These cookies are rich and succulent. They are full of thick swirls of peanut butter, nestling in sweet chocolate chunk cookies.
Rich and full-flavoured, these chunky chocolate cookies with dark and white chocolate chips are irresistible.
These are everyone’s favourite refrigerator cookie – and especially easy to make with kids.
Even when these cookies have cooled the fudgy centre stays soft, giving these rich chocolate cookies a delicious chewy texture.
Chocolate and orange is a great flavour combination – try these cookies and you’ll soon see why.
These attractive little cookies will go perfectly with your afternoon coffee.
Delicate chocolate and aromatic orange make this an elegant accompaniment to a late afternoon cup of tea.
Millionaire’s shortbread is appropriately named, given that it is rich and extravagant!
Crumbly cookies filled with a sweet cream cheese – simply luxurious.
Crunchy, sticky chocolate bars to get your fingers and teeth stuck into. A great recipe to make with the kids – you do the melting, and let them throw on the marshmallows.
This sweet treat is calories on a plate, but as an occasional treat, it is a winner.
Muffins are different to cupcakes, they should be made quickly and the mixture stirred only until it comes together.
Sweet juicy raspberries and creamy white chocolate go together so well. These delicious light and fluffy cupcakes are perfect served with afternoon tea.
This classic cake is enjoyed by everyone, and is ideal for cake sales as it can be sold whole or by the slice.
The best lava cake recipe you will find. Serve with pistachio ice cream for a bit of Mediterranean flair.
Light and crumbly on the outside and moist and melting on the inside, this divine chocolate torte is perfect served for dessert with thick cream poured over the top.
Rich and indulgent, this dark chocolate cake with its even darker icing is the ultimate cake for hardened chocoholics!
This cake has the rich taste of chocolate but without all the calories. It has a lovely glossy top, so it needs no icing.
Make this deliciously smooth and creamy cake in a tin with a removable base, as the finished dessert will be much easier to remove.
This wonderful cheesecake just melts in the mouth and makes a fabulous dessert or an extra-indulgent afternoon treat. It’s rich, creamy, and with just the perfect hit of bitter chocolate.
This is equally good served as a dessert or as a special cake to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Let the ganache cool at room temperature rather than in the fridge.
The perfect dessert that can also double as a birthday cake for anyone who finds chocolate brownies irresistible – and, let’s face it, that means most of us! Keep an eye on the brownie layers towards the end of the cooking time. If they’re left too long in the oven, the centres will dry out rather than remaining gooey and dark.
This is a luscious and rich dessert, ideal for a special occasion.
For a warming winter pudding, nothing will beat these feel-good sponges.
This dessert is a good way to use up bread that has started to go stale. White or whole wheat bread work equally well. Serve plain or dusted with icing sugar, with custard or cream.
This is a quick version of the classic dessert Pears Belle Helene. The chocolate sauce is deliciously rich, thanks to the evaporated milk, and because the pears are from a can, this is a handy recipe to have up your sleeve when you need a store cupboard pudding.
This is a deliciously smooth, plain chocolate tart that can be served warm or cold.
For this party-size pie, a white chocolate filling replaces traditional marshmallow.
The tuile recipe will make more than you need, so store the extras to serve with coffee.
Yes you can still have chocolate pudding and eat healthy. Raw cacao is packed full of antioxidants – it is the unprocessed version of cocoa and hasn’t been exposed to any chemical processing and drying that destroys a lot of the nutrients. Raw cacao has up to 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries. It is the highest plant-based source of iron and one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium, essential for a healthy heart.
When you roll out the pastry, be careful not to stretch it or it will shrink back during baking and the mille-feuille layers will be uneven. Do not assemble these more than two hours before serving or the pastry will become soft.
Chocolate and coffee are natural partners and combine together beautifully in this classic French dessert. Once the egg yolks have been added, transfer the mixture to a measuring jug to make it easier to pour into the ramekins.
