38 Best Cocoa Powder Recipes

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There’s a chocolate lover in all of us. And the trickiest part of satisfying a chocolate craving is knowing what chocolate recipe to make! This list of cocoa powder recipes are some all-time favorites!

Brownies, red velvet cake, hot cocoa powder, and piece of tiramisu.


These cocoa powder recipes are simple, they’re all delicious, and they’re all loaded with the best chocolate flavor. So grab that cocoa powder and get to it. You’ll have loads of chocolatey goodness in no time. 

1. Hot Chocolate Mix

Cozy up with the perfect homemade hot chocolate! With only three ingredients, you can create a hot cocoa mix that yields a rich and creamy cup you won’t be able to resist. This recipe is perfect for those colder months and is sure to warm your insides every time. 

2. Brownies

If you’re a brownie lover like me, you’re going to want to try this recipe. This is a super chocolate-y, fudgy, and dense dessert that is perfect for potlucks or after-dinner treats. These are some of the best brownies made with simple ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to prepare! 

3. Chocolate Truffles

I’ll take coffee in any form, especially when there’s chocolate involved. That’s why I love these espresso chocolate truffles! With espresso powder and coffee liqueur, this recipe gives you the perfect ratio of coffee to chocolate. These are rich, creamy, and divine, so don’t miss out!

4. Chocolate Mousse Recipe

For a light but delicious dessert, try this chocolate mousse! This recipe is super easy and comes together using just four ingredients. Chocolate mousse is ready in just 10 minutes and makes the perfect sweet treat for a hot day. Top with whipped cream or berries and enjoy!

5. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s better than chocolate? More chocolate! These double chocolate cookies are everything you could dream of. Sweet, rich, and delicious, this recipe makes the absolute best chocolate chip cookies. You won’t be able to resist!

6. Chocolate Pie

Pie is the perfect dessert for any occasion. And with this chocolate pie recipe, you will have everyone drooling over yours! This chocolate pie has a silky texture that’s made even better with its creamy and rich taste. This easy and delicious no-bake dessert is made with a chocolate pudding filling surrounded by a buttery, flaky crust.

7. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate icing is a great topper for cakes and cupcakes, and cookies. It’s also a great treat to just eat by the spoonful. No judgment here! This recipe yields the perfect batch of icing. It pairs well with vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, and more! Use it on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, you name it.

8. Chocolate Ice Cream

Make the best tasting ice cream ever with this chocolate ice cream recipe! Creamy, cold, and chocolate-y, this sweet treat is perfect for a hot summer day. With simple ingredients, you can prepare it in only 10 minutes and let the freezer do the rest!

9. Chocolate Pudding

This classic chocolate pudding is a homemade version of a fun, loveable childhood favorite. Its creamy, silky smooth texture will have you falling in love with every bite. This simple recipe is made with easily accessible ingredients and comes together in only 20 minutes. You’ll never buy store-bought pudding again! 

10. No Bake Cookies

When you need an easy chocolate treat, try these no bake cookies! This recipe is a family favorite, and is loved by everyone! It’s made with a simple combination of sugar, cocoa powder, butter, milk, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and rolled oats. These cookies are sweet, hearty, and perfectly chewy. There’s no doubt you will love this recipe!

11. Chocolate Banana Bread

I’m a firm believer that banana bread is better with chocolate, and that’s why this is a go-to recipe in my household. Chocolate banana bread is a simple recipe, with no yeast required, and is absolutely delicious! It holds a beautiful moist texture and great flavor; perfect all around!

12. Old Fashioned Fudge

Whip up the perfect chocolate fudge right from your kitchen with this Hershey’s old fashioned cocoa fudge recipe! This creamy candy is made with simple ingredients like sugar, milk, cocoa, and butter. Feel free to add pecans or other nuts for some extra flavor, and enjoy!

