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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    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 spread. Then chill it for a super simple dessert. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Peppermint Schnapps Hot Cocoa Snowflakes

    Mint and chocolate are perfect partners in these cutout cookies! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor


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    Pumpkin Brownies

    2 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

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

    Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

    I love that this sweet potato chocolate mousse is rich and decadent yet is made with simple, healthy, plant-based ingredients!...


    Double-Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Pretzels

    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...


    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...

    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...


    Stovetop Hot Chocolate

    1 review

    My mom created this stovetop hot chocolate recipe to serve large groups of carolers and frozen sledders. I take it...


    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    6 reviews

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...


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    Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

    9 reviews

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


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    Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

    2 reviews

    These indulgent vegan chocolate cupcakes have no butter, eggs or dairy milk, but you'd never guess it. This recipe is...

    Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

    2 reviews

    This gluten-free chocolate cake is a yummy treat that everyone can enjoy. Sometimes I stir in gluten-free chocolate chips or...


    S’mores Brownies

    4 reviews

    My family simply adores my daughter's fudgy s'mores brownies. The cinnamon graham cracker crust and the dark chocolate brownies bring...


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    Hot Chocolate Cookies

    7 reviews

    Using hot cocoa mix and marshmallow bits in the cookie dough really makes these hot chocolate cookies taste like the...


    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...


    Chocolate Lover’s Pancakes

    These indulgent chocolate pancakes are fluffy on the inside, with a rich but not-too-sweet flavor from the cocoa and a...


    Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

    7 reviews

    It was so fun to experiment with this brownie recipe. When my daughter tasted the final version, she told me...


    Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

    6 reviews

    I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I follow a special diet to help manage the symptoms. This avocado mousse is simple...


    Copycat Berger Cookies

    3 reviews

    After a friend who had recently traveled to Baltimore sent me a package of Berger cookies, I was hooked. They...


    Brownie Batter Oatmeal

    We all grew up eating bowls of lumpy oatmeal for breakfast, and everyone has favorite toppings to make porridge more...

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    Reindeer Cake

    1 review

    Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...


    Chocolate Ginger Cake

    Indulge in a dark, decadent cake that showcases the flavors of the holiday season. I stir fresh ginger into the...


    Malted Milk Cake

    3 reviews

    Bake this cake in a 13x9 pan or as cupcakes in fun paper liners. I am a sweet and salty...


    Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

    3 reviews

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


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    S’mores Creme Brulee

    1 review

    A big bite into a scrumptious s’more brings back sweet campfire memories. This fancy take on the classic treat is...


    Coconut Chocolate Muffins

    3 reviews

    With their rich dark chocolate flavor and luscious cream cheese-coconut topping, these irresistible muffins taste more like a decadent dessert...