38 rich and indulgent chocolate recipes

Some of the richest, sweetest, most creamy cakes, slices, biscuits and tarts our Test Kitchen have ever created.
choc cherry cheesecake

Need more chocolate in your life? Who doesn’t?! From our rich rocky road mousse cake and mocha meringue stacks, to our classic choc-caramel slice, it doesn’t get much more chocolatey than this. You’ll also find recipes for chocolate ice-cream, so-fudgy biscuits and French-style macarons, just to ensure you cocoa quota is well and truly met. Get your stretchy pants ready, you’ll be needing them.

Looking for more indulgent dark chocolate desserts?


Served with hazelnut whipped cream, this flourless chocolate, prune and hazelnut cake is dense, decadent and gluten-free.


Cornflake ganache biscuits

Chocolate cornflake biscuits with mocha ganache

A very grown-up spin on a classic cornflake biscuit.


Choc malteser cupcakes

Chocolate Malteser cupcakes

Decorated with whipped milk chocolate ganache, Maltesers and edible glitter, these sweet cupcakes will impress chocolate lovers of all ages. Or try these chocolate rainbow cupcakes decorated with chocolate icing and Smarties.


Chocolate wheaties

Chocolate wheaties


Chocolate shortbread

Chocolate shortbread


Chocolate churros

Chocolate churros

Cherry Ripe choc cheesecake


Cherry ripe choc cheesecake

Cherry ripe choc cheesecake: Infused with rich dark chocolate, crushed biscuits, cherry ripe bars and sour morello cherries, this moorish cheesecake dusted with cocoa is almost too good to share.

Chocolate cherry BERRY PAVLOVA


Chocolate cherry berry pavlova recipe

Chocolate cherry berry pavlova: Dinner party, birthday celebration, date night or even Christmas, this cake will be the star of the show.


Dutch chocolate pancakes with banana

Nothing beats pancakes – except maybe these Dutch chocolate pancakes with banana.

Classic chocolate self-saucing pudding


Classic chocolate self-saucing pudding

Classic chocolate self-saucing pudding

Sink your spoon into this classic comforting dessert.

big chocolate cookie


The big chocolate cookie

The big chocolate cookie

Because some days regular sized cookies aren’t enough.


Baked chocolate and caramel cheesecake

Baked chocolate and caramel cheesecake

This simple decadent baked cheesecake has a rich caramel cream cheese filling swirled with melted chocolate. The ideal end to any dinner party.

dark chocolate mud cake


Chocolate mud cake

Chocolate mud cake

A classic indulgent dessert.


Caramel slice

Caramel slice

A slice of pure heaven.

decadent double-choc slice


Decadent double-choc slice

Decadent double-choc slice

Decadent baking in under half an hour? Amazing but true with this delicious chocolate slice recipe!


Giant skillet chocolate and cinnamon spiral with chocolate sauce

Giant skillet chocolate and cinnamon spiral with chocolate sauce

Impress your brunch guests with this giant chocolate and cinnamon spiral.

double chocolate freckles


Double chocolate freckles

Double chocolate freckles

These fun and easy to make biscuits are great for kid’s lunch boxes, after school snacks or parties.

almond caramel bars


Almond caramel bars

Almond caramel bars

Crunchy and decadent, these amazing almond caramel bars make the perfect gift.

Chewy chocolate slice


Chewy chocolate slice

Chewy chocolate slice

This decadent chocolate and coconut slice is deliciously chewy and sweet, making it the perfect companion for your morning or afternoon cuppa.


Malteser slice

Malteser slice

Chocolate lovers unite with this decadent Malteser slice. Rich, sweet and delicious – it’s sure to have you running back for more!


Mississippi mud cake

Mississippi mud cake: Filled with chocolate, coffee and boozy hit of whisky, this mud cake has all our vices wrapped up into neat little squares.


Earl grey and chocolate cheesecake

Earl grey and chocolate cheesecake: This vegan cheesecake contains no actual cheese, instead it is based on nuts which provides a wonderful, natural richness and flavour. The combination of fragrant earl grey tea and chocolate is utterly irresistible.


Chocolate caramel slice

Chocolate caramel slice: The ultimate in delicious slice recipes, from its biscuity bottom to its chocolate top, and the perfectly gooey caramel layer in between.


Rich rocky road mousse cake

Rich rocky road mousse cake: This picture says it all – one slice of this and you’ll be taken to dessert heaven.

Mocha meringue stack


Mocha meringue stack

Mocha meringue stack: Sweet without being too much, this dessert starring the unbeatable combination of chocolate and coffee is the perfect way to end a night.

chocolate macaron recipe


Chocolate French macarons

Chocolate French macarons: These take a little bit of practice to get right, but once you have the knack they’re as satisfying to make as they are easy to eat.


Chocolate hazelnut pie

Chocolate hazelnut pie: Decadently sweet and nutty, it’s not to fall in love with this hazelnut pie!

Decadent chocolate roulade


Decadent chocolate roulade

Decadent chocolate roulade: This roulade is rich but surprisingly light. This also means the cake can crack slightly when it’s rolled, but that’s just proof that it’s flourless.


Chocolate raspberry kisses

Chocolate raspberry kisses: Raspberry buttercream sandwiched between mini cake rounds and topped with chocolate ganache and raspberries. Hello, heaven.

triple chocolate brownies


Triple chocolate brownies

Triple chocolate brownies: These triple choc versions take the humble brownie to new delights. Eat as they are, or warm with ice cream, or – and this is our favourite – with raspberry coulis.

Classic chocolate mousse


Classic chocolate mousse

Classic chocolate mousse: there just four ingredients between you and this silky dessert.

Photographer: John Paul Urizar. Stylist: Yael Grinham


Rich chocolate cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes: If you want to act like a French pastry chef and get fancy with these ones, put the chocolate ganache in a piping bag and pipe in a spiral from the centre of the cupcakes out. Magnifique.

Photography by Ben Dearnley. Food styling by Marie-Helene Clauzon


Rich chocolate coconut tart

Rich chocolate coconut tart: Rich, chocolatey and utterly decadent, this gorgeous tart is made complete with a light coconut crust.

Fudgy Choc-Cherry Biscuits


Fudgy choc-cherry biscuits

Fudgy choc-cherry biscuits: How fudgy do you like your biscuits? You can control how firm they are by turning up the heat of your oven and keeping them in there for a little longer. Personally, we like ours extra-soft.


Flourless chocolate hazelnut cake

Flourless chocolate hazelnut cake: Don’t miss out on the goodness of chocolate cake just because you’re gluten free. What this dark, rich and nutty cake cuts out the flour it makes up for in the warm and gooey texture.

black forest cakes


Black forest cakes

Black forest cupcakes: They say good things come in small packages, and these mini versions of the full-size favourite are proof.

Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Pudding


Chocolate hazelnut self-saucing pudding

Chocolate hazelnut self-saucing pudding: Nutella and frangelico combine to make this one pudding to remember.

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