If any two words can bring a smile to one’s face, it must be “chocolate cake.” There are so many delicious types of cake but chocolate is the most popular. But it’s not even that simple, because there are so many kinds of chocolate cake, including Black Forest, German, ganache, lava, and most popular of all, devil’s food cake. That’s probably why March 19th is Devil’s Food Cake Day!
Devil’s food cake is considered the chocolate version of white angel food cake. It’s light, fluffy, moist, and of course, chocolatey. Invented in the early 20th century, devil’s food cake is darker than regular chocolate cake and made with cocoa powder and boiling water to keep it airy. You may have had devil’s food cake made from a boxed mix, but why do that when we can make it from scratch? Try this Devil’s Food Cake for starters.
Let’s celebrate devil’s food cake and all chocolate cakes, for that matter. Because, really, can there ever be enough chocolate cake? We didn’t think so. Here are 15 sinfully decadent chocolate cake recipes.
1. Flourless Chocolate Coconut Cake
This easy Flourless Chocolate Coconut Cake is absolutely stunning! It’s sweet, delicate, gooey, rich, chocolaty, requires only five ingredients, and as a bonus, it’s also flourless, gluten-free, and grain-free. Crispy on the outside, but creamy on the inside, this cake just melts in your mouth
2. No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint
Sometimes you just want a beautiful, decadent cake but don’t want to expend the effort of turning on the oven. This delectable No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake makes it possible! Made with dates that add a fruity note that complements the filling, this cake is a sure knockout hit.
3. Chocolate Silk Pie
This Chocolate Silk Pie is absolutely divine. Silken tofu gives this dessert a light airy texture and a lovely, velvety smoothness. The creamy chocolate has a bit of cayenne pepper and almond milk is topped with a semisweet chocolate ganache and sits atop a crunchy graham cracker crust. Yum!
4. Chocolate Mug Cake
You have to be a hardcore chocolate lover to fully appreciate the beauty of this Chocolate Mug Cake. Decadent and chocolatey, it cooks in less than 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.
5. Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting
This Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting has a secret: bananas. That’s what gives this cake its dense texture. The bananas make the cake more moist and sturdy. This indulgent dessert is great on its own, but the chocolate hazelnut frosting and roasted hazelnuts on top make it just that much more special. This is perfect for that chocolate and hazelnut lover in your life.
6. Oil-Free Black Forest Cake
Black Forest cakes are just about as indulgent a dessert as you can get, but this Oil-Free Black Forest Cake combines indulgent with healthy. It’s made with layers of chocolate-cherry cake, with thickened coconut cream, and cherry chia jam sandwiched in between. You won’t believe this decadent cake is wheat-free, refined sugar-free, and oil-free. All you’ll taste is delicious!
7. Chocolate Mini Cake Bites With Chocolate Coconut Yogurt Icing
Chocolate makes everything better, but an entire cake is not an everyday thing. So why not make these Chocolate Mini Cake Bites with Chocolate Coconut Yogurt Icing? Topped with chocolate chips, these are the perfect bite-sized treats for enjoying with a tall glass of unsweetened almond milk.
8. Raw Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cake
This Raw Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cake is rich, chocolatey, and tremendous. On a crust of raisins and blended gluten-free flours sits the densest and most intense cake you’ll ever have. The macadamia nuts in the batter create a slightly crunchy texture to contrast the smoothness of the rest of the cake. Serve this your next party or make it for yourself because it’s just that easy to make.
9. Chocolate Carrot Cake With Walnut-Date Frosting
Can’t decide whether to make a chocolate cake or a carrot cake? Make both with this Chocolate Carrot Cake With Walnut Date-Frosting. This cake is gluten-free and has only dates for sweetness but it’s decadent and delicious. A thick layer of rich, fudgy walnut-date frosting coats the moist, chocolatey cake that lets you enjoy two favorite cakes in one.
10. German Chocolate Cake
This German Chocolate Cake has multiple layers of chocolatey goodness. It is a rich chocolate cake covered in a rich chocolatey frosting and then topped with a nutty coconut layer. This gorgeous dessert is the ultimate birthday-anniversary-congratulations-anytime cake and is sure to be a hit with everyone!
11. Chocolate Coconut Chip Cake
Can you have chocolate cake for breakfast? You bet. This Chocolate Coconut Chip Cake is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened naturally. Just skip the topping (or not) and dollop a little coconut yogurt and fresh fruit on top and you have a delicious and indulgent breakfast treat.
12. Chocolate Beet Cake
This Chocolate Beet Cake has several shades of red deliciousness. The recipe includes pureed beets which add a layer of earthiness to its rich flavor. Dark red pomegranate seeds and a raspberry glaze add yet another layer of complexity, resulting in a cake like no other.
13. Chocolate Cake With a Crunchy Rice Crispy Base
This Chocolate Cake With a Crunchy Rice Crispy Base is all kinds of special. The rich and creamy chocolate cake sits on a crispy, gluten-free crust. To really take the presentation to the next level, top this decadent dessert with roasted cashews, and then drizzle it with caramel sauce. This stand-out cake will have everyone talking!
14. Chocolate Chai Cake
This Chocolate Chai Cake mixes rich chocolate with the warm, fragrant spices that make up chai – cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It’s then topped with a thick glaze, made from dates with a unique hint of flavor from the barley malt. Top with blueberries and pecans for a dessert that’s simply divine!
15. Raw Raspberry and Chocolate Cheesecake
Raspberries and chocolate are a match made in heaven and this Raw Raspberry and Chocolate Cheesecake will have your taste buds singing with joy. This decadent chocolate cake sits atop a crust of dates, raw cashews, and hazelnuts. The chocolate filling is smooth and creamy while raspberries add a fruity note that prevents it from being overly rich. Decorate the top with fresh raspberries and you’ve got a photo-worthy cake that’ll impress everyone!
The devil on your shoulder is supposed to tempt you into bad indulgences but since these cakes are made with only healthy, whole ingredients, you can enjoy them guilt-free.
Lead image source: No-Bake Cashew Chocolate Mousse Cake With Fresh Mint