Best Chocolate Desserts That Are Surprisingly Easy to Make

AAlex October 9, 2023 7:01 AM

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Here is your ultimate guide to the best chocolate desserts that are surprisingly easy to make. From rich and decadent chocolate cakes to simple and satisfying chocolate chip cookies, these desserts are perfect for a special occasion or a simple sweet treat.

Decadent chocolate cake

You can't go wrong with a classic chocolate cake. This recipe is simple, yet delivers a rich and moist cake that will impress any chocolate lover.


  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  4. 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 cup milk
  9. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  10. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup boiling water


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Quick and easy chocolate chip cookies

Nothing beats a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. This recipe is quick, easy, and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 1 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  6. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 2 teaspoons hot water
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  3. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

No-bake chocolate truffles

These no-bake chocolate truffles are a decadent and easy dessert that requires minimal ingredients.


  1. 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  2. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  3. Cocoa powder, for dusting


  1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a simmer. Pour over the chocolate and let stand for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is smooth. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  3. Using a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, form the chocolate into round truffles. Dust with cocoa powder and serve.

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