Celebrate Leap Day with super-rich desserts.
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Brownie Cake Sundaes with Pecan-Ice Cream Balls
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Leap Day only happens once every four years, so use it as an opportunity to make something so crazy-indulgent that you'll be totally satisfied until the next Leap Day rolls around. Here, our best, butteriest, chocolatiest, most frosting-packed dessert recipes to make on Leap Day.

Pastry star Gale Gand layers her phenomenal, high-rising cake with an intensely chocolaty custard and coats it with cake crumbs.

Best Chocolate Desserts: Chocolate Blackout Cake

Yup, that whole upper layer is whipped cream.

Bonus: Alain Ducasse invented these things.

The pastry chef who created this gorgeous thing calls it "the beast."

When the Test Kitchen was working on this recipe, F&W staff gained many pounds.

Miracle Peanut Butter Crunch
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Think bread pudding—only so much more luxurious.

This super-fudgy cake is layered with dark chocolate and white chocolate ganache.

Any cookie will do in this messy, gooey dessert.

Chef Jamie Oliver likes to serve this silky dessert in espresso cups. But it's Leap Day, so go crazy and opt for a full-sized coffee cup instead.

If you love chocolate, butter and walnuts, you'll love these magnificent brownies.

Jumbo Brownies
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Doughnut bread pudding? It doesn't get better.

These tender chocolate cupcakes have a gooey, creamy, salty peanut butter filling.

Double Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Filling

An Austrian classic that anyone will love.

In her update of the classic chocolate Hostess cupcake, Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal uses mascarpone in the rich and creamy filling.

Chocolate-Buttermilk Snack Cakes
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