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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    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 advice from owners of local bakeries and my baker friends. I make them for every special occasion in my family and sometimes just for fun. If you want the cupcakes to taste more like hot cocoa, double the amount of hot cocoa mix. This recipe works well with multiple frosting flavors: mint, maple syrup, vanilla, marshmallow and buttercream. Decorate them any way you want! —Maia Hubscher, South Orange, New Jersey

    Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

    I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...


    Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa

    A hint of cool mint makes this rich sipper a nice change of pace from traditional hot cocoa. Add a...


    Mocha Waffles with Syrup

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


    Petite Chocolate-Hazelnut Cakes

    Add these sweet treats to a dessert platter featuring other small confections. The cake is moist, tender and extra special...

    Godiva Liqueur Brownies

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


    Cincinnati Chili Dogs

    My in-laws are from Ohio, so we have Cincinnati chili at many of our family gatherings. I spiced up this...

    Fudgy Layered Irish Mocha Brownies

    My husband and I are big fans of Irish cream, so I wanted to incorporate it into a brownie. I...


    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...


    Creamy Chocolate Cake Roll

    The beauty of this recipe is that it looks elegant even though it's so simple to make. It earns rave...


    Brownie Bourbon Bites

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

    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 Caramel Thumbprints

    Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...


    Black Forest Oatmeal

    I'm always looking for healthier ways to incorporate my chocolate addiction into every meal. I've made this with peanut butter...


    Cafe Mocha Pinwheels

    When my daughter was young, I made these cookies for school bake sales. Preschoolers enjoy rolling up the dough, and...


    Chocolate Dessert Fondue

    This creamy, delectable dip is a chocolate lover's dream. You'll want to sample it with a variety of dippers, including...

    Cherry Cola Cake

    Cherry cola and marshmallows make a zippy chocolate dessert that is scrumptious topped with vanilla ice cream. — Cheri Mason,...


    Double-Nut Stuffed Figs

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


    Melting Snowmen

    These sweet, minty snowmen that are sure to melt hearts. Feel free to experiment with different candies for the decorations....


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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...


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    Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies

    As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love...


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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...


    Chocolate-Apricot Coffee Cake

    My big sister shared this sensational coffee cake recipe with me. The unique combination of flavors in the center swirl...


    Creamy Caramel Mocha

    Indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink with this caramel mocha recipe. With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this treat will...

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    Mocha Pecan Balls

    Dusted in either confectioners’ sugar or cocoa, this six-ingredient dough rolls up into truffle-like treats—no baking required. —Lorraine Darocha, Mountain...


    Brownie Batter Dip

    I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie-batter variety fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes...


    Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa

    Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond...


    Red Velvet Marble Cake

    I watched my grandma prepare her red velvet showstopper many times for family get-togethers. The fluffy butter frosting perfectly complements...


    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,...


    Fudgy Peppermint Stick Torte

    I created this recipe based on a chocolate cake a friend made for me several years ago. It's a favorite...