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Chocolate cake, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways… Just kidding, there’s literally no way we could possibly quantify our endless adoration for this classic dessert. And besides, these 16 recipes say it so much better.

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CCAKE Stout
Erin McDowell

Chocolate Stout Cake

With melty chocolate chunks embedded within, this dessert is a smorgasbord of chocolatey goodness.

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My Baking Addiction

Classic Chocolate Cake

Ladies, may we present the Platonic ideal of chocolate cakes. Sometimes simple is just so, so good.

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Tori Avey

German Chocolate Cake

Creamy caramel is the perfect accompaniment to this rich, moist masterpiece.

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CCAKE Dump
Erin McDowell

Chocolate Dump Cake

One of the most decadent confections we’ve encountered in our (thorough) research. Cheat days exist for a reason, right?

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Downshiftology

Two-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Just microwave a few simple ingredients and you’ve got a delicious dessert all to yourself.

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CCAKE Smores
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Chocolate Skillet Cake

Like skillet cookies, but cake. We think we’re in love.

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Tastes Better From Scratch

Chocolate Cake with Oreo Cream Filling

You never have to pick between cookies and cake ever again.

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My Baking Addiction

Chocolate Magic Custard Cake

Trust us, this cake is certifiable proof that magic is real.

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Averie Cooks

Molten Chocolate Cake

Lava has never looked so tasty. Come on, look at those swirls.

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Tastes Better from Scratch

Mississippi Mud Cake

Frosting, marshmallows, butter—we’re all the way in.

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The Pioneer Woman

Strawberry Nutella Cake

This looks almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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CCAKE hersheys
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Cake

As if you needed another vehicle to consume Hershey’s bars (hello, s’mores), here’s the delectable treat all done up in a cake.

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Life in the Lofthouse

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Serve with ice cream, obviously.

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CCake Checker
Erin McDowell

Checkerboard Cake

Impress your guests with your ultra-artistic baking skills when you slice into this gorgeous number.

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Making Thyme for Health

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

This delicious bite has quinoa in it, meaning it’s definitely, definitely good for you.

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Savory Simple

Chocolate Espresso Cake

Meet your new favorite way to get your morning caffeine. Yes, cake for breakfast is allowed.

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