Baking blogs, cookbooks, and social media abound with chocolate cake recipes, drawing us in with their photographs and videos of astounding cakes so beautiful we want to eat them right up. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, baby shower, or retirement, chocolate cake is the dessert we crave for our celebrations. But we also love chocolate cake any time, just because we are in the mood for something satisfying and sweet. So to save you time, we found the most absolutely amazing recipes that will satisfy your lust for chocolate.
50 Cake Recipes for Serious Chocolate Lovers
From traditional favorites to newfangled creations, from classics to cakes with a twist, there is something for everyone. Even those with food allergies or the health-conscious will find great tasting recipes here. Countless variations, innovations, and important tips for baking top-notch chocolate cakes are at your fingertips. From secret ingredients to key techniques, these recipes will fill you with inspiration and allow you to get busy with what you love best–baking delicious chocolate cakes.
1) Nanny’s Chocolate Fudge Cake
This chocolate recipe is big on rich, fudgy flavor, but short on prep time, making the perfect combination for those who want their chocolate cake cravings satisfied in a hurry. A chocolate cake mix and a fudge brownie mix partner up to give it depth of flavor, and they whisk together quickly with just a few other simple ingredients. This recipe calls for canned frosting, making the final assembly a breeze. A great party cake, it can be frozen for later, if you can keep yourself from gobbling it down warm from the oven!
2) Moist Chocolate Cake
This versatile cocoa-based recipe will fill your kitchen with the smell of homemade, chocolatey goodness that will make your mouth water. Simple to make, it contains straightforward ingredients that are combined quickly in one bowl. A cup of hot coffee enhances the chocolate flavor and creates a smooth batter that bakes evenly into a moist, delicious cake. The batter can be used to make a layer cake as directed by the recipe, or it can be used to make a sheet cake or even cupcakes. Both vanilla and chocolate frosting recipes are included, so choose a combination that works well for you.
3) Old-Fashioned Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
This old-fashioned chocolate buttermilk cake will take you back to a simpler time. Creamy squares of unsweetened chocolate, soft cake flour, and rich buttermilk add to the homemade appeal of this old-fashioned chocolate cake, making it one of the best cake recipes you will find. Created with premium ingredients, gorgeous ribbons of lush chocolate frosting adorn this moist, dreamy cake. For even more appeal, chocolate sprinkles can be dropped on top. When it comes to deep chocolate flavor and smooth, moist texture, this cake has it all.
4) Intense Chocolate Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Adapted from a recipe on the back of the Hershey’s cocoa box, this easy and reliable cake recipe will become one of your favorites. The intense chocolate flavor comes from the addition of hot coffee to the batter which helps completely incorporate the ingredients and deepens the chocolate taste. Simple, inexpensive ingredients make this chocolate cake recipe easy to whip up on the spur of the moment. Sweet cream cheese frosting oozing between four layers of chocolatey goodness make this a memorable dessert you will come back to again and again.
5) Chocolate Oreo Cake
Who doesn’t love the chocolatey crunch of Oreo cookies with their sweet, creamy filling? This cake idea is an Oreo lover’s dream, with an entire package of cookies in the frosting. With three layers, this cake has room for plenty of Oreo goodness in every bite! The cake recipe uses simple ingredients that you are likely to have on hand, and is mixed in one bowl, making it no fuss. It comes out moist and delicious every time, and the Oreo flavor in every bite is sure to please. This gorgeous cake is great for your next celebration or for anytime you are in the mood for an incredible-tasting chocolate cake.
6) Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake
Dripping with luscious chocolate ganache, this rich, moist cake gets its name from the Brick Street Cafe in Greenville, South Carolina. Baked in a tube pan, it is serious chocolate! Not only is there amazing, warm chocolate ganache cascading down the sides and puddling around the edge of the cake, but the cake is made with chocolate pudding, chocolate chips, and cocoa. How’s that for appeasing your chocolate cravings? And don’t forget the buttermilk and vanilla extract. This is one of the finest chocolate cake recipes you will come across, so be sure and give it a try. And stop in and say hi if you’re ever in Greenville.
