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Chocolate Cake Recipes

Looking for recipes for chocolate cake desserts? Taste of Home has the best chocolate cake dessert recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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I love peanut butter and chocolate, so I combined recipes to blend the two. This cake is heavenly served plain or topped with ice cream. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
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Chocolate Chiffon Torte

Chocolate Chiffon Torte

Chocolate Chiffon Torte

"This is an old recipe that I made often when we were on the farm and I had lots of cream to use up," recalls field editor Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas.

Chocolaty Almond Cake

Chocolaty Almond Cake

Chocolaty Almond Cake

"I love to have family over for the holidays and serve this requested dessert," says Margaret Malinowski of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. "It's a recipe that I believe is good enough to be printed in the finest food magazine--Taste of Home!"

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
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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

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I've been baking cakes for years and enjoy trying new combinations of flavors and textures. For this recipe, I blended peanut butter and chocolate. As soon as I took the first bite, I knew I had created something divine!—Ronda Schabes, Vicksburg, Michigan

Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake

This old-fashioned dessert often ends the meal at my home. My aunt has made this moist, rich sheet cake for as long as I can remember. Not only is it a cake I can quickly make from scratch, but it calls for ingredients I usually have in the pantry. —Kristine Marra, Clifton Park, New York

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 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

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

Chocolate Candy Corn Cupcakes

Chocolate Candy Corn Cupcakes

Chocolate Candy Corn Cupcakes

My oldest son asks me to make these cupcakes every year for his class Halloween party. I always get compliments about how tasty and cute these treats are. —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona

Hot Chocolate Cake Balls

Hot Chocolate Cake Balls

Hot Chocolate Cake Balls

Serve these chocolaty delights and everyone will know yours isn't an ordinary holiday party. The little cakes are festive, fun and yummy. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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