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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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Raspberry pie filling and homemade chocolate frosting jazz up a packaged cake mix in this picture-perfect torte created by our Test Kitchen. With a hint of rum flavor, it’s rich and creamy for special occasions, but so simple to do, you could prepare it on weeknights, too.
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Macadamia Fudge Cake

Macadamia Fudge Cake

Macadamia Fudge Cake

Meet the Cook: Our daughter (we also have a grown son and a grandson) and her husband operate a cookie factory in Hawaii. After she sent a big supply of macadamia nuts, I came up with this cake I make for church dinners and ladies lunches. -Marguerite Gough, Salida, Colorado

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

A smooth creamy filling with a mild cocoa flavor is spread on layers of pound cake, then topped with sliced kiwifruit for a pretty presentation.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

German Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

I first tried tres leches cake while in Ecuador several years ago. Since then, I’ve changed it up by adding some of my favorite ingredients, namely chocolate and coconut. This version also has a splash of rum for an adults-only treat. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
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Snowman Cake

Snowman Cake

Snowman Cake

You can create this snowman without any special equipment. Kids and adults with smile when they see this cute cake.—Betsey Ross, Chebeague Island, Maine

Sunflower Potluck Cake

Sunflower Potluck Cake

Sunflower Potluck Cake

Meet the Cook: I wish I knew who to thank for the idea for my cake. I first saw it on the dessert table at a picnic. Later, for something different, I did my own variation. As a minister's wife for 58 years, I have tried many new dishes! Loyal and I have two children...four grandchildren...and two great-grandchildren. -Lola Wiemer, Clarklake, Michigan

Mocha Hazelnut Torte

Mocha Hazelnut Torte

Mocha Hazelnut Torte

I make this cake on birthdays and other special occasions because it looks and tastes so amazing. The combination of mild hazelnut and coffee flavors is impossible to resist. —Christina Pope, Speedway, Indiana

Devilish Valentine's Cake

Devilish Valentine's Cake

Devilish Valentine's Cake

Valentine's Day doesn't get much sweeter than when this fudge-covered creation makes an appearance. Prepared by our home economists, the berry topped masterpiece starts with a cake mix, so preparations is a snap.

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

Favorite Chocolate Peanut Torte

This cake is so rich, you'd never guess it was lower in fat and sugar than other desserts. The smooth peanut butter layers and fudgy topping make it a hit with my family. —Crystal Christopher of Hustonville, Kentucky

Brainy Cake

Brainy Cake

Brainy Cake

My Godson and I made this cake after fun day at the science museum. We've made it several times now, and we get a kick out of experimenting with the frosting colors. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

The first time I baked this cake, my son loved its moistness, and he couldn't taste the beets.—Peggy Van Arsdale, Crosswicks, New Jersey

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.
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