58 Decadent & Droolworthy Chocolate Recipes

Words: Emma Nkunzana

We pay tribute to one of the most lauded ingredients of all time with this round-up of chocolate recipes. No matter your preference, there’s bound to be something to satisfy even the most rampant sweet tooth. This is our list of ultimate choc indulgences, ranging from boozy chocolate drinks to gooey fondants, droolworthy cakes and decadent brownies. Ready to get chocolate wasted?

Chocolaty Treats

Chocolate-filled, dipped or drizzled, we simply can’t get enough of these chocolate recipes.

Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel & Caramel-Rippled Ice Cream

Talk about dreamy and scoopworthy! This ice cream recipe is one of our favourites and will soon be yours too.

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate, Pretzel & Caramel-Rippled Ice Cream

Choc-ClemenGold Marble Loaf with Candied ClemenGold Slices

A decadent marble loaf, studded with candied ClemenGold and topped with the most divine chocolate icing.

Recipe for Choc-ClemenGold Marble Loaf with Candied ClemenGold Slices

Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse with Blackberries & Cream

A smooth chocolate mousse, infused with blackberries and whispers of shortbread.

Recipe for Berry Nice Chocolate Mousse with Blackberries & Cream

Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Squares

Just when you thought cheesecake couldn’t possibly get more delicious! These Choc Hazelnut Cheesecake Squares are a textural delight and positively divine!

Recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake Squares

Amagwinya with Chocolate Crème Pâtissière & Cherries

‘Gwinya like you’ve never tasted before. The crème pât and cherry combo is delectable.

Recipe for Amagwinya with Chocolate Crème Pâtissière & Cherries

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tartlets

Dark chocolate and earthy avo make for the perfect mousse.

Recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse Tartlets

After Dinner Espresso Chocolate Truffles

These Espresso Chocolate Truffles are ridiculously good and dangerously addictive!

Recipe for After Dinner Espresso Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Soufflé with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Soufflés are notoriously difficult to master, but this recipe makes it simple.

Recipe for Chocolate Soufflé with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So wholesome and delicious, all we can ask is – got milk…?

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookie

Chocoholics and cookie lovers, look no further than these delish choc sandwich cookies filled with decadent ganache.

Recipe for Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookie


Death by Fondant

Who can resist a rich sponge filled with molten chocolate? The answer… no-one. Try either of these fondant recipes for the perfect melty chocolate bombs.

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Black Forest Fondant

The secret to this berry and dark chocolate dessert? Kirsch, a cherry-flavoured brandy.

Recipe for Black Forest Fondant

Dark Chocolate Fondants With Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Chocolate and salted caramel in perfect harmony. A dessert for the ultimate sweet tooth.

Recipe for Dark Chocolate Fondants


Bake me a Chocolate Cake

The original, good ol’ chocolate cake… and then some. We love it so much we have an entire chocolate cake recipe round up.

Chocolate Cake with Avocado Oil

Layers upon layers of irresistibly smooth, decadent chocolate. Yum!

Recipe for Chocolate Cake with Avocado Oil

Coffee Choc Bundt Cakes with Ganache & Bacon Crumble

Chocolate, coffee and bacon come together in these sinfully delicious mini bundt cakes.

Recipe for Coffee Choc Bundt Cakes with Ganache & Bacon Crumble

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Chocolaty goodness covered in more chocolate – what more could one possibly want?

Recipe for Decadent Chocolate Cake

Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Dark and delicious – trust us, you’ll make this one time and again.

Recipe for Decadent Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Celebration Chocolate Orange Wreath Cake

This picture-perfect wreath cake is easily customisable to suit any celebration; top with whatever fits your theme.

Recipe for Celebration Choc-Orange Wreath Cake

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

A decadently dark and rich chocolate cake. A perfect showstopper, or devilish dessert.

Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

Ouma’s Chocolate & Berry Tea Cake

Teatime never tasted so good. This layered beaut is an absolute treat!

Recipe for Ouma’s Chocolate & Berry Tea Cake

Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Cacao Nibs

Decadent and moist, this no-fuss Mud Cake is perfect for those moments when you’re craving something chocolaty.

