8 delicious ways to get your chocolate fix

8 delicious ways to get your chocolate fix
Rum-walnut chocolate pie (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Because you can never have too much chocolate, we've compiled several of our favorite recipes for chocolate lovers. You're welcome.


Filomena's Italian Kitchen in Costa Mesa serves a chocolate mousse called vasetto di crema that reader Sheila Alperstein says is so exceptionally light and airy that "three of us shared one, and it was gone in a nanosecond."

Perfect for the chocolate lover. <a href="" target=""> <b>Recipe: Boudin Bakery's brownies</b></a>
Perfect for the chocolate lover. Recipe: Boudin Bakery's brownies (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

It may be most famous for its San Francisco sourdough, but Boudin Bakery puts out an equally mean brownie. Thick and almost fudge-like in consistency, it's richly flavored with a slightly sweet finish. Arm yourself with a big glass of milk before delving into one of these winners.

<a href="" target="_blank">Recipe: Warm chocolate bread pudding</a>
Recipe: Warm chocolate bread pudding (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

This bread pudding is rich with thick, almost pudding-like custard and deep chocolate flavor. Served warm, it's pure comfort on a plate.

<a href="" target="_blank">Recipe: Chocolate torte souffle</a>
Recipe: Chocolate torte souffle (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

This dessert has all the intensity of a flourless chocolate cake but with that light, airy texture you expect of a souffle. Serve it alone or topped with a dollop of chocolate whipped cream. (Sprinkle in cocoa and sugar to taste while you're whipping the cream.)

<a href="" target="_blank">Recipe: Julienne's double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies</a>
Recipe: Julienne's double-chocolate espresso walnut cookies (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

This cookie recipe, from Julienne in San Marino, doesn't disappoint. Semisweet and bittersweet chocolate find their way into these cookies, with a little espresso powder thrown in to boost the intense flavor.

<a href="" target="_blank">Recipe: Brunos' budino al caramello</a>
Recipe: Brunos' budino al caramello (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Creamy caramel custard and rich chocolate ganache are nicely layered in this dessert, then topped with a dollop of whipped sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped toasted hazelnuts. It is love at first bite.

<a href="" target="_blank">Cucina Rustica's chocolate trio torte.</a>
Cucina Rustica's chocolate trio torte. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

A chocolate lover's dream come true, Cucina Rustica's torte combines smooth layers of creamy bittersweet, milk and white chocolate mousse on top of a rich chocolate cookie crust. It's divine and dangerous, all at the same time.

<a href="">Rum-walnut chocolate pie</a>
Rum-walnut chocolate pie (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

You'll love the combination of chocolate with walnuts and rum in this very rich pie. Each slice is great served slightly warmed with a big glass of milk.


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