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 Whoopie Pies

    21 reviews

    Everyone gets a kick out of this fun take on the popular red velvet cake. Take a shortcut and use packaged cream cheese frosting for the filling. —Judi Dexheimer, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

    Mocha Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

    This easy make-ahead recipe makes a deliciously tender mocha shortbread cookie with a rich chocolate buttercream filling. They require only...


    Chocolate Liqueur

    With so many types of chocolate liqueurs on store shelves, how do you choose? When you make it yourself using


    Espresso Cookies

    Espresso cookies have the perfect combination of chocolate and coffee flavors. They are sprinkled with sea salt before baking, which...


    Chocolate Black Bean Smoothies

    5 reviews

    In an effort to keep my cholesterol in check and incorporate more beans into my diet, I started to explore...

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    Chocolate Pudding Pie

    1 review

    This light pie is the perfect treat. Plus, because it’s a no-bake dessert, you won’t even need to use your


    Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

    Don’t be intimidated by homemade doughnuts. This treat is actually simple to make from scratch—especially if you go for a

    Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake

    Red velvet recipes make showstopping desserts. And is any cake more distinctive than red velvet cake? Bright red and capped


    Copycat Olive Garden Black Tie Chocolate Mousse Cake

    A visit to Olive Garden undoubtedly calls for a bowl of Olive Garden minestrone, one too many Olive Garden breadsticks


    No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    Craving cheesecake, but don’t have the experience, time or confidence to make the classic recipe? Short of going to The


    Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies

    1 review

    Cream cheese and red velvet cake go together like bread and butter, so I figured why not make a cheesecake-filled...

    Cherry Cordial Cookies

    This is hands-down my most-requested cookie recipe at holiday gatherings. These cookies are reminiscent of chocolate-covered cherries, so they are...


    Almond Joy Cupcakes

    I created these Almond Joy cupcakes for my daughter, Julianna, after our spring break trip to Fort Lauderdale. I wanted...


    Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling

    2 reviews

    My husband and I got engaged on Valentine’s Day, so the holiday is extra special in our house. Each year...


    How to Make Chocolate Liqueur

    Every home bar and pantry should have a bottle of chocolate liqueur on hand for cocktails, hot cocoa, desserts and...


    This Decadent Cocoa Powder Is the Secret to Better Brownies

    Valrhona cocoa powder just became a pantry staple.

    Lazy Cake

    1 review

    This lazy cake will fix that sweet tooth craving. The no-bake treat is made with cookie pieces stirred with hazelnut...


    Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

    Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin


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    Our Pro Bakers Found the Best Cocoa Powder You Can Buy

    Love chocolaty bakes? You'll want the best cocoa powder to give these recipes their signature flavor. Find out which brands...


    Pumpkin Brownies

    5 reviews

    Chocolate and pumpkin pair up to make a family-favorite fall dessert. These pumpkin brownies are fantastic for parties and picnics....


    Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

    1 review

    These gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies are a family favorite. The ground almonds make them even better. —Karen Kelly, Germantown, Maryland


    Chocolate Squash Mousse

    I love that this chocolate squash mousse is rich and decadent yet is made with simple, plant-based ingredients! Even though...


    Rolo Cookies

    1 review

    These chocolate Rolo cookies were a big hit with my father. The generous size makes them wonderful for gift-giving, and...


    Air-Fryer Mocha Pudding Cakes

    These mouthwatering mini cakes make the perfect treat for two. My mom used to make these when I was a...


    Hot Chocolate Bombs

    These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...

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    Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

    1 review

    This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


    What’s the Difference Between Cocoa and Dutch-Processed Cocoa?

    If you're a chocolate lover who also enjoys baking, it's important to know the differences between natural and Dutch-processed cocoa...


    Mocha-Walnut Macarons

    1 review

    These mocha macarons perfectly capture the chocolate, nutty flavor of my favorite gourmet coffee. Store in an airtight...


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    Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

    9 reviews

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


    Chocolate Ganache Pumpkin Tart

    6 reviews

    I love the flavor combination of spiced pumpkin and chocolate, which inspired me to create this chocolate pumpkin tart. Sometimes...


    Peppermint Cream Sandwich Cookies

    My mother and I made these crisp chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies together. They are a perfect addition to any party....