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    Chocolate Babka

    10 reviews

    I love this chocolate babka. It's a rewarding recipe for taking the next step in your bread baking. Even if it's slightly imperfect going into the oven, it turns out gorgeous. Look at those swirls! —Lisa Kaminski, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

    Kumquat and Chocolate Cheesecake

    1 review

    We have a variety of fruit trees in our yard, including an orange and a kumquat tree. When I was...


    Chocolate Mousse with Cranberry Sauce

    A pretty, tart cranberry sauce complements the sweet, fudgy mousse in this outstanding dessert from Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonowanda,...


    Dark Chocolate Pudding

    2 reviews

    Life is too short to pass on dessert. This old-fashioned treat is so creamy and comforting! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia


    Marshmallow Fudge

    25 reviews

    You'll find it nearly impossible to resist this rich chocolate delight. It's chock-full of marshmallows and graham crackers—and no one...

    Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

    5 reviews

    I've given these delectable candies with a nutty surprise inside to teachers and friends. —Debra Pedrazzi, Ayer, Massachusetts


    Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes

    1 review

    Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made comes to me because they...

    Aunt Rose’s Fantastic Butter Toffee

    11 reviews

    I don't live in the country, but I love everything about it—especially good old-fashioned home cooking! Every year, you'll find...


    Kahlua Fudge

    16 reviews

    This five-ingredient recipe makes serving up treats easy and scrumptious. —Laura Hanks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania


    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    42 reviews

    As a dairy farmer’s wife, I have experience making cheesecake. In fact, most anything containing milk products is tasty in...


    Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

    1 review

    My New York-style cheesecake has tart cranberries, white chocolate chunks and a smidge of yuletide red. It's an impressive addition...

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    Orange Chocolate Mousse Mirror Cake

    1 review

    A shiny, mirrorlike orange glaze covers a chocolate mousse cake to create a delicious showstopping dessert your guests will be...


    Makeover Irish Cream Cheesecake

    1 review

    If you have a 4-in springform pan, this will be your new favorite dessert. The taste of Baileys Irish Cream...


    Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

    4 reviews

    When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need....


    Toffee Apple French Toast with Caramel Syrup

    When I was growing up, I loved waking up to the scent of French toast. I have adapted my mom's...


    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...

    Coconut Almond Candy

    The secret ingredient in this homemade candy is a true surprise—no one tasting these delicious morsels will guess what’s in...


    Easy Mocha Cream Pie

    This chocolate crust is excellent with a cool no-bake mocha filling. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan Pie

    8 reviews

    Serious dessert lovers go nuts over this one that combines the best of two classics: pecan pie and chocolate pie....


    Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

    11 reviews

    Our kids’ most-requested cookies are peanut butter and chocolate chip, so
    I created this combination. The two doughs swirled...


    Special Chocolate Treats

    2 reviews

    I serve these lovely cookies to guests. They freeze well. —Walter Max, Wabasha, Minnesota


    Swirled Raspberry & Chocolate Cheesecake

    10 reviews

    One secret to a lighter, fluffier cheesecake? Use the foaming power of eggs. When you beat egg whites to stiff...


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    Red Velvet Cheesecake

    36 reviews

    Festive and oh, so good, this cheesecake will become a fixture on your Christmas dessert menu. The red velvet filling...


    Coffee Shop Fudge

    13 reviews

    This coffee fudge recipe is one that my son, Jackson, and I worked on together. After several efforts, we decided...

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    Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

    2 reviews

    Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday spread with these chocolaty treats. They're perfect for getting little ones involved....


    Double Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

    15 reviews

    This cheesecake is easy to make—but it's definitely not easy to wait till the next day to eat it! The...


    Gooey Caramel-Topped Gingersnaps

    1 review

    Making these cookies is therapeutic for me. And they are always quite popular at fundraisers. If you’d like, you can...


    S’mores Cheesecake

    16 reviews

    This sweet and decadent cheesecake features graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Enjoy! —Kurt Anderson, Willmar, Minnesota


    Toffee Truffle Cheesecake

    3 reviews

    I combined two of my favorite cheesecake recipes and added the delicious homemade caramel sauce for a cheesecake that's now...


    Peppermint Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    People are thrilled when they see me coming with this rich, smooth cheesecake—it's always a crowd pleaser. Not only does...