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Chocolate cake recipes

45 Recipes

Indulge in these irresistibly chocolatey bakes. Our gooey and decadent collection includes classic chocolate cakes, rich tortes and elaborate showstoppers.

Ultimate chocolate cake

4.68614

(1010 ratings)

Indulge yourself with this heavenly chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate fridge cake

5

(1 rating)

Sophisticated and intensely chocolatey with a hit of juicy raisins and crunchy biscuit pieces, serve this decadent chocolate fridge cake as a teatime treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate sponge cake

3.75

(30 ratings)

Good Food reader Eve Scott shares this easy, foolproof recipe for chocolate sponge cake, perfect for a birthday, afternoon tea or weekend treat
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate caramel cake

4.357145

(28 ratings)

This rich cake makes an impressive centrepiece for any summer tea party
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate loaf cake

4.71726

(168 ratings)

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Salted dark chocolate, rye & courgette cake

0

(0 ratings)

Not only are these chocolate squares a great way to use up a glut of courgettes, they're topped with rye crumbs and sea salt for a chocolate cake with a twist...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Dark chocolate & orange cake

4.50329

(76 ratings)

A dense, dark and devilishly delicious cake, this will be gone before you know it
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & sesame loaf cake

3.75

(1 rating)

Tahini gives this cake a subtle nutty flavour that partners perfectly with rich chocolate. This recipe makes 2 cakes, so why not freeze one as a treat for another day!
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate avocado cake

4.107145

(21 ratings)

This indulgent, fudgy vegan bake is topped with a rich frosting - you'd never guess that it's free from dairy, eggs, wheat and nuts
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gravity-defying sweetie cake

4.666665

(15 ratings)

Anti-gravity cakes are this year's must-have trend for birthdays or parties - this stunning Smartie cake will delight kids and grown-ups alike
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate brownie cake

4.63393

(168 ratings)

The perfect cake for brownie lovers, try a big slice warm with some ice cream
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Cookies & cream party cake

4.82143

(28 ratings)

Stack up our best-ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Brooklyn blackout cake

4.895835

(12 ratings)

This rich, dark sponge is filled and coated with a thick chocolate custard, then finished with crumbled cake - best eaten chilled
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate & lime cake

5

(3 ratings)

Give chocolate cake a zesty lift with lime buttercream filling, chocolate and lime icing and candied zest to decorate - an irresistible flavour pairing!
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hazelnut latte cake

3.94231

(13 ratings)

Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

Chocolate meringue Mont Blanc cake

5

(1 rating)

This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Flourless chocolate & pear cake

4.6903

(67 ratings)

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Pistachio & milk chocolate squares

4.51

(25 ratings)

Try something different with Sarah Cook's Pistachio & milk chocolate squares - you won't be able to stop at just one piece!...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate fudge cake

4.26389

(108 ratings)

You just can't beat a good chocolate cake, and this one is guaranteed to disappear as soon as you cut the first slice
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

White & dark chocolate cake

4.457545

(53 ratings)

For big celebrations this cake is a must, four layers of moist sponge, lashings of chocolate ganache and the crunch of Maltesers
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

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