Chocolate Lasagna


Now that I have your attention I guess you could also call the dish Seven Layer Dessert  but that wouldn’t have been as much fun huh? At least that is what my insanely amazing cook Aunt Rhonda (aka Nana) used to call it. I haven’t thought about this dessert in years and I can’t remember the last time I had it but a flood of memories sure did come rushing in once I had my first bite.

The idea behind this dessert is simple. It in itself is simple to make and it is all about CHOCOLATE! Chocolate crust, chocolate pudding, chocolate sauce, Oreos, cream. Basically, every girl’s dream come true or rather Worst Nightmare (it’s not that healthy).

Now typically the key to this dessert is that it is no bake but in good old Belleicious fashion I couldn’t stick to the original (don’t kill me Nana). I had to give it that nice extra oomph if you know what I mean. I decided the oomph would be in the form of a sea salted chocolate shortbread crust rather than the no bake Oreo crust. It was DIVINE! Lick your lips amazing. Now I don’t believe in bullying and I didn’t want to offend the standard Oreo ingredient so I used it as well just as another layer. Why not add another chocolate layer right? I thought so!4

It is buttery, it is salty, it is creamy, it is refreshing and it is sinfully delicious! You have got to try it if for no other reason than the name Chocolate Lasagna.

Chocolate Lasagna
  • Shortbread Crust:
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • For Layers:
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cold milk
  • 1 container cool whip
  • 6 oz. box of chocolate pudding
  • 3¼ cup cold milk
  • 1 pkg oreo cookies (crushed)
  • mini chocolate chips, chocolate syrup
  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients together in a small bowl; set aside. Beat the butter til creamy and add in sugars, vanilla and salt. Beat another 2 minutes. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until dough comes together. Press dough into the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool completely.
  2. For the Layers:
  3. Mix cream cheese in mixer until fluffy. Add in the sugar and mix well. Stir in all but ¼ cup of the cool whip. Spread over crust. Layer with ½ of the crushed Oreos. Combine the pudding mix and the 3¼ c. milk. whisk until thickened. Spread over cream cheese layer. Top with the last half of the crushed oreos. Spread remaining cool whip over pudding layer, and sprinkle with 1½ c mini chocolate chips and melted chocolate syrup or really just anything your little heart desires! Place in fridge for at least 4 hrs to set. Enjoy!




  1. 2 Sisters Recipes

    NOW this is One dessert I can eat and eat and eat until no end! My absolute favorite- especially I can over dose in chocolate with this one… what a genius idea for the name! Love it!
    You go girl!

    30 . Jul . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      oh the name is the best isn’t it. Even if you don’t like any of the ingredients the name alone makes you want to try it:)

      28 . Aug . 2013
  2. Malli

    Hi Jessica
    What a decadent dessert and a brilliant lasagna!! I am a big chocoholic so you’ve got my vote on this one:)

    30 . Jul . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Malli! That means alot coming from you. I hope your little break is going great!

      28 . Aug . 2013
  3. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Very clever title for your post. Excuse me while I swoon. A chocolate lover’ s delight.

    30 . Jul . 2013
  4. nancy at good food matters

    I remember when this was called the Seven Layer Dessert, also Better than Robert Redford (yes, that really dates it!) I like how you’ve given it some needed updates –like that sea salt-shortbread crust! Fabulous!

    30 . Jul . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      what! I have never heard the Robert Redford title! LOL! Too funny and yes although he is quite handsome- it is better than robert redford! LOL!

      28 . Aug . 2013
  5. Liz

    Oh, my. Sinful is right. I think you can imagine this would be a HUGE hit at my house!!!

    30 . Jul . 2013
  6. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I LOVE calling it chocolate lasagna 🙂 It looks SO good!

    30 . Jul . 2013
  7. Kumar's Kitchen

    yummmmmmm delicious….such an innovative idea for chocolate lovers…will sure make us go for a second helping 🙂

    31 . Jul . 2013
  8. kitchen flavours

    Such a delicious looking dessert! A super great idea with the shortbread crust! Yummiliicous!

