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10 Easy Dark Chocolate Recipes For A Delicious Dessert Experience

by Team Salebhai - 17-Aug-2017 - Recipes
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Are you on the lookout for a quick bite during an afternoon hunger attack? Are you depressed, angry, or happy? Are you rummaging for the right choice of gifts for your sweetheart, sibling, or parent? The answer to all these issues, lies in chocolate.

 

Now when you say ‘chocolate’, there are several variants. But here, we are going to speak a bit, actually quite a bit, about dark chocolate and its various avatars. Your next question might be, “Why only dark chocolate”? Well, these intense-flavoured bites, loaded with antioxidants and health benefits, serve as the perfect choice for desserts and baked dishes. So, let us take you on a ride to the dark side with 10 of the choicest dark chocolate recipes.

 

 

1. Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

 

Dark Chocolate Cupcake

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These amazing holiday treats shall take you on a roller-coaster ride of crumbly deliciousness, merged with chocolaty flavours. Seriously, nothing can go wrong with a chocolate cupcake and a steaming cuppa of coffee to go with it! Check out this simple recipe brought to you by blogger Martha Stewart.

 

Ingredients

 

  • All-purpose flour - 3/4 cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa  - 3/4 cup
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Molten butter - 3/4 cup
  • Eggs - 3
  • Vanilla - 1 tsp
  • Sour cream - ½ cup
  • Sugar - 1 cup

 

Dark Chocolate Cupcake Easy Recipe

 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Stir and blend the mixture well with a spoon. Set aside
  • Take another large bowl, pour the molten butter and sugar. Beat the mixture for three minutes.
  • Add vanilla and eggs. Beat again into a fine mix
  • Now add the previously kept flour mixture. Add the sour cream and mix everything into a fine batter
  • Layer the batter into muffin cups, lined with muffin cups liner
  • Now bake them for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven
  • Remove the cups from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack
  • Season with sugar powder and serve with tea or coffee

 

2. Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These wholesome, crunchy, and flavourful cookies transport chocolate lovers to a paradise. Ideal to be munched with milk, any beverage, or just as stand-alone bites, they can be prepared through a very simple recipe. Here is how chef Kathy churns out these yummy treats:

 

Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate chips - 2 cups
  • All-purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Cocoa powder- ⅔ cup
  • Baking soda - 3/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Soft butter- 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1 ½ cups
  • Vanilla extract- 2 tsps
  • Egg - 2

 

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Easy Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Take a bowl and add flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into it. Set aside
  • Take another bowl. Add butter, eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Beat it well until light and fluffy
  • Add the flour mixture and mix well
  • Now stir in the chocolate chips
  • Scoop out 12 mounds of the same size.  Place them on a lined baking sheet about 6 cm apart with an ice-cream scoop and palette knife*
  • Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven
  • Transfer them into a cooling rack to cool and harden

* While placing the mounds, do not press to flatten them

 

 

3. Dark Chocolate Cake

 

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This freshly baked, decadent dark chocolate cake is so sinful that it is sure to leave your guests asking for more. Here’s a quick recipe from the blogger of Cakes Cottage -- Dan.

 

Ingredients

  • Granulated sugar - 2 cups
  • All-purpose flour - 1 ¾ cups
  • Eggs - 2
  • Baking powder - 1 ½ tsps
  • Baking soda - 1 ½ tsps
  • Unsweetened cocoa - ¾ cup
  • Buttermilk - 1 cup
  • Vegetable oil - ½ cup
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1 ½  tsps
  • Hot water - 1 cup

 

Dark Chocolate Cake Easy Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add vanilla, buttermilk, oil, and eggs into a bowl. Beat them into a fine mix. Set aside
  • Mix flour, along with all the dry ingredients in another bowl. Set aside
  • Add this to the egg mixture. Pour hot water and whisk into a smooth mix
  • Pour the batter into a baking pan. Bake for around 30 minutes in the preheated oven
  • Remove the cake pan and let it cool for five minutes on a wire rack
  • Loosen cake from sides using a narrow metal spatula
  • Allow it to cool further for at least four hours
  • Serve with any beverage or as a standalone snack

 

Here’s another dessert recipe - the dark chocolate mousse with a hint of espresso and rum. It is quite simple to prepare with only a few ingredients. Do check the recipe out by the talented Jen Miller.

