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    Pumpkin Cannoli Cake Roll

    My family has been serving this pumpkin roll every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. This last Christmas was no exception. Traditions are so heartwarming. This cake is not too sweet—the perfect ending to a special dinner. —Carolyn Rockwell, Milwaukie, Oregon

    Armagnac Chocolate Almond Tart

    I am a pecan pie lover...this is my twist on pecan pie. I use almonds instead of pecans and golden...


    Layered Princess Cake

    This magical princess cake will make any party feel special. Whether you're having a birthday party, princess party or baby...


    Andes Mint Cookies

    Transform your favorite candy into a baked treat! These Andes mint cookies are better than any after-dinner mint. —Taste of...


    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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    Cast-Iron Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    9 reviews

    I love this cast-iron banana bread because it cooks evenly every time. The end result is so moist and delicious!...


    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownies

    4 reviews

    Everyone loves these peanut butter chocolate chip brownies. It's hard to eat just one! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...

    Chocolate Chess Pie

    2 reviews

    This is one of my mother's go-to recipes. It's a yummy spin on classic chocolate chess pie. — Ann Dickens,...


    Giant Buckeye Cookie

    12 reviews

    I’m from Ohio, and we love our buckeye candy! Buckeyes are a delicious combination of peanut butter and chocolate, which...


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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...


    S’mores Brownies

    3 reviews

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

    10-Cup Cookies

    31 reviews

    My mother used to make this easy 10-cup cookie recipe for my sisters and me. You could find one of...


    Double Chocolate Espresso Pound Cake

    2 reviews

    Two of my biggest loves in life—chocolate and coffee—come together in this velvety pound cake. Grate some extra chocolate on...


    Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

    1 review

    Mint pairs with a silky, mild chocolate flavor for this colorful, beautiful cake that will be the talk of 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 Croissant Pudding

    2 reviews

    This new twist on traditional bread pudding is a decadent and delicious family favorite! —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

    Peppermint Chocolate Almond Crisps

    1 review

    Peppermint, chocolate, lemon and almonds give these cookies a delightful holiday flavor. My husband's office staff love these cookies, and...


    Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

    5 reviews

    A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet...


    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 Chip Cookie Brownies

    5 reviews

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


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    Football Cake Pops

    My son loves football! For his eighth birthday, I made cake pops with a rich chocolate cake center and a...


    Chocolate-Peanut Butter Dump Cake

    6 reviews

    I am a huge fan of the chocolate-peanut butter combination. I'm also a fan of easy recipes, including dump cakes....


    Skillet Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    2 reviews

    Put these beauties out at a potluck and you’ll find only crumbs on your platter when it’s time to head...


    Sea Salt Mint White Mocha Cookies

    1 review

    This recipe came from my mom's Grandma Alice, who taught her how to bake. Grandma Alice always had a fresh...

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    Chocolate Chunk Walnut Blondies

    4 reviews

    Put a stack of these beauties out at a potluck and you'll find only crumbs on your platter when it's...


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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...


    Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme

    1 review

    I made these for an office party cookie contest—not a crumb was left on the platter! —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks,...


    Candy Cane Chocolate Mini Loaves

    1 review

    Having a bunch of leftover candy canes after the holidays inspired me to use them up by adding them to...


    Cinnamon-Spice Brownies

    Gail Mehle of Rock Springs, Wyoming submitted the original recipe for these brownies with a secret ingredient: cinnamon. The spicy...


    Mexican Crinkle Cookies with a Kick

    3 reviews

    For a new twist on an old favorite, we added the spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar blend to this tried-and-true...