Chocolate Cake Recipes

Moist, delicious chocolate cake for any celebration. Make the perfect cake with help from recipe reviews and videos.

Staff Picks

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 4035
This simple one bowl chocolate cake takes only minutes to prepare.
By shirleyo

Extreme Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 3248
A rich moist chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream icing. This is the best cake in the world!

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1539
Make an individual-size dessert using this decadent recipe for microwave chocolate mug cake.

Black Magic Cake

Rating: 5 stars 3054
Super spooky dark chocolate cake. Suitable for all your black magic get-togethers.

Dark Chocolate Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 673
The absolute best, richest, and easiest one-bowl chocolate cake recipe ever! It's great topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting!

German Sweet Chocolate Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars 196
This chocolate cake with coconut-pecan frosting is a favorite dish at all of our potlucks.

German Chocolate Cake Frosting II

Rating: 4.5 stars 514
German chocolate cake frosting that is cooked on top of the stove and put on warm cake while frosting is warm.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 977
This is a moist fudgy type cake. Sweet but not extremely sweet and makes good use of zucchini! You can frost it with chocolate frosting or cream cheese icing.

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 959
This is a really simple, yet very tasty cake. You can use rice flour or something other than wheat. You can also add chocolate chips and, or nuts.
By Angel

Coco-Cola Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 125
Chocolate cake with cola soda and a rich pecan frosting.

Cream Filled Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 487
Delicious and simple to make, a creamy filling is piped into chocolate cupcakes with a pastry bag. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.
By Grace W.

Black Forest Cheesecakes

Rating: 5 stars 45
A Yuletide treat, these easy mini-cheesecakes combine the perfect match of chocolate and cherries.

Inspiration and Ideas

Crazy Cake
Rating: Unrated 1026
"When I want chocolate cake, nine times out of ten, this is the cake I make." -- Morena
Old Southern Chocolate Pecan Sheet Cake
Rating: 5 stars 29

I received this recipe from an old Southern cook, a copy of a copy of a typed-up sheet from long ago, annotated with her notes (which included the word oleo instead of margarine). I've never seen another chocolate cake recipe like it, which instructs the cook to heat part of the cake batter on the stove, and pour the cooked icing over a hot cake. The result is a wonderfully rich (yet surprisingly light) chocolate sheet cake topped with a cooked chocolate and pecan frosting. This cake has an incredible homemade taste, yet is foolproof! Will make you forget Duncan Hines®!