    31 . Jul . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      the shortbread crust really makes it. The standard oreo crust just didn’t do it for me anymore:)

      28 . Aug . 2013
  9. Mary

    Oh we are going to LOVE this!!!! clever you – what a wonderful sweet treat – bookmarking this for a special occasion!!
    mary x

    31 . Jul . 2013
  10. Pure Complex

    I love your blog already, but when you add chocolate to it.. I am IN HEAVEN lol. I love chocolate lasagna and I never thought I’d ever hear that before but I do. And I’m making this 🙂

    31 . Jul . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Your so sweet. My pictures are nothing like yours- chocolate on your site with your photog skills is killer

      28 . Aug . 2013
  11. Kristy

    Holy richness! My kids would gobble this up in a heartbeat Jessica! I can even see their little faces all covered in the evidence. 😉

    31 . Jul . 2013
  12. Bree (Skinny Mommy)

    How creative! My kids would go crazy for this!

    31 . Jul . 2013
  13. Ruth

    Dish me up a slice. This sounds amazing.

    31 . Jul . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      how about one or two slices? LOL! Hope you are doing well!

      28 . Aug . 2013
  14. Balvinder

    This is just brilliant and I like the name of your recipe.

    31 . Jul . 2013
  15. Joanne

    Why is this not in my kitchen right now?!? So. Not. Fair.

    01 . Aug . 2013
  16. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    This does look dangerous!

    01 . Aug . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      yes dangerous indeed!

      28 . Aug . 2013
  17. Charles

    “not that healthy” – ha, understatement of the century, but it looks fantastic. All the good things in life, right? Besides – eat a salad as the “main course” and then you don’t need to feel so bad eating this for dessert”

    01 . Aug . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      True! I love that idea! A salad for dinner and then as much of this dessert as you want? Right? Isn’t that what you said! LOL!

      28 . Aug . 2013
  18. Eva Taylor

    OMG! That’s so decadent.

    02 . Aug . 2013
  19. Kiran @

    I won’t ever be able to stop at one piece. Wow! 🙂

    02 . Aug . 2013
  20. Sues

    Definitely the very best kind of lasagna 🙂

    03 . Aug . 2013
  21. Asmita

    This is a piece of heaven!

    03 . Aug . 2013
  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Did you just say SEVEN layers? Oh my! I’d be desperately wait in a line to get a piece, even smallest! 😉

    05 . Aug . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      thanks Nami! It was so good and the kids just loved it. Of course who wouldn’t right? Are your kids in school yet?

      28 . Aug . 2013
  23. Kelli H

    Girl Oh girl this is going to be a must on my list looks delish

    05 . Aug . 2013
  24. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    OMG girl! This dessert looks amazing and so up my alley with all of that chocolate on chocolate. This should be called 7 layers of YUM! I also love no bake summer desserts, I love the ease of them and also not having to turn on that oven. We don’t have AC so I don’t do much cooking on hot, hot days! Have a great week girl 😉 xoxo, Jackie

    05 . Aug . 2013
  25. lena

    nightmare? i’m not going to bother about that. Eat first!

    06 . Aug . 2013
  26. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh my goodness this looks beyond delicious!!

    07 . Aug . 2013
  27. Roz

    Oh my goodness, I’m speechless looking at your photos of this wonderful chocolate lasagna! This is one seriously CHOCOLATE dessert! No matter what the name is, this would never, ever last long in my house Jessica! You rock as always!


    13 . Aug . 2013
  28. Helene @LaCuisineHelene

    I love this dessert, it reminds me of a dessert the nones were making when I was in high school.

    15 . Aug . 2013
  29. val

    I just wanted you to know that I made this and wow was it good.

    20 . Aug . 2013
  30. Josie - Frozen Yogurt

    This is such a creamy and delicious recipe. Glad to find your blog post and go through this recipe. Like to say thank you for sharing with us.

    15 . Nov . 2013

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