18 Black Colored Desserts (+ Recipes)

Black Desserts

Ditch the rainbow treats and go all-black with these black desserts that are a goth’s dream come true.

You can never have too much black!

They’re perfect for Halloween or black themed parties.

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1. Black Macarons

Indulge in the dark side with these black beauties!

Black macarons are a delicious and visually stunning dessert option for those who love black colored snacks.

These delicate French pastries are made with almond flour, egg whites, and sugar, and are filled with decadent dark chocolate ganache.

Black macarons as a sophisticated dessert for a fancy afternoon black dessert or black colored snack.

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2. Brooklyn Blackout Cake

Black is the new sweet. Brooklyn Blackout Cake is a rich, chocolate cake that is filled with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate frosting. The cake is said to have originated in Brooklyn, New York, during World War II.

The name “blackout” is a reference to the blackouts that were imposed in New York City during the war, when all lights were turned off in order to protect the city from air raids.

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

For the pudding:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:

  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in the coffee until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.
  6. To make the pudding, whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 minute, or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate and vanilla until melted and smooth.
  7. To make the frosting, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and hot water until light and fluffy. Beat in the corn syrup and vanilla until smooth. Gradually beat in the melted chocolate until smooth.
  8. To assemble the cake, place one layer of cake on a serving plate. Spread with half of the pudding. Top with the second layer of cake and spread with the remaining pudding. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the chocolate frosting. Sprinkle with the chocolate crumbs.
  9. Refrigerate the cake for at least 30 minutes before serving.

3. Blackout Doughnuts

Take a bite of the night! Blackout doughnuts are a rich and decadent dessert that are perfect for anytime of day. They pair well with black coffee or black tea.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 6-cup doughnut pan or 12-cup muffin pan with melted butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla. Add the flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, mix until just combined.
  3. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling each mold about 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once the doughnuts are cool, prepare the glaze by mixing together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth.
  7. Dip each doughnut into the glaze and let the excess drip off before placing them back on the wire rack to set.

4. Intense Black Cocoa Coffee Cake

Add a dark edge to your dessert table. This recipe is super easy, very moist, and chocolaty.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in the coffee until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.
  6. Frost the cake with your favorite chocolate frosting.

5. Blackout Chocolate Cupcakes

Step into the dark. These cupcakes are the perfect combination of dark, moist and fluffy, with a deep chocolate flavor. Why settle for boring old cupcakes when you can indulge in Blackout Chocolate Cupcakes?

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full with batter.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before filling and frosting.

6. Black Tahini Fudge

Forgot the rainbow, taste the night. Black tahini fudge is a unique and flavorful dessert that is perfect for those who love nutty and sweet flavors. The fudge is rich and creamy, with a dark color and a smooth texture.

Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup black tahini
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Line a 6×6 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the black tahini, honey, coconut oil, and salt.
  3. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until everything is melted and smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth it out with a spatula.
  5. Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours or until it is firm.
  6. Once the fudge is firm, remove it from the pan and cut it into squares.

7. Black Sesame Waffles

Get ready for a breakfast treat that’s both crispy and fluffy! These waffles are subtly nutty and perfect for a lazy weekend brunch. Serve them hot with a drizzle of maple syrup, some toasted nuts, and a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate indulgence.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a blender or food processor, pulse the black sesame seeds until finely ground.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ground black sesame seeds, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter onto the preheated waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  8. Serve the waffles hot with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, fresh fruit, or whipped cream.

8. Black Sesame Seed Brittle

This Three-Ingredient Black Sesame Brittle is the perfect dessert!

Crunchy and sweet brittle is made with just three simple ingredients and delivers a deep roasted nutty flavor.

9. Black Cocoa Brownies

These fudgy brownies are not only delicious, but they also have a deep black color and a rich black cocoa powder flavor that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

The crackly tops of these brownies provide the perfect contrast to the chewy and gooey texture inside.

These brownies are perfect on their own, but they are even better when paired with a scoop of ice cream.

10. Blackberry and Dark Chocolate Tart

The combination of blackberries and dark chocolate is a match made in heaven. The crust is made with a mixture of butter, flour, sugar, and salt, while the filling is a combination of melted dark chocolate and blackberry puree.

You can also add black food coloring to the crust and filling to make the dessert darker.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp ice water
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp black food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse together flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk, ice water (and optional 1/2 teaspoon of black food coloring). Drizzle over flour mixture and pulse until the dough comes together.
  3. Flatten the dough into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and press it into a 9-inch tart pan. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. In a saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and the berries break down.
  7. Pour the blackberry mixture (and optional 1/2 teaspoon of black food coloring) into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
  8. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and heavy cream together until smooth.
  9. Pour the chocolate mixture into the cooled tart crust. Spoon the blackberry mixture on top of the chocolate and swirl with a knife.
  10. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

This blackberry and dark chocolate tart is a perfect dessert for any occasion. The buttery crust complements the rich and creamy chocolate filling, while the blackberry puree adds a tangy and fruity flavor. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgent treat.

