A partially-eaten chocolate souffle in a round white ceramic dish.
America’s Test Kitchen
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Chocolate Soufflé

This chocolate soufflé, made with eggs, sugar, chocolate, and orange-flavored liqueur, is light and airy and far easier than you may imagine. We show you exactly how to make it.
A parchment-lined square pan filled with pecan-studded best brownies.
Maren Caruso
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David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

I’ve made a lot of brownies in my life, and these really are the best.
Double Chocolate Cookies stacked on each other on a drying rack.
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Thick and Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies

: Pinch of Yum I mean, we’re talking, like, THICK. and FUDGY. A chocolate lover’s utopia. These cookies are my chocolate dreams coming true right in front of my face.
A log of chocolate salami with two slices cut from the end on a white rectangular platter.
David Leite
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Salame de Chocolate ~ Chocolate Salami

This chocolate salami is an easy, traditional Portuguese no-bake dessert made with butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, tea cookies, and Port wine. It can be customized with your favorite nuts or dried fruits, and is made ahead of time, so it’s ideal for entertaining.
Chocolate banana bread sliced.
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Chocolate Banana Bread

: Two Peas and Their Pod Cocoa powder and chocolate chips take this banana bread recipe to a whole new level. This easy quick bread is moist, tender, and a chocolate lovers dream!
A molten chocolate cake on a plate with the filling oozing out and a few pieces of dark chocolate on the side.
Taylor Kiser
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Classic Molten Chocolate Cakes

These classic molten chocolate cakes (also called chocolate lava cakes) from Jean-Georges Vongerichten are made with flour, sugar, chocolate, egg, and butter. When baked, the cake doesn't cook through, creating a lava flow of chocolate when cut into. If that weren't enough, the batter can be made ahead of time.
overhead photo of Homemade Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts with center tart broken in half.
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Homemade Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts

: Half-Baked Harvest Channeling the inner child in us all with these (better than store-bought) Homemade Chocolate Fudge Pop Tarts…sweet, flaky, and extra fudgy, so delicious!
Two vegan chocolate cakes stacked on top of each other.
Kate Whitaker
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Vegan Chocolate Cake

This vegan chocolate cake recipe is made with cocoa powder, vinegar, soy or almond milk, and all the other usual baking ingredients. No one will know the difference between it and regular chocolate cake. Swear.
24 dark chocolate brownies on a sheet of parchment.
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Dark Chocolate Brownies

: Jennifer Perillo I have to say, I love these brownies so much. They’re not overly sweet, thanks to the maple sugar. If you’re a dark chocolate lover, then you will absolutely swoon over these.
A whole chocolate meringue mousse cake with one slice cut from it.
Malou Burger
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Chocolate Meringue Mousse Cake

This cake is neither too sweet nor too rich, with a deeply chocolatey mousse-like center, beneath a thin crackly layer of cocoa-dusted meringue. What’s not to love?
Three easy chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream on top.
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Easy Chocolate Cupcakes

: Natasha’s Kitchen These chocolate cupcakes are moist and fluffy at the same time with a tender crumb. The coffee is the secret ingredient here and makes these intensely chocolatey and gives the cupcakes a deeper color.
A sheet of parchment paper topped with chocolate truffles and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side.
Ellen Silverman
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Spiced Chocolate Truffles

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.
A slice of chocolate cream pie with a fork filled with a bite of pie.
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Chocolate Cream Pie

: Once Upon a Chef With a cookie crust, silky chocolate pudding center & pillowy whipped cream topping, this pie is a chocolate lover’s dream.
Chocolate ganache being poured over a chocolate Bundt cake that is on a wire stand
Cenk Sonmezsoy
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Chocolate Bundt Cake

This chocolate Bundt cake is so tender and intensely chocolatey that you'll swoon–and so will everyone that you share it with. And don't even think about skipping that glaze, it's probably the very best part.
A baking tray of double-chocolate muffins with chocolate chips.
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Double Chocolate Muffins

: Sally’s Baking Addiction These easy double chocolate muffins have been our favorite for over a decade. They’re rich, mega chocolate-y, and loaded with chocolate chips!

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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