Chocolate Chess Pie with Cornbread Crumble
Photography by Joseph De Leo

If you love chocolate, you know there are few things more satisfying than biting into a rich, decadent chocolate dessert. So what can make a gooey slice of chocolate cake or an airy cocoa mousse even better? Not having to slave away in the kitchen for hours before you can taste it. From individual molten lava cakes to batches of chocolate cookies that serve enough to feed a whole room, these recipes will satisfy your cocoa cravings. With our best easy chocolate dessert recipes, you can have the best of both worlds: limited prep time and a delicious chocolate treat to finish off your meal.


Chocolate Caramel Tart

Sticky caramel and dark chocolate are a natural pair. We found using that darker, Dutch-process cocoa powder in this recipe makes for a more flavorful, cookie-like crust. Get the recipe for Chocolate Caramel Tart »

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Sea Salt and Espresso Beans

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Sea Salt Espresso Beans

Chocolate Mousse

This simple yet sophisticated, airy yet intense concoction has been a hit with home cooks in America at least since the New York Times published its first recipe for the dessert in 1955. Get the recipe for Chocolate Mousse »

Dusty Bliss Cookies

Dusty Bliss Cookies

Molten Chocolate Cake »

Molten Chocolate Cake

Ultimate S’more

When making this deluxe campfire treat, look for square marshmallows—they fit the graham crackers better and give chocolate a wider surface on which to melt. Get the recipe for Ultimate S’more »

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate pudding is layered with a peanut butter mousse in this pie inspired from Bradley’s Corner Cafe in Topeka, Kansas. Get the recipe for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie »
Get the recipe for Jon & Vinny’s Chocolate, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt Budino »

Florentine Chocolate Tart

The use of English digestives—mildly sweet whole-wheat cookies–gives the crust an appealing crumbly texture. Get the recipe for Florentine Chocolate Tart »

Nanaimo Bars

A chocolate-, almond-, and coconut-enriched graham crust supports a dense layer of buttercream topped with a slick of semisweet chocolate. Get the recipe for Nanaimo Bars »