13 OMG Chocolate Cakes

Moist slabs of sponge, oozing molten middles and glossy ganache frosting – these are just a handful of things that make for a jaw-dropping chocolate cake. Giving in to our uncontrollable chocolatey desires, we scoured the web to round up the selection of chocolate cakes that will make you go weak at the knees and dribble all over your lap.

1. Guinness Chocolate Cake

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What do you get when you cross a chocolate cake and everyone’s favourite Irish bevvy? This chocolate cake is packed with malted Guinness flavour and whipped cream, then topped with a generous tumble of berries and cherries. The only thing left would be to smother the entire thing with ganache until it’s dripping from the sides. We’ll take an extra-large wedge.

2. Molten Chocolate Cakes

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Who can resist a puddle of flowing chocolate between spongy walls of cakey goodness? We’re yet to meet anyone who’s not a fan of this veritable gooey-centred opus. FYI, now would be a good time to wipe the drool off your chin.

3. Seven Sins Chocolate Cake

Spotted on: Sprinklebakes

What could be more deadly decadent than dark chocolate whisky cream, milk chocolate mocha cream and white chocolate dulce de leche all sandwiched between moist wedges of devil’s food cake? All of this, plus milk chocolate marshmallow frosting, dark chocolate drizzle and chocolate shavings, that’s what.

4. Chocolate Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Spotted on: I am baker

Two mentions of chocolate in a recipe title could never be a bad thing, as we discovered with this creation, peppered with surprise pink hearts of raspberry frosting. Thinking of proposing soon? Better keep this recipe handy.

5. Chocolate Beetroot Cake

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Dark, dense, super-moist chocolate sponge coated in rich cocoa icing. This is, by far, the best way to make beetroot one of your 5-a day.

6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Devil's Food Cake Cheesecake

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Let’s take a moment to mentally undress the cake before us: a classic devil’s food cake, layered with thick, luscious cheesecake, topped with the biggest hunk of choc-chip cookie dough we’ve ever seen. In the words of our beloved Ina Garten, ‘How bad can that be?’

7. Layer Rich Malted-Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cake

Spotted on: Sweetapolita

These six layers of dark chocolate cake are sandwiching an incredible Belgian chocolate malted frosting and a toasted marshmallow frosting. We love the contrasting colours and the fact the frosting is made from proper marshmallows that have actually been toasted in the oven until crisp and golden. Just give us a spoon and we’ll be happy.

8. Red Wine Chocolate Cake

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Give in to two of your guilty pleasures with this double whammy of naughtiness. Bake your favourite red wine into a loaf caked with pure cocoa. This one’s definitely just for grownups.

9. The 'Best' Chocolate Cake

Spotted on: My Baking Addiction

Quite literally does what it says on the (baking) tin. A blend of dark chocolate and strong coffee makes the sponge deeply delicious, while a smothering of ganache tops the cake off beautifully. If you’re looking to make a chocolate birthday cake, this is the recipe you need.

10. Andes Mint Chocolate Cake

Spotted on: Kitchen Trial and Error

If you like after dinner mints so much you dream of them being encased in layers of chocolate sponge, this is the cake for you. Buttercream infused with perky mint will leave your taste buds tingling whilst the dark chocolate coats your tongue with all the dreamy richness you’d expect from a great chocolate cake.

11. Chocolate Mousse Cake

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Can’t decide whether you want chocolate cake or a silky pudding? Sandwich and surround your sponge with rich, truffle-like mousse to create a stunning dinner party dessert.

12. The Whiteout Cake

Spotted on: Sweetapolita

This wouldn’t be a chocolate cake round up without a white chocolate cake, so let us present to you, The Whiteout Cake. It’s a triple-layer cake with silky-smooth frosting made with warm milk, lusciously-thick cream, sugar and white Belgian chocolate. There ain’t nothin’ vanilla about it.

13. Devil’s Food Cake

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The name says it all. Classic chocolate cake with a light and creamy fudge icing created by baking extraordinaire, Anna Olson – for the devil inside us all.

Have you spotted or made any OMG chocolate cakes? Tell us about them below!

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