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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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When our son and daughter were teenagers, our house was the hang-out for their whole group of friends. This rich cake was a regular on the menu. —Char Safley, Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.”

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

Patriotic Cookie & Cream Cupcakes

Patriotic Cookie & Cream Cupcakes

Patriotic Cookie & Cream Cupcakes

Bring on the red, white and blue with this creative cupcake cake perfect for the Fourth of July, Memorial Day or any favorite occasion. With some delicious and colorful frosting and a careful arrangement, your sweet display will be a patriotic nod to our great American flag. —Rebecca Wetherbee, Marion, Ohio
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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

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

No-Bake Chocolate Torte

No-Bake Chocolate Torte

No-Bake Chocolate Torte

Here's a delightful dessert that only looks like you fussed all day. With its attractive appearance and wonderful taste, no one will know that you saved time by spreading an easy-to-prepare frosting on a store-bought pound cake.

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

"Some have been know to inhale these amazing cupcakes in two bites, and some prefer to savor each decadent morsel. They can be kept in the fridge for about a week and can be frozen for up to a month."—Kim Bejot, Ainsworth, Nebraska

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."

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

Caramel-Frosted Potato Cake

I am 90 years old and have been baking this cake very Christmas for 65 years! My sister-in-law gave me the recipe in 1941 and it has been in demand since. My grandchildren have never been able to figure out why it's called a potato cake since it doesn't taste like potatoes.

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

Chocolate Cream Torte

Chocolate Cream Torte

Chocolate Cream Torte

"This cake is so good, I can serve it as an everyday dessert or for special occasions," writes Dorothy Monroe, Pocatello, Idaho. Chocolate cake layers are jazzed up with whipped cream and a quick chocolate frosting.
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