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Chocolate Cake Recipes

To celebrate a birthday or for a guaranteed crowd-pleasing dessert, try chocolate cake. This wide variety of chocolate cake recipes includes every delectable option imaginable.

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Guests will think you fussed when you serve this three-layer torte made with convenient cake and pudding mixes, a bit of jam and fresh raspberries. It looks elegant for most any special occasion and always brings lots of compliments. -Dolores Hurtt, Florence, Montana
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Ricotta Nut Torte

Ricotta Nut Torte

Ricotta Nut Torte

This pretty layered Italian cake is called cassata. It takes some time to prepare this eye-catching dessert but it conveniently chills overnight.—Karen Albert, Prineville, Oregon

Give a Hoot Cupcakes

Give a Hoot Cupcakes

Give a Hoot Cupcakes

Hoot hoot! Party guests will be "eyeing up" these treats long before you serve dessert! They make a lasting impression and only require six ingredients to make. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Glazed Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring

Glazed Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring

Glazed Chocolate Chip Coffee Ring

Anne Betts of Kalamazoo, Michigan says her husband often requests this moist rich cake. "It's great with a cup of coffee," she suggests.
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Makeover Fudge Cake

Makeover Fudge Cake

Makeover Fudge Cake

Mary Jo Kopecky of Madison, Wisconsin sent us her recipe for a wonderful fudge torte. "It's so rich and fudgy, but is loaded with saturated fat." The makeover fudge cake is moist, dense and oh-so-chocolaty...and has half the calories and saturated fat of the original.

Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

I love this recipe because it combines three of my favorite flavors: coffee, hazelnuts and cherries. —Joan Pecsek, Chesapeake, Virginia

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Warm Chocolate Cakes

Laura Merkle of Dover, Delaware shares these oh-so-decedent cakes that are sure to receive praises. Our testing panel decided on just one word to describe these fudgy treats: “awesome.”

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Heather McKinley of Mechanic Falls, Maine shared this minty twist on typical cupcakes, then our Test Kitchen arranged them in a tree shape for a pretty presentation. The star on the top of the tree and cute packages tucked beneath are a snap to make with colorful candies.

Nutty Chocolate Cake

Nutty Chocolate Cake

Nutty Chocolate Cake

I got the idea for this incredibly easy yet impressive holiday dessert from a magazine. It is now a family favorite—and has been for the last 15 years! It is absolutely gorgeous on my buffet.—Linda DuVal, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

Boston Cream Sponge Cakes

From Harrison, Arizona, Jan Badovinac shares her recipe for these tender, mini sponge cakes filled with vanilla custard and frosted with luscious chocolate. This dessert is sure to impress!

Buggy Gal Birthday Cake

Buggy Gal Birthday Cake

Buggy Gal Birthday Cake

When a birthday comes around, do you scurry to find a dessert to serve that hits the spot? Next time, you won't have to look any further than the appetizing critter our staff of home economists cooked up! Getting this confection off to a flying start is a cinch. Begin by baking a delectably chocolate buttermilk cake—from LaVonne's recipe—in a bowl to form the buggy body. To create the colorful markings, you can use purchased black frosting and a quick-to-make red version. Then dapple

Toffee Mocha Dessert

Toffee Mocha Dessert

Toffee Mocha Dessert

"Angel food cake takes on richness and bold flavor in this special treat," pens Jean Ecos of Waukesha, Wisconsin.
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