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Chocolate Cake

Try one of these chocolate-lover's recipes for tortes, cupcakes, layer cakes, Bundt cakes, cake rolls and more! Yum.

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Here's a way to take a simple cake mix and make it look spectacular! The filling and frosting are really quite easy to make so there's no reason to shy away from this dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

The secret to this tender cake is the cola in the batter and frosting. It's a good thing this recipe makes a large pan...everyone will want seconds!—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Double-Chocolate Toffee Icebox Cake

Double-Chocolate Toffee Icebox Cake

Double-Chocolate Toffee Icebox Cake

My mother-in-law gave me a cooking lesson when I first got married: "Anything tastes good if you put enough butter, chocolate or cream in it." This cake has two out of three and proves she was right. Sometimes I use chocolate graham crackers and stack up the layers in a 9x9 pan. —Bee Engelhart, Bloomfield Township, Michigan

Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

This splurge dessert is the kind you just have to linger over. Plunge your fork into one of the cakes and the chocolate and conversation start flowing.—Deb Carpenter, Hastings, Michigan
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Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma has a sweet treat to enhance your buffet—a lusciously verssatile layer cake. "I've changed the design on top to a heart for Valentine's, a pumpkin for autumn and a tree for Christmas," she reveals.—Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

"You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie," says Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio. "The applesauce adds moisture and helps reduce the fat."

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

When a chocolate craving hits, I whip up this cake my aunt inspired. It’s gooey and saucy but not crazy sweet. It’s also potluck perfect. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, MO

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Chocolate Hazelnut Gateau

Gateau (pronounces ga-tow) is the French word for any rich and fancy cake. I think you'll agree this dense chocolate dessert has just the right amount of sweetness. —Michelle Krzmarzick, Torrance, California

Orange Chocolate Torte

Orange Chocolate Torte

Orange Chocolate Torte

This impressive torte is doubly delicious with chocolate in both the batter and frosting. Orange marmalade adds a bit of tartness.—Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Cream Cupcakes

My favorite hockey team the Boston Bruins inspired these cupcakes. Add a love note on top using a little white icing. —Alisa Christensen, RSM, California

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

Guests make sure to save room for this light and moist cake with its refreshing mint flavor and chocolate glaze. Its seasonal look makes it perfect for Christmas...a holiday birthday party...or other festive gatherings!



Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes

Molten Chocolate Cakes

If you know a chocolate lover, here's a delectable way to make his or her dreams come true. Set one of these yummy oh-so-chocolaty cakes in front of them. The whole family loves the rich syrupy center inside these cakes.—Deanna Kymer, Broomfield, Colorado

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

You'll find this cake is good with ice cream, but that it's also delicate enough to serve small pieces for a tea. My husband served in the military, and we spent 22 years moving around before "retiring" here. He's been a high school teacher, and I've been a wedding consultant. Now we're retiring again so we can have more time to spend with our two daughters and four granddaughters in the Midwest. "Grandpa" is looking forward to some good fishing!

Chocolate-Pecan Pudding Cakes

Chocolate-Pecan Pudding Cakes

Chocolate-Pecan Pudding Cakes

Scrumptious chocolate mounds topped with syrup and a dollop come from Cory Tower of Columbus, Nebraska. He writes, "I'm in my 30s and have been cooking since I was 7, with my parents and grandparents to thank for providing my early experience. My grandfather was a professional baker."

Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Frosting

A special friend gave me this recipe more than 20 years ago. The cake has a light cocoa flavor, and the frosting is rich and delicious.—Annette Foster, Taylors, South Carolina
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