7) Chocolate Turtle Poke Cake
Ooey, gooey goodness makes this chocolate cake a winner. Effortless to prepare, it begins with a chocolate boxed cake mix. Poking holes in the cooled cake, and filling them with caramel-flavored sweetened condensed milk, not only give this cake its name, but also add moist delicious flavor as the liquidy goodness seeps deep into the cake. Sweet chocolate frosting is slathered on top and then sprinkled with crunchy pecans and mini chocolate chips to remind you of the taste of turtle candy. Super sweet, and dripping with caramel flavor, poke cake made from this chocolate cake recipe is a nice treat for the holidays, but no matter when you bake it, you’ll be glad you did.
8) Homemade Chocolate Cake
When it comes to chocolate cakes, you can’t beat the quality you get by creating one from scratch. Made with creamy butter, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract, this cake has a wonderful texture and rich chocolate flavor. The cake is only lightly sweetened, but the homemade frosting is delectably sweet, making a combination that’s just right. Light and airy on the inside, and creamy and smooth on the outside, each bite will delight your senses. And the nicest part is knowing that this satisfying cake was made by you right in your own kitchen. It will quickly become a family favorite.
9) Samoa Bundt Cake
Remember Samoa Girl Scout cookies? This innovative cake idea comes from that beloved cookie. The coconut, caramel, and chocolate combination found in this chocolate recipe make it unique and tasty. Sour cream and chocolate chips give the cake a moist and tender texture. The frosting contains a dab of caramel sauce along with butter, heavy cream, and powdered sugar for rich, homemade flavor. Topped with toasted coconut and drizzled with caramel and hot fudge sauce, this bundt cake will remind you of samoa cookies. The unbelievable part is it tastes even better after being refrigerated a few days. Tasting is believing!
10) The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever
Though it couldn’t be easier to make, this cake is a crowd-pleaser that will have your guests requesting the recipe. Based on the Old-Fashioned Hershey’s recipe, it is moist, delicious, and bursting with chocolate sweetness. The secret ingredient is espresso powder in both the cake and the buttercream frosting which takes the chocolate flavor to a whole new level. Fresh ingredients include cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Whether you make it as a layer cake, sheet cake, or cupcakes, the deep chocolate flavor comes through and doesn’t disappoint.
11) Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Filling and Chocolate Buttercream
Have you ever been obsessed with a cake? Adapted from Hershey’s, this beautiful chocolate cake is piled high with buttercream frosting and has three scrumptious layers for holding the ultimate amount of sweet and fluffy cream cheese filling. Simple ingredients such as butter, cocoa powder, and cream cheese as well as a little time are all that are required to prepare this chocolate recipe. The homemade goodness makes it an outstanding choice for celebrations or whenever you have a compulsion for a really good chocolate cake.
12) Heavenly Chocolate Cake
Appearing in 1927, this recipe from Good Housekeeping magazine is close to 90 years old. Made countless times by bakers who love their chocolate cakes, this one is timeless. Made with good, old-fashioned ingredients such as buttermilk, brown sugar, and cocoa powder, this cake is moist and delicious. The frosting contains 12 ounces of melted semi-sweet chocolate along with cocoa powder, for additional creamy chocolate flavor. Made-from-scratch goodness will fill your kitchen as you create the best chocolate cake you’ll ever have. Try it and see if you don’t agree.
13) Unforgettable Chocolate Cake
If you’re looking for something special, this pretty little cake is it! Made from scratch, it bakes quickly to fill your kitchen with the sweet, warm aroma of chocolate. The combination of cocoa powder and black coffee creates a rich chocolate flavor that you will want to taste again and again. Whipping cream and chocolate chips combine to form a decadent, creamy filling and frosting that’s hard to resist. Topped off with a layer of melted chocolate chips, this cake can be decorated with your favorite candies or sprinkles to suit your fancy. Not only will it taste scrumptious, but it will add beauty to your table.
