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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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Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

Chocolate-Bottom Mini-Cupcakes

These freeze very well. I like to keep a batch on hand for drop-in guests or for when I'm too busy to bake. —Bertille Cooper, California, Maryland

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Dessert

This dessert makes a cool and delicious treat on a warm summer day. I bake a tender crust from a cake mix, then layer it with a cream cheese blend, chocolate pudding and whipped topping.—Pam Reddell, Linden, Wisconsin

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake

Mississippi Mud Cake

Make this tempting cake and you'll satisfy kids of all ages! A fudgy brownie-like base is topped with marshmallow creme and a nutty frosting. Your family will be very merry when you serve up big slices with glasses of cold milk or steaming mugs of coffee.
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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake

I'm a teenager who loves to bake and have won several ribbons at the county fair. When we're asked to take a dish to a potluck, I often help my mom make it. This scrumptious cake is easy to transport and fun to serve because everyone likes it! -Abigail Crawford, Lake Butler, Florida

Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

Zucchini Chip Cupcakes

"My three girls love these moist, nut-topped cupcakes even without frosting," remarks Debra Forshee from Stockton, Kansas. "They're a great way to use up zucchini, and they freeze well for a quick snack."

Chocolate Zucchini Sheet Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Sheet Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Sheet Cake

I love Texas sheet cake. When it's zucchini time, I make this recipe, which resembles Texas sheet cake. What a sweet way to use zucchini from the garden!

White Chocolate Fudge Cake

White Chocolate Fudge Cake

White Chocolate Fudge Cake

"This sweet cake, with its thick frosting and rich chocolate layer, is a big hit at office potlucks," writes Denise VonStein of Shiloh, Ohio. "I have one co-worker who tells everyone it's awful so he can have it all to himself!"

Candy Land Cake

Candy Land Cake

Candy Land Cake

My friend asked me to make her son's 5th birthday cake, and when I asked her what he wanted on it, she said, "Oh, just put on gobs and gobs of candy." Instead of piling on candy haphazardly, I thought it should look like the Candy Land board game. The birthday boy, his friends and family members loved it! —Pen Perez, Berkeley, California

Peanut Crunch Cake

Peanut Crunch Cake

Peanut Crunch Cake

"Here's a recipe that dresses up a plain old box cake mix," says Sue Smith of Norwalk, Connecticut. "Peanut butter and chocolate chips add fun, yummy flavor to this yellow cake."

Berry Chocolate Dessert

Berry Chocolate Dessert

Berry Chocolate Dessert

Here’s a simply stunning dessert that’s a guaranteed standout! Creamy, dreamy and chocolaty, it’s piled with fresh, glazed raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Best of all, promises our Test Kitchen, is the easy, breezy, no-bake preparation. Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

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.”
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