11. Black Velvet Cake

Black Velvet Cake is a classic dessert that is perfect for any occasion. The cake is moist, rich, and chocolatey, and it gets its dark color from the black cocoa powder used in the recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup black cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups brewed coffee, cooled
  • 2 cups dark chocolate frosting

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 175 C. Line and grease three, eight-inch cake pans, or four, seven-inch pans.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, black cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together until combined.
  3. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and white vinegar. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the brewed coffee and mix until well combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and let them cool completely on wire racks.
  9. Frost the cake with chocolate frosting and serve.

12. Black Cookies

Sink your teeth into dark and decadent Black Cookies! These cookies are the perfect combination of crispy and chewy, with a rich and indulgent flavor that will leave you wanting more. The secret ingredient? Black cocoa powder!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened black cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until thick and light, about 3 minutes.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the chocolate mixture; mix until combined.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  7. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are set.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

13. Licorice Ice Cream

Licorice ice cream is a unique and flavorful dessert that is perfect for those who love the taste of black licorice. The licorice gives the ice cream a distinct black color and a bold, slightly sweet flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup black licorice, chopped
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon black food coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture just starts to simmer.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chopped licorice until it is completely dissolved.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks.
  4. Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from cooking.
  5. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps or bits of licorice.
  7. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover it and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  8. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  9. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze until firm.

14. Black Raspberry Sorbet

Black raspberry sorbet is a refreshing dessert that is perfect for hot summer days. It is made with fresh black raspberries, sugar, and water. The black raspberries are blended with sugar and water and then frozen in an ice cream maker. The result is a delicious black raspberry sorbet that is perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh black raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon black food coloring

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, blend together the black raspberries, sugar, water, and food coloring until it forms a smooth mixture.
  2. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer for later.

15. Black Licorice

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Black licorice is a classic candy that has been enjoyed for generations. It has a distinct flavor that comes from licorice root extract. It is black in color and has a chewy texture.

One serving of black licorice candy contains around 140 calories, 1 gram of protein, and 1 gram of fat. It is not a health food, but it can be enjoyed in moderation as a snack.

There are many different brands of black licorice candy available on the market. Some popular brands include Gustaf’s Allsorts Gourmet English Licorice and YumEarth Organic Black Licorice.

16. Black Velvet Whoopie Pies

Celebrate Halloween in style with black and orange whoopie pies! Nothing quite screams Halloween like these festive colors.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 package (10 oz) marshmallows
  • Orange food coloring
  • Black food coloring
  • Halloween-themed sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and add a few drops of orange food coloring until you reach your desired color.
  4. Add the Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated.
  5. Press the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes.
  7. Using a Halloween-themed cookie cutter, cut out the Rice Krispie treats.
  8. Dip the top of each Rice Krispie treat into melted chocolate and sprinkle with Halloween-themed sprinkles.
  9. Allow the chocolate to harden before serving.

17. Chocolate Black Forest Brownies

These decadent brownies are loaded with dark chocolate chunks, black cherries, and a splash of cherry liqueur. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings for a rich and indulgent dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cherry liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup black cherries, pitted and chopped
  • Whipped cream and chocolate shavings, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder, and whisk until well combined.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, add the cherry liqueur, vanilla extract, and eggs, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and whisk until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks and black cherries.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownies comes out clean.
  7. Let the brownies cool completely in the pan before slicing and serving.
  8. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.

18. Eclipse Black Sesame Cake Roll

The Eclipse Charcoal Black Sesame Cake Roll is fluffy and moist, with a deliciously nutty flavor. The black sesame and charcoal powders give the cake a striking dark appearance. And the best part? It’s surprisingly easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon charcoal powder
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vegetable oil and milk to the egg mixture and whisk until well combined.
  4. Sift the cake flour, charcoal powder, black sesame powder, baking powder, and salt into the egg mixture and whisk until smooth.
  5. Line a 10×15 inch (25×38 cm) baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it out evenly.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cake is lightly browned and springs back when touched.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and immediately dust it with powdered sugar.
  9. Use a spatula to loosen the edges of the cake from the baking sheet.
  10. Roll the cake up tightly while it’s still warm, using the parchment paper to help you.
  11. Let the cake cool completely in the rolled-up position.
  12. Unroll the cake and spread your desired filling (such as whipped cream or jam) onto the surface.
  13. Roll the cake back up tightly and dust with additional powdered sugar, if desired.
  14. Slice and serve.

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