26 Mouthwatering Recipes With Chocolate

Words: Emma Nkunzana

We pay tribute to one of the most lauded ingredients foods of all time with this round-up of a few of our favourite recipes with chocolate. No matter what your preference, there’s bound to be something to satisfy even the most rampant sweet tooth.

This is our ultimate recipes with chocolate list and ranges from heartwarming chocolate drinks to gooey fondants, earth-shattering cakes and decadent brownies. The recipes are simple, easy to follow and most of all, delicious. These recipes with chocolate will keep the strongest of cravings at bay and keep the keen home baker busy for at least a couple of months.

Some of our Favourite Recipes With Chocolate

Death by fondant

Who can resist a rich sponge filled with oozing molten chocolate? The answer is no-one. Try either of these two chocolate recipes for the perfectly melty liquid chocolate bombs.

recipes with chocolate - Black Forest Chocolate Fondant
recipes with chocolate - Dark Chocolate Fondants With Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Black Forest Chocolate Fondant

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

Recipe for Black Forest Chocolate 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 Cake

The original, good old chocolate cake… and then some.

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Dark and delicious, one you’ll make time and again.

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Sacher Torte, Mount Nelson Style

We have Austrian Franz Sacher to thank for this Viennese beauty – layers of chocolatey goodness covered in more chocolate. Made by the pastry team at the Belmond Mount Nelson, known for their amazing high tea.

Sacher Torte

What a tart I’ve got

Super simple and easy chocolate recipes.

recipes with chocolate - Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart
recipes with chocolate - Chocolate Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart

You won’t believe this tart only uses four ingredients!

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Tart

Chocolate, Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

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

Chocolate Pistachio & Raspberry Torte

Doubly Decadent Chocolate Tart
recipes with chocolate - Chocolate Ganache Ginger Tart

Doubly Decadent Chocolate Tart

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

Decadent Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Ganache & Ginger Tart

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

Chocolate Ganache & Ginger Tart

clemengold tart
mud pie

ClemenGold Chocoalte Mousse Tart

ClemenGolds add zing to this divine mousse tart.

ClemenGold Chocolate 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.

Mississippi Mud Pie

Chocolate Recipes For the Masterchef…

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

Raspberry Chocolate Slice
 Crispy Crunchy Hazelnut Chocolate

Raspberry & Chocolate Slice

Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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, but worth it? Absolutely.

Crispy Chunky Hazelnut Chocolate

Ebony & Ivory…

White chocolate is sweeter and creamier, pair with contrasting flavours that cut through the richness.

White Chocolate Cheesecake
White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

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

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.

White Chocolate Panna Cotta Tart

Bottoms Up…

Let’s raise our mugs to drinking melted chocolate. We’ll cheers to that!

Rocky Road Hot Chocolate
Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Rocky Road Hot Chocolate

As a brownie, it never disappointed. But transformed into a warm drink flavoured with marshmallows and amaretto makes this a hot chocolate game changer.

Rocky Road Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

With a dollop of cream cheese icing, this dessert is pure luxury in a mug.

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Cheese Topping

Feed your inner cookie monster…

The downside to biscuits? There aren’t any except that one is never enough! Try these chocolate biscuit recipes.

recipes with chocolate - Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookie
S'mores biscuit Marshmallow Sandwiches

Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate cookies sandwiched between more chocolate, what’s not to love?

Chocolate Ganache Sandwich Cookies

S’mores Biscuit & Marshmallows Sandwiches

Indulge in some childhood nostalgia with these Marie biscuit marshmallow sandwiches dunked in chocolate.

S’mores Biscuits & Marshmallow Sandwiches


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

recipes with chocolate - Nutty Chocolate Tonka Bean Brownies
Double Chocolate & Orange Brownies

Nutty Chocolate & Tonka Bean Brownie

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

Nutty Chocolate & Tonka Bean Brownie

Double Chocolate & Orange Brownies

Double the chocolate equals double the pleasure, you’re welcome.

Double Chocolate & Orange Brownies

recipes with chocolate - Chilli Chocolate Brownies
recipes with chocolate - Peanut butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Chilli Brownies

With the addition of chilli and coffee these brownies have officially graduated into adulthood.

Chilli Chocolate Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

One of our favourite recipes with chocolate, oh and did we mention peanut butter too? These brownies have a nutty flavour with a chewy gooey centre.

Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Brownies

Recipes with Chocolate ror 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 still have your cake and eat it too.

baked chocolate coconut berry pudding
gluten free pear chocolate 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.

Baked Chocolate Berry & Coconut Pudding

Gluten-Free Pear and Chocolate Cake

No one you love should be denied the pleasures of chocolate cake because of gluten intolerance.

Gluten-Free Pear & Chocolate Cake

LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Brownies
recipes with chocolate - Gluten Free Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Fudge Cake

Easy to make, even easier to eat.

LCHF Blueberry & Coconut Fudge Cake

Gluten-free Chocolate & Beetroot Cake

The addition of beetroot makes this cake super moist.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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 on the tongue – heavenly.

Homemade Chocolate Slab

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If you’re battling for time and need to dash out to satisfy your chocolate craving try our recommendation of top spots for high tea.

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