5 All-Time Best Chocolate Cake Recipes

A different chocolate cake for every occasion!

Whether you frost it or not, or make it fruity, flourless, boozy, or glossy — a chocolate cake is a rich indulgence that makes any occasion feel that much more special. Here are five of our favorite ways to make chocolate cake.

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Chocolate Kahlua Cake

Chocolate Kahlua Cake with powdered sugar sifted overtop and a slice is being cut
Allrecipes

A kick of Kahlua takes this cake to the next level. Spruce up a box of devil's food cake mix with coffee, liqueur, sour cream, and more. Who reads directions anyway? Breaking the rules has never tasted so good.

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Red Wine Chocolate Snack Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Snack Cake with flaky sea salt on top, a slice being cut
Food & Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon adds fruity notes that brighten this chocolate cake, which is great for a midday snack or casual dessert. Culinary director Justin Chapple from Food & Wine utilizes a sauce and stew enricher as the star of the show in this single layer cake.

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German Double Chocolate Bundt Cake

German Double Chocolate Bundt Cake on a wire rack with glossy Ganache drizzled on top.
Martha Stewart Living

Treat yourself to a deliciously decadent slice of German Double Chocolate Bundt Cake. Greg Lofts from Martha Stewart Living shows us his easy-to-follow recipe for the perfect dessert to share (or keep to yourself).

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Buttermilk-Chocolate Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Buttermilk-Chocolate Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Not your average chocolate cake. This recipe calls for cake flour and buttermilk to produce a tender crumb, while the frosting is a Swiss meringue buttercream. This means that not only is it extra fluffy and light, but has notes of almond and vanilla. This Southern Living recipe is anything but ordinary.

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Warm Chocolate Cakes with Apricot Cognac Sauce

Warm Chocolate Cakes with Apricot Cognac Sauce

Food & Wine introduces individual flourless chocolate cakes with a cognac-apricot glaze on top. This gluten-free treat is perfect for those with dietary restrictions, but trust us when we say you won't feel restricted with the flavor this cake has goin' on! It's easy, yet elegant.

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