Spectacular Chocolate Desserts

on February 8, 2012

German Chocolate Cake

Did you know that this cake did not originate in Germany, but in Texas. The name comes from the chocolate called for in the recipe popularized in the 1950s by the Baker’s Chocolate Company: German’s Sweet Chocolate. One of the most popular of Southern cakes, this recipe is essentially a light buttermilk chocolate cake iced with a coconut and pecan custard. Get the Recipe

Caramel Pecan Candies

Create the romance of a box of enticing chocolates without the expense. These microwavable treats are a snap to make and delicious to eat. Get the Recipe

Chocolate Earthquake Cake

This cake--a messy mix of chocolate, cream cheese and chopped nuts--looks like it has been through a disaster, but don’t worry because it is so delicious no one will get a very long look at it. Get the Recipe

Chocolate Chile Molten Cake

This take on a molten cake brings the old flavor combination of chocolate with just a little chile heat into the present. The batter must be frozen before baking, going directly from freezer to oven to table (put it in toward the end of dinner). It’s baked in individual ramekins and served hot. And although chipotle pepper may sound odd, it produces a nice kick that’s perfect with cooling vanilla ice cream. Use as much or as little of the pepper as you like. Get the Recipe

Guinness Stout Chocolate Cake

The drizzle for this ridiculously delicious deep chocolate cake employs the toastiness and the heady, spicy aromatics of the Guinness to very good use. There are other stouts; make variations with chocolate stouts and cream stouts. After all, you can never have too many chocolate desserts in life. Get the Recipe

Bittersweet Rum Chocolate Torte

Can your dessert get any better than a dark, rum-flavored chocolate torte topped with a vanilla custard sauce? Yes, serve it warm and you’ll find out. Get the Recipe

Chocolate Truffles

Impress your sweetie with rich, chocolaty homemade truffles. If you’ve never made your own truffles, start with this recipe. Get the Recipe

Chocolate-Covered Figs

Instead of a box of chocolates, try sumptuous figs enrobed in a rich chocolate coating. Get the Recipe

Chocolate Pots-de-Creme

Topped with whipped cream and strawberries, this elegant chocolate dessert will steal the show at a romantic Valentine’s dinner. Get the Recipe

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Michele Stuart, aka The Pie Lady, considers this her “lucky” pie. In addition to its being her first National Pie Championship winner, customers voted it into the “Best Slice Challenge” contest on Good Morning America.” Get the Recipe