 

4. Hot Chocolate

 

Hot Chocolate

 

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A mug of creamy hot chocolate, your favourite book, and a soft, comfy sofa. Nothing in the world can beat this classic combo. Now you can prepare your favourite beverage at home with this quick method from Southern Living. Pair it with some marshmallows, and sip away to heavenly luxury. 

 

Ingredients

 

  • Cornstarch - 2 tbsps
  • Milk - 4 cups
  • Dark chocolate bars (finely chopped) - 2
  • Honey - ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 pinch

 

Hot Chocolate Easy Recipe

 

  • Whisk cornstarch and ½ cup milk into a fine blend. Set aside
  • Pour rest of the milk into a saucepan and cook it over the gas till bubbles appear. Do not boil
  • Now add chocolate, vanilla, honey, and salt. Whisk into a smooth mixture
  • Add the cornstarch mix. Again blend into a fine mixture
  • Bring milk to light boil, stirring occasionally
  • After about four minutes, turn off gas
  • Allow to cool slightly
  • Serve immediately

 

5. Dark Chocolate Brownies

 

Dark Chocolate Brownie

 

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This divine dessert is an amazing combination of bittersweet chocolate and other hand-picked ingredients to give a burst of flavours with every bite. Follow this smart recipe we found on Sunset and prepare this awesome delicacy in your kitchen!

 

Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate - 10 ounces
  • Butter (sliced into ½ inch slices) - ½ cup
  • Eggs - 3
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Vanilla - ½ tsp
  • All-purpose flour - ¾ cup

 

Dark Chocolate Brownie Easy Recipe

  • Chop the chocolates in ½ inch pieces. Mix it with butter in a glass bowl. Heat in a microwave for around a minute till the mixture just melts. Keep aside
  • In another bowl, beat sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt into a smooth mix
  • Add flour, a third at a time, while whisking into an even blend
  • Now pour in the chocolate mix. Stir into a fine batter
  • Line your baking pan with cooking parchment. Spread the batter evenly over it
  • Now bake for approximately 20 minutes at 325 degrees or until a fine crust is visible. Be careful not to overbake
  • Place the pan on a rack and allow it to cool for an hour
  • Lift the brownie out on a parchment. Cut into triangle or square shapes
  • Serve with a hot beverage of your choice

Here’s another dessert recipe - the dark chocolate mousse with a hint of espresso and rum. It is quite simple to prepare with only a few ingredients. Do check the recipe out by the talented Jen Miller.

 

 

6. Chocolate Shortbread

 

Dark Chocolate Shortbread

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What could be more delightful than some mouth-watering chocolate shortbread? Easy to prepare, these crunchy treats can be stored in an airtight container for several days. Check out this amazing recipe by chef Barney Desmazery .

 

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour - 200 g
  • Cocoa powder - 2 tbsps
  • Dark chocolate chips - 100 g
  • Powdered sugar - 85 g
  • Butter - 175 g

 

Dark Chocolate Shortbread Easy Recipe

  • Mix butter and sugar in a bowl. Blend it into an even mixture with a wooden spoon. Add cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and flour. Knead well with hands until combined  properly
  • Halve the dough and cut into two log-shaped strips, 5 cm thick
  • Wrap it in a plastic wrap. Refrigerate for one hour
  • Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius
  • Shape dough into rounds with thickness of around 1 cm each
  • Place them on a baking tray, lined with baking parchment.
  • Bake for 12 minutes
  • Allow it to cool completely and store in an airtight container

 

7. Dark Chocolate Almond Bar

 

Dark Chocolate Almond Bar

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These super-yummy, crunchy, and wholesome dry fruit laden bars combine the goodness of almonds with that of dark chocolate. Surely, the ultimate mood-uplifter for anytime of the day! Try this wonderful recipe from Taste of Home and let us know how your bars turned out.