13. Chocolate Overnight Oats

Start your morning off right with these easy chocolate overnight oats! They’re tasty, healthy, and so easy to make. These overnight oats are made with chocolate milk, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips for triple the chocolate and triple the flavor. They’re the perfect way to start your day!

14. Triple Chocolate Muffins

Triple chocolate muffins are my absolute favorite things to make (and eat!) Using pantry staples like flour, baking soda, baking powder, and more, these muffins are is so easy to throw together and they taste like they came straight from the bakery!

15. Chocolate Chili Recipe

Put a fun and delicious twist on your chili dinners by using this chocolate chili recipe! Using cocoa powder, cumin, and jalapenos, this recipe is packed with a combination of rich flavors that just get better with each bite. Top with sour cream, pumpkin seeds, lime, and optional maple syrup and dig into this cozy soup.

16. Energy Balls

These chocolate almond energy bites are a quick, easy, fun snack. They’re full of flavor thanks to the almond butter and cocoa powder and packed with protein and nutrients thanks to the chia seeds and oats. I love to keep a batch of these on hand for an easy on-the-go-snack. They’re ready in just 20 minutes!

17. Chocolate Macarons

Make your own classic French macaron dessert with this chocolate macaroon recipe. Using a decadent chocolate ganache between two crisp, made-from-scratch cookies, these bite-sized treats are a hit every time. They taste just like the ones you might find at your favorite French bakery. 

18. Molten Lava Cake

Step up your dessert game with this molten lava cake recipe! This tasty treat looks and tastes so much more complicated than it is. It’s made with a perfectly dense chocolate cake with a gooey chocolate inside. Pair with ice cream, strawberries, whipped cream, or any other toppings of your choosing and enjoy!

19. Cocoa Pancakes

Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please! These cocoa pancakes are easy to whip up and they taste amazing. They’re made with pantry staples including cocoa powder, chocolate chips, flour, sugar, and eggs, then topped with a simple homemade chocolate sauce. Treat yourself to this delicious 30 minute breakfast. You won’t regret it!

20. Chocolate Angel Food Cake

This chocolate angel food cake is a decadent dessert recipe you don’t want to miss out on. It’s infused with chocolate flavor thanks to the cocoa powder and finished with chocolate syrup. It’s light, tender crumb makes sure that every bite practically melts in your mouth. This cake is just as easy to make as it is delicious!

21. Chocolate Pound Cake

With cocoa powder and chocolate syrup, this chocolate pound cake has a rich flavor and perfectly dense texture that you won’t be able to resist! Pound cakes are a great after-dinner dessert and perfect for sharing. Whip this cake up with just 25 minutes of hands-on time, then dig in. Fingers or forks will work! 

22. Red Velvet Cake

Get the perfect red velvet flavor using this classic red velvet bundt cake recipe. This recipe uses a hint of cocoa powder for richness and buttermilk for a delicious moist and tender texture. It’s finished with a three-ingredient cream cheese glaze that rounds it out perfectly. Just 30 minutes of prep and a hit every time! 

23. Mississippi Mud Cake

Chocolate and marshmallow, yes please! This decadent cake is irresistible. Chocolate cake with a layer of marshmallow cream and topped with an easy homemade chocolate frosting.

24. Chocolate Chess Pie

If you’re looking for your next party dessert, look no further! This Southern classic dessert is made with a buttery, flaky crust and a fudgy filling for the ultimate flavor. Chocolate chess pie is a rich, sweet dessert that is perfect for holiday gatherings or for a delicious dessert after an easy weeknight dinner!

25. Chocolate Cobbler

I can’t say no to a fruit cobbler, but chocolate cobbler is next level! This recipe combines chocolate cake and chocolate pudding to create a rich, gooey, oh-so-chocolatey treat. Top it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup and enjoy.

26. Chocolate Mousse Cake

This chocolate mousse cake holds all of the sweetness you’re craving. It’s a moist chocolate cake topped with a light, soft, fluffy chocolate mousse. This recipe is packed with rich chocolate flavor and is a guaranteed hit with all of your chocolate loving friends and family. So good you won’t be able to resist a second piece!

