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Chocolate Cake

Try one of these chocolate-lover's recipes for tortes, cupcakes, layer cakes, Bundt cakes, cake rolls and more! Yum.

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Years ago, I drove 4-1/2 hours to a cake contest, holding my entry on my lap the whole way. But it paid off. One bite and you'll see why this velvety beauty was named the best chocolate cake recipe won first prize. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania
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Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This recipe won several blue ribbons at our state fair. The made-from-scratch chocolate layer cake topped with a fudgy homemade frosting is truly a can't-miss dessert. —Donna Carman, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Triple-Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Triple-Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Triple-Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves. This cocoa creation and its saucy accompaniment make a heavenly combination. —Jenny Staniec, Oak Grove, Minnesota

Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

Creamy Chocolate Cupcakes

The "surprise" inside these rich chocolate cupcakes from Mrs. Walter Jacobson of Ashland, Ohio is their smooth cream cheese filling.
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Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Chocolate Carrot Cake

Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can leave them off if you prefer. —Pamela Brown, Williamsburg, Michigan

Moist Chocolate Cake

Moist Chocolate Cake

Moist Chocolate Cake

The cake reminds me of my grandmother, because it was one of her specialties. I bake it often for family parties, and it always brings back fond memories. The cake is light and airy with a delicious chocolate taste. This recipe is a keeper! —Patricia Kreitz, Richland, Pennsylvania

Golden Chocolate Cake

Golden Chocolate Cake

Golden Chocolate Cake

At our Wisconsin farm, dessert was just as important as the main course. This idea has followed us to California, where I'm still on the lookout for good dessert recipes. This moist cake is a favorite since it's chock-full of fun ingredients like chocolate candy bars, pecans and coconut. -Kay Hansen, Escondido, California

Lava Chocolate Cakes

Lava Chocolate Cakes

Lava Chocolate Cakes

True decadence at its best, this rich chocolate cake created by the Taste of Home Cooking School features a warm, gooey chocolate center that oozes out onto the dessert plate. Whether you enjoy it garnished with a dollop of whipped cream or sprinkled with confectioners' sugar, you'll want to lick the plate clean!

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Eva Knight's speedy single-pan meal revives comforting memories from her childhood. "The recipe goes back many years to my days at Girl Scout camp," comments the Nashua, New Hampshire cook. "It's so fun and flavorful it became an instant hit with my family."

Over-the-Top Chocolate Cake

Over-the-Top Chocolate Cake

Over-the-Top Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake looks as awesome as it tastes. The swirls of dulce de leche sauce and toffee topping make it elegant. It’s best to let the frosted cake set up in the fridge before serving.—Vanessa Johnson, Heyburn, Idaho

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

One bite and everyone will propose a toast to this silky-smooth chocolate cake. The cream cheese frosting reminds us of the foamy head on a perfectly poured pint. —Marjorie Hennig, Seymour, Indiana

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

It's surprising how perfectly chocolate and pumpkin combine in this two-toned firm cake. This flavorful mixture of ingredients really does take the cake! —Laurene Hunsicker, Canton, Pennsylvania

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

The best thing about this cake is how good it tastes. The next best thing is I can prepare it in about 45 minutes, since it gets frosted while still warm. I've even dashed home from work at lunch, baked this dessert and returned with it for an afternoon celebration. —Rosemary Woodrow, Sparks, Nevada

Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes

Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes

Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes

I love food served with an unexpected twist, like these cupcakes with a creamy chocolate truffle center. My kids love to "help" make them, but I have to be sure to have enough truffles saved to actually fill the cupcakes! —Amanda Noll, Spanaway, Washington

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Sandy's Chocolate Cake

Years ago, I drove 4-1/2 hours to a cake contest, holding my entry on my lap the whole way. But it paid off. One bite and you'll see why this velvety beauty was named the best chocolate cake recipe won first prize. —Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania
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