9 Chocolate Desserts That Are Always Worth Baking

mini chocolate rolls on plate

Pretty much anything filled with chocolate-y goodness gets two thumbs up in our book. But these 10 decadent desserts are the ones we turn to when we have a serious chocoholic to impress (or just need a pick-me-up, to be honest).

1. Scream For Ice Cream

mississippi mud pie

Cookie crust, chocolate fudge sauce, coffee ice cream … shall we go on? This recipe takes all the flavors of a Mississippi mud pie and puts ‘em in an ice cream cake. (And you don’t even need a machine to make the ice cream!)

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2. On A Roll

chocolate rolls on a plate

This marvel includes—count ‘em!—FIVE different types of chocolate. Three of them get piped out and rolled into a chocolate shell, while the other two head into the bourbon mousse filling. (Drooling yet?)

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3. This Is Legendary

chocolate almond sponge cake

If chocolate-maker extraordinaire Jacques Torres says it’s good … we’re there. Layer up an almond sponge cake with chocolate ganache filling, praline topping, chocolate glaze, AND a huge flower made completely of the sweet stuff.

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4. Nostalgia 101

classic chocolate cake

You know those towering chocolate cake slices they seem to only have at diners? Our version is even more delicious, and the secret is surprising: Adding sour cream to the batter punches up flavor and moistness!

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5. Say Cheese(cake)

chocolate cheesecake

This cake is the bomb, literally! Inspired by a traditional “bomb” ice cream cake, this chocolate cheesecake filling gets molded in a large metal bowl, then covered with poured ganache.

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6. Torte, Torte, Hooray!

chocolate torte

This classic Austrian dessert is filled with apricot preserves before getting covered in chocolate glaze and dark chocolate accents. What a combo!

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7. Oh, Fudge

homemade fudge

The key to smooth, creamy, classic fudge is keeping sugar crystals at bay. Our tricks: Coat the pot with butter, and add a little corn syrup to your mixture.

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8. No Flour, No Problem

gluten free chocolate cake

Flourless cake is the OG gluten-free dessert! The deliciousness is in its simplicity: One layer of fudgy, chocolate cake covered with chocolate glaze. What more do you need, really?

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9. Ooey, Gooey Goodness

chocolate caramel lava cakes

This chocolate lava cake has a secret inside: caramels sprinkled with sea salt!

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