25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes

By Sarah Cook | Last Updated: August 14, 2017

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes

Is there anything more alluring than a big slice of chocolate cake?

Whether it’s a fudgy flourless cake or a fluffy version topped with a buttercream icing, I’m always ready for a piece. But when it comes time for me to bake a cake I have to consider other people’s preferences and dietary needs, because let’s be real, as much as I want to, I can’t eat an entire cake to myself.

Luckily there is a recipe for everything you can imagine these days. From gluten-free to vegan to oil-free, we’ve gathered 25 different chocolate cakes that are sure to make you drool!

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Flourless 5-Minute S'mores Molten Lava Cake

Flourless 5-Minute S’mores Molten Lava Cake // These 5-minute molten lava cakes from Veggies Don’t Bite are decadent yet dangerously easy to make.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake // Grated zucchini makes this chocolate cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction extra moist and fudgy.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Gluten-free Chocolate Cake

Gluten-free Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting // Those looking for a grain-free option will love this chocolate cake from Nutrition Stripped.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Chocolate Lava Cake with Healthy Salted Caramel

Chocolate Lava Cake with Healthy Salted Caramel // You’ll never guess these sinful looking lava cakes from The Almond Eater are made with surprisingly wholesome ingredients.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Vegan Mocha Layer Cake

Vegan Mocha Layer Cake // Rich coffee infused cake topped with a chocolate coconut cream frosting from Connoisseurus Veg makes for the ultimate decadent treat.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting
Chocolate Beet Cupcakes with Chocolate Avocado Frosting // Getting a serving of vegetables has never tasted better thanks to these beet cupcakes with avocado frosting from Making Thyme for Health.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Peppermint Double Chocolate Ganache Cakes
Peppermint Double Chocolate Ganache Cakes // One bite of these cute little cakes and you’ll find a delightful surprise inside…whipped chocolate peppermint ganache!

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Whipped Ganache

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Whipped Ganache // Toasted hazelnuts are the key to this fudgy chocolate cake from Vanilla and Bean.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Vegan Black Forest Cake

Vegan Black Forest Cake // Sweet cherries layered with vegan whipped cream makes this chocolate cake from Lazy Cat Kitchen utterly irresistible.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Chocolate Tahini Layer Cake

Chocolate Tahini Layer Cake // Tahini buttercream gives this chocolate layer cake from Baked Ambrosia a unique dairy-free twist.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcakes from Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking
Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Cupcakes // A classic chocolate and peanut butter combo made gluten-free and vegan.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Vegan Blackout Cake

Vegan Blackout Cake // This intense chocolate cake from Pickles and Honey is made with four layers of frosting that’s somewhere between chocolate pudding and ganache.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Best-Ever Chocolate Quinoa Cake
Best-Ever Chocolate Quinoa Cake // No one will believe this cake is from Making Thyme for Health is made from quinoa.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Gluten-free Three Layer Chocolate Cake
Gluten-free Three Layer Chocolate Cake // If you need a gluten-free chocolate birthday cake to impress, this recipe from She Likes Food is the answer.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Vegan Nutella Cake

Vegan Nutella Cake // A homemade two ingredient nutella gives this cake from The Almond Eater the rich flavor of chocolate and hazelnut.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake
Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake // Made with whole grain flour and sweet potatoes, this chocolate cake from Plant Powered Kitchen is just as nutritious as it is delicious. 

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache // This super fudgy flourless cake from Chef Savvy is sure to quench any chocolate craving.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Raw Chocolate Cake with Coconut Caramel Centre
Raw Chocolate Cake with Coconut Caramel Center // For those days when it’s too hot to turn on your oven, this raw chocolate cake from Emmy Lous Kitchen is the perfect cure.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Vegan Oreo Chocolate Cake
Vegan Oreo Chocolate Cake // Crushed Oreos makes this vegan cake from Pickles and Honey an instant childhood favorite.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Low-Fat Chocolate Mousse Cake
Low-Fat Chocolate Mousse Cake // All you need is six wholesome ingredients to make this decadent mousse cake from Feasting on Fruit.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate Mint Cake // Peppermint extract gives this rich cake from The Almond Eater a refreshing flavor.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake

Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake + Salted Caramel Date Frosting // Dates make this salted caramel frosting from The Green Life naturally sweet and totally irresistible.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Tahini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Tahini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes // Skip the oil with these adorable vegan cupcakes from Veggie Inspired.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake // This hot fudge pudding cake from Chef Savvy makes the perfect base for a hot fudge sundae.

25 Drool-Worthy Chocolate Cake Recipes: Mixed Berry Upside Down Chocolate Cake
Mixed Berry Upside Down Chocolate Cake // This fun spin on upside down cake from She Likes Food combines the best of berries and chocolate with a whipped cream topping.

About Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook is a vegetarian food blogger living in Athens, Georgia. Her blog Making Thyme for Health features simple, seasonal, and healthy recipes made from whole food ingredients. Outside of cooking, she enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle, traveling and drinking wine.

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