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You really can’t go wrong with chocolate cake. There are so many different ingredients you can add to your chocolate cake recipes from chocolate and strawberry, to chocolate and peanut butter, to chocolate and cauliflower. Keep things interesting with your desserts by checking out these recipes with unique ingredients! Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with a new, tasty treat from the Food Monster App.

1. Chocolate Stout Cake
Chocolate Stout Cake1

Even if you’re not a fan of beer or stout, you will love this unique Chocolate Stout Cake. The richness of the stout brings out the deep chocolate flavor.

2.Triple Velvet Mousse Cake With Mesquite Spiced Crust
Vegan Triple Velvet Mousse Cake with Mesquite Spiced Crust

Smooth. Silky. Velvety. Just like a chocolate mousse cake should be. But, unlike others, this Triple Velvet Mousse Cake With A Mesquite Spiced Crust has none of the unhealthy saturated fats, refined carbohydrates, and processed refined sugars. Instead, it’s simply a mix of nature’s goodness and the creativity of mankind. That, and plenty of chocolate. And… beetroot? Yes, that’s right!

3. Quinoa, Chocolate, and Orange Cake
Vegan Gluten-Free Quinoa, Chocolate, and Orange Cake

This Quinoa, Chocolate, and Orange Cake is dense, rich and absolutely delicious. It is packed with chocolate, quinoa, and orange zest which combine to make an irresistible pallet of flavors. Works perfectly as a dessert or as a treat with coffee.

4. Chocolate Cauliflower Cake
Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower Cake

You can have your cake and eat it too with this amazing Chocolate Cauliflower Cake. Yes, you read that right! Cauliflower makes an awesome addition to give it a cheesecake like texture.

5. Chocolate Beet Cake
Vegan Chocolate Beet Cake

Vegan Chocolate Beet Cake is super moist and has a fudgey brownie-like texture. It’s great to make for birthdays or any special occasion that calls for a decadent cake. The chocolate glaze on top is totally optional, but adds a nice touch to the cake.

6. Healthy Chocolate Orange Sweet Potato Fudge Cake
Vegan Healthy Chocolate Orange Sweet Potato Fudge Cake

This Healthy Chocolate Orange Sweet Potato Fudge Cake has to be one of the fudgiest chocolate cakes, ever. The secret ingredient? Sweet potatoes! It’s also made with dates, olive oil, coconut and almond milk, cocoa powder, cashews, spelt flour, and orange juice. Not only is it healthy, but it’s not too complicated either! All you need is a food processor, a large mixing bowl and one or two round cake pans.

7. Chocolate Almond and Thyme Tart
Vegan Chocolate Almond and Thyme Tarts

A smooth and creamy dessert recipe sure to wow vegans and non-vegans alike! This Chocolate Almond and Thyme Tart’s savory thyme topping brings out the rich, chocolate notes in the mousse.

8. Chocolate Frosted Zucchini Cake
Vegan Chocolate Frosted Zucchini Cake

These Chocolate Frosted Zucchini Cake are far from ordinary. Use some in-season zucchini to add moisture, texture, and healthy goodness to your dessert! The chocolate cream gets its decadent texture and some bonus protein from the addition of white beans as the base.

9. Chocolate ‘Molecule’ Cake With Avocado Mousse Center
Vegan Chocolate ‘Molecule’ Cake With Avocado Mousse Center

This decadent Chocolate ‘Molecule’ Cake With Avocado Mousse Center starts out with a light, fluffy chocolate cake that his layered with fresh, sweet bananas, and a velvety layer of chocolate avocado mousse. It’s the perfect dessert to make for a special occasion.

10. Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake
Vegan Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake

This Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake is an absolute dream. Amaretto adds a certain richness to this cake that is simply a chocolate dream.

11. Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate and Blackberry Cake With Saffron Frosting
Vegan Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate and Blackberry Cake With Saffron Frosting

This yummy gluten-free cake recipe is ready for all you chocolate lovers out there! This Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate and Blackberry Cake With Saffron Frosting is speckled with juicy blackberries and contains no refined sugar, but it tastes like a dream; a chocolatey dream! It’s topped with a white chocolate saffron frosting that is sweet and creamy, more berries and chunks of dark chocolate for the ultimate presentation.

12. Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting
Vegan Chocolate Teff Cake With Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

The secret to this Chocolate Teff Cake‘s dense texture is bananas! The bananas make the cake more moist and sturdy. This indulgent dessert is great on its own, but the frosting takes it to the next level. The chocolate hazelnut frosting and roasted hazelnuts on top make it just that little bit more special and perfect if you like something more decadent.

13. Chocolate Carrot Cake With Walnut Date Frosting
Vegan Chocolate Carrot Cake With Walnut-Date Frosting

Chocolate cake and carrot cake are amazing, but when combined together, they’re downright awesome. The result is this decadent, gluten-free Chocolate Carrot Cake With Walnut Date Frosting. Using dates as the natural sweetener balances out the chocolate perfectly. A thick layer of rich, fudgy walnut-date frosting coats the moist, chocolatey cake. This is the cake to make for birthdays and holidays alike.

14. Chocolate Cake With A Crunchy Rice Crispy Base
Vegan Chocolate Cake With a Crunchy Rice Crispy Base

Rich and creamy chocolate cake on a crispy, gluten-free crust. To really take the presentation to the next level, top this Chocolate Cake With A Crunchy Rice Crispy Base with roasted cashews, and then drizzled with caramel sauce. This stand-out cake will have everyone talking!

15. Gooseberry Chocolate Cake
Vegan Gooseberry Chocolate Cake Tarte

The gooseberries in this delightful Gooseberry Chocolate Cake adds a nice tartness that balances well. When baked, gooseberries take on a cherry-like quality!Check out more cake recipes like these 15 Decadent Vegan Birthday Cake Recipes by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Chocolate Carrot Cake With Walnut-Date Frosting

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