A chocolate cake for every occasion

Food. Neil Perry's chocolate and ricotta cake.
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Neil Perry's chocolate and ricotta cake.

Crowd-pleasing chocolate cakes come in numerous forms. From the quick and easy cake whipped up for the kids to the rich, fudgy flourless variety served at the end of a dinner party with cream.

Whether you're after a standard recipe to keep in your collection or a special occasion cake to challenge your cooking skills (and impress your friends and family), these recipes have you covered.

Fast and easy chocolate cake.

Fast and easy chocolate cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (41)
Incredibly Wonderful Chocolate Cake

'Incredibly Wonderful Chocolate Cake'

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (65)
Gluten-free coconut and raspberry cake.

Coconut and raspberry cake with chocolate ganache

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Chocolate, chestnut and sherry cake

Chocolate, chestnut and sherry cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgette Hafner

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Good Living  Bistrode  Mothers Day Light Lunch 29th April  flourless chocolate and orange cake, taken 7th April 2008  SMH Picture by Natalie Boog.

Chocolate and orange cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Chocolate heart cake

Chocolate heart cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Chocolate ricotta cake

Chocolate and ricotta cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (46)
Valerie's chocolate cake

Valerie's chocolate cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Rebecca Barnard

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Moist Chocolate and Zucchini Loaf

Moist chocolate and zucchini loaf

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Kristy Komadina

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Readers' winning chocolate cakes.

My favourite chocolate cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Patricia Murray

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Best homecooks chocolate cakes.

Fudgy flourless chocolate cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jenny Papazi

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Rita's chocolate and honey cake

Rita's chocolate and honey cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Chocolate and almond cake

Flourless chocolate and almond cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
Triple chocolate cake with truffles

Triple chocolate cake with truffles

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)