The secret to dark and decadent, chocolate desserts is all about the cocoa powder used. Black cocoa powder recipes are intense in both color and flavor. Recipes using black cocoa powder are charcoal black and have an acute chocolate flavor.

Before we jump into the recipes be sure to check out my Black Cocoa Powder Guide to learn everything you need to know about black cocoa powder.

Then, choose from these delicious black cocoa powder recipes below!

A collection of images of desserts made with black cocoa powder such as Oreo donuts, homemade Oreo cookies, black velvet cupcakes, black cocoa powder cookies, etc.

These Oreo Donuts are probably one of my all-time favorite baked donut recipes. The black cocoa powder in them really brings out that Oreo flavor. They are moist and so delicious!

Oreo Donuts
These Oreo donuts are the best ever!! They are made with black cocoa powder (which is an ingredient used in real Oreo cookies) AND they have crushed Oreos in the donut batter!
Oreo Donuts on a striped napkin.
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These black cocoa powder cupcakes are so moist and are a very deep black color thanks to the black cocoa powder. The texture of the cupcakes is super smooth and they are topped with a delicious and smooth black cocoa powder frosting!

Black Velvet Cupcakes
Not only do black velvet cupcakes have a deep color, they have a rich and deep flavor, thanks to the black cocoa powder used in this recipe.
A single Black Velvet Cupcake topped with a black frosting and orange and black sprinkles against a black background.
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I’m a sucker for dipping Oreos in milk, but after having tried these homemade Oreo cookies, I just can’t go back to the store-bought ones! These cookies are so addictive! They are perfectly Oreo flavored and are soft and chewy — the perfect Oreo cookie!

Homemade Oreo Cookies
I'm completely convinced these are the BEST Homemade Oreo Cookies ever! The Oreo cookies are made with black cocoa powder (which is found in real Oreos you buy at the store), crushed Oreo cookies, and then sandwiched with a vanilla buttercream.
Homemade Oreo Sandwich Cookies in a parchment lined bread pan.
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I love making Crumbl copycat recipes, and this one was super fun to make. The black cocoa powder in the cookie base is perfect and topped with the vanilla cream cheese frosting, you really can’t go wrong with these Crumbl Oreo Cookies!

(Crumbl Copycat) Chocolate Oreo Cookie
A rich chocolate Oreo cookie base is loaded with Oreo cookie crumbs and black cocoa powder, then topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. This cookie is big, soft, and so yummy!
A Chocolate Oreo Crumbl Cookie on a white plate.
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These copycat Crumbl Oreo Sandwich cookies are fun because the cookie dough is rolled in crushed Oreos. The marshmallow fluff filling is different from the other cookies with a vanilla cream cheese frosting. I love the addition of the marshmallow flavor!

Crumbl Oreo Sandwich Cookies
These giant Oreo Sandwich Cookies taste just like the ones from Crumbl, but BETTER! The cookie dough is rolled in crushed Oreos and features a mallow fluff filling that is absolutely amazing!
A copycat Crumbl Oreo cookie sandwich on a white background with Oreo crumbs surrounding the cookie.
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Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies (+ Caramelized White Chocolate) – Plays Well With Butter
Bittersweet chocolate cookies are dramatic, rich & decadent – made with black cocoa powder & filled with caramelized white chocolate chunks!
Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies (+ Caramelized White Chocolate) - Plays Well With Butter
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Black Cocoa Brownie with Oreo German Buttercream
Every now and then I come across an ingredient that is a total game changer. Flaky sea salt, caramelised white chocolate, bergamot extract to name a few.
Black Cocoa Brownie with Oreo German Buttercream
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This Intense Black Cocoa & Coffee Cake is a Chocolate Lover’s Dream
The trick to making an intensely dark chocolate cake all comes down to one thing.
This Intense Black Cocoa & Coffee Cake is a Chocolate Lover’s Dream
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Quick and Simple Cocoa Buttermilk Pancakes – Hey, Snickerdoodle!
These simple to make Cocoa Buttermilk Pancakes are fluffy and chocolatey. A quick and delicious breakfast choice!
Quick and Simple Cocoa Buttermilk Pancakes – Hey, Snickerdoodle!
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Black Cocoa Brownies – Bake from Scratch
You know the rich, molten brownies that never leave a clean tester? These are those. Decadent but not too sweet, our black cocoa bars are for the adult chocoholics looking for a bittersweet fix. 5.0 from 2 reviews Save Recipe Print Black Cocoa Brownies Makes 12 Ingredients 2⅓ cups (397 grams) 63%…
Black Cocoa Brownies - Bake from Scratch
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Black Cocoa Shortbread Cookies
This recipe for eggles Black Cocoa Shortbread Cookies is made with dark cocoa which gives them a black color and a really deep flavor. They have a great crumbly, delicate texture and can be used to made cookie sandwiches like home-made oreos!
Black Cocoa Shortbread Cookies
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Black Cocoa Cake | Buttermilk by Sam
Deep, dark chocolate cake made with black cocoa. This tender layer cake is frosted with a black cocoa buttercream.
Black Cocoa Cake | Buttermilk by Sam
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Black Macarons with Decadent Dark Chocolate Filling – Chelsweets
Learn how to make gorgeous black macarons! My step by step tutorial & detailed recipe will help you master these delicious little cookies.
Black Macarons with Decadent Dark Chocolate Filling - Chelsweets
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Black Cocoa Bundt Cake — The Sweet & Sour Baker
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely a cake person. What does this mean? Well I’ll tell you… to me it means that my love of cake trumps my love of frosting, so what I love is a high cake to frosting ratio. More cake… less frosting. Maybe its my insane carb addiction that has be craving the flu
Black Cocoa Bundt Cake — The Sweet & Sour Baker
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Black Cocoa Crinkle Cookies | The Bakeologie
Up the ante of your chocolate crinkle cookies with the complex and deep chocolate flavor of black cocoa. These Black Cocoa Crinkle Cookies are decadent but not too sweet, and will surely be loved by kids and adults alike. Soft, tender, and chewy – perfect for the holidays!
Black Cocoa Crinkle Cookies | The Bakeologie
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