Chocolate Decadence with Sweetened Cream

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 42 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 10 servings


This Chocolate Decadence with Sweetened Cream recipe makes a rich, chocolately and dense dessert that is perfect for entertaining and special occasions. The cream topping adds an elegant touch to this easy-to-make treat.


  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line 9-inch-round baking pan with foil. Lightly grease.

MICROWAVE 1 cup morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

BEAT butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs; beat on high speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in flour alternately with milk. Stir in remaining morsels. Spoon into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

BEAT whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form.

LIFT cake from pan; remove foil. Top with Sweetened Cream.

More like a brownie

by s. sara , Bay City, MI on Nov. 2009

This did not turn out as I imagined it would and mine crumbled a lot and easily! The taste was great but it was more like a brownie than a cake which is fine because I love brownies. I would make this again but I would add walnuts to it! I'm wondering if I over-baked it and that's why it crumbled. I only have dark cake pans... next time I will cut the bake time a bit and see what happens.

Amazing treat

by t. teresa , lilburn, GA on Jan. 2007

I made this for my family one night. I saw the receipe on the back of the semi sweet morsels bag and well it was a hit. I have them begging for more. Thank you I will be making this often.

A Must-Try!

by K. Kristie , LAMBERTVILLE, NJ on Nov. 2005

I made this for Thanksgiving and it was delicious (and easy to make). I wish it was more presentable: the top layer cracked on mine and it looked dry, although it wasn't. For an even tastier treat, put your slice in the microwave for 10 seconds... AMAZING!

One of my favorites!

by G. , on Nov. 2005

This is one of my favorites! It's light, almost flourless, chocolately and dense. Perfection! I am going to use this recipe as the base for my own signature dessert. If it's a hit at this years Christmas party, I'll think about sharing it online. Thanks!


by W. Wanda , OAKHURST, CA on Jun. 2005

This sure was named right yummie!!!!

chocolate decadence with sweet cream

by C. CAROL , GREENACRES, FL on Apr. 2005

It is so good and yummy!

Elegant, for serious chocolate lovers

by S. Shirley , JONESBORO, GA on Jan. 2005

Served for a formal dinner that I catered. Excellent presentation. If you like chocolate this is the dessert for you. Very rich but smooth taste.

So delicious

by D. Dianne , EDISON, NJ on Dec. 2004

Very good and easy to make. I made it for my womens group at church. They loved it. Good thing I made several copies of the recipe, because I was asked for it.

Pure Heaven

by S. SUE , ALLENTOWN, PA on Dec. 2004

The name should be changed to Pure Heaven, I made this for our special dinner tonight and hubby flipped for it. Thanks Nestle!! you made my night

Chocolate Decadence with sweet cream

by L. Lori , YONKERS, NY on Nov. 2004

I made this for my daughter's birthday. Everyone loved it. my husband who bearly complaints my baking, said it was really great. Boy was I in shock. Also it was pretty easy to make.