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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Monkey Cupcakes

Kids‘ eyes will light up when they see these cute jungle goodies. "They never fail to make my grandkids smile, and they’re always a hit at bake sales," says Sandra Seaman of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
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Raspberry Ribbon Cake

Raspberry Ribbon Cake

Raspberry Ribbon Cake

I guarantee your guests will exclaim over this showstopper cake. It takes a little extra fussing but never fails to take my family's breath away...every single time!

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.

Nutty Fudge Torte

Nutty Fudge Torte

Nutty Fudge Torte

This dessert is so yummy and beautiful, you'd never guess it's easy to make (it starts with a convenient packaged cake mix). Rich, moist and fudgy, it never fails to draw compliments...as well as requests for the recipe. —Kay Berg Lopez Island, Washington
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Mini-Choco Cupcakes

Mini-Choco Cupcakes

Mini-Choco Cupcakes

Cupcakes should be more than just cake batter divided into muffin tins. True cupcakes are not as crumbly as cake, but have a lighter texture than muffins.—Anette Stevens, Olds, Alberta

Hazelnut Cocoa Cake

Hazelnut Cocoa Cake

Hazelnut Cocoa Cake

Perfectly sized for two, this luscious layer cake is easy to prepare. “A jar of chocolate hazelnut spread makes a sweet, creamy frosting without any of the work,” says Michaela Rosenthal of Woodland Hills, California.

Chocolate Chiffon Valentine Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Valentine Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Valentine Cake

"I first made this lovely lightly textured cake for my husband for Valentine's day more than 25 years ago," recalls Pat Eastman of Provo, Utah. "It's perfect for any special occasion. As an alternative, I've decorated the top with chocolate kisses."

Easy Boston Cream Cake

Easy Boston Cream Cake

Easy Boston Cream Cake

Why make a Boston cream pie from scratch when this cake version is so simple? Preparing the pudding with half-and-half cream instead of milk gives this dessert an added richness that's hard to beat.

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Surprise Red Cupcakes

Catch your honey red-handed this Valentine's Day with a batch of Betty Claycomb's confections. “Our family loves these filled cupcakes,” she adds from Alverton, Pennsylvania. “They disappear in a day.”

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.”

Raspberry Mocha Torte

Raspberry Mocha Torte

Raspberry Mocha Torte

I combined three of my favorite things to make this dessert...raspberries, chocolate and coffee.—Adrene Schmidt, Waldersee, Manitoba

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
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