14) One Bowl Chocolate Cake
This from-scratch chocolate cake is super moist, delicate, and delicious. It is consistently good, and your kitchen is kept clean with the use of only one bowl. The versatility of this recipe shines as you use it for a layer cake, sheet cake, or cupcakes, and the recipe can easily be doubled. Based on the Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” chocolate cake recipe, it can be made fancy with Brownie Batter Frosting, ganache, brownie cubes, and whipped cream. Get ready, because this recipe will make you want to bake!
15) Whipped Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Although this recipe is for frosting, there is a link provided to the recipe for the beautiful Rose Cake that is pictured. This rich, chocolate buttercream frosting is perfect for piping, making it easy to create breathtaking cakes, and you can watch a video of a cake being piped in the gorgeous rosette style. The frosting gets its fluffiness from whipping cream and butter and its delicious chocolate flavor from cocoa powder. Smooth and creamy, it tastes wonderful and makes every cake a work of art.
16) Best Nutella Cheesecake
Creamy cheesecake filled with the chocolatey goodness of Nutella and baked in a graham cracker crust is a combination dreams are made of! Bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate provides the amount of sweetness you prefer. Sour cream, heavy cream, and an ample amount of Nutella along with cream cheese combine to form a smooth, creamy texture. Topped with toasted hazelnuts for added flavor and a little crunch, this cheesecake is truly unique. Step-by-step directions are clear and easy to follow, making this homemade confection an encore presentation in your kitchen, as guests will request it again and again.
17) Slutty Brownie Cake
Calling all chocolate lovers! If you have a difficult time deciding which chocolate dessert is your favorite, then this is the cake for you. Each luscious layer is a different flavor. There’s chocolate chip cookie, Oreo cookie, and brownie. Swiss buttercream frosting sits sweetly in between. To add to the decadence, cookies and brownies sit atop a smooth ganache that drips generously over the whole thing. Cake flour, molasses, buttermilk, and Dutch processed cocoa powder are just some of the fine ingredients used in this cake. Your guests’ eyes will pop when you present them with this showstopper. You only live once, right?
18) Simply Perfect Chocolate Cake
This classic chocolate layer cake truly is simply perfect. The thick, mousse-like batter only dirties up one bowl and contains Greek yogurt or sour cream for ultimate richness. The deep chocolate flavor comes from cocoa powder, and the fluffy sweetness of chocolate Swiss buttercream pressed between moist layers of tender cake will take your breath away. The secret to the moistness of this cake is a simple cocoa syrup that is brushed onto the cake and allowed to soak in before the cake is frosted. Classy, elegant, and oh, so chocolatey, this impressive cake is perfection on a plate.
19) Irish Chocolate Cake With Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting
Lots of real Irish butter and a few tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream make this cake special. Melted chocolate in the batter along with a topping of shaved dark chocolate give this cake the gift of deep chocolate flavor. Clear and simple directions and a video are included for making the chocolate shavings. With only 20 minutes of prep time, this professional-looking cake can be made with a minimum of time and fuss. Don’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day to serve this delicious confection.
20) Ding Dong Cake
Ding Dong Cake is a rich devil’s food cake with vanilla cream filling, smothered in chocolate ganache. You may remember the snack cake version from your childhood, but this version is all grown up. This easy, two-layer cake is made with simple ingredients. It is a “sloppy,” finger-licking good kind of cake with moist, rich flavor and a filling that is a cross between buttercream and whipped cream sealed with an amazing chocolate ganache. Brewed coffee is added to the batter for generous chocolate flavor. It can be made into cupcakes and tastes better chilled if you can wait that long!
