Chocolate plus cake – what could be better? In this list of the best chocolate cakes, we cater to the chocaholic and provide ten amazing chocolate cake recipes. With everything from a simple and traditional chocolate cake, to a death by chocolate cake, the recipes on this list are all wonderfully delicious.
And, most of the cakes on this list are a breeze to make, ensuring that whether you are making a cake for yourself or a group, you can have it ready with minimal time and effort. If you love chocolate and baking, look no further than this list – be warned, however, it will be hard to pick just one recipe off of this list!
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List of the Best Chocolate Cake Recipes
Good Housekeeping Chocolate Cake
Simple, traditional, and classic, this chocolate cake recipe has appeared in Good Housekeeping numerous times since 1927. In this version, both cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate are used, ensuring that every bite is loaded with chocolatey goodness. If you want a simple and sure-fire chocolate cake, this Good Housekeeping chocolate cake recipe is for you.
Slow Cooker Better than Sex Chocolate Cake
Semi homemade, this crockpot chocolate cake recipe uses a cake mix as a base and then adds chocolate chips, caramel, and sweetened condensed milk to ramp up the flavors. And, since it a slow cooker recipe, this is an easy dump and leave it recipe that will make your friends and family swoon.
Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake
Covered in a silky smooth chocolate glaze, this chocolate sour cream Bundt cake Recipe is virtually fool-proof to make. The Dutch processed cocoa provides a rich and deep chocolate flavor, and the chocolate glaze ensures that even the most rabid chocaholic is satisfied.
Black Magic Cake
With hundreds of five star reviews, this Black Magic chocolate cake recipe produces a moist, rich chocolate cake. Ingredients like buttermilk and coffee set this chocolate cake recipe apart from the others and will quickly become one of your go-to chocolate cake recipes.
Sinful Triple Chocolate Poke Cake
One type of chocolate is just not enough for this cake – hot fudge sauce, chocolate pudding, and chocolate whipped cream all top this chocolate cake. Perfect for large crowds, the sinful triple chocolate poke cake is a cinch to make too and will satisfy even the most discerning chocolate lover.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
With a texture somewhere between a brownie and a custard, this flourless dark chocolate cake is a nice change of pace from more traditional chocolate cake recipes. Dense, rich, and creamy, a small piece (or a big piece!) will satisfy all of your chocolate cravings.
Death by Chocolate Cupcakes
This moist chocolate cake is filled with chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate butter cream. Easily made into cupcakes or a traditional cake, this Death by Chocolate recipe is guaranteed to impress both your taste buds and your friends and family. Try using the chocolate buttercream with other desserts, as well – this light and airy buttercream is truly special.
Beatty’s Chocolate Cake
An Ina Garten recipe, this chocolate cake is moist, fluffy, and in classic Ina style – perfect. The addition of brewed coffee provides the Beatty’s chocolate cake an additional layer of flavor, and gives the cake the perfect amount of sweetness.
Magleby’s Copycat Chocolate Cake
Modeled after the restaurant Magleby’s chocolate cake, this Magleby’s copycat chocolate cake recipe is a rich and dense chocolate cake that shares some similarities with a Texas sheet cake. The cake’s brownie like texture also makes this recipe a great choice for the chocaholic who can’t decide between brownies and cake.
Best Chocolate Cake
The name says it all – the best chocolate cake. This slow-bake cake bakes at 300 degrees and produces a moist and delicious chocolate cake. Dark chocolate cocoa is used in this recipe, ensuring that a rich chocolate flavor is provided in every bite.
Best Chocolate Cake Recipes Conclusion
I am pretty sure that we had you at “chocolate” but to even improve on the simple greatness of chocolate, this list of the best chocolate cakes is a must for anyone that has a chocolate sweet tooth. And who says you have to wait till your birthday to eat cake?
We really hope that this list helped you find your next chocolate cake recipe, or two! Let us know how your cake turned out in our comments below.