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Chocolate-Pecan Cupcakes

These Chocolate-Pecan Cracker Cupcakes are inspired by a local restaurant's pie recipe. They are rich and yummy! If your marshmallow frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar, and if it’s too thick, add a little milk or heavy cream. —Bonnie De Jong, Holland, Michigan

Mocha-Orange Cheesecake

I get raves every time I serve this cake as dessert. The tartness of the orange, with a little kick...


Frozen Chocolate Crunch

An original recipe of mine, this cool and crunchy concoction has won prizes in a couple of recipe contests. Everyone...


Elegant Chocolate Mousse

There is something delightfully simple, yet so satisfying about homemade chocolate mousse. Garnish individual servings with fresh berries or chocolate...


Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

32 reviews

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all...

Double Delights

3 reviews

You get the best of both worlds with these chocolate and vanilla cookies. They're an appealing addition to any cookie...


Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

10 reviews

I'm a teenager who loves to bake and have won several ribbons at the county fair. When we're asked to...

Decadent Fudge Cake

7 reviews

Everyone loves the rich flavor in this decadent cake made with four types of chocolate. —Anna Hogge, Yorktown, Virginia


Chocolate Peanut Drops

6 reviews

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three...


German Chocolate Pie

9 reviews

I'm known among family and friends for my desserts. This one is their very favorite. It's been a sweet standby...


Million-Dollar Chocolate Fudge

1 review

As the name suggests, this candy tastes like a million bucks! The recipe came from a local cooking show, which...

Smooth Chocolate Pie

4 reviews

My mom and I made this chocolate pie, just the two of us, and our whole family got to enjoy...


Double Chocolate Pudding

1 review

Our home economists set our to create a rich chocolate sensation, and they certainly succeeded with this soft creamy pudding....


Simple Macadamia Nut Fudge

3 reviews

My aunt now lives in Hawaii, and she keeps our family supplied with fresh pineapples, mangos and macadamia nuts...along with...


Nut Fudge

19 reviews

Some 17 years ago, when I was dating the man who is now my husband, his mother gave me this...


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Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

105 reviews

This German chocolate pecan pie combines the ingredients everyone loves in its classic cake cousin. It's so silky and smooth,...

German Chocolate Ice Cream

2 reviews

I found this recipe years ago and have been taking it to ice cream socials ever since. But you won't...


German Chocolate Pecan Truffles

My sister-in-law, Jennifer, loves German chocolate. With her in mind, I experimented in the kitchen and came up with nutty...


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Double Chocolate Bundt Cakes

2 reviews

Chocolate lovers will delight in this moist rich cake that's easy to prepare using handy mixes and canned frosting. "I...


German Chocolate Lazy Daisy Cake

Traditional German chocolate cake gets a whole new spin with this inventive version that's finished off under the high heat...


Chocolate Coconut Pie with Coconut Crust

1 review

Chewy coconut in both the fudgy filling and the homemade pastry crust make this pie a real standout. I mix...


Mama’s Million-Dollar Fudge

1 review

No other fudge I've tasted comes close to the smooth, chocolate taste of this recipe, which my mother-in-law introduced me...


Contest-Winning German Chocolate Cream Pie

15 reviews

I've won quite a few awards in recipe contests over the past 10 years, and I was delighted that this...


Frozen German Chocolate Pie

1 review

In summer I make this pie to take to church suppers, where chocolate desserts are a hit. It's light and...

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Black Forest Chocolate Torte

6 reviews

If you're thinking about pulling out all the stops for a dessert that says wow, look no further. This cherry-crowned...


German Chocolate Fondue

3 reviews

German sweet chocolate gives rich flavor to this simple specialty from Helen Phillips. Just a handful of ingredients and a...


Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

8 reviews

Instant pudding mix and cake mix cut the preparation time for this delicious cake that is loaded with grated chocolate...


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German Chocolate Brownies

6 reviews

Even as a young girl, I was always going through recipe books in search of something new to make. That's...


German Chocolate Birthday Cake

10 reviews

This moist, flavorful cake was the traditional birthday cake at our house when I was growing up. Everyone requested it....


Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

12 reviews

Whenever I take these to a gathering, someone will usually announce. "Lisa brought those brownies"—and everyone knows exactly which ones...