6. Flourless Chocolate Rosemary Cake with Vanilla-Orange Mascarpone
Orange and chocolate are Julie Tanous and award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s (of the food blog Julie & Jesse) favorite combos. A subtle hint of fresh herbs gives this rich dessert a rustic flare while a rosemary garnish and a sprinkling of confectioners’ sugars completes this occasion-worthy cake.
Double-chocolate brownies layered with caramel filling and topped with chocolate-covered pecans make the perfect indulgent dessert. These Turtle Brownies from our Editor-in-Chief Brian Hart Hoffman’s book, The Coupe (Hoffman Media, 2016), have decadence written all over them.
Shiran Dickman’s crisp biscuits have a deep chocolate flavor and are perfect served with coffee or hot chocolate for dipping. For more from Shiran, look to her Chocolate Turtle Cookie and Chocolate Rugelach recipes.
9. Black Bottom Coconut Cream Tart
Tall peaks of toasted marshmallow fluff hide the layers of coconut pastry cream and dark chocolate ganache that fill the homemade graham cracker crust of this decadent tart. For more tart recipes, look to our Pies & Tarts Special Issue!
10. Bourbon Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cake
Chocolate covered cherries and a warm kick of bourbon make this an instant liquor-infused classic dessert.
Everyone knows that cream cheese frosting is the secret to red velvet cake’s stardom, and chocolate is universally beloved. By topping layers of rich chocolate cake with this favored frosting, we’ve created the best of both worlds. If you’re looking to bake the classic too, look to our Old-Fashioned Red Velvet Cake recipe.