Heavenly Chocolate Recipes

From devilish to divine, here are the most irresistible versions of our best-loved sweet treats.

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James Baigrie

Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding

Try Dutch-processed cocoa in this pudding; it will give a richer, more luxurious flavor.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Refrigerate: at least 2 hours

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How to Decorate a Cake: Ganache Coating & Sugar Stencils

The rich ganache is a chocolate-lover's dream.

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James Baigrie

Tropical Tart

Refrigerating the crust while assembling the filling will help hold cookie crumbs together.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Microwave: 45 seconds
Cook: 3 minutes
Refrigerate: 1 1/2 hours

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James Baigrie

Cocoa Meringues

No peeking! If you open the oven while the meringues are baking, they may collapse.

Makes: about 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: at 250 degrees F. for 1 hour, 15 minutes
Microwave: 1 minute

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James Baigrie

Walnut Brownies

Our brownies are loaded with walnuts.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 4 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes

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James Baigrie

Cocoa-Oatmeal Jumbos

These jumbo cookies are chock-full of raisins and oats.

Makes: 16 to 20 jumbo cookies
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 17 minutes

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Double Chocolate Cake

A double hit of chocolate -- in the layers and in the frosting -- makes this cake a truly decadent dessert.

Makes: 16 servings
Prep: 30 minutes
Microwave: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
Bake: at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the February 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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