Chocolate Is Forever

Classic Cakes, Cookies, Pastries, Pies, Puddings, Candies, Confections, and More


By Maida Heatter

Foreword by David Lebovitz

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From simple sweets to complex confections, create dazzling desserts with this beautifully illustrated chocolate cookbook from a baking "legend" (New Yorker).

Maida Heatter is one of the most trusted and beloved cookbook authors of all time. Her recipes, each a modern classic, have inspired extraordinary bakers such as Dorie Greenspan, Christina Tosi, and David Lebovitz, whose foreword introduces the joy of baking with Maida to a new generation.

Throughout Maida's nearly 50-year career as a "genius" of baking (New York Times), one thing was constant: her passion for chocolate. She created hundreds of recipes for chocolate cakes, puddings, pies, cookies, and more. Now, Chocolate Is Forever collects her very best, most irresistibly chocolatey delights-including The World's Best Hot Fudge Sauce.

Developed for foolproof baking by anyone, each of these nearly 100 recipes is written with Maida's warm but no-nonsense instructions and carries her guarantee that it will work perfectly every time. With recipes ranging from simple cupcakes and fudgy brownies to decadent flourless cakes, this book is a must-have in every chocolate-lover's kitchen.


  • Whenever someone tells me they want to start baking, I tell them to turn to Maida Heatter."
    Dorie Greenspan
  • Everything I know about baking I learned from Maida Heatter… it’s as if she’s standing beside you in the kitchen, encouraging you as you go along.”
    Martha Stewart Living
  • Maida Heatter is the fairy godmother of anything sweet, spicy, crunchy, chewy, or fluffy that you could possibly imagine baking.”
    Wolfgang Puck
  • “The Queen of Cake… Maida’s goal is a perfect dessert every time—and she wants those who follow her recipes to achieve the same end.”
  • Doyenne of desserts, queen of cookies, sultana of sweetsPeople love to bake Maida Heatter recipes… producing luscious creations that almost invariably bring grown men and women to their knees.”
    New York Times
  • “Her recipes (and Maida herself) are known for their precision; each step is integral, each ingredient intentional… you need to read her cookbooks, and bake from them.” 
  • “There are no secrets. Maida Heatter is in your kitchen corner. The conversation is easy to follow, and you pick it up whenever you crack open one of her books… Most important, Heatter has recipes for everyone.” 
    Chicago Tribune
  • “I feel as if I am standing alongside her… I often find myself laughing out loud as I read her anecdotes about her successes and her failures … What beginners can expect from Maida’s book is an extremely high success rate.”
    Nancy Silverton
  • "A phenomenon."
    Washington Post

On Sale
Apr 7, 2020
Page Count
304 pages

Maida Heatter

About the Author

Maida Heatter (1916-2019), dubbed “the Queen of Cake” by Saveur, was the author of several classic books on dessert and baking. Her most recent book, Happiness is Baking, was published when she was 102 years old. Heatter was the recipient of three James Beard Foundation awards and inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame.

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