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Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly perfect for any occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

7 reviews

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


Hot Chocolate Cookies

6 reviews

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


Chocolate-Avocado Mousse

6 reviews

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


Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

We were snowed in one Christmas and couldn't get to the store to buy cookies for Santa. My daughter and...

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Reindeer Cake

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


Mexican Chocolate Walnut-Cherry Biscotti

2 reviews

I love to combine flavors and spices from different cultures. These cookies have ground cinnamon in them, which is a...

Chocolate Cobbler

6 reviews

It's impossible to resist the flavorful chocolate cobbler sauce that appears when this delightful cake bakes. —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee


Rich Chocolate Frosting

18 reviews

My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, rich chocolate frosting and accented with...


Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

14 reviews

THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop...


Chocolate Eggnog Pie

Reduced-fat eggnog makes for a creamy pie that’s spiced just right—and a light treat to top off a holiday meal....

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Cocoa Cake

27 reviews

THIS CAKE is so moist it doesn't need frosting. I simply sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. It's my favorite...


No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

4 reviews

This is my son's all-time favorite cookie. He will share just about anything, but these are an exception...he gobbles them...


Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

10 reviews

This recipe has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate...


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Hot Fudge Cake

47 reviews

Here's a wonderful way to top off a great meal—a rich chocolaty cake that's not overly sweet. Mom served it...


Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

10 reviews

Red velvet cookies and cakes are so pretty, but I always wish they had a bigger flavor. I infused these...

Rainbow S’moreo Cookies

3 reviews

Homemade Oreo-style cookies are pretty great on their own, but they're even better when you add graham cracker crumbs to...


Chocolate Alfajores

Chocolate alfajores, also known as alfajores de chocolate, are a popular South American dessert made of slightly sweetened shortbread cookies...


Light & Creamy Chocolate Pudding

2 reviews

This pudding is exactly what its name promises—light and creamy. Because it uses soy milk, it’s a smart choice if...


Slow-Cooker Hot Fudge Cake

53 reviews

A cake baked in a slow cooker may seem unusual, but after-dinner smiles prove how tasty it is. Sometimes, for...


Chocolate Mint Delights

I tuck a chocolate-covered peppermint patty into every one of these rich cookies. The drizzle on top adds a nice...


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Grandma’s Chocolate Meringue Pie

32 reviews

My grandmother served this old fashioned chocolate pie recipe after Sunday dinner each week, usually with an apology it was...


Glossy Chocolate Frosting

27 reviews

The original recipe for this thick chocolate frosting was my grandmother's. I lightened it up, but it still has all...


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...

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Red Velvet Spritz Cookies

5 reviews

I had never come across a red velvet spritz recipe, so I decided to create one. The hint of cocoa...


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Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

9 reviews

This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and...


Chocolate Eclair Delight

5 reviews

It's amazing how the layers of this eclair torte soften overnight into a cakelike texture. Just before serving this dessert,...


Pecan Fudge Pie

6 reviews

This fudgy pie with a chocolaty twist is the perfect showcase for crunchy pecans. Top it with whipped cream, and...


Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

5 reviews

I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because...


Chocolate Pudding Mix

3 reviews

By keeping a batch of this mix on hand, I can easily make pudding just for myself. Plus, it's relatively...