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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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Cherry Chocolate Cake

Cherry Chocolate Cake

Cherry Chocolate Cake

"I've had the recipe for this cake for years--it's a chocolate lover's delight!" writes Ann Purchase of Panama City, Florida. "It's so easy to make...and is perfect for cupcakes and bake sale treats, too. I get many requests for the recipe."

Chocolate Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

Chocolate Swirl Delight

“I made a few alterations to a great recipe and ended up with an impressive dessert,” says Lynne Bargar from Saegertown, Pennsylvania. “Everyone loves its light texture and chocolaty flavor.”

Monkey Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

Monkey Cupcakes

Kids' eyes will light up when they see these cute jungle goodies. The cupcakes never fail to make my grandkids smile, and they're always a huge hit at bake sales. —Sandra Seaman, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Banana Split Icebox Cake

Banana Split Icebox Cake

Banana Split Icebox Cake

Salute Ohio's annual banana split festival with an easy version that turns graham crackers and toppings into icebox cake. —Shelly Flye, Bangor, Maine

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

Caramel-Fudge Chocolate Cake

To satisfy the chocolate lovers in our family, I added hot fudge topping and chocolate chips to a caramel-covered dessert that's quite popular in our area. The moist cake layer is a breeze to prepare using a boxed mix...and the rich toppings make it especially decadent. —Karen Stucky, Freeman, South Dakota

German Chocolate Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake

"My daughter requests this as her birthday cake, and I take it to potlucks, church dinners or any time the dessert is my responsibility," says Kathy Johnson of Lake City, South Dakota.

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

This recipe's been in our family for years, but these cupcakes still go quick each time I make them. So I always double or triple the ingredients! You'll likely see what I mean if you make them at your place—I can't remember anyone who's tried them for the first time not asking for seconds.

Brownie Delight

Brownie Delight

Brownie Delight

Brownie mix and instant pudding hurry along the preparation of this scrumptious layered dessert from Opal Erickson of Branson, Missouri. "My family asks for this rich treat for birthdays instead of cake," she notes.

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Whenever I take this torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison, Wisconsin

Favorite Chocolate Cake

Favorite Chocolate Cake

Favorite Chocolate Cake

This cake is extra chocolaty. The recipe makes a perfect number of servings, so leftovers are never a problem.—Janice Arnold, Gansevoort, New York

White Chocolate Banana Cake

White Chocolate Banana Cake

White Chocolate Banana Cake

When I mentioned the recipe contest to my husband, he immediately suggested I enter this extra special cake. Packed with ripe bananas and white chocolate in the batter, it tastes wonderful even without the frosting.
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