78 Chocolate Desserts or Dessert Components

78 Chocolate Desserts or Dessert Components

Published: June 17th, 2020 | Last Updated: June 17th, 2020

There is a seemingly endless number of recipes that involve chocolate. It is an incredibly versatile ingredient and has unique properties that allow for a variety of textures and applications.

Some of these desserts are delicious on their own. Others are used as components with an assembled dessert like a layered entremet mousse cake or plated dessert to provide different and interesting textures or to balance and complement other flavours.

Here are 72 different desserts or dessert components to enjoy chocolate.

Drinks

  • Hot chocolate
  • Iced chocolate
  • Cold brew cacao
  • Chocolate milkshake
  • Mocha
  • Chocolate shot

Tempered chocolate

  • Truffles
  • Bars
  • Shaved
  • Flake
  • Aerated chocolate / Aero
  • Gianduja

Mousse / Creams / Sauces / Emulsions

  • Bavarian mousse / Bavarois
  • Pate-a-bombe based mousse
  • Italian meringue based mousse
  • Whipped ganache / Ganache montee
  • Water mousse
  • Chiboust
  • Ganache
  • Cremeux
  • Namelaka
  • Mousseline
  • Creme patissiere
  • Diplomat
  • Creme brulee
  • Sauce
  • Spread
  • Pannacotta
  • Jelly
  • Mirror Glaze
  • Hard crack glaze
  • Liquid chocolate center for frozen desserts

Frozen

  • Ice cream
  • Gelato
  • Sorbet
  • Frozen Chocolate foam

Baked Cakes/Sponges/Biscuits:

  • Crumb
  • Streusel
  • Brownie
  • Genoise
  • Dacquoise
  • Sponge finger
  • Sheet cake
  • Sponge roll
  • Joconde
  • Pain de genes
  • Sacher torte
  • Flourless sponge
  • Macaron
  • Madeleines
  • Travel cake
  • Muffin
  • Financier
  • Canele
  • Brookies
  • Flourless cookies
  • Craquelin
  • Sable / Pate sablee
  • Pate sablee diamond
  • Pate Sable Breton
  • Choux
  • Brioche
  • Pate brisee (shortcrust)
  • Inverted puff pastry / Pate feuilletee
  • Dehydrated chocolate mousse
  • Souffle
  • Fondant / lava cake / moelleux
  • Chocolate microwave sponge
  • Cup cake
  • Cheese cake

Miscellaneous

  • Marshmallow
  • Crystallised chocolate
  • Maltodextrin chocolate crumb
  • Pulled chocolate
  • Velvet spray

Theoretical

Here are some recipes that probably could exist but we haven't come across yet.

  • Hot chocolate milk skin
  • Whipped cacao nib jelly
  • Cocoa nib granita

We've tried to only include recipes that can be considered a single element. There are many other desserts like bon bons, entremets, tarts and other confectionery that feature chocolate but they contain multiple textures or are an assembly of different elements.

Are we missing any? Comment below and let us know!

What are your favourite chocolate desserts?

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