Dark Chocolate Recipes

Go on, indulge. The proven health benefits of dark chocolate won't leave you feeling an ounce of guilt.

Our Favorite Dark Chocolate Recipes

Our Favorite Dark Chocolate Recipes

The rich flavor of dark chocolate tastes indulgent, to say the least. We have collected a few of our favorite dark chocolate recipes to help you reap the nutritional benefits—and enjoy every bite.

You will need an eight-inch springform pan for this rich and fudgy dessert. Dark chocolate and orange are a classic flavor combination. Garnish the center of the cake with curls of orange rind for a great finishing touch.

View Recipe: Dark Chocolate Orange Cake

Quick and Healthy Double-Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor

Double-Chocolate Cupcakes

These cupcakes are easy to make, and because simple ingredients are used, it's best to purchase premium cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Since they're studded with dark chocolate chunks, just dusting them with powdered sugar is enough to decorate these treats. Bake them in muffin cup liners.

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Quick and Healthy Deep Dark Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Deep Dark Chocolate Biscotti

"Whole-wheat flour, flaxseed, and almonds add fiber and antioxidants," said reader and recipe developer Linda Rogers. Her biscotti went on to become a Dessert Category finalist in our Ultimate Reader Recipe Contest and, once you taste one, it will be easy to see why.

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Quick and Healthy Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor

Dark Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

CookingLight.com users agree: Sweets are a top craving, and chocolate is in a class by itself. These rich brownies are just the ticket. Lining the pan with parchment paper helps prevent the moist brownies from sticking.

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Quick and Healthy Espresso Crepes with Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Espresso Crepes with Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce

Since both the crepes and chocolate sauce can be made ahead, this is the simplest of desserts. If you make the sauce ahead, warm it just before serving.

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Quick and Healthy Dark Chocolate Souffle Cake Recipe

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Dark Chocolate Soufflé Cake

This soufflé cake is light and fluffy thanks to cake flour, a fine-textured, soft wheat flour with a high starch content. It usually comes in a box rather than a bag and can be found with the cake mixes at the supermarket.

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Quick and Healthy Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

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Chocolate Shortbread

This rich chocolate shortbread recipe is easy to prepare and keeps for several days in an airtight container. Because this mixture is already dark, it's hard to tell when the shortbread browns. Check your oven temperature using an oven thermometer, and bake just until the shortbread is set.

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Quick and Healthy Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor

Dark Chocolate Mulled Wine Sauce

This dark sauce takes advantage of chocolate's affinity for red wine. Dutch process cocoa lends the sauce richer chocolate flavor than regular unsweetened cocoa. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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Quick and Healthy Outrageous Warm Double-Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor

Outrageous Warm Double-Chocolate Pudding

As its name suggests, this pudding is outrageously good. It’s indulgent, sweet, and completely crave-worthy. Don’t forget to top with a dollop of whipped topping for a perfect presentation.

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Quick and Healthy Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor

Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Sauce

This simple dessert makes an ideal finale to any meal. Chill leftover sauce, and reheat in the microwave.

View Recipe: Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Sauce

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