20 Of The Best Chocolate Cake Recipes Ever!

By Julie R. Thomson for The Huffington Post 

It's always a good time for chocolate cake. You don't need to wait for a holiday or birthday to have an excuse to bake one up. Chocolate cake has the ability to make so many people happy -- the cake lover, the chocoholic, the sweet tooth -- that it will never lead you astray. Choosing to bake chocolate instead of vanilla is easy, but deciding which chocolate cake recipe to bake is when it gets tricky. 

We love how versatile chocolate cake recipes can be. You can make chocolate cake deep, dark and dense when you're in serious need of chocolate, or one that's light and airy when something more delicate is required. We found 20 great options for you to try -- it's up to you to decide which one. 

1. Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

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Image: Averie Cooks

Get the Molten Chocolate Lava Cake recipe from Averie Cooks.

2. No Bake Milk Chocolate Bailey’s Truffle Cake

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Image: How Sweet It Is

Get the No Bake Milk Chocolate Bailey’s Truffle Cake recipe from How Sweet It Is.

3. Chocolate Cake With Whipped Mocha Ganache Frosting

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Image: Brown Eyed Baker

Get the Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Ganache Frosting recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.

4. Fudgy One-Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Cake

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Image: Half Baked Harvest

Get the Fudgy One-Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Cake recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

5. Chocolate Almond Cake

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Image: Completely Delicious

Get the Chocolate Almond Cake recipe from Completely Delicious.

6. Six-Layer Chocolate Cake With Toasted Marshmallow Filling And Malted Chocolate Frosting

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Image: Brown Eyed Baker

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Image: Hummingbird High

Get the Hibiscus Chocolate Cake recipe Hummingbird High.

8. Chocolate Poke Cake

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Image: Life, Love & Sugar

Get the Chocolate Poke Cake recipe from Life, Love & Sugar.

9. Healthier Chocolate Lovers Sweet Corn And Hazelnut Crunch Chocolate Cake With Ganache

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Image: Half Baked Harvest

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Image: Yammie's Noshery

Get the Fudge Mountain Cake recipe from Yammie's Noshery.

11. One-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake

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Image: Minimalist Baker

Get the One-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake recipe from Minimalist Baker.

12. Frozen Chocolate Pudding And Wafer Cake

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Image: Averie Cooks

Get the Frozen Chocolate Pudding And Wafer Cake recipe from Averie Cooks.

13. Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cake

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Image: Brown Eyed Baker

Get the Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.

14. Triple Chocolate Cake

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Image: Sally's Baking Addiction

Get the Triple Chocolate Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.

15. Magic Gooey Chocolate Meringue Texas Sheet Cake

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Image: Half Baked Harvest

Get the Magic Gooey Chocolate Meringue Texas Sheet Cake recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

16. Nutella Chocolate Layer Cake

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Image: Life, Love & Sugar

Get the Nutella Chocolate Layer Cake recipe from Life, Love & Sugar.

17. Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Macaron Cake

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Image: Half Baked Harvest

Get the Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Macaron Cake recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

18. Dark Chocolate Yogurt Cake

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Image: How Sweet It Is

Get the Dark Chocolate Yogurt Cake recipe from How Sweet It Is.

19. Double Dark Chocolate Cake

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Image: Wee Eats

Get the Double Dark Chocolate Cake recipe from Wee Eats.

20. Smash Chocolate Cake

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Image: Bakers Royale

Get the Smash Chocolate Cake recipe from Bakers Royale.