Chocolate dessert recipes

Leave the chocolate ice cream in your freezer and serve up one of our top 10 chocolate desserts instead. Whether you want to wow your guests with a show-stopping chocolate centrepiece or just want to make something decadent to share with family and friends, we have the recipes for you. We’re talking brownies, cheesecakes, chocolate mousse and much more, all easy to make and impossible to resist.

1. Basic chocolate brownie

Everyone should have a reliable chocolate brownie recipe. This one has the rich chocolate fudge texture you’re looking for in a brownie and uses ingredients you probably already have at home. Enjoy as a gooey treat any time or dress it up for dessert with whipped cream or buttercream frosting.

2. Chocolate caramel cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes taste amazing on their own, but here’s how to make them even better. Think of this recipe like a chocolate caramel slice in cupcake form – chocolate cake on the bottom, salted caramel buttercream icing swirled over, then drizzles of chocolate sauce and salted caramel topping on top.

3. Chocolate Basque cheesecake with roasted strawberries

If you’ve never tried a Basque cheesecake, you’re in for a real treat with this recipe. Unlike other chocolate cheesecake recipes, there’s no crust and the mixture is baked at a higher heat so it’s caramelised on the outside and soft and creamy in the centre. It’s delicious with the syrupy strawberries.

4. White chocolate mango cheesecake slice

A cheesecake slice is the perfect dessert for feeding a crowd because it’s easy to cut into small pieces for serving. This chocolate coconut slice has a coconut and mango white chocolate cheesecake topping on a coconut biscuit base. Served with mango, passionfruit and coconut flakes, it’s a tropical flavour hit.

5. Choc-hazelnut self-saucing pudding

Self saucing chocolate pudding is the warming dessert you’ve been waiting for and the best part is it’s easy to make with basic ingredients from your fridge and pantry. This one has hazelnut meal and hazelnut spread for a choc-hazelnut twist that’s simply irresistible. Try it with cold ice cream.

6. Raspberry chocolate tart

What’s better than a chocolate tart? A chocolate raspberry tart, hands-down. This one dials up the flavour with chocolate shortcrust pastry, a jammy raspberry layer and a chocolate and almond frangipane filling studded with whole raspberries and marbled with extra jam. Rows of fresh raspberries on top complete the picture.

7. Chocolate soufflés

Think chocolate souffle is best left to French chefs? We challenge you to make your own with this easy recipe. It uses basics like eggs, butter, sugar and chocolate, with a kick of nutty liqueur if you like. Whip up chocolate sauce to drizzle over the top for extra indulgence.

8. Hot chocolate board

This chocolate dessert recipe idea is the ultimate dessert plate to share with hot chocolate loving family and friends when it’s cold outside. Choose your favourite treats and toppings, pop them on a large platter and serve with hot chocolate. Our top picks? Chocolate chip cookies and mini marshmallows, of course.

9. Caramel choc mousse cake

All the best dessert hacks start with a Coles chocolate mud cake. Layer it in a loaf pan with 2-ingredient peanut caramel and our easy 2-ingredient whipped chocolate mousse recipe. Chill until set, then drizzle with chocolate sauce for a chocolate drip cake effect and decorate with chopped chocolate bar.

10. Chocolate cheesecake cups

You can’t go wrong with a 5-ingredient chocolate dessert recipe that takes just 10 mins prep and 30 minutes chilling time. Made with Belgian chocolate, this easy chocolate mousse recipe tastes like chocolate cheesecake thanks to the no-fuss cookie base. Try it with white or caramel-flavoured chocolate instead of dark, too.