for yummy things, Mom used to sell muffins at my dad's workplace. Among my favorites were...


Nana’s Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

Even though she is no longer with us, Nana’s 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...


Pressure Cooker Molten Mocha Cake

When I first made my decadent chocolate cake, my husband's and daughter's expressions said it all. She says it's one...


Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made for my mother’s birthday. She...


Deep & Dark Ganache Cake

My ode to all things chocolate, this is a phenomenally rich and satisfying chocolate ganache cake recipe. — Tarra Knight,...

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...


Frosted Chocolate Cake

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


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...


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Though these fluffy cupcakes have only 7 g of fat, their rich flavor will keep anyone from guessing they’re light!...


Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate and peanut butter are such an enjoyable combination. This delicious chocolate peanut butter frosting makes a satisfying topping to...


Elegant Chocolate Torte

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


Coffee-Chocolate Cake

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


Citrus Chocolate Cupcakes

My mom and I first tried these moist chocolaty cupcakes at her health club's annual taste test. Not only are...


Cocoa Banana Cupcakes

Rochelle Brownlee of Big Timber, Montana shares the recipe for these moist cupcakes with milk banana flavor. The cocoa powder...


Coconut-Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes

These gorgeous little cupcakes have an out-of-this-world German chocolate flavor. Created by our Test Kitchen, they’ll appease any sweet-tooth attack.


Mocha Cake

Without a doubt, this is the best chocolate cake I've ever made. I share this decadent dessert with everyone I...


Chocolate Ganache Cake

Here's to that chocolate fix we all need! I use cream in both the filling and glaze of this beautiful...

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Cream-Filled Chocolate Cake Roll

This sumptuous dessert from Evalyn Pokorny of Hazelhurst, Wisconsin is absolutely divine. Its creamy filling, tender cake and rich chocolate...


Mint Chocolate Torte

This recipe is a combination of two different ones—the chocolate cake from my childhood and the filling from a pie...


Chocolate Raspberry Tunnel Cake

Slice into this moist cake and get ready for a wonderful surprise. The fluffy raspberry filling in the “tunnel” gives...


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...


Rich Chocolate Frosting

My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, rich chocolate frosting and accented with...


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...