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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.

206 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Master the chocolate cake with an airy, light sponge and rich buttercream filling. It's simple enough for an afternoon tea but special enough for a party too

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1,286 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Indulge yourself with this ultimate chocolate cake recipe that is beautifully moist, rich and fudgy. Perfect for a celebration or an afternoon tea

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
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4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star 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
27 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Who could resist our chocolate and raspberry cake? Like a Victoria sponge but better, try budget-friendly frozen raspberries for the cream

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This rich cake makes an impressive centrepiece for any summer tea party

50 mins
Easy
262 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
95 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A dense, dark and devilishly delicious cake, this will be gone before you know it

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star 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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Sandwich our best ever chocolate sponge with a fruity coconut mousse and smother in a rich ganache for a stunning party centrepiece

1 hr and 30 mins
A challenge
96 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
Gluten-free
37 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
More effort
215 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The perfect cake for brownie lovers, try a big slice warm with some ice cream

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
64 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Stack up our best ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake

1 hr and 50 mins
More effort
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This rich, dark sponge is filled and coated with a thick chocolate custard, then finished with crumbled cake - best eaten chilled

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This layered drip cake is smothered in cream cheese icing and drizzled with a dark chocolate ganache – a stunning centrepiece for a big occasion

3 hrs
A challenge
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Give chocolate cake a zesty lift with lime buttercream filling, chocolate and lime icing and candied zest to decorate – an irresistible flavour pairing

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

You'd never guess that this rich-tasting, light-textured sponge is lower in fat, calories and sugar thanks to ground almonds and yogurt

50 mins
Easy
23 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts

1 hr and 55 mins
A challenge
20 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Dark, rich and delicious - the perfect dessert

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The warmth of coffee and chilli combine beautifully with chocolate in this impressive dinner party dessert, finish with double cream

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
85 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, but luscious cake made with hazelnuts - serve a slice for dessert with a dollop of crème fraîche

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
33 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try something different with Sarah Cook's Pistachio & milk chocolate squares - you won't be able to stop at just one piece!

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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