Chocolate fudge cake is the ultimate indulgence.
If food be the way to the heart, then chocolate rules our hearts, minds and souls.
But while chocolate on its own is a glorious delight, when it is served to us in cake form, we definitely can’t refuse.
With that in mind, DESIblitz presents seven scrumptious chocolate cake recipes that you must try!
1. Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate fudge cake is the ultimate indulgence. With delectable chocolate cakes, it doesn’t get much better than this in terms of decadence.
For a rich moist sponge, opt for lashings of golden syrup and a high-grade dark chocolate for your icing.
With a creamy dark chocolate coating on the exterior, and a gooey sweet interior, you will be fighting off your guests for a slice.
See the perfect recipe for the ultimate chocolate fudge cake here.
2. Chocolate Tiramisu Cake
A modern take on the Italian classic, the chocolate tiramisu promises the perfect blend of chocolate, cake and almond.
The great thing about this cake is that you can prepare the sponge and layers a day before. All you need to do is cover in icing and decorate with chocolate sprinkles and curls before serving.
Made up of sponge, coffee syrup and mascarpone icing, the layers give the espresso and amaretto liquor (or dry Marsala wine) a chance to seep evenly between the sponge.
Of course you can leave out the liquor altogether for a still very delicious non-alcoholic version.
Check out a delicious chocolate tiramisu recipe here.
3. Chocolate Blackout Cake
The chocolate blackout cake contains perhaps one of the best things ever invented – chocolate custard.
This triple-layered triple-threat is every chocolate lover’s dream and can make the perfect celebration cake or comfort dessert to enjoy after a rough day.
You also have the option to add rum to the custard for an extra kick. Try the recipe here.
4. Red Velvet Cake
Taking the humble chocolate cake to the next level, the highly distinguishable red velvet cake is made up a blood red interior covered in a creamy cheese frosting.
A tricky cake to get right, red velvet is made up of unsweetened cocoa powder and a lot of red food colouring.
Romantic and rich, the intense red colour of red velvet makes it the perfect dramatic centrepiece for any occasion.
5. White Chocolate Gateau
White chocolate offers a sweeter touch to cakes and icing. The white chocolate gateau is a perfect addition to any tea party, or if you want to impress your friends with your incredible baking skills.
Use high quality white chocolate and opt for a sprinkling of rosewater or rose essence in your crème fraiche for a scented and fresh tasting icing.
Try Masterchef judge, Gregg Wallace’s recipe for the perfect white chocolate gateau here.
6. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake
A dessert to make any American proud, the chocolate peanut butter cheesecake is an undeniable treat.
A combination of three rich ingredients including chocolate, peanut butter and cream cheese, this cheesecake is pure indulgence.
Opt for smooth peanut butter for your filling, and semi-sweet chocolate to tone down the high sugar levels.
You can take the cake one level further with a chocolate glaze covering. Try Martha Stewart’s recipe here.
7. Flourless Chocolate Cake
Moreish and undeniably delicious, the flourless chocolate cake won’t skimp on a rich fudgy sponge if you make it right.
The lack of flour means it is gluten free. You can use the same ingredients as an ordinary cake (minus the flour) but instead combine them in a different way to get the right texture.
Separate the eggs and whisk them individually to get the consistency of a mousse. You can find the recipe of this great tasting cake here.
These chocolate cakes are a must try for any chocoholic. Be sure to indulge your tastebuds and brush up on your baking skills with some of these showstopping decadent desserts.