F&W Editor Picks: Best Chocolate Recipes
These sweet-salty bars are said to be named after their place of origin, the Canadian town of Nanaimo in British Columbia.
Double Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Brownies
These gluten-free brownies are so super-fudgy and rich that it's hard to stop eating them. They're just as good cold as at room temperature.
Baked Alaska Birthday Cake
This ultimate birthday cake features three flavors of ice cream, moist chocolate cake, nutty ganache and fluffy meringue.
Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
Using rich Pernigotti cocoa powder, which has a higher fat content than most, F&W’s Grace Parisi created chocolaty versions of the chewy Italian almond cookie.
Bittersweet Chocolate Crémeux
Crémeux (French for “creamy”) is a dense, soft, classic pudding that’s the new darling of many American pastry chefs. Belinda Leong gives her super-chocolaty version a salty edge; it’s delightful with fruit, cookies and ice cream, or topped with a dab of whipped cream.
Creamy, nutty and chocolaty, this is what Nutella spread dreams of being.
Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Red Miso Buttercream
Chef Erik Bruner-Yang adds umami to the classic sugar-salt combination by spreading these crisp-chewy chocolate-chip cookies with a rich, sweet-savory miso buttercream that’s flecked with minced lemon verbena.
Mayan Chocolate Pudding
This simple chocolate pot de crème is spiced with cinnamon and allspice. A touch of ground habanero chiles that were dried over an open fire gives it a slightly smoky flavor. If dried habanero is not available, cayenne is a good alternative.
Chocolate Blackout Cake
Pastry star Gale Gand layers her phenomenal, high-rising cake with an intensely chocolaty custard and coats it with cake crumbs.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Ganache and Coconut
It’s hard to eat just one of these cupcakes, which combine moist, light chocolate cake with rich, chocolate-caramel frosting and flaky coconut.