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Chocolate cake recipes to indulge in, including chocolate fudge cake, glossy chocolate and almond torte and Malteser cake
Chocolate cake recipes are the ultimate indulgence, from a classic chocolate fudge cake to a chocolate twist on a Victoria sponge cake recipe, these cakes are a hit at every occasion.
Everyone loves chocolate cake and there is something so decadent about a chocolate cake made well – whether it’s a towering layer cake or an easy chocolate tray bake to share.
Our favourites include Malteser cake with malted chocolate frosting to match and a sticky mocha cake, which is dense and squidgy – more of a dessert than a cake in some ways. The towering chocolate ombre cake goes from light to dark in a tall cake that looks impressive inside and out.
Chocolate and honeycomb come together in another cake for that crunchy, sticky combination that works so well.
And of course, there’s a cake that everyone adores – the classic chocolate fudge cake, which is so easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. You can’t go wrong with this recipe. If you want to take chocolate fudge cake to the next level, try adding a pinch of salt to the chocolate ganache for a salted chocolate version that’s really on trend.
Got a special diet? Our chocolate orange cake is gluten free and dairy free, making a rich chocolate cake that everyone can enjoy. There’s also a gluten free and dairy free Black Forest torte if you’d like another option, but both are deliciously indulgent.
Don’t have time to make a full-on cake? Make a no bake chocolate tart, or pick the Nutella cheesecake, made more grown-up with the addition of dark chocolate and chopped nuts.
This chocolate truffle torte recipe (pictured) is so rich it’s more of a dessert than a cake, but it’s divine! The glossy ganache is very impressive.
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A bit like a baked chocolate mousse cake, this rich chocolate cake recipe is our richest, stickiest chocolate cake yet.
Mary Berry's malted chocolate cake is beautifully creamy and impressively tall - a really indulgent treat for any occasion.
This chocolate cake with passion fruit and lime recipe makes a modern flavour twist on a classic cake and is one of the newest in this collection.
This impressive mocha chocolate Bundt cake gets its wow factor form the ring cake tin as the coffee and chocolate sponge cake recipe is actually very easy.
Nutella cheesecake is so easy to make with Nutella and dark chocolate, sprinkled all over with chopped hazelnuts. It's a grown up take on a dessert that everyone will love.
This easy sticky mocha cake with chestnut cream recipe makes a very grown-up cake - dark, dense and fudgey, with a real kick of coffee. A sliver is all you need.
You'll be surprised how easy it is to make this gorgeous chocolate malteser cake with malted chocolate frosting recipe.
This easy cherry chocolate mousse cake recipe has all the grown-up Black Forest flavours, but it's so simple to make. This makes a wonderful dinner party dessert.
This rich chocolate and hazelnut mousse cake has a squidgy mousse-like centre and can be gluten free if you want it to be.
Chocolate ombre cake goes from light to dark in a tall sponge layer cake with salted caramel that looks impressive inside and out.
Make a glossy chocolate almond torte recipe so rich all you need is a thin slice to a chocolately twist on a Victoria sponge or a classic chocolate fudge cake.
This chocolate orange cake is deceptively light as it's both gluten and dairy free.
This stylish chocolate almond torte recipe is perfect for afternoon tea or as a decadent post-dinner treat.
This impressive chocolate and honeycomb torte recipe, is stunning, yet really easy to achieve - perfect as the centrepiece for any occasion.
The undecorated rum and raisin chocolate cake recipe freezes really well or will keep for a day, decorated, in the fridge. Always let it come back to room temperature before serving though.
You simply won't care about the calories when you taste this no-bake chocolate tart recipe. It's truly irresistible and so easy to make.
You can't cut down on the calories in this chocolate, orange and hazelnut torte recipe, but as it's so rich, you can only eat a small slice!
Wonderfully rich with an irresistible melt-in-the-mouth truffle topping, this fabulous chocolate torte recipe is a show-stopper!
Taken from Miette cookbook, this stunning chocolate and raspberry frosted buttercream layer cake is a Miette pastry shop favourite.
This chocolate Guinness cake has a fantastic depth of flavour, and a wonderfully rich, moist texture
This frozen chocolate cake with amaretti topping recipe makes a delicious and indulgent chocolate dessert recipe that can be kept in the freezer
Flourless chocolate cake makes a dinner party centrepiece topped with creme fraiche and fresh raspberries.
A big chocolate tray bake to feed a crowd is perfect as a birthday party cake to share.