Popular Chocolate Cake Recipes

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.

3-Tier Feather-Light Chocolate Cake

A fluffy whipped chocolate frosting is the crowning glory to this three-layer, light-as-air cake.

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3-Tier Feather-Light Chocolate Cake

Walnut Roulade With Chocolate And Fresh Strawberries

A luscious trio of dessert favorites meet in this elegant cake roll. Ground walnuts add a natural nuttiness to a cake that is filled with fresh strawberries and semisweet chocolate.

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Walnut Roulade With Chocolate And Fresh Strawberries

Chocolate-Mint Torte

Peppermint extract flavors the chocolate cake and the whipped cream frosting, while crushed peppermint candies sweeten the frosting and provide a festive holiday look.

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Chocolate-Mint Torte

Animal Cupcakes

Use your imagination to decorate these chocolate cupcakes with candies to resemble barnyard animals. For a fun party activity, provide frosted cupcakes and let the kids create their own treats.

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Animal Cupcakes

Triple-Layer Chocolate Crumb Cake

Make cupcakes from the same batter you use to make the layers, and then decorate the chocolate sour cream frosting with the crumbs.

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Triple-Layer Chocolate Crumb Cake

Choco-Peanut Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes are reminiscent of a giant peanut butter cup. Use a large pastry bag to squeeze the peanut butter filling into the cupcakes and top with a swirl of chocolate frosting.

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Choco-Peanut Cupcakes

Coconut Cream-Filled Chocolate-Coffee Cupcakes

Set out a plate of these mocha cupcakes near the coffeemaker at work and your co-workers will come asking for the recipe. For a different filling, vary the extract flavors. Try orange, raspberry, or even vanilla.

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Coconut Cream-Filled Chocolate-Coffee Cupcakes

Ginger Caramel Cupcakes

Stir homemade caramel sauce into the cupcake batter and add it to the frosting to prove once again that spice cake and caramel are a match made in heaven.

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Ginger Caramel Cupcakes

Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Not everyone would call these rich chocolate desserts cupcakes. But they're baked in cupcake liners, and the milk chocolate is so luscious that you won't care what they're called.

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Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes

Marbled Chocolate-Raspberry Cake

Swirl three batters--plain, pink, and chocolate--to create this lovely marbled three-layer cake. Raspberry liqueur makes the chocolate frosting sublime.

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Marbled Chocolate-Raspberry Cake

Big Burger Cake

The burgers of this cake are a dark chocolate frosting, the cheese and tomatoes are tinted frosting, the lettuce leaves are made from almond paste, and sunflower seeds stand in for sesame seeds. For for a birthday party or outdoor entertaining.

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Big Burger Cake

Black Forest Chocolate Shortcakes

For this take on Black Forest cake, fill chocolate biscuits with black cherry ice cream and drizzle with bottled fudge sauce that's been spiked with cherry brandy.

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Black Forest Chocolate Shortcakes

Black Forest Shortcakes

No time to make dessert? Purchased brownies come to the rescue in this 20-minute recipe.

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Black Forest Shortcakes

Valentine Cakes

These darling cakes are made from a pound cake mix and glazed with melted canned frosting, allowing you more time to spend on the marzipan decorations and chocolate hearts.

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Valentine Cakes

Celebration Cake

This double chocolate cake recipe is made with both semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder and frosted with white chocolate frosting.

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Celebration Cake

Chai Tea Cupcakes

These bite-size chocolate cupcakes flavored with a chai tea mix are perfect for bridal or wedding showers.

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Chai Tea Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cake has a texture similar to that of sponge cake. Although baking powder aids the leavening, for the tallest cake, gently fold the grated chocolate into the cake batter and distribute it evenly.

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Chocolate Chip Chiffon Cake

Chocolate-Coffee Cream Roll

Get your coffee fix and chocolate fix in one hit with this elegant cake roll. The creamy coffee filling is surrounded by mocha cake with a subtle hint of cinnamon.

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Chocolate-Coffee Cream Roll

Ginger-Chocolate Pudding Cake

This warm old-fashioned dessert recipe is great for winter months. Put it in the oven just before you sit down to dinner, and it should be ready when you are.

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Ginger-Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecake

With its bottom layer fudgy like a brownie and its creamy cheesecake layer filled with cherry pieces, this combination receives rave reviews.

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Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecake

Mint-berry Burst Cake

Chocolate-covered mint leaves and fresh raspberries make delicious garnishes for this mint-flavored chocolate cake.

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Mint-berry Burst Cake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

You decide. Is this luscious chocolate dessert a shortcake or a trifle? To make it, layer chocolate cake with chocolate pudding and strawberries in a bowl and top with whipped cream.

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Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Red Velvet Cupcakes

With its bright red color, Red Velvet Cake always invokes a reaction. For more fun, turn this chocolate cake recipe into cupcakes by baking the batter in muffin cups. Frost them with chocolate or vanilla icing, or some of each.

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

turtle cake

If you're partial to the chocolate, caramel, and pecan combination of turtle candy, you'll love these chocolate cake squares drizzled with homemade fudge sauce and caramel ice cream topping and sprinkled with toasted pecans.

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turtle cake

Devil's Food Layer Cake

Devil's food cake is renowned for being dark, dense, and delicious. This classic cake recipe, made with dark chocolate and cocoa powder, exceeds expectations.

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Devil's Food Layer Cake

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