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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

    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...


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    Chocolate Comfort Cake

    28 reviews

    This moist and delicious chocolate cake is usually the first dessert to go. People even eat the crumbs. It’s always...


    Truffle Cherries

    4 reviews

    Chocolate is popular at our house, especially during the holidays, so these double chocolate gems never last long! —Anne Drouin,...


    Chocolate Cake Roll with Praline Filling

    6 reviews

    This show-stopping cake roll was one of the first “complicated” recipes I ever attempted to prepare. I discovered it was...

    Kahlua Dream Bars

    3 reviews

    I always double this recipe so everyone gets a piece. For a glaze with deeper flavor, use 1 ounce unsweetened...


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    Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies

    73 reviews

    As someone who grew up in the country, I love getting out into nature whenever I can. I also love...

    Triple Fudge Brownies

    30 reviews

    When you're in a hurry to make dessert, here's a "mix of mixes" that's so convenient and quick. The result...


    Cranberry Cashew Fudge

    What berries say “Christmas” more than cranberries? I add those little ruby-red gems to a simple nut fudge recipe, giving...


    Creamy Chocolate Fudge

    Is there anything more decadent than chocolate fudge? You can make this treat and keep it in your freezer until...


    Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

    This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...

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    Mini S’mores

    8 reviews

    Combine marshmallow creme, chocolate, graham crackers and more for a summery delight at any time of year. —Stephanie Tewell, Elizabeth,...


    Three-Chip English Toffee

    9 reviews

    With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and scrumptiously rich flavor, this is the ultimate toffee! Layered on top are three kinds of...


    Kahlua Truffles

    1 review

    I discovered this recipe tucked away in a box of my mother's things. It's such a sweet way to remember...


    Pretzel Bark Candy

    I usually make this pretzel candy as a gift, but it's also fun to share at office parties. The recipe...


    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...

    Chocolate-Apricot Coffee Cake

    My big sister shared this sensational coffee cake recipe with me. The unique combination of flavors in the center swirl...


    Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Chocolate Syrup

    1 review

    These feather-light pancakes dotted with chocolate chips are one of my family's favorite breakfasts. For even more chocolate flavor, I...


    Dark Chocolate Fondue

    1 review

    Savor all the decadence without a lick of guilt! We kept all the velvety, melt-in-your-mouth texture of fudgy fondue in...


    Chocolate-Dipped Spoons

    Coffee goes down in the most delightful way when stirred with these sugar-coated spoons created by our Test Kitchen. They...


    Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

    3 reviews

    I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that...


    Decadent Chocolate Crepe Cake

    3 reviews

    No other dessert has wowed family and friends the way this stunning crepe cake did the first time I made...


    Chocolate Bavarian with Strawberry Cream

    Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This elegant, fancy-looking dessert is...


    Chocolate Strawberry Torte

    9 reviews

    The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington

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    Caramel Cashew Clusters

    7 reviews

    Several years ago, a co-worker came across candies like these in a store and asked if I could make them....


    Chocolate Party Cake

    This no-bake refrigerated cake, featuring angel food cake and chocolate, was my grandma's recipe. It has been on our Christmas...


    Chocolate Basket

    You'll give a few fun new twists to “sweets for my sweet” when you weave this good-enough-to-eat basket. It’s made...


    Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

    The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...


    Very Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Cream

    3 reviews

    Here's a way to take a simple cake mix and make it look spectacular! The filling and frosting are really...


    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,...