21) Chocolate Cake With Cherries and Chocolate Cream
This festive chocolate cake is given a gourmet touch with a filling made from chocolate, cherry jam, and Kirsch, a cherry-flavored brandy. Three freshly-baked layers of moist cake made with melted chocolate and buttermilk, are pricked to allow cherry juice and Kirsch to soak in. Once it is cooled, the cake is assembled with chocolate cherry filling spooned between each luscious layer. Chocolate filling without the cherries is placed on top. Finally, cherries, chopped white chocolate, and chocolate curls are piled onto the chocolate filling for an elegant presentation. This is one of the most unique and best cake recipes you will find. Impress your guests for the holidays or any time.
22) Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Cake
This gluten-free cake is perfect for those who can’t have wheat or don’t want it, but who still have a craving for a delicious chocolate dessert. This dense, unfrosted cake delivers ample, dark chocolate flavor and is surprisingly quick and easy to make. The lack of flour increases the intensity of the chocolate flavor found in the cocoa powder and dark chocolate, and gives it a satisfying richness. Caster sugar, a superfine sugar, incorporates into the batter quickly and adds volume. This is an innovative chocolate recipe for those with allergies, the health-conscious, or those who simply like to try something new.
23) Chocolate Cake With Raspberry Buttercream
This cake is so pretty and pink, you might resist cutting into it! Perfect for a party or special occasion, such as Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, it has the pleasing combination of raspberries and chocolate. Cocoa powder and Greek yogurt create moist, chocolate flavor in the cake. A delicate raspberry Swiss meringue buttercream, made with four simple ingredients, is spread between and piped on top of this triple-layer chocolate beauty. A sprinkling of white nonpareils adds dazzle to this pretty cake. So whether it’s a special occasion or “just because,” this cake will delight your senses.
24) The Best Doctored Up Cake Mix Cake
With this recipe, simplicity is the name of the game. Tasty ingredients are added to a devil’s food cake mix for a quick and easy chocolate cake that’s fudgy and moist. Adding sour cream, pudding mix, and optional mini semi-sweet chocolate chips will make your guests think you baked it from scratch. Finish it off with Chocolate or Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting. It’s pure indulgence as creamy homemade frosting and tender cake melts in your mouth.
25) Chocolate Mudslide Cake
This mudslide cake has a hint of Kahlua inside, and the chocolate flavor is intensified by the use of Hershey’s Special Dark sweetened cocoa powder. A fluffy, whipped chocolate frosting compliments the dense cake and includes a trace of coffee and a drop of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Whipped to just the right consistency, this frosting goes a long way. The cake is topped off with delicious Bailey’s chocolate ganache. The key to the appearance of this beautiful dark chocolate ganache is making it thin enough to drip easily down the sides of the cake before it sets up. Frosting piped around the top edges of the cake on the firmed ganache adds an extra special touch. This chocolate recipe brings innovation to an old favorite.
26) Big Chocolate Cake
This chocolate cake recipe produces a big, fat, delicious chocolate cake. The secret to making this cake big is using a smaller 8-inch pan with high sides, forcing the cake to rise up tall and beautiful. Dutch processed cocoa powder, unsalted butter, and whole milk give this cake moist, made-from-scratch appeal. Dark Chocolate Mascarpone Frosting adapted from Martha Stewart, contains a pound of semi-sweet chocolate and a cup of mascarpone cheese for a wallop of creamy chocolate taste. Simple and delicious, this chocolate recipe could be addicting!
27) Naked Chocolate Cake
With the clever use of some more healthy ingredients, you can bake a chocolate cake that will suit lots of eating styles–gluten-free, dairy-free, chocolate lover, or all of the above. Coconut flour, olive oil, honey, and good quality unsweetened dark cocoa powder make this cake a more wholesome choice when you are in the mood for something chocolate. Cocoa is high in antioxidants, and coconut flour is healthier than refined white flour. Coconut milk keeps this cake dairy-free. A recipe for Healthy Chocolate Mousse is linked if you want to frost your cake, but then it wouldn’t be naked, would it?
28) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake is made with two layers of flavorful chocolate fudge cake, and two layers of edible cookie dough. Then it’s topped with chocolate ganache, creamy, chocolate frosting, and mini chocolate chip cookies. This over-the-top cake idea comes together in no time. The cake uses a box mix with the addition of sour cream, chocolate fudge pudding, and chocolate chips for a moist texture. The cookie dough layer is made from scratch and then molded using a cake pan for a professional look. Finally the ganache and frosting come from a store-bought tub for a super easy finish. Just arrange mini chocolate chip cookies on top, and you will have a dazzling dessert.
29) Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake
Three decadent layers of chocolate cake with sweet caramel sauce in between covered in buttery chocolate frosting, this is one of those chocolate cakes you won’t soon forget. Sour cream in the batter creates a soft, tender texture and two cups of butter make the frosting fluffy and easy to spread. Use caramel sauce from a jar or there is a link to a recipe for Six-Minute Salted Caramel Sauce that sounds heavenly. A few drizzles of caramel sauce on top and a little flaked sea salt hint at the delectable chocolatey goodness inside.
30) Coconut Chocolate Cake With Coffee
This delicate cake is made in a springform pan and gets its scrumptious flavor from the combination of coconut and chocolate. A tasty coffee cream frosting is made by whipping egg whites into melted sugar, which cooks the eggs and makes the frosting light and fluffy. A couple of tablespoons of strong coffee and a little cocoa powder give the frosting rich chocolate flavor. For a sweet and pretty topping, drizzled chocolate and fresh blueberries can be placed on top. The moistness of this cake, along with a terrific blend of flavors, place it in a category of its own.
31) Crazy Italian Chocolate Cake
Believe it or not, this extremely moist and fudgy cake owes its scrumptious flavor and tender texture to gorgeous Italian olive oil and balsamic vinegar. You won’t taste them, but they help make a wonderful egg-free, dairy-free cake that tastes sensational. With a short prep time of only 10 minutes, this cake is one you will rely on when you need a delicious dessert quick. You can simply dust it with powdered sugar for an elegant look, or use the recipe that’s included for a delicious chocolate frosting. This cakes pairs well with ice cream, so find something to celebrate, and enjoy this fudgy dessert.
32) Texas Sheet Cake
This amazing sheet cake made from an old-fashioned recipe promises Texas-sized flavor. Butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and buttermilk generate a cake with heaps of gooey, chocolate goodness inside. This cake takes only 20 minutes of baking time, and once it cools, a smooth, warm chocolate frosting loaded with pecans is poured over the whole thing. You can easily adapt this recipe for other size pans, and you can double it if you need to make a lot of cake. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the big flavor of this dessert proves it.
33) Best Chocolate Cake
This super easy to make cake is filled with intense, dark chocolate flavor that you will find hard to resist. The restaurant-quality flavor comes from Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder used in both the batter and the frosting. This chocolate cake recipe makes three 8-inch layers ready for thick chocolate frosting to be slathered in between for a lofty chocolate beauty that will garner lots of compliments.
34) Best Ever Chocolate Layer Cake
This four-layer chocolate cake is made with cocoa powder, instant espresso coffee powder, and golden caster sugar for intense flavor and a delicate texture. Shiny chocolate icing peeks out from between each layer and is piled high on top for a lavish look. The icing is made with double cream and melted milk chocolate making it silky and delicious. When it comes to chocolate cakes, this one is classic-good!
35) The Silver Palate’s Chocolate Cake
This recipe is adapted from The Silver Palate Cookbook, published in 1982) A decadent chocolate cake, it is simple to make despite its fancy name. The ingredients, including unsweetened chocolate, butter, and sour cream, whip together quickly, and it bakes in a tube pan for under an hour. Pouring boiling water over the unsweetened chocolate squares helps to wake up the taste of the cocoa. Gooey chocolate frosting made with chocolate chips and heavy cream puts this cake in the cream of the crop of chocolate cakes.
36) One Bowl Chocolate Cake
Simple and classic every time, this cake is a breeze to prepare. Whisk together the dry ingredients, stir in the wet ones, and then pour in a cup of very hot water to bring out the taste of the chocolate. After baking and cooling, pile on warm, satiny Easy Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting for a satisfying finish. Your guests will hunger for more, and this will quickly become one of your best cake recipes.
