Our Easiest Chocolate Cake Recipes

These simple chocolate cake recipes will satisfy your cravings!

Chocolate cake recipes do not need to be too complex. In fact, even the most simple recipe can yield the most decadent, fudgy, moist chocolate cake. And when we say simple, we mean it; in fact, some of these chocolate cake recipes don't even need ovens!

If you have good quality chocolate bars or a dark and rich cocoa powder that you find delicious, these are the chocolate products you need to use for these deep, dark cakes to make them the most indulgent confections you will make. Indulge your chocolate cravings with one of these delicious but easy chocolate cake recipes:

Mayonnaise makes this chocolate cake moist and decadent
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1 Chocolate Cake with Mayonnaise Recipe 

It was back during more trying times when this chocolate cake was invented, and what a genius recipe it was! This recipe is a throwback to those days when ingredients were scarce but people still needed their chocolate fix.

If you are fresh out of eggs but still want to make a cake, you will be shocked by the substitute ingredient to create such an indulgent cake: mayonnaise! As an emulsion of eggs and oil, it not only provides the protein needed for your cake to rise; it also makes your chocolate cake moist!

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Steamed chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganach
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2 Steamed Chocolate Cake Recipe 

How can you go wrong with a classic chocolate cake? You just can't. This recipe proves that when there's a will, there's a way: even without an oven, you can still satisfy your chocolate cake cravings! This steamed chocolate cake is covered in a decadent chocolate ganache frosting, and it just goes to show that there is beauty (and deliciousness!) in simplicity. With basic chocolate cake ingredients, a steamer, and this simple no-bake chocolate cake recipe, you can make this dreamy chocolate cake a reality.


No flour? Use this recipe to make this flourless chocolate cake
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3 Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe 

Looking for gluten-free options? We got you! This flourless chocolate cake is the perfect dessert for anyone who is going gluten-free... or is simply just out of flour. Instead of the gluten formed from the flour, this chocolate cake gets its structure from the protein found in eggs. And because it uses a lot of eggs, it actually yields a delicate yet decadent crumb! This flourless chocolate cake recipe is a testament that no matter your dietary restrictions (or pantry limitations), there is always a way to get your chocolate cake fix!

Microwave chocolate lava cakes
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4 Microwave Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe 

So far, we've covered a bunch of no-bake chocolate cake recipes that use steamers. But you're definitely not limited to ovens and stovetops to make a yummy chocolate cake!

If you want a quick and easy chocolate cake fix, you can try this microwave molten chocolate recipe: not only does it cook super fast (seriously: it's ready in under one minute!), it's also made with brownie mix, which shortens the prep time, too. Perfect for those midnight chocolate snack cravings; you can do this even while you're half-asleep!

You can also make your dinner parties fancier with these chocolate desserts using your turbo broiler. In under 20 minutes, you can have this ooey-gooey molten chocolate ready for your guests, and if you want to kick it up a notch, you can also serve it with a scoop of ice cream!

Chocolate fudge loaf
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5 Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe 

One of our most popular chocolate cake recipes is also one of our best-tasting ones, too! This classic chocolate fudge cake is one that doesn't need any embellishments other than a smooth and simple two-ingredient chocolate ganache to elevate its status to heavenly. This chocolate loaf cake will bring you to chocolate cake nirvana!

And if you want a moist chocolate cake recipe that's a little more festive, try out this chocolate drip cake! You can keep it classic with just the chocolate ganache drip, or spruce it up with your choice of toppings or sprinkles!

No-bake chocolate cupcakes topped with whipped chocolate ganache
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6 No-Bake Chocolate Cupcake Recipe 

Cupcakes are really just cakes that are divided into individual portions before you bake them. What makes them so convenient is that you can enjoy the perfect bite of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting each time, without the need to slice a cake! That's why we won't tell a soul when you indulge your chocolate cake passion with these mini chocolate cakes instead.

No matter your skill level, your kitchen equipment, or even how busy your schedule, you can make a lusciously decadent chocolate dessert to satisfy your chocolate cravings. There are many ways to make a chocolate cake, and once you have a go-to chocolate cake recipe, there are even more twists you can add to suit whatever occasion you're baking them for!


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