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Our 13 Best Chocolate Cake Recipes To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

You'll never want to use boxed cake mix again

A good chocolate cake is a must-have in your repertoire, whether you're making it for a special occasion or for a simple weeknight treat. Most of these chocolate desserts pair nicely with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream to cut the richness. But richness is, after all, the appeal of chocolate cakes, and there are few things more satisfying than taking your first bite of these decadent, chocolate-y desserts. With these recipes, you might even be craving chocolate cake for breakfast. Whether your taste tends toward a simple slice with fudge icing or a more elaborate molten-filled construction, our best chocolate cake recipes will satisfy the sweet tooth of all the chocolate lovers in your life.

Classic Smith Island Cake

Classic Smith Island Cake

Classic Smith Island Cake

Ryan Liebe | Food Styling Mariana Velasquez

This impressive layer cake consists of 10 thin cake layers sandwiches with an old-fashioned chocolate fudge icing. Get the recipe for Classic Smith Island Cake »

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Farideh Sadeghin

A North Fork Valley favorite in zucchini season, this moist chocolate cake gets its moistness from buttermilk. Get the recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake »

Milk Chocolate and Coffee Cake

Milk Chocolate and Coffee Cake

Milk Chocolate and Coffee Cake

Matt Taylor-Gross

This milk chocolate–butter cake is enhanced with a full 2 tbsp. of espresso powder and topped with a brown sugar–almond crumble. Get the recipe for Milk Chocolate and Coffee Cake »

New Orleans Doberge Cake

New Orleans Doberge Cake

New Orleans Doberge Cake

Ryan Liebe | Food Styling Mariana Velasquez

This version of the classic NOLA dessert combines a rich buttermilk cake with both lemon curd and chocolate fillings, surrounded by a vanilla German buttercream and ganache. Get the recipe for New Orleans Doberge Cake »

Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate Cake (Kladdkaka)

Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate Cake

Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate Cake (Kladdkaka)

Magnus Nilsson

Chef Magnus Nilsson's wife likes to serve this beloved Swedish cake, similar to a fudgy American brownie, chilled, but it's just as good piping hot from the pan with a scoop of ice cream. Melting the butter in this recipe first and then stirring it with the other ingredients helps ensure that as little air as possible gets incorporated into the batter. The result: a gooey, more moist cake. Get the recipe for Swedish "Gooey" Chocolate Cake »

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten Chocolate Cake

Laura Sant

Intensely chocolatey with a molten truffle chocolate center, these small cakes are based on chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's signature dessert. Get the recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake »

Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing

Laura Sant

Editorial assistant Zainab Shah adapted this moist chocolate cake with dense, fudgy icing from her mother's trusted recipe. Get the recipe for Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing »

Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake

Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake

Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake

Todd Coleman

Three velvety layers sandwiched with thick dark chocolate icing make a decadent, crowd-pleasing dessert. Get the recipe for Very Moist Chocolate Layer Cake »

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake

Todd Coleman

This classic German cake, a masterpiece of cherry brandy-soaked pastry engineering, improves the longer it sits. Get the recipe for Black Forest Cake »

Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting

Farideh Sadeghin

Softened goat cheese adds a delightful tang to these sweet chocolate cupcakes. Get the recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes with Goat Cheese Frosting »

Sour Chocolate Cake

Ozark Sour Chocolate Cake

Sour Chocolate Cake

Penny De Los Santos

This cinnamony chocolate cake was a staple at the now-closed Half-a-Hill Tavern in Greene County, Missouri, in the heart of the Ozark Mountains. It gets a pleasing tang from vinegar, and a moist, light crumb thanks to shortening in the batter. Get the recipe for Sour Chocolate Cake »

Heaven and Hell Cake

Heaven And Hell Cake

Heaven And Hell Cake

Matt Taylor-Gross

This rich, multilayered dessert of angel food and devil's food cake, peanut butter mousse, and milk chocolate ganache should be frozen before icing is added and refrigerated before it's sliced. Get the recipe for Heaven and Hell Cake »

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Farideh Sadeghin

These cookies test the limit of exactly how much chocolate you can possibly pack into one cookie. Made with cocoa powder and more than one type of chocolate chip, this cookie's soft dough benefits from at least 4 hours of refrigeration, allowing the disks to stay thick and chewy when cooked. Plus, the dough will keep frozen for several months, so stash a few in the freezer to throw in the oven whenever you're hit with a craving for chocolate. Test Kitchen Director Farideh Sadeghin developed this recipe based off New York City's famous Levain Bakery. Get the recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies »