Decadent Chocolate Desserts to Ring in the New Year

chocolate tart, sliced

Decadent Chocolate Desserts to Ring in the New Year because if there was ever a year that called for chocolate, this would be it, am I right? No holds barred this NYE, we’re definitely making one (or 2!) of these over the top chocolate desserts.

chocolate tart, sliced

Are you going to be stuck at home watching the ball drop? I know I’ll be in my comfy pants on the couch, probably in front of the fire. I’ve never had any interest in watching the ball drop, but I am interested in good desserts, and these are some of the chocolate highlights from years past on the blog. Any one of these recipes is perfectly capable of helping to kick 2020 out the door in style!


Ina Garten’s Chocolate Cake

A chocolate cake with chocolate frosting will always be the quintessential celebratory dessert for me, and trust me, this one doesn’t disappoint. Here are just a few of the raves on the post:

“The very best chocolate cake ever.” ~ Z.A.K.

“Omg this chocolate cake is so luscious and moist and the frosting is to die for!” ~ Cindy

“This was the best chocolate cake that I have ever made!” ~ L.

“This recipe is absolutely incredible!” ~ Deepa

a slice of Ina Garten's chocolate cake



Dark Chocolate Truffle Tart

If  elegant is what you’re going for this New Year’s, then I recommend this tart. It’s the ultimate in rich, chocolate decadence, and the sea salt just gives it a cheffy vibe.

A piece of tart a plate, with crumbs



Milk Chocolate Mousse

Me personally? I’m going for the comfort factor with my last indulgence of 2020. Milk chocolate mousse is where it’s at, and mine will be well chilled and silky.

Chocolate pudding with whipped cream



Jewel Box Truffles

Truffles are pretty much the definition of decadent, and these are a great excuse to clear out your pantry of all the half-used bottles of holiday sprinkles, peppermint candies, nuts, etc., for a gorgeous array of colorful and delicious coatings.

colorful chocolate truffles in a box



Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake

This is one of my oldest and most trusted desserts when I’m looking for a little pizazz on a tight timeline. I’ve always got flour and sugar in my canisters, chocolate in the pantry, and eggs in the fridge. Done. 

Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake



Warm Brownie Pudding

This warm brownie pudding is the casual cousin of the flourless cake, above. It’s equally as decadent, in an everybody just dig in sort of way.

decadent brownie pudding in a casserole with spoons

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    December 28, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    That truffle tart looks SO GOOD. It would be a good option for Valentine’s Day, too—Valentine’s just screams dark chocolate tarts to me.

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    December 28, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Oh my, Sue. What a roundup! Happy New Year to you and we are definitely ringing it in with one (or two) of these!

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