Best Chocolate Cake Recipes. 20 of our very best chocolate cakes from over a decade of recipe testing. From Strawberry Black Forest Cake to Chocolate and Caramel Coffee Cake, there’s something for the chocolate lover in everyone.
Best Chocolate Cake Recipes. 20 of our very best chocolate cakes from over a decade of recipe development & testing.
Note: I just added a boozy bonus recipe at the bottom of the page!
It was National Chocolate Cake Day on Wednesday of this week past and it almost passed me by. I had intended to post this recipe roundup then, but better late than never.
We have posted quite a number of chocolate cakes here over the years and they have all been incredibly popular. Everyone loves chocolate cake, right?
As Spouse always says, “Sometimes you just need a good piece of chocolate cake.” I’m totally with her on that one.
An otherwise dull restaurant dessert menu can be saved, just by including a really great chocolate cake. I know I have ordered many and am pretty rarely disappointed. It’s often as close to my “best bet” dessert as I can find.
For both Spouse and I, the best chocolate cake is what our son Noah would call “just a chocolate cake”. That means just a good chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Nothing else needed. (Remember he’s the kid who always insists on Just an Apple Pie.)
That most often takes the form of this Chocolate Fudge Cake, but many times we switch the frosting for a quicker chocolate buttercream frosting like we use on this Orange Velvet Cake. (Yes, yet another chocolate orange combination. I so love it.)
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Easy Fudge Frosting
Still, I do love a well embellished chocolate cake too, like a rum infused strawberry black forest cake or caramel chocolate coffee cake. There are so many flavours that work well with chocolate, the possibilities are endless.
So for chocolate cake inspiration, this collection of our best chocolate cake recipes is a fantastic place to start. Happy baking, chocolate lovers.
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Best Chocolate Cake Recipes
Best Chocolate Cake Recipes. 20 of our very best chocolate cakes from over a decade of recipe testing. From Strawberry Black Forest Cake to Chocolate and Caramel Coffee Cake, there's something for the chocolate lover in everyone.
BONUS RECIPE NUMBER 21! Since St. Patricks Day is just weeks away, I thought I'd add in my recipe for Irish Coffee Cake. Inspired by an Irish Coffee, this is a chocolate stout cake with a an easy Bailey's Irish Cream frosting. The ideal cake for St. Patrick's Day or an Irish themed birthday cake!