 

Ingredients

  • Grated dark chocolate -1 cup
  • Toasted, chopped almonds - 2 cups
  • All-purpose flour  - 1 ½ cups
  • Sugar - ⅔ cup
  • Cold, cubed butter - ¾ cup
  • Condensed milk - 1 can
  • Beaten egg - 1
  • Almond extract - ¼ tsp

 

Dark Chocolate Almond Bar Recipe

  • Mix butter, flour, and sugar in a bowl. Mix until crumbly
  • Press into a greased 13 in x 9 in baking pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees until brown. Cool on a wire rack
  • Pour chocolate and milk in a saucepan. Stir continuously
  • Once the mixture melts, turn off heat and cool slightly
  • Add egg, extract, and almonds. Blend well
  • Spread this mix over the crust
  • Bake again at 350 degrees for 25 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack
  • Wait till it sets and serve as standalone bites, dessert, or with any beverage

If you have a fetish for vegan protocols and almondy treats, then do not forget to check out this wonderful recipe for almond milk!

 

 

8. Choco Pie

 

Choco Pie

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Fluffy, decadent, and soft choco pies are surely the show stealers on that dessert tray after a heavy meal. They even serve as the perfect pick-me-up bites with a hot beverage. Combined with the goodness of bittersweet dark chocolate,  prepare this blissful dessert through these easy steps as jotted down by blogger Deblina Biswas.

 

Ingredients

 

  • Pie dough (refrigerated) - 15 ounces
  • Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • Unsweetened cocoa - ½ cup
  • All-purpose flour - 1 tbsp
  • Milk - ¾ cup
  • Corn syrup - ⅓ cup
  • Molten butter - 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Egg whites - 2
  • Frozen fat-free whipped topping (thawed) - 1 cup

 

Choco Pie Easy Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine brown sugar, cocoa, and flour in a large bowl. Set aside
  • Add milk, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, eggs, and egg whites in another bowl.  Stir and mix well
  • Add this mixture to the flour mixture. Whisk into a fine mix
  • Pour mixture into crust
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes
  • Remove and allow it to cool on a wire rack
  • Spread whipped topping evenly over your set choco pie
  • Serve as dessert or as a snack with a hot beverage

 

9. Dark Chocolate Pudding

 

Dark Chocolate Pudding

 

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Thick, creamy chocolate pudding shall never fail to entice your guests. Now, give this classic dark chocolate recipe a homely touch by following these simple steps from Hershey’s Kitchen.

 

Ingredients

 

  • Sugar - ⅔ cups
  • Cocoa - ¼ cup
  • Cornstarch - 3 tbsps
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Butter - 2 tbsps
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

 

 

Dark Chocolate Pudding Easy Recipe

  • Add sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Mix well
  • Gradually pour in milk and stir well
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.  Boil and stir for one minute
  • Turn off heat. Add butter and vanilla
  • Pour into individual dessert dishes
  • Serve warm or refrigerate for at least two hours

 

For all you pudding addicts, here is yet another authentic black rice pudding recipe, that you must definitely try at home!

 

 

10. Dark Chocolate Ice Cream

 

Dark Chocolate Icecream

 

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Last, but not the least, how can we complete this list without popping in a recipe of everyone’s all-time favourite - the super-delish ice cream. Want to make this at home? Follow this wonderful recipe by Wendy on Allrecipes. So, here it goes:

 

Ingredients

 

  • Sugar - ¾ cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder - 2 tbsps
  • Beaten egg yolk - 3
  • Dark chocolate (chopped) - 2 ounces
  • Cream - 2 cups
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

 

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Easy Recipe

 

  • Add sugar, milk, salt, and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat, while stirring constantly
  • Bring it to simmer
  • Add beaten egg yolks in a bowl. Gradually stir in about ½ cup of the above mix
  • Return it to the saucepan. Heat until thickened, but do not boil
  • Turn off heat. Stir in the chopped chocolates until chocolate melts
  • Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for about two hours
  • When chocolate mixture has completely cooled, stir in the cream and vanilla
  • Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions

 

Ice cream, though not a chosen health food, does come with some benefits. Surprised? Well, check out this video and enjoy your next scoop without a trace of guilt!

 

Each of the above recipes are perfect to satiate your incorrigible sweet tooth, since they are completely healthy.  Due to the presence of dark chocolate, they are not only  delicious, but also nutritious. So, the next time you feel your untimely chocodiction pangs, try to prepare one of these incredibly tasty dark chocolate recipes and come back to thank us later!

 

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