If you’re like us, then you probably don’t mind indulging on the occasional chocolate cake every now and then. The secret and best part to the ultimate chocolate cake is an ultra-moist chocolate sponge and a creamy chocolate frosting that feels lighter than air on the tongue.
And if you’re a massive fan of chocolate cakes like us, then you need to check out these scrumptious, decadent and rich chocolate cake recipes that will have you completely salivating.
1. Chocolate Oreo Cake
There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of cookies and cream, or let’s face it, Oreos used for dessert. Cookies and cream comes in ice cream flavours, cheesecakes, cupcakes, so why not interpret this beautiful combination within the classic chocolate cake?
This chocolate Oreo cake from Life Love and Sugar is absolutely to die for, with a moist chocolate sponge and an Oreo icing, what’s not to love about this cake? With an entire packet of Oreos in the recipe including for decoration and in the filling, we’re sure this is set to keep you salivating.
2. Nutella Chocolate Cake
Now that we’ve covered Oreos, it’s time we looked at other chocolate treats, or spreads, like our old friend Nutella. Nutella is a beautifully rich chocolate hazelnut spread that is usually devoured on toast, waffles or English muffins. But, why not add this smooth decadent spread to our favourite chocolate cake?
This Nutella chocolate cake recipe from Itsy Bitsy Kitchen is a perfect combination of Nutella and chocolate cake in one. It uses a Nutella ganache filling between layers and is super simple to make without the need for heavy duty appliances. Yummy!
3. Hot Chocolate Cake
For everyone who is a lover of hot chocolate topped with melting marshmallows, then why not incorporate that brilliant combination into the classic chocolate cake? By adding marshmallows to a chocolate cake, you can add an element of ooey gooey deliciousness to your favourite cake and still be devouring a full dessert.
This hot chocolate cake recipe from Also The Crumbs Please will have your tastebuds absolutely singing. Made with a chocolate marshmallow frosting and a marshmallow filling, you’ll be in heaven.
4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
Peanut Butter and chocolate is like some kind of weird match made in heaven. Think Reese’s peanut butter cups. Not something we’d normally find attractive in a combination, but somehow it works well! And this chocolate peanut butter cake recipe from The Baker Upstairs is the perfect way to combine a bit of salty and a bit of chocolatey goodness.
5. Chocolate Layer Cake With Blackberry Italian Buttercream
We’ve got a little soft spot for layered cakes. Especially when all the layers and fillings are clearly visible from the outside of the cake. Berries and chocolate is like some sort of dreamy combination, and put them into a cake, we’ve got something truly magical in our hands.
This chocolate layer cake with blackberry Italian buttercream recipe from Super Golden Bakes is like something out of a woodland fairytale, with gorgeous blackberries and pink coloured buttercream.
6. Chocolate Toffee Crunch Cake
Now this one is for all the true sweet tooths out there. But let’s face it, you’ve already got to have a pretty prominent sweet tooth in order to be indulging any of the chocolate cakes we’ve mentioned thus far!
This chocolate toffee crunch cake recipe from The Cake Blog is the perfect way to incorporate a happy surprising crunch into the classic chocolate cake. It’s crunchy, sweet, chocolatey, fudgy and has beautifully smooth buttercream. Perfection!
7. Chocolate Coffee Cake
If you’re a fan of the coffee and chocolate flavour combination but have grown rather tired of the classic tiramisu chocolate cake, then perhaps some reinterpretation is needed to awaken your tastebuds.
This chocolate coffee cake recipe from Also The Crumbs Please is the perfect way to breathe life back into our souls when we need something sweet to tide us over between lunch and dinner. A brilliant way to boost energy in a guilty pleasure way, this one is a must try!
8. Chocolate Cake With Strawberry Buttercream
There’s something extremely romantic about strawberry and chocolate as a flavour combination. It’s classic and always has our hearts melting. And why not amplify the chocolate and strawberry combination with this chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream and dark chocolate glaze recipe from Call Me Cupcake?
With a Swiss meringue buttercream that tastes something like a beautiful strawberry ice cream, this one is sure to have your tastebuds dancing in your mouth. Dreamy.
There are millions of ways you can pair chocolate in the food world. What is your favourite chocolate combination? Let us know in the comments down below!
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