The Kitchn Collective Shares Their Favorite Chocolate Recipes

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I don’t care how predictable it is as a Valentine’s Day gift: I will never, ever be sad to see chocolate. Valentine’s Day is time to bring out the good chocolate, and preferably a lot of it. I want to feel like Augustus Gloop swimming in a river of chocolate, and spend the whole month surrounded by rich cakes, chewy brownies, steaming mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows, and elegant little truffles that look as fancy as jewelry. 

Who else is with me? To get inspired, I asked the Kitchn collective for their favorite chocolate recipes to celebrate with — whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or a plain ol’ Tuesday. Here’s what they had to say.

1. Creamy Oreo Poke Cake

“Oreo poke cake is something we have been making for years for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, BBQs, and just any night we want to celebrate something fun.” — Becky Hardin from The Cookie Rookie

Get the recipe: Creamy Oreo Poke Cake from The Cookie Rookie

Credit: Grandbaby Cakes

2. Chocolate Birthday Cake

“This is the most perfect chocolate cake you will ever taste. The flavor is undeniably indulgent and each bite is moist and out-of-this-world delicious. I call it my dream birthday cake, but truth is I have it all year-round.” — Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes

Get the recipe: Chocolate Birthday Cake from Grandbaby Cakes

Credit: Hip Foodie Mom

3. Chocolate Cream Pie

“Chocolate-lovers will devour this chocolate cream pie recipe! It uses two types of chocolate, cocoa, and pure chocolate extract to intensify the chocolate flavor. You have to try this recipe!” — Alice Choi from Hip Foodie Mom

Get the recipe: Chocolate Cream Pie from Hip Foodie Mom

Credit: Yummy Toddler Food

4. Easy Chocolate Cake

“This batter is so simple to stir together, the recipe is allergy-friendly, and it just tastes so good. It also holds up amazingly well if made ahead!” — Amy Palanjian from Yummy Toddler Food

Get the recipe: Easy Chocolate Cake from Yummy Toddler Food

What are your favorite chocolate recipes? Let us know in the comments!