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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.

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Sherry Thompson of Seneca, South Carolina combines the best of both worlds with her combination turtle/rocky road cake that's rich, chocolaty and irresistible! Since it's frosted in the pan, traveling with it is easy!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Cake

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Cake

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries Cake

“I made this cake for our Cub Scout cake auction and almost didn’t take it because it looked so good,” notes Carol McCartney of Danville, Ohio. ”It was one of our highest sellers!”

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This recipe won several blue ribbons at our state fair. The made-from-scratch chocolate layer cake topped with a fudgy homemade frosting is truly a can't-miss dessert. —Donna Carman, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Mint Chocolate Torte

Mint Chocolate Torte

Mint Chocolate Torte

This recipe is a combination of two different ones—the chocolate cake from my childhood and the filling from a pie I saw in a cookbook. The flavor is reminiscent of an after-dinner chocolate mint. —Nadine Taylor, Durham, North Carolina

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate cake from a boxed mix gets a special treatment when spread with an easy butterscotch frosting and draped with a caramel-nut topping. “I love to make this cake for guests or to take to potlucks,” writes Gloria Guadron of Washington, Indiana. “It’s easy yet looks like it took all day.”

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

It's surprising how perfectly chocolate and pumpkin combine in this two-toned firm cake. This flavorful mixture of ingredients really does take the cake! —Laurene Hunsicker, Canton, Pennsylvania

Glazed Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Glazed Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Glazed Chocolate Angel Food Cake

This chocolaty creation from Mary Relyea of Canastota, New York brings the look and taste of pure indulgence, but leaves the fat and calories at the door. A drizzling of rich chocolate glaze lends an elegant touch and will keep guests wanting more. With only 3 g of fat per slice, this is one treat you'll want to see year after year!

Caramel-Pecan Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Pecan Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Pecan Chocolate Cake

No one will believe that Ruth Lee’s ooey-gooey chocolate cake is actually light. The Ontario, Canada reader’s decadent treat features two chocolate cake layers with creamy caramel between.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Coconut Frosting

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Coconut Frosting

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Coconut Frosting

Grated zucchini makes this cake really moist, and the topping adds a nice crunch. When zucchini is in season, I shred, measure and freeze it in 2-cup amounts for this favorite recipe. —Lois M Holben, Creal Springs, Illinois

French Chocolate Cake

French Chocolate Cake

French Chocolate Cake

Tender cake layers, a delightful fudge filling and a light and airy frosting await your taste buds! "If you're a chocoholic like I am, you'll just love this rich chocolate cake," says Claire Darby from New Castle, Delaware.

Hazelnut Chocolate Cake Roll

Hazelnut Chocolate Cake Roll

Hazelnut Chocolate Cake Roll

Don't be intimidated to prepare this dramatic dessert from our Test Kitchen! It's actually quite easy to make. Plus, it can be assembled the day before serving.
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