Roulades make impressive and popular desserts and are ideal for parties because they can be made ahead and need no last-minute attention.
Churros are sausage-shaped donuts that are meant for plunging in the thick chocolate sauce served with them. They're a tradition all day and are also eaten for breakfast.
This indulgent treat is special enough to serve on any holiday morning.
The smell of these cooking will get everyone out of bed in double-quick time.
Don’t be put off by the ingredients in this mousse. If you didn’t know a major constituent was silken tofu, you would never be able to tell. This recipe contains uncooked egg whites, which lighten the mousse but are unsuitable for those with compromised immune systems. There is an egg white-free variation.
Bitter coffee contrasted with sweet chocolate, these are a sophisticated treat indeed.
When an enterprising bartender created this creamy, frothy confection, he fulfilled every chocoholic’s fantasy. Use dark bitter chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids for a seriously indulgent hit.
With a base of chocolate cookie and a filling of gooey fudge, this delectable cookie will have everyone asking for the recipe.
This is a dense, moist chocolate cake that can be eaten as a teatime cake or as an indulgent dessert when served with whipped cream or ice cream.
These elegant fingers are perfect served with mid-morning coffee.
These irresistible treats will disappear before your eyes. Make more than you need because one portion is never enough.
A chocolate mille-feuille that, instead of layers of puff pastry, uses fine waves of marbled chocolate to sandwich the rich and creamy mousse.
Serve these petits fours with cups of steaming hot chocolate. Add one to each drink and as the chocolate melts, the drink is infused with a surprise boozy twist.
Ganache is a versatile, silky smooth, cream-based frosting that spreads and pipes. It can also be used to make truffles and fill petits fours.
This rich custard can be made with any flavour chocolate and is the perfect filling for Swiss rolls and mille feuilles.
This oozy dessert is begging to be served with lashings of real vanilla ice cream and is at its very best eaten warm from the oven.
Although traditional mint choc chip ice cream is always green and very minty, this sophisticated recipe has a much more subtle flavour.
Keep this on standby in the freezer and you’ll never be stuck for dessert again. But beware! It is very rich, so slice thinly and let guests come back for seconds if they dare!
This is a very rich mousse. As the quantities are generous, you can also divide the mixture into 8 and serve in smaller glasses or espresso cups.
A classic chocolate dessert that’s rich, dark and oh so satisfying. It’s important to serve the puddings as soon as they come out of the oven so the soft gooey centres don’t overcook and become dry.
The combination of silky chocolate ice cream and crunchy toasted hazelnuts is wonderful. This recipe is suitable for making by hand or using ice cream maker.
To cut this cake into beautifully thin slices, run an unserrated knife under hot water before slicing.
Loved by all and ideal for cake and cookie sales. The salty peanut butter gives these yummy cookies a distinctive nutty flavour.
These cookies taste great warm from the oven and they’ll disappear before your eyes!
Chocolate and ginger combines beautifully. You can try sandwiching these cookies together in pairs using a good quality vanilla ice cream for a super quick dessert.
Adding fresh fruit to cookies means they won’t keep, so serve these warm from the oven with extra raspberries and a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate baskets filled with Kirsch cream and fresh cherries are delightful treats to serve at a dinner party.
This tasty cross between a cheesecake and a slice travels well and is the perfect dessert for a day out with the family.
This classic combination of flavours really is hard to beat. Using fresh-squeezed orange juice in the icing will give it a delicate orange colour.
Creamy white-chocolate frosting and crunchy praline is a delicious combination.
The biscuits can be easily crushed in a food processor but if you don’t have one just put them into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
These delightful fluffy treats are a little bit like cheesecake and a little bit like mousse.
This recipe also makes great petits fours when sliced into delicate cubes and served in pretty paper cases.
The kids will love these cakes combining the goodness of fresh raspberries with a crunchy pecan topping reminiscent of crumble.
When making the praline, keep an eye on the sugar as it cooks and browns very quickly.