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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Copycat Berger Cookies

After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They disappeared so quickly, I decided to try to re-create them at home. After many tests and tweaks, my husband and I gained 6 pounds between the two of us, but it was worth it—I landed on a reproduction of the famous cookie I'm so proud of. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

Mocha Waffles with Syrup

Great recipe for coffee lovers! And, a perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch gathering!


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...


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...

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...

Applesauce Brownies

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


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Chocolate Carrot Cake

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


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...


Black Bean Brownies

You’d never guess these rich, velvety chocolate treats contain a can of black beans. Who would have thought black bean...

Contest-Winning Chocolate Angel Food Cake

When I take this different kind of angel food cake to church bake sales, it goes before I can get...


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-Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Bound to impress, this dessert features velvety cream cheese, fresh red strawberries and a drizzle of fudge atop a crunchy...


Mini-Chip Cocoa Pancakes

For the chocoholic in you, get your fix early by whipping up a batch of hot cocoa pancakes dotted with...


Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

As a teenage foreign exchange student in the south of France, I was horribly homesick. Then my host family's Grandmother...

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

Combining two favorite flavors—rich chocolate and ripe bananas—makes these muffins doubly good. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma


German Black Forest Cake

As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married,...


Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

These graceful dessert crepes are as simple to make as they are special! They would shine at a fancy brunch,...


Cocoa Pancakes

We love these chocolaty whole wheat pancakes as a special breakfast treat. The yogurt and raspberries add moisture and sweetness....


Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

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


Chocolate Challah French Toast

We serve up a decadent breakfast of French toast from the kitchen of our family-run bed-and-breakfast. —Marie Parker, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Double Chocolate Scones

Chocolate lovers will adore these moist, decadent scones that won me a blue ribbon in a baking competition. They’re perfect...


Chocolate Ganache Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Divine and heavenly are the words that come to mind when I take a bite of this fudgy, luscious cake....

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Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...