17 recipes for when nothing but chocolate will do

From a simple mousse to a classic soufflé — with many cookies, cakes and squares in between.

From a simple mousse to a classic soufflé — with many cookies, cakes and squares in between

(Credit, left: David Bagosy; middle: Jackson Roy; right: Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett)

When nothing but chocolate will satisfy your craving, we have 17 solutions in this collection of our best cocoa confections. Whether you like keeping a batch of chocolate chunk cookies on the countertop, or you're in need of a simple mousse to turn to on-demand, there are a lot of quick and easy recipes for you here. 

We've also included cakes, loaves and pies that are perfect for serving or gifting, and a smoothie that you can make with cold brewed coffee for the most divine treat of the week. Of note is a step-by-step video to help you make a classic French chocolate soufflé. It's much less intimidating than you might think!

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

(Photography by Michael Gozum)

Chocolate Babka

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Calzone

(Credit: James Lyndsay)

Chocolate-Tahini Fudge Sundae with Grilled Peaches

Hot fudge being poured from a small blue dish into a sundae in a tall glass with layers of vanilla ice cream, fudge and peaches. A marble tray with peach slices and another sundae sit behind it. It all sits on a grey wood surface.
(Photography by Michael Gozum)

Mocha Almond Smoothie

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Whole Grain Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies 

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Chocolate Passion Charlotte

Dark Chocolate Mud Pie 

(Photo credit: Jackson Roy)

Black Forest Loaf Cake 

(Photography by Lauren Toyota)

Chocolate Walnut Banana Bread

2 Minute Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Porridge with Greek Yogurt & Fresh Seasonal Fruit

(Credit: Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited.)

Marshmallow Puffs

(Geoff George)

Chocolate Soufflé

Torso of a person standing at a kitchen island in front of a white baking dish with a chocolate soufflé in it. A bowl of raspberries and a green baking bowl sit next to the soufflé.

Chocolate Cherry Skillet Brownies

(Photo credit: Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett)

Marquise Au Chocolat

Add some “good” to your morning and evening.

A variety of newsletters you'll love, delivered straight to you.

Sign up now