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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    Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

    These festive sugar-coated red velvet cookies are perfect for Christmas. They're just as delicious as they are beautiful. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    These chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies bring back fond memories of my mom. They were her favorite, and she always...


    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...


    Game Night Domino Brownies

    Brownies are the perfect handheld treat, and they’re even more fun when decorated like dominoes. Chocolate lovers, rejoice!
    —Barbara...


    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

    Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....

    Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

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


    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...

    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...


    Double Chocolate, Orange and Hazelnut Biscotti

    Biscotti are easier to make than you might think, and they’re delicious with breakfast or as a snack. They store...


    Frosted Chocolate Cake

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


    Chocolate-Filled Crescents

    “I always get compliments on these rich, flaky rolls drizzled with chocolate…and requests for the recipe,” Carol Formholtz of Deltona,...

    Chocolate-Pecan Pudding Cakes

    Scrumptious chocolate mounds topped with syrup and a dollop come from Cory Tower of Columbus, Nebraska. He writes, "I'm in...


    Brownie Bourbon Bites

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


    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...


    Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

    This sweet and chocolaty cupcake will make you feel like a kid again, while the decadent ganache frosting will appeal...

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    Mint Chocolate Torte

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


    Light & Creamy Chocolate Pudding

    This pudding is exactly what its name promises—light and creamy. Because it uses soy milk, it’s a smart choice if...


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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...


    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...


    Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

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


    Winter Wonderland Snowmen Brownies

    These brownies guaranty to make your family and guests smile. They will satisfy any sweet tooth.—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz,...


    Chocolate Lover’s Strawberry Shortcakes

    As a mom of four, I appreciate shortcut recipes. This one uses refrigerated biscuits, giving me time for special touches,...


    Chocolate-Raspberry Whoopie Pies

    I’ve saved this jam-filled whoopie pie recipe for years after cutting it out of a newspaper. It’s one of my...

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    Chocolate Marshmallow Cutouts

    I make rich, fudgy cookies that taste like brownies with a marshmallow filling. I usually use heart-shaped cutters, but I've...


    Perfect Chocolate Fudge

    This rich chocolate fudge is sure to delight someone you love. —Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas


    Mini Chocolate Wafer Cakes

    I first made these cakes for a friend when I lived in the dorms at college and had no access...


    Black Forest Fudge Sauce

    I've used this velvety fudge sauce studded with cherries for years, and everyone raves about it's addicting taste. This fudge...


    Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

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


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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...