Chocolate Cake Recipes

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

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Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

A healthy hint of cinnamon gives this chocolate cake an extra step up over the expected sheet cake. Its sweet frosting is full of crunchy pecans. —Victor Clifford, San Jose, California

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Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I've been baking cakes for years and enjoy trying new combinations of flavors and textures. For this peanut butter cupcake...


Brooklyn Blackout Cake

If you love chocolate, you will LOVE this cake. I found this recipe when looking for a special cake to...


German Chocolate Cake

According to my husband, this is the best German chocolate cake recipe in the whole world. Every bite has a...


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CokeCola Cake

We live in Coca-Cola country, where everyone loves a chocolaty, moist sheet cake made with the iconic soft drink. Our...

Chocolate Mocha Torte

A mocha filling is spread between the layers of this decadent chocolate cake that's piled high with flavor.


Chocolate Praline Torte

"No one will know this fancy dessert started with a handy boxed cake mix," assures Sandra Castillo of Watertown, Wisconsin....

Peanut Butter Lover’s Cake

My family thrives on peanut butter, so they just love it when I make this recipe.


Famous Chocolate Cupcakes

We could tell you this is the best chocolate cupcake you will ever try, or you could serve it at...


German Chocolate Dream Cake

I love German chocolate cake — and this version truly is a dream! It’s not only luscious, it’s also easy...


Brownie Cupcakes

I grew up in my parents’ bakery, which might explain why I don’t like frosting. These brownie cupcakes are just...

German Black Forest Cake

As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married,...


Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Whenever I take this eye-catching torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison,...


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...


Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Cupcakes aren’t just for girls! My dad and brothers love peanut butter cups—the inspiration for these goodies. —Alisa Christensen, Rancho...


Chocolate Coconut Cake

Field editor Joanie Ward of Brownsville, Indiana says her sweet treat satisfies both chocolate and coconut lovers.

Chocolate Ganache Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Divine and heavenly are the words that come to mind when I take a bite of this fudgy, luscious cake....


Pudding-Filled Devil’s Food Cake

My grandmother gave me the recipe for her famous homemade chocolate cake. I remember she often had it when we...


Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake

To say this cake is elegant would be an understatement. It’s worthy of special occasions, but once you learn


Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...


Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...


White Chocolate-Coconut Layer Cake

This cake is special to me because I took a recipe I had been making for years and added my...


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...

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