30 heavenly chocolate cakes that take the cake

A rule of thumb: one slice is never enough.

Salted chocolate layer cake with whipped ganache
Chocolate is one of life's joys – combine it with any kind of celebratory cake, and you have yourself a winning combination. Whether you're adding cocoa powder or melted chocolate to your batter, there's no denying the pull of an indulgent chocolate cake.
We have a plethora of indulgent variations, like our easy chocolate cake with fudge icing, Flour & Stone's blackberry and chocolate meringue roulade, a chocolate lamington cake recipe and our irresistible chocolate and ricotta cake.
Our guide to a Black Forest cake will have you baking every week, while our torta caprese is a simple chocolate cake recipe that requires little effort and doesn't skimp on flavour. And although we always gush over the cake itself, a silky dark chocolate buttercream frosting, cream cheese topping or sweet icing can take a cake to a whole new level of decadence. Be sure to let the cakes cool completely before icing.
From easy-to-assemble chocolate cakes to tiered masterpieces, when it comes to chocolate cakes, one slice is never enough.
Here is our collection of the best chocolate cake recipe ideas.