Rich, fudgy cake, maybe with a gorgeous ganache or chocolatey frosting: chocolate cake always sounds delicious! It’s a perfect dessert or treat at any time in the day, we won’t even judge if you have it for breakfast. How could you resist these 15 amazing chocolatey cake recipes from our Food Monster App?
1. Chocolate Layer Cake With Espresso Buttercream and Rich Ganache
Building an Insta-worthy layer cake seems intimidating, but keep your cool and try out this simple recipe! With some practice and patience, you will emerge as a budding pastry chef. The rich Chocolate Layer Cake With Espresso Buttercream and Rich Ganache from Trine Rask is made all that much more indulgent thanks to the luscious espresso buttercream. The layer cake is taken to the next level of chocolatey goodness thanks to the dark chocolate ganache that beautifully drips down the layers.
2. Chocolate Sponge Cake
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Soft, moist, and chocolatey sponge cake, healthy and super decadent at the same time, especially if you fill it with any frosting. This Chocolate Sponge Cake from Maja Tisma is light enough to enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
3. Chocolate 3-Layer Cake With Raspberry Fudge Icing
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This Chocolate 3-Layer Cake With Raspberry Fudge Icing from Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD is chocolate on chocolate on chocolate and in case that’s not enough, it’s covered in chocolate fudge icing because… why not? A whole food, plant-based chocolate 3-layer cake free of refined sugar, dairy, and oil covered in a 4-ingredient raspberry fudge icing.
4. 6-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Mud Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
This simple 6-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Mud Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting from Talida Voinea is awesome for when you have a bunch of ripe bananas, but want to go beyond the usual banana bread. Made from oat flour, almond butter, and mashed bananas, this chocolatey fruit-sweetened dessert has a texture similar to a mud cake. It’s topped with a sweet maple-peanut butter frosting that seeps into the cake and makes it even more indulgent. It pairs beautifully with strawberries, but any fresh berry works, too.
5. Raw Triple-Layer German Chocolate Cake
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This rich Raw Triple-Layer German Chocolate Cake from Christina Ross is perfect for a crowd! Plus it’s raw, grain-free, AND soy-free so everyone in the family can get a slice of this beautiful and decadent cake!
6. Chocolate Mug Cake
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You have to be a hardcore chocolate lover to fully appreciate the beauty of this Chocolate Mug Cake from Nora Schlesinger. Decadent and chocolatey, it cooks in under five minutes and can be made sugar-free. Keep your pantry stocked with these ingredients because never again will you have a sudden chocolate craving that goes unsatisfied.
7. Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cake
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If you love rich chocolate with notes of strawberries, you’ll love this cake! Although this Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cake recipe from Gabrielle St Claire appears to have a lot of steps, it is actually straightforward and easy. The strawberry buttercream adds a lightness to the rich chocolate and the dark chocolate ganache adds more aesthetic appeal, plus that burst of extra chocolate you crave.
8. Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
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This is seriously one of the best recipes you’ll ever make. This cake is comprised of a dense, dark chocolate pecan cake base topped off with a sweet, creamy, spiced caramel sauce and covered in pecans: can you go wrong here? No. Serve this Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake from Emily von Euw over the holidays to your loved ones and they will all be shocked when you tell them it is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and super healthy. Praise pecans!
9. Coffee Glazed Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
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This Coffee Glazed Chocolate Hazelnut Cake from Maya Sozer is deliciously moist and decadent, all while being 100 percent whole wheat and refined sugar-free. The sponge itself is made with whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, and hazelnuts and flavored with almond milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Topped with a gooey coffee cream spiked with espresso, this treat is perfect for pairing with a hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning.
10. Raw Chocolate Brownie Cake
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When you’re wanting a delicious raw dessert, try out this Raw Chocolate Brownie Cake from Aria Massoudifar! It’s chocolatey and with the homemade ganache drizzled over top, it’s chocolate heaven. Feel free to add the suggested toppings, or any of your favorites.
11. Raw Orange and Chocolate Cake
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Chocolate and orange is one of the best citrusy and sweet combinations that is reminiscent of fall, winter, and seasonal holidays. This Raw Orange and Chocolate Cake recipe from Lili Basic Capaccetti lets you enjoy the tasty combo while still being healthy! The orange juice and orange peel give a lovely refreshing citrusy note that goes so well with other flavors.
12. German Chocolate Cake
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Hello, chocolate! A rich German Chocolate Cake from Bridge Rose is covered in a rich chocolatey frosting and then topped with a nutty coconut layer. This gorgeous dessert is the ultimate birthday cake and is sure to be a hit with everyone!
13. Mocha Chocolate Cake With Mocha Buttercream Frosting
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If you’re craving a chocolate cake that’s a bit lower in sugar and has delectable coffee flavors, then make this gluten-free Mocha Chocolate Cake With Mocha Buttercream Frosting from Sarah Jane Parker. This allergy-friendly cake is made without refined ingredients and is a rich indulgence that kills chocolate cravings.
14. Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake
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This Rich Chocolate Fudge Cake from Harriet Emily is the perfect recipe for a total chocaholic. This recipe is decadent, rich and incredibly chocolatey. It’s also vegan, gluten-free and sweetened with maple syrup, stevia + coconut sugar.
15. Chocolate Raspberry Beet Cake
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This Chocolate Raspberry Beet Cake from Pamela Higgins is the most impressive chocolate cake you will see all month – or all year for that matter. It has two layers of moist beet cake, a delicious chocolate “butter” cream frosting, raspberry jam in the center, and it’s topped off with elegant homemade chocolate hearts.
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