Espresso, chocolate & chilli cake with coffee cream

Chocolate dessert recipes

Celebrate all things cocoa with our tart, cake, pudding and pie recipes.

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The warmth of coffee and chilli combine beautifully with chocolate in this impressive dinner party dessert, finish with double cream

1 hr and 5 mins
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Try this stunning white chocolate dessert to finish off your Sunday roast - sprinkle with freeze-dried raspberry dust to make it extra special

1 hr and 30 mins
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17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This clever no-bake tart from Elle Young uses raw cacao and coconut oil, sweetened naturally with dates, oranges and honey

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Go all out and treat yourself to these chocolate tiffin slices, full of milk and dark chocolate, raisins and biscuit. Be warned: they won't last long!

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Pair chocolate and marmalade for a dessert made in heaven. The cream – which works with lots of other desserts, too – takes it up another notch

2 hrs and 40 mins
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91 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This hot, gooey chocolate pud, with dark chocolate and canned pears, can be made ahead and frozen – a perfect no-fuss dinner party dessert

55 mins
Easy
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Give this Tuscan tart a delicious twist by adding dark chocolate to the traditional custard filling and delicate sweet pastry

1 hr and 55 mins
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It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liqueur for a rich, indulgent dessert

10 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A loving spoonful in the form of delicious heart-shaped French toasts with a sweet chocolatey filling

10 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

An indulgent treat for when you're in need of a sweet fix - chocolate and banana sandwiched in fried bread

18 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

A dazzling dessert with bourbon biscuit base, caramel layer, creamy coconut topping and banana toffee

1 hr and 30 mins
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These edible bowls will turn your dinner party dessert into something really impressive - fill with ice cream or your favourite pud

20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Not only are these rich desserts served in tea cups, they're also infused with Earl Grey and English Breakfast tea

15 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This traditional Italian ice cream bar is the perfect solution for an effortless frozen, creamy dessert

30 mins
Easy
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These bitesize chocolate treats are an impressive way to end a meal and also make a great gift

20 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A simple white chocolate buttercream looks great when it’s swirled over this gorgeous wedding cake – however roughly you do it

3 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These make-ahead puds are easy, but look glamorous

35 mins
Easy
59 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This dessert is dark and dense, but not so rich it defeats you. It freezes brilliantly too

45 mins
Easy
36 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

These luxurious little macarons are the perfect light hit when only chocolate will do

45 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Chocolate soil is a big restaurant trend at the moment - serve alongside your melting-middle pud for serious wow factor

1 hr and 30 mins
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229 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

You can make it up to two days ahead. Any leftovers will make a welcome treat with a cup of coffee the next day

25 mins
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9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This restaurant-quality dessert is sure to dazzle your guests. The toffee shard also contains hazelnuts

35 mins
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Poach fragrant, honeyed persimmons in vanilla syrup and serve in this impressive white chocolate and cocoa pastry tart

55 mins
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53 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

For the decadent dinner party - this rich chocolate dessert is for serious chocoholics only

45 mins
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