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Chocolate cake recipes

44 Recipes

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

Fudgy dark chocolate cake


(65 ratings)

Fudgy dark chocolate sponge, the perfect party cake, afternoon-tea cake or any-excuse cake
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Sunken drunken chocolate cake


(18 ratings)

Prunes, Marsala and dark chocolate – a marriage made in heaven. It may sink and crack as it cools, but this is part of its charm...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Chococcino cake


(64 ratings)

We know you all love coffee cake as much as chocolate cake, so why not combine the two?
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & banana cake


(167 ratings)

Just one look at this chocolate and banana treat is enough to know it won't stay in the cake tin for long
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & caramel ombre cake


(106 ratings)

For the ultimate indulgence look no further than Sarah Cook's four-layered chocolate-caramel extravaganza
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate birthday cake


(98 ratings)

We used colourful candles rather than artificial sweets to brighten up this tasty birthday cake
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Dense & dark chocolate loaf


(15 ratings)

This cake is mixed and made in a saucepan – how easy is that! It’s best eaten on the same day, or within two
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate truffle star cake


(14 ratings)

Glamorous enough to serve as a dessert, this makes a stunning centrepiece. And the bonus is you can make the whole thing ahead and freeze until you need it
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

White chocolate cake


(26 ratings)

Get creative with toppings to make a treat for family and friends - or add these bite-sized cakes to your next bake sale
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate courgette cake


(104 ratings)

Grated courgette gives this cake a lovely moist texture - a great way to use up a glut from your garden
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Flowerpot chocolate chip muffins


(3 ratings)

Children will love to make these yummy double chocolate chip cakes topped with rice paper flowers - perfect for a kids Easter baking project
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Beetroot & chocolate cake


(73 ratings)

Beetroot is actually very sweet and keeps this rich chocolate loaf wonderfully moist
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & Earl Grey torte


(21 ratings)

Never before has it been so easy to impress - this soft-centered torte can be made ahead and frozen or baked from scratch in just an hour
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Low sugar chocolate sandwich cake


(3 ratings)

Moist and squidgy, who would believe that this gorgeous chocolate cake is just 2g of sugar per slice? The creamy chocolate topping is also low in sugar but high in deliciousness
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & ginger torte


(11 ratings)

This decadent dessert with a triple-ginger hit is a chocoholic's dream...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort


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