Recipe for Dark Chocolate Mud Cake with Cacao Nibs


What a Tart We’ve Got

Teatime just got more delicious! Enjoy these super simple tarts and tortes.

Chocolate Olive Oil Torte with Mascarpone

Decadently dark and ultra luxe, this torte is surprisingly easy to make and conversation-stoppingly good.

Recipe for Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Torte

Chocolate Olive Oil Torte with Cardamom, Pears & Almond

This divine, fudgy torte is best served with a dollop of vanilla-infused fresh cream.

Recipe for Chocolate Olive Oil Torte with Cardamom, Pears and Almond

Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs

A decadent dark chocolate tart highlighted with a sprinkle of Maldon salt and crushed malted puffs. The ultimate dessert for chocoholics!

Recipe for Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Malted Puffs

Chocolate Ganache Tart with Fresh Berries

This delectable ganache tart is full of dark chocolate flavour with a hint of citrus. Top with fresh berries and serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe for Chocolate Ganache Tart with Fresh Berries

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Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart

You won’t believe us when we tell you that this tart only uses four ingredients!

Recipe For Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart

Chocolate, Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

This torte is pure decadence, perfect for a teatime treat.

Recipe for Choc Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

Doubly Decadent Chocolate Tart
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Doubly Decadent Chocolate Tart

This dessert should come with a warning – very rich and super addictive!

Recipe for Decadent Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Ganache & Ginger Tart

Don’t be intimidated by making a ganache, we show you the easy way.

Recipe for Choc Ganache & Ginger Tart

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ClemenGold Chocolate Mousse Tart

ClemenGolds add zing to this divine mousse tart.

Recipe for ClemenGold Choc Mousse Tart

Mississippi Mud Pie

Ok, it’s not a tart, it’s a pie. But look at it… what a beauty! Complete with chocolate fudge sauce for pouring over.

Recipe for Mississippi Mud Pie


Chocolate Recipes For the Masterchef…

Show off your master culinary skills with one of these showstopper recipes.

Billionaire Bars

The only thing better than millionaires are these Billionaire Bars. They might take a little extra effort to make, but the pay off is worth it!

Recipe for Billionaire Bars

Sultry Liquid Chocolate & Whisky Sugar Cones

Why drink whisky out of a tumbler when you can have it in a chocolate coated sugar cone?

Recipe for Sultry Liquid Chocolate & Whisky Sugar Cones

White Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Popcorn

Impress dinner party guests with these White Chocolate Mousse cups topped with salted caramel popcorn.

Recipe for White Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Popcorn

Naked Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

This cake is for those who love choc mousse, but can’t decide whether they love white, milk or dark chocolate more.

Recipe for Naked Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Raspberry Chocolate Slice
 Crispy Crunchy Hazelnut Chocolate

Raspberry & Chocolate Slice

Almost too pretty to eat. Almost!

Recipe for Raspberry & Chocolate Slice

Crispy Chunky Hazelnut Chocolate

A chocolate cylinder with a delicate mousse, poached pear, chocolate crumble and vanilla and salted caramel sauce. Difficult? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely.

Recipe for Crispy Chunky Hazelnut Chocolate


Ebony & Ivory…

White chocolate is sweeter and creamier than milk chocolate, and pairs well with contrasting flavours that cut through the richness.

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Lemon, White Choc & Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce

Zesty lemon and white choc pair beautifully in this moist ricotta polenta cake.

Recipe for Lemon, White Choc & Ricotta Polenta Cake with Caramel Sauce

Butterscotch Cheesecake with White Choc & Macadamia Brittle

Cheesecake factory heaven – the butterscotch flavour and white choc are decadent and the macadamia brittle is a textural delight!

Recipe for Butterscotch Cheesecake with White Choc & Macadamia Brittle

White Chocolate Muffins with Almond Streusel & Coffee Caramel

Meet the muffin of our dreams; the bittersweet coffee caramel is perfection!

White Chocolate Muffins with Almond Streusel & Coffee Caramel

White Choc Pecan Nut Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce

Bread pud’ never tasted so good! Drizzle extra marshmallow sauce for added indulgence.

