9 of our most delicious chocolate cake recipes. 

If you're craving chocolate, there's nothing like a homemade chocolate cake to hit the spot—and these 14 masterpieces absolutely fit the bill. 

This rich and delicious cake is surprisingly easy to make, and gets an extra punch from instant espresso powder, which is incorporated into the cake and to the glaze. 

ou'll want to break out the candy thermometer for this cake, but keeping a careful watch on the temperature of the caramel will pay off.  

Everyone needs an unintimidating, foolproof cake like this one. A generous amount of coconut topping, poured over the moist cake while it's still warm, provides richness and a deliciously gooey texture. 

These little cakes are fast and easy (though they don't look it), and are delicious plain or topped with a bit of ganache and a sprinkling of pistachios or flaky sea salt. 

This, tall, tender beauty is sophisticated yet uncomplicated to make. The secret to keeping the lush milk chocolate frosting from being cloying? The addition of tangy sour cream. 

Give yourself the time to make this cake, and you'll be rewarded with an incredible dessert that's part crepe, part cake and over-the-top delicious. 

Dates and bourbon cook down to a gorgeous purée that adds subtle sweetness and depth to this excellent dessert. 

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