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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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Mocha Yule Log

Mocha Yule Log

Mocha Yule Log

This eye-catching dessert is guaranteed to delight holiday dinner guests. Chocolate lovers will lick their lips over the yummy cocoa cake, mocha filling and frosting. For a festive touch, I garnish the log with marzipan holly leaves and berries. -Jenny Hughson, Mitchell, Nebraska

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction in this recipe from Brenda Melancon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty, they'll go fast!

Chocolate Fudge Cherry Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cherry Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cherry Cake

"This made-from-a-mix dessert tastes like you started from scratch!" says Charlene Griffin, a field editor from Minocqua, Wisconsin.
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Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate cake from a boxed mix gets a special treatment when spread with an easy butterscotch frosting and draped with a caramel-nut topping. “I love to make this cake for guests or to take to potlucks,” writes Gloria Guadron of Washington, Indiana. “It’s easy yet looks like it took all day.”

Chocolate Picnic Cake

Chocolate Picnic Cake

Chocolate Picnic Cake

Rich, moist and chocolaty, this scrumptious cake is very versatile. It freezes well...and the chocolate chip topping makes it easy to pack in lunches and carry along to picnics. At home, we like it topped with vanilla ice cream.

Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

Homemade Chocolate Snack Cake

THIS is a moist delicious snack cake, so good that icing is not necessary. Sometimes my husband puts a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Either way, it always satisfies our sweet tooth. -Debi Peschka, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

Treasure Chest Birthday Cake

Swashbucklers of all ages were eager to seize a chocolaty piece of this birthday cake, although some guests thought it was too cute to cut! Folks were impressed with this edible pirate's treasure chest and loved the rich chocolate icing. —Sharon Hanson, Franklin, Tennessee

Spice Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

Spice Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

Spice Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting

Old-fashioned flavor comes through with the molasses, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in these light, fluffy cupcakes. The mocha frosting is a fresh touch that makes them extra special. —Sarah Vaughan, Waterville, Maine

Truffle Cake with Candy Cane Cream

Truffle Cake with Candy Cane Cream

Truffle Cake with Candy Cane Cream

You can't help but get into the holiday spirit with one bite of this chocolate delight, decorated with a dollop of creamy peppermint topping. —Cristi Kirkham, West Jordan, Utah

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered coconut candy is tucked inside each of these morsels. The ganache frosting is complemented by coarse sugar and chocolate-covered cherries. —Sandy Ploy, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Filling

Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Filling

Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Filling

"When our daughter requested this fancy layered cake for her birthday, I was afraid it would be difficult to make," writes Rosemary Ford Vinson of El Cajon, California. "But it's so easy! Everyone oohs and aahs at how pretty it is."
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