37) Chocolate Chocolate Cake
As the name implies, there is plenty of chocolate in this cake, and you can never have too much chocolate, right? As a matter of fact, there is chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache, and chocolate garnish. Sounds about right for those who love their chocolate! Three 6-inch layers create impressive height, especially with the addition of chocolate shards placed vertically on top. This attention-grabbing cake idea will be the hit of your party. Guests won’t soon forget this moist cake wrapped in smooth buttercream and silky ganache.
38) Mississippi Mud Cake
Among the best cake recipes, you can always find Mississippi Mud Cake. A delicious chocolate cake with melted marshmallows and warm chocolate frosting, this dessert is a classic. This version begins with a chocolate cake made from a mix and baked in a 9″ X 13″ pan. Marshmallows are sprinkled on top before it is returned to the oven to melt them into ooey, gooey heaven. Then warm frosting is drizzled on top and allowed to set. It’s mouthwatering, homey goodness you will want to indulge in often!
39) Ridiculous Chocolate Cake
Chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, and a load of chocolate chips give this cake its ridiculously moist texture. This uncomplicated but delicious cake is also ridiculously easy to prepare. This cake is mixed in one bowl, poured into a bundt pan to bake for around an hour, and then frosted with a simple, homemade frosting that contains heavy cream, cocoa powder, and butter. Store it airtight, at room temperature, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t stay around for long.
40) Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake
This velvety cake is made with brown sugar and unsweetened chocolate for luxurious chocolate flavor. The icing contains corn syrup and unsweetened chocolate. Cooked until thick and bubbly, it is then beaten to just the right consistency for spreading. Its three beautiful layers create a show-stopping dessert that everyone will love. This cake idea is just right for your next gathering.
41) Sandy’s Chocolate Cake
This velvety, three-layer beauty from Taste of Home won first prize in a cake contest years ago. Choice ingredients such as sour cream, brown sugar, and cocoa powder make it a winner. Chocolate, butter, sour cream, and other luscious ingredients yield the blue-ribbon quality frosting. Especially moist, this cake is worth the time it takes to make it from scratch. Give it a try, and let your family and friends be the judge. You’ll quickly understand why it’s a champion.
42) Rustic Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache
Tall, dark, and handsome is a fitting description for this luscious cake. Semi-sweet chocolate, brewed coffee, and cocoa powder combine for a lovely dessert that is filled with dark chocolate deliciousness. Paired with the chocolate ganache, which is prepared with heavy cream and more semi-sweet chocolate, it has just the right measure of sweetness. To give this cake a rustic look, frost only between its three towering layers and on top. Pile on chocolate shards, and this cake is ready to impress.
43) The Best German Chocolate Cake in All the Land
A rich, brownie-like cake, dripping with gooey, coconut-laden German chocolate frosting, takes this dessert from boring classic to the ultimate in chocolate satisfaction. Brown sugar, coffee, and cocoa powder create intense dark chocolate flavor in the cake. Lightly-toasted coconut and crunchy pecans combine to form the frosting for the top of the cake. Frosting for the sides is made with chocolate chips, cocoa, and lots of creamy butter. The premium ingredients make this one of the most amazing German chocolate cake recipes in all the land.
44) Unbelievable Chocolate Cake
This unbelievably moist chocolate cake has the perfect balance of sweet and rich chocolate flavor. Baked from scratch, it contains choice ingredients such as cocoa powder, creamy buttermilk, and vanilla extract. The luscious chocolate frosting is made by combining and boiling the main ingredients, and once it has cooled, whipping the mixture for five minutes with three sticks of butter and vanilla extract. The result is a light and fluffy frosting that makes this cake unbelievably good. Worth the extra effort, this cake will make any occasion special.