White Chocolate Pecan Nut Bread Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce

White Chocolate Cheesecake
White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

The silky smooth velvet-like like texture makes this a luxurious cheesecake.

Recipe for White Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart

This Italian classic is neatly packed into a tart, containing all its jiggle.

Recipe for White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart


Brownies…

Honestly, who can ever say no to brownies? Soft, fudgy and chocolaty – serve warm with a scoop, or several, of ice cream.

Peanut Butter Brownie & Pretzel S’mores Skillet

All your favourite childhood snacks smooshed into one nostalgic campfire dessert.

Recipe for Peanut Butter Brownie & Pretzel S’mores Skillet

ClemenGold Fudgy Dark Chocolate Skillet Brownie

Chocolate and ClemenGold – we have yet to meet a better combo. This Skillet Brownie makes dessert the easiest part of hosting dinner parties.

Recipe for ClemenGold Fudgy Dark Chocolate Skillet Brownie

Decadent Orange Chocolate Brownie Cups

Why serve brownies in a regular bowl when you can make edible ones? Top with vanilla ice cream and orange-infused chocolate sauce, and be transported to chocolate heaven.

Recipe for Decadent Orange Chocolate Brownie Cups

Nutty Chocolate & Tonka Bean Brownies

Filled with all the nuts, cooked ’till gooey perfection, topped with ice cream and served with a caramel chocolate sauce. Mic drop.

Recipe for Nutty Chocolate & Tonka Bean Brownies

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Irish Coffee Brownies with Whisky Cream

This decadent treat combines two of our favourites – brownies and Irish coffee; perfect for winter nights.

Recipe for Irish Coffee Brownies with Whisky Cream

Chocolate Chilli Brownies

With the chilli and coffee combo, these brownies have officially graduated to adulthood.

Recipe for Chilli Chocolate Brownies


For the Health Conscious…

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips? Well, it doesn’t have to be. With these chocolate recipes, you can have your ‘cake’ and eat it too.

Chia & Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Cups

Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? These Chia and Choc Breakfast Cups are super delicious and healthy!

Recipe for Chia & Chocolate Avocado Breakfast Cups

Decadent Chocolate Coated Granola

This Decadent Chocolate Coated Granola totally changes the brekkie game; enjoy with your favourite yoghurt and some seasonal berries for extra deliciousness.

Recipe for Decadent Chocolate Coated Granola

Marbled Choc Avocado Banana Bread

Everyone has a banana bread recipe, but this is the banana choc bread recipe.

Recipe for Marbled Choc Avocado Banana Bread

Gluten-free Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

The addition of beetroot makes this cake super moist.

Recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Baked Chocolate, Berry & Coconut Pudding

If you’re following a paleo or Banting diet or and need to satisfy those sugar withdrawals, this is the one for you.

Recipe for Baked Chocolate Berry & Coconut Pudding

LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Fudge Cake

Easy to make, even easier to eat.

Recipe for LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Fudge Cake


Chocolaty Drinks

Prefer drinking your chocolate? These hot and tasty beverages are what you’re after…

Peanut Butter Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Peanut butter, chocolate and bourbon – take our mug and fill her up!

Recipe for Peanut Butter Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Gin Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows

Hot chocolate gets an adult makeover with this boozy, gin-filled version that’s topped with homemade marshmallows.

Recipe for Gin Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows

Affogatos with Espresso Chocolate Swirl No-churn Ice Cream

Treat dinner party guests to the ultimate nightcap – Affogatos made with Espresso Chocolate Swirl No-Churn Ice Cream. They’re simple to make and incredibly delish!

Recipe for Affogatos with Espresso Chocolate Swirl No-churn Ice Cream

Rocky Road Hot Chocolate

Satisfying and indulgent, this hot choc with glacé cherries and amaretti biscuits is divine.

Recipe for Rocky Road Hot Chocolate


Make your own chocolate!

Yes, it’s possible. This one is made with coconut oil and is low in sugar. Trust us when we say you won’t be able to stop at one piece, it just melts in your mouth – heavenly.

Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Slab

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