Chocolate Cake

One of America's most popular desserts is chocolate cake, but there are many variations of this rich and moist sweet treat. A few recipes that you must try include Double Chocolate Cake, Island-Spiced Chocolate Cake, and the simple and fast Quick Chocolate Cake.

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How to Make Chocolate Cake

How can you not love a concoction that has names like Devil's Food or Chocolate Decadence? It's no wonder we give chocolate cake names that suggest naughtiness on our part. Whether you prefer traditional German chocolate, flourless dark chocolate or molten lava cakes with gooey centers, this treat can seem downright sinful--which is exactly why you should know how to make chocolate cake.

Mocha Pudding Cake

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Applesauce substitutes for the cake's butter to keep this chocolate dessert low in calories and fat.

Devil Dog Cake

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Bourbon adds a devilish delight to this rich chocolate and peanut butter dessert cake.

Total: 2 hrs

Cafe Latte's Turtle Cake

Midwest Living

Cafe Latte created the Turtle Cake in 1985 and are famous for this moist, rich, three layer wonder. The cake layers are dark chocolate frosted with rich fudge and caramel and generous amounts of giant pecans.

Vanilla-Fudge Marble Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

A chocolate layer is surrounded by a vanilla layer in this fudge-flavored cake recipe. Dress it up with a generous drizzle of chocolate icing for a special birthday cake or dessert.

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Midwest Living

For a quick and easy shortcut, start with bakery cupcakes or prepare from a cake mix. Top each cupcake with a circle of frosty ice cream and the embellishments of your choice.

Raspberry Truffle Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This rich, dense flourless dessert is almost like a fudge brownie but much more elegant. It's also surprisingly easy to make.

Devil's Food Cake

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This cake has a triple-play of chocolate flavors: the cake layers themselves, the frosting around the edges and the crowning drizzle on top!

Chocolate Harvest Cake

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A simple-to-make pumpkin filling recipe and super chocolate glaze make this moist and easy, one-bowl cake a delicious dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Cocoa-Cola Cake

Midwest Living

Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

When you want a really good dessert, make this triple layer chocolate cake with rich, creamy frosting.

Cocoa-Cola Cake

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Soft gooey marshmallows unite with pecans and chocolate in this Southern-style cake. It's perfect for a party.

Chocolate-Malted Sheet Cake

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Malted milk balls give this cake an unexpected, yet pleasant crunch. It makes a fun birthday cake.

Double Fudge Cake

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Served right from the pan, this fudgy cocoa cake topped with an even fudgier chocolate frosting, is sure to be a hit at any picnics, potlucks, and gatherings that call for casual dining.

Lava Cakes

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A creamy chocolate filling is baked inside a moist chocolate cake in these individual desserts. A dusting of powdered sugar and garnish of raspberries completes this Christmas treat.

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