Chocolate Cake Recipes
The ultimate in desserts? We think so and we have the chocolate cake recipes to back up our claim. From easy one-bowl recipes to many tiered cakes with frostings and fillings; from mini cupcakes to Texas sheet cake; chocolate cakes just right for a birthday or for other celebrations; as well as gluten-free chocolate cakes and vegan chocolate cake. Of course we cover all the classics, Devil’s Food Cake, German Chocolate Cake plus tortes and bundts Our test kitchen experts share their tips and baking advice, and our chocolate frostings, mocha frostings and other frostings and fillings will finish a chocolate cake in style.
Best Chocolate Cake Recipes
Nothing will satisfy a chocolate craving better than one of these delicious chocolate cakes, from classic devil's food to molten, flourless, and ricotta-icebox varieties.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Molten Chocolate Cakes with Earl Grey Ice CreamServed with a scoop of our Earl Grey Ice cream and with a surprise Chocolate Truffle hidden inside, these aren't your typical molten cakes.
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Chocolate CakeBaking an easy dessert like this chocolate cake can be almost as thrilling for a birthday girl or boy as blowing out the candles.
Dark-Chocolate Cake with Ganache FrostingThis dense cake offers an intense chocolate experience, complete with fudgy frosting.
The Science Behind Devil's Food CakeDo you like your Devil's food cake light and airy or dense and fudgy? Did you know you could have it just the way you like it by altering the ratios of chocolate, flour, and butter?
Chocolate-Coconut Sheet CakeEveryone needs an unintimidating, foolproof cake like this one. A generous amount of coconut topping, poured over the moist cake while it’s still warm, provides richness and a deliciously gooey texture. The 12 generous slices can be cut smaller to feed a larger crowd.
Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate CakeIf you don't own a candy thermometer, this cake offers a good excuse to buy one. It sounds a little nitpicky, but the caramel should reach exactly 238 degrees. (Any less and the cake layers wont hold together properly; any more and the caramel will turn hard.) Precision will also pay off with the chocolate frosting: It achieves its ideal spreading texture after standing for 30 minutes.
Death by Chocolate: Ooey, Gooey, Totally Irresistible RecipesIn the early '90s, chef/restaurant owner Marcel Desaulniers put a nine-part chocolate dessert on his menu at the Trellis restaurant in Williamsburg, Virgina. His "Death by Chocolate" was a decadent cake with embellishments including ganache, mousse, glaze, meringue, sauce, ice cream, truffles, and, finally, powder. It became internationally famous and resulted in a cookbook, television appearances, and a James Beard Award, and inspired countless other rich chocolate desserts. Our collection of recipes is a celebration of a game-changing cake.
Glazed Chocolate CakeThis is an elegant and rich-tasting cake, but it is actually simple to prepare. Delicate curls of semisweet chocolate dress up the whipped cream.
One-Bowl Chocolate CakeBirthday? Anniversary? Going-away party? This super-easy, one-bowl layer cake is the perfect dessert for any gathering of chocolate buffs.
6 Classic Chocolate Cake Recipes That Are Easy to Make and Totally DeliciousRecipe
Belgian Chocolate Birthday CakeThis luscious chocolate-hazelnut cake is coated with a ganache made from chocolate and cream. It's topped with a mountain of bittersweet chocolate curls, and surrounded by crunchy praline hazelnuts coated in tempered chocolate and rolled in cocoa powder.Recipe
Gianduja Roulade with Prune-Armagnac FillingA sleek Franco-American roulade is a chocolate cake, lavishly filled with a glistening puree of Armagnac-soaked prunes and a rich Gianduja mousse.Recipe
Mocha Dacquoise CakeSandwich chocolate meringue discs between milk chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream and cover with crushed hazelnuts for this over-the-top dessert. Martha made this recipe on episode 612 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Flourless Fudge CakeOnce cooked, the cake cools to room temperature and is chilled several hours; hands-on time is only about a half hour. This recipe comes from Janet LeGrand Rice of Home Glen, Illinois.Recipe
Tammy Rao's Devil's Food CakeThe recipe for this moist, delicious chocolate cake comes from Tammy Rao of Halifax, Nova Scotia.Recipe
Chocolate-Applesauce CakeTop this moist cake -- full of chocolate and apple flavors -- with our Cider Glaze, Apple Chips, and Crystallized Ginger for extra flair.Recipe
Chocolate Pansy CakeThis rich cake is topped with edible flowers and makes any meal a celebration.Recipe
Fudgy Devil's Food Cake With Chocolate Ganache FrostingConsider this cake ideal for the ultimate chocolate lover--rich, dense chocolate cake layers are assembled together with an equally rich, chocolaty frosting. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 603.Recipe
Chocolate CakeForget boxed cake mix -- this easy recipe is worth the extra few minutes of prep time, resulting in a cake that's moist and delicious and so chocolaty. Ice this cake with our Whipped Frosting.Recipe
Mother-Hen CakeOur mother hen was baked in an ovenproof mixing bowl, and then carved into shape; the chocolate cake is covered in feathers of piped buttercream; she roosts atop a nest of spun sugar.Recipe
Basic Chocolate CakeDecorate this cake with either our Vanilla- or Chocolate-Buttercream frosting.Recipe
Milk-Chocolate-Mousse Cake with Cashew BrittleThis towering cake melds rich bittersweet ganache, creamy milk-chocolate mousse, and multiple layers of chocolate sponge cake. Adorned with buttery brittle, it can't help but set hearts aflutter.Recipe
Texas Sheet CakeThis crowd-pleaser is moist, dense, and ultra-chocolaty. Lift it out of the pan with its parchment-paper liner, so the shiny chocolate glaze is free to drizzle down the sides.Recipe
Chocolate-Raspberry CakeThis beauty is baked with a splash of Chambord and layered with a sweet raspberry filling, both of which offer bright counterpoints to the thick layer of chocolate-cream cheese frosting and whole berries scattered on top.Recipe
Chocolate-Caramel Swiss RollThis recipe features a silky whipped-cream filling that's whisked with caramel, then rolled up in a genoise cake that's been brushed with bourbon-chocolate syrup for unbeatable flavor that's nuanced and sophisticated.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Black Forest Upside-Down CakeA great dessert for two, Sarah Carey makes a decadent Black Forest Upside-Down cake for Valentines day with sour cherries and a dollop of whipped cream with a hint of rum. Your valentine will fall in love with this deliciously special cake!Video
7 Decadent and Delicious Chocolate CakesMoist and rich Chocolate Cake is perfect for any occasion, check out a few of our favorites, from a decadent Devils Food Cake to a comforting Chocolate Pudding Cake, your friends and family are sure enjoy these incredible cakes.Recipe
The Ultimate Devil's Food CakeNot for the faint of heart, our version of devil's food cake is infused with melted chocolate (in addition to the usual cocoa powder) and sour cream to create a richer chocolate flavor and help it stay moist.Video
Blackberry Forest CakeSarah Carey makes a deliciously decadent Black Forrest Cake for Father’s Day in this Everyday Food video. Layered with chocolate ganache and blackberries that are bursting with flavor, your dad will love every bite of this very special cake.See More