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)
Flourless chocolate and orange cake.

Chocolate and orange cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
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 (14)
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)