Cronuts, whoopie pies, cruffins… bakes are so fancy these days. It’s important sometimes to take a step back and remember our good friend the humble chocolate cake, there for us no matter what. Whether you like it light and fluffy or dense and rich, there’s a chocolate cake for everyone, so feast your eyes on this cocoa crazy compilation and get baking…
Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake
Try this incredible rich dark chocolate cake by chef of the moment Tom Kerridge. Intensely moist and gooey, because this cake contains no flour it won’t dry out and will stay soft for days.
Chocolate and Guinness Cake
The Guinness in this cake gives the texture a dark velvety depth, which is balanced by the light, zesty white chocolate icing. The combination of sweet and bitter, dark and light is luxurious and dangerously moreish.
Hummingbird Chocolate Cake
True to Hummingbird form, this layer cake is tall, impeccably decorated and looks magnificent on a cake stand. Fudgy, dense and malty, it’s is a failsafe bake for impressing friends.
Chocolate Praline Cake
Praline is absolutely irresistible, so pair ground hazelnuts with cream, white and dark chocolate in this cake, and you have an unbeatable decadent creation. The taste of praline reminds us of winter and this makes the perfect Christmas bake.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake
As Reese’s established a while back, chocolate and peanut butter are a gluttonous match made in heaven. So what better than a layered, creamy overload of rich chocolate sponge and sweet peanut frosting topped with shards of crunchy brittle?
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Folding soft white peaks of whisked egg white into this cake mixture gives it an incredible moussey texture. It takes just 45 minutes to prepare, plus it’s gluten free. Need more convincing? Didn’t think so.
Muscovado Sugar and Chocolate Cakes
When it comes to chocolate, we trust Paul A. Young. This is his recipe – these mini cakes are sticky sweet parcels of indulgence, the muscovado sugar gives a treacly consistency while cocoa nibs add a delicious bite.
Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Celebration Cake
We’re obsessed with Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Celebration Cake. The chocolate rice layer and nougat frosting form a unique combo of textures that fuse together in a crunchy, creamy mess. This cake is a showstopping party cake, and you owe it to Jamie to go all out on decoration…
Devils Food Cake
Lovers of a light and fluffy cake, this isn’t for you. The definition of chocolate overload, this is self-indulgence of the highest level. Dark and dense, glued together by sweet fudgy chocolate icing, a slice of this one will see you through your chocolate allowance for the year.
Chocolate Cheesecake by Rachel Allen
Not technically an actual cake, but when it tastes this good, who cares? Rachel Allen’s cheesecake incorporates chocolate on every level, with chocolate infused tangy mascarpone gluing together a heap of choc chip cookies. Pass the fork!