Looking for dark chocolate recipe ideas? Want the very best chocolate recipes? Dive into our ultra-indulgent dark chocolate recipes. Make a melting fondant, a simple sponge pudding or fill your biscuit tin with cookies. Try our favourite chocolate treats, then check out our easy desserts recipes and best superfood recipes.


Dark chocolate recipes

Ultimate chocolate fudge cake

Enjoy a slice of heaven! Our decadent chocolate cake is covered in silky smooth frosting, and we teach you how to create dark chocolate curls for an artisan finish – perfect for a special occasion.

Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Best ever classic chocolate brownies

A classic, gooey chocolate brownie recipe that can be ramped up with added ingredients. We’ve included three suggestions of additional ingredients for more opportunities (excuses) to bake this wonder.

Best Ever Classic Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Dark chocolate and olive oil cookies

Olive oil gives a crisp, crunchy texture to these dark chocolate cookies, while a sprinkle of sea salt adds a sophisticated savoury edge.

Olive Oil Cookies with Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate mousse

Check out this indulgent chocolate mousse with soft blackberries and crunchy roasted hazelnuts. This easy dessert recipe is great for making in advance to save you time in the kitchen.

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe with Blackberries

Dark chocolate and hazelnut meringue pie

Bitter dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and sweet, marshmallowy meringue come together perfectly in this indulgent make-ahead dessert.

A chocolate meringue pie on a cake stand

Chocolate molten cake

Is there anything more comforting than a melt-in-the-middle chocolate pudding? Timings are key here, to ensure the molten chocolate centre.

Chocolate molten cake with cream poured over on a plate

Chocolate orange cheesecake

This cheesecake uses dark chocolate for added richness, combined with gingernuts and chocolate orange for ultimate indulgence.

A chocolate cheesecake on a white plate with strips of orange zest on top

Sourdough chocolate granola

Combine dark chocolate with sourdough and porridge oats to make this easy granola, best served with thick yogurt and a drizzle of honey.

Baking tray of sourdough chocolate granola next to a bowl of yoghurt and two bowls of granola and yoghurt

Chocolate truffles

These tempting chocolate truffles look impressive but are deceptively easy to make. Try adding Baileys, dark rum or orange essence to make them even more special. They make for a great homemade gift.

Chocolate truffles recipe

Dark chocolate fondants with liquid toffee centres

Impress loved ones with these devilishly delicious dark chocolate fondants. Velvety liquid toffee oozes out of these rich chocolate mini puds.

chocolate fondant with toffee centre

Double chocolate chip vegan cookies

Wow your friends with these gooey double chocolate chip cookies, that just happen to be vegan. Made with dark chocolate and coconut oil, they are both dairy-free and egg-free.

Vegan Cookie Recipe

Chocolate bread and butter pudding

Make this pain au chocolate bread and butter pudding recipe for a showstopping, yet easy dessert. The pastries are baked in a rich dark chocolate custard for a gorgeously gooey result.

Pain au chocolates baked in a bread and butter-style pudding with chocolate custard

Black Forest gateau

Turn the clock back with our nostalgic black forest cake with a modern twist. This chocolate and cherry gateau is perfect for a dinner party dessert.

Black Forest Truffle Cake Recipe

Dark chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake

Check out our chocolatey, no-bake cheesecake recipe with a quick passion fruit coulis. This decadent dessert is really impressive and only takes 40 minutes to make.

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with Passion Fruit

Chocolate sponge with hot chocolate sauce

Make this comforting storecupboard sponge for an easy chocolate dessert for the whole family. This simple traybake is served with a decadent chocolate sauce.

Easy Chocolate Sponge Recipe

Devil's food cake

Edd Kimber shares his expert tips for creating a deep, dark chocolate cake. Which glorious frosting will you choose – classic fudge or Swiss meringue?

Devil's food cake

Gluten-free brownies

Dark chocolate makes these brownies extra dense and rich – a must-try for those avoiding gluten.

A wooden board topped with squares of chocolate brownie

Chocolate orange pots

These olive oil chocolate pots with orange and sea salt are seriously creamy and indulgent. They're super simple to make and are a great dinner party dessert.

Chocolate Orange Pots Recipe with Sea Salt

Chocolate bark with dates, pistachios and almonds

This fancy dark chocolate bark can be made in just 20 minutes, plus chilling, making it the perfect homemade Christmas gift.

Chocolate bark broke into shards

Pistachio and chocolate roulade

A poshed-up roulade, made with double cream, dark chocolate and slithers of pistachio. A beautiful bake, ideal for an impressive dinner party dessert.

Chocolate Roulade Recipe with Pistachios

Luxury hot chocolate

Set up a little table outside with all the toppings, then let people help themselves to create their own take on the ultimate hot chocolate. Add chopped dark chocolate for a decadent drink.

Luxury Hot Chocolate Recipe

Chocolate and cherry fondants

Dark chocolate and sweet cherry jam come together in this rich dessert that can be made ahead and cooked from frozen. Serve with whipped cream for extra indulgence.

A wooden table topped with plates of chocolate fondant with a dark red cherry syrup

Chocolate almond cake with amaretto cream

Looking to take your chocolate cake up a notch? Check out this Italian inspired almond cake with dark melted chocolate and a hint of coffee. Topped with velvety amaretto cream, this cake is pure indulgence.

Chocolate Amaretto Almond Cake Recipe

Chocolate chip cookies

Check out our best chocolate chip cookie recipe, soft and chewy in the middle with a perfectly crisp outside. Packed with oozing dark chocolate and topped with sea salt flakes, these quick cookies make an easy weekend treat.

Chocolate chip cookies topped with sea salt flakes

Chocolate and peanut caramel tart

If you love a classic snickers, then you'll go nuts over our epic chocolate tart with crumbly peanut pastry and a rich ganache topping.

Chocolate Caramel Tart Recipe with Peanuts

Chocolate and black pepper gelato

Give silky smooth gelato a grown-up twist with 70% dark chocolate and freshly ground peppercorns in this indulgent dessert idea.

Chocolate Gelato Recipe With Black Pepper

Edd Kimber's babka buns

Edd Kimber has crossed the flavours of a babka with the look of Swedish cinnamon buns to create these chocolate and salted pistachio babka buns.

Chocolate Babka Buns Recipe with Pistachio

Chocolate martini

A classic martini gets a cocoa hit due to dark chocolate, making it the star of this decadent dessert cocktail recipe.

Chocolate martini in a glass with a cocktail shaker at the side


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