27. Cosmic Brownies

Recreate that nostalgic dessert everybody loves by using this cosmic brownie recipe! With a fudgy texture and taste, homemade cosmic brownies are at the top of my list for all time favorite desserts. Topped with chocolate colorful sprinkles, you and your kids will love this treat!

28. Ding Dong Cake

I know I’m not the only one that loves those Hostess Ding Dong treats. When I’m craving that old childhood favorite, this ding dong cake is my go-to recipe! Chocolate cake filled with a delicious cream, and topped with a rich chocolate ganache, this dessert will soon be your favorite, too!

29. Chocolate Donuts

This recipe doesn’t require any frying, and you still get delicious donuts to enjoy! Moist, fluffy, and loaded with chocolate, these donuts are a great breakfast, snack, or treat that everyone will love. Just 30 minutes of prep and easily baked right in your oven; these are simple and perfect!

30. Chocolate Scones

The perfect breakfast treat for any chocolate lovers out there are these chocolate scones! Because starting your morning with a little bit of chocolate is a guaranteed great day. These scones are loaded with chocolate chips and finished with a chocolate drizzle on top. They’re perfectly sweet and so tasty!

31. Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Yes, you read that right. Hot fudge pudding cake is real and it’s delicious. This moist cake with a super rich flavor has a warm, gooey fudge in the center that will have you drooling at the sight of it! And it tastes even better than it looks!

32. Pound Cake Tiramisu

Impress your guests (and yourself) with this easy pound cake tiramisu recipe! When I say it’s easy, I mean it. With simple ingredients and simple instructions, this divine dessert comes together in only 15 minutes! It’s that quick!

33. Mocha Breakfast Shake

Start your day off right with this cold and refreshing mocha breakfast shake. Using Greek yogurt, espresso powder, cocoa powder, and milk, this shake is packed with protein and guaranteed to wake you up! Just blend all ingredients until smooth, and enjoy!

34. Chocolate Chip Brookie Recipe

Combining two of the best desserts (brownies and cookies, of course) leaves you with the amazing and delicious brookie! With the shape and texture of a brownie, and the taste of a warm chocolate chip cookie, this dessert has everything you could want in a sweet treat. 

35. German Chocolate Cheesecake

This German chocolate cheesecake is loaded with all the flavor you could imagine. It’s a rich, velvety chocolate cheesecake with an Oreo crust, and a coconut pecan topping. This fancy dessert is super delicious, smooth in texture, and rich in flavor. Everyone will love it!

36. Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

If you love Texas sheet cake, you’ll love these cookies! The classic dessert is just as good, if not better, when transformed into cookies. They’ve got a soft and warm texture, and a rich chocolate flavor. Great for sharing at parties, potlucks, or any other occasion!

37. Flourless Chocolate Cookies

These flourless chocolate cookies will just melt in your mouth with every bite. With chocolate chips and unsweetened cocoa powder, this recipe gives just the right amount of chocolate. Gooey, soft, and delicious, you will not be able to resist these fudgy treats!

38. Chocolate Cheesecake

If you want a homemade dessert that tastes like it came from a high-end restaurant, you’re going to love this recipe! The classic chocolate cheesecake is soft, creamy, packed with flavor, and encased in a buttery Oreo crust. This is sure to satisfy even the strongest sweet tooth!

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Brownies, red velvet cake, hot cocoa powder, and piece of tiramisu.
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Best Cocoa Powder Recipes

By Heather
A group of recipes using cocoa powder. From cake to chili, there are many wonderful cocoa powder recipes including these easy truffles.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 14


  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with wax paper.
  • Place sweetened condensed milk and cocoa powder in a bowl. Stir to completely combine. You might need to use the hands to completely combine.
  • Place the "dough" in prepared baking dish. Spread into an even layer. Chill the truffles in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Top with sifted powdered sugar and cut into squares.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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