From Chili to Chocolate Cake Here Are 13 Decadent Recipes That Use Cocoa

Cocoa isn’t just for your favorite hot beverage. This ingredient can elevate any dessert and even savory dishes with it’s rich flavor. From chocolate cakes to brownies to cookies and pastries, cocoa adds that chocolatey goodness and velvety flavor that many sweet lovers die for! The following is a list of 13 delicious recipes using cocoa.

Fudgy Cocoa Powder Brownies

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This simple and easy recipe uses Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder with eggs, flour, sugar, butter, and oil to make the best moist homemade chewy chocolate fudge brownies from scratch. One bowl recipe.

Dutch Chocolate Cookies

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These Dutch Cocoa Cookies are simply amazing! Deep, dark and chocolaty! They are slice and bake, so they are very easy! The Cocoa powder gives them tons of chocolate flavor, without all of the fat!

Sweet & Smoky Pineapple Chipotle Chili

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This hearty, sweet and smoky pineapple chipotle chili has a bit of a kick to it and has two ingredients that I love to use to give it a more robust and heartier flavor, gochujang and cocoa powder.

Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

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A Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board is the ultimate experience for hot chocolate lovers. Filled with a variety of mix-ins and toppings, everyone gets to create their own perfect cup of hot cocoa. Plus, add a few candies and cookies for great snacks to go with your delicious hot chocolate.

Double Chocolate Muffins

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These Double Chocolate Chip Muffins are a chocolate lover’s dream that you can make in just 25 minutes. With cocoa powder, white chocolate chips and a pinch of salt they’re moist, flavor packed and so easy to make – and not too sweet. No fancy ingredients needed – just grab a bag of chocolate chips and the rest you probably already have at home.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Our Red Velvet Cupcakes are super soft and have that classic chocolate taste, beautiful look, and incredibly delicious cream cheese frosting

Keto Coffee Cheesecake Bars

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Are you on keto and feeling the sugar cravings kick in? This keto coffee cheesecake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. This coffee cheesecake is super simple to make. The crust is made out of almond flour, butter and cocoa powder pressed down into a pan and baked for a few minutes. While the crust is baking, the prep for the filling takes literally no time. This coffee cheesecake recipe is gluten-free and has my favorite flavor combination of chocolate and coffee!

How to Make Brazilian Brigadeiros

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Brigadeiros are bite-sized fudge balls traditionally made for birthday parties or any festive occasion in Brazil. Customize these fudgy treats for any occasion with different colored sprinkles and flavors. 

Whoopie Pie Cake

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This whoopie pie cake recipe is a fun variation of those cute little pies! All that chocolatey goodness sandwiching a delicious frosting makes this a much sought-after birthday cake in our family!

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

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These chocolate protein pancakes are a healthy, indulgent 6 ingredient breakfast packed with protein. Perfectly sweet, full of chocolate and good for you.

Best Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

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This is the best homemade hot chocolate mix! With only 5 ingredients, this rich and creamy hot cocoa mix from scratch is superior to store-bought.

Copycat Cheesecake Factory Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

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Indulge in a decadent dessert experience with this Copycat Cheesecake Factory Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake recipe! Perfect for fans of the iconic restaurant dessert, this recipe brings the irresistible combination of creamy cheesecake, rich chocolate, and velvety peanut butter to your kitchen.

Dairy and Egg Free Chocolate Cupcakes

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There’s a classic vegan cupcake recipe that’s rich, moist, light, and fluffy. The vegan frosting topping comes together with just 3 ingredients and is silky smooth. These easy vegan chocolate cupcakes are perfect for birthdays, special treats, or celebrations of any kind.

From Ramen to Pad Thai Try These 12 Delicious Noodle Recipes

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Craving a bowl of comfort? Look no further than the noodle! Noodles are a staple in many parts of the world and add a delightful taste to any dish. The following is a list of 12 noodle recipes to try for your next meal.

From Ramen to Pad Thai Try These 12 Delicious Noodle Recipes

13 Fresh Fruit Desserts to Sweeten Your Summer

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Summer is upon us and several sweet and juicy fruits will arrive as well. Strawberries, mangos, watermelons, peaches, and cherries to name a few, are total delight in the warm weather. It’s also a great time to incorporate them into delicious desserts. What’s better than a sweet treat with fresh fruit? Here are # dessert recipes that use fresh fruit to make it the perfect summertime treat.

13 Fresh Fruit Desserts to Sweeten Your Summer