45) Turtle Chocolate Layer Cake
This exceptionally pretty cake boasts layers of dense, dark chocolate, contrasted by fluffy, light caramel-colored frosting piped around the top. Drizzles of caramel sauce, dripping chocolate ganache, and a sprinkling of pecans add to its attractiveness. This super moist cake contains dark chocolate cocoa powder and buttermilk. The caramel frosting and caramel sauce are homemade with salted butter and heavy cream for smooth, buttery flavor. The ganache is made with chocolate chips and whipping cream. Whipped smooth, it is poured over the cake and allowed to drip down the sides. Serve this at your next gathering, and your guests won’t be able to take their eyes off it.
46) The Best Chocolate Cake
Fresh brewed coffee brings out the chocolate flavor in this delectable cake. Thick, fluffy, chocolate buttercream frosting adds just the right amount of sweetness. Ringed with chocolate chips around the top, and sprinkled with chocolate shavings, this lovely cake will stand out on the dessert table. Both the cake and frosting are made from scratch but total prep and baking time is under an hour. This is one of the best cake recipes you will find for a quick yet scrumptious dessert.
47) London Fog Cake
This elegant cake comes from the cookbook Layered: Baking, Building, and Styling Spectacular Cakes by Tessa Huff. Its unique name is derived from a vanilla-sweetened Earl Grey tea latte called London Fog that inspired the buttercream frosting on this cake. It is slathered on fudgy chocolate cake and drizzled with salted caramel sauce for a combination you won’t soon forget. Made from scratch with premium ingredients, this exclusive cake stands above the rest.
48) Strawberry Chocolate Cake
If you like chocolate-covered strawberries, you will be obsessed with this cake. There’s plenty of chocolate to go around in this moist chocolate dessert with its decadent chocolate mousse, smooth chocolate ganache, and pretty chocolate curls on top. A thin layer of mousse is spread on top of the baked chocolate cake, and fresh, ripe strawberries are placed vertically, standing up in it. Then more mousse is piped over the strawberries to cover them completely. Chocolate ganache is poured over all, and the chocolate curls and more ripe strawberries decorate the top. When this cake is sliced the beauty of the red strawberries inside catches the eye, making this a show-off cake.
49) Rich Chocolate Cake
This dense single-layer chocolate cake has some surprising ingredients including ground almonds, lemon juice, melted apricot jam, and marzipan. Baked in a springform pan, the batter forms a delightful crust as it bakes. A layer of marzipan is placed on top of the baked cake and slathered with jam. Then warm frosting made with chocolate, butter, and cream is poured on top and allowed to set. This simple, elegant cake will be difficult to resist, and may become one of your new favorite chocolate recipes.
50) Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Hazelnut Dream Cake
If you have a celebration coming up, this cake will be the star of the table. Made with homemade Nutella, it boasts tall layers of Nutella-filled moist chocolate cake decorated with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream. This cake will literally melt in your mouth. Drizzled with chocolate ganache, and topped with crisp chocolate hazelnut truffles (think Ferrero Rocher,) this cake is both stunning and decadent. This dessert may take a little more time than most to prepare, so plan ahead. It will be worth it, and you don’t have to wait for a celebration.
50 Chocolate Cake Recipes You’ll Love
Well, there you have it; 50 amazing cake recipes that all have one thing in common–delicious chocolate flavor. Whether you need a quick, easy recipe that uses a box mix and canned frosting or a recipe for some serious, from-scratch baking, we found them all. Who knew that coffee brings out the deep, rich flavor in chocolate without leaving any coffee flavor behind? Several of these recipes use that technique. And all those fluffy, buttercream frosting recipes! So many to try!
Adjusting pan sizes to create height, and making your own chocolate shards or shavings are just two of the numerous tips mentioned for varying the look of your cakes. Gluten-free, egg-free, or dairy-free recipes produce cakes just as lovely as those made in more traditional ways. It’s all about the right combination of wholesome ingredients. There is something for everyone here. Whether you’re a professional baker, a beginner, or someone in between, there is always something new to learn. These recipes and ideas will challenge and inspire you, and ultimately make you a better baker.