20 Moist Chocolate Cake Recipes You Have To Bake (Best From The Web)

Congratulations to the following list of bakers and their blogs that made my Top 20 Chocolate Cake Awards.

If you love chocolate cake recipes you’ll definitely want to check out these bakers and their inspirational blogs. These are truly incredible sites run by bloggers and as you know there is an awful lot of choice out there when it comes to finding baking recipes, but I have decided to find and feature the best.

Whether you are a home baker, coffee shop owner or blogger looking for some resources to improve your baking, these blogs will give you loads of inspirational recipes and advice.

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Grand-Baby Cakes

grandbaby cakes photoMade for a Valentines Day Special this rich chocolate and raspberry cake looks amazing and is decorated with the colour of love! Jocelyn Delk Adams is a national television presenter, founder and author of the award winning cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and food recipe website.

The Flourishing Foodie

flourishing foodie photoHazlenut Chocolate cake with a dark rum ganache. It’s a moist chocolate cake with a thick layer of chopped hazelnuts. The finished cake looks amazing and extremely tasty. The photographs really show this cake off to its best. In 2014 Heather’s site was nominated by Saveur in their annual food blog awards for best original recipes blog.


maisoncupcake photoStrawberries & chocolate cake with a rose tea ganache. What a mixture, but it certainly works. Adapted from another recipe this is a new favourite from Sarah, who hails from East London and is a published author, speaker and winner of many blog awards.


smitten kitchen choc cakeValerie’s French chocolate cake. Simplicity throughout is the key to this very simple but elegant chocolate cake. It is not at all fancy but simple to bake and goes well with a cup of tea during your afternoon break. Deb is a cook, photographer and New York Times Best Selling Auhtor.

Gimme Some Oven

gimmesomeoven imagePeanut butter flourless chocolate cake. The title says it all and the photography is superb. This cake uses only 5 ingredients and bakes in 30 minutes. The swirling on top adds a touch of art and beauty to this decadent chocolate cake. Ali likes to share recipes that are quick, easy and creative.

Sally’s Baking Addiction

sallysbakingaddictionChocolate Zucchini Cake. This really is a superb looking moist chocolate cake and the excellent photography makes you just want to dive in and start eating. The recipe video also helps you in the baking process. Sally is a self-taught baker from Maryland and is author of 3 books on cooking.

A Cozy Kitchen

acozykitchenOmbré chocolate cake with Mexican chocolate frosting. With 4 layers of cake and different fillings between each this cake is a true work of art. The step-by-step photography recipe will lead you to an end result of pure chocolate cake bliss. Hailing from Los Angeles, Adrianna is an author of 2 cook books, one of which is a colouring cook book!

Cooking Classy

cookingclassyA German chocolate cake with a coconut and pecan topping. Not only does it look fantastic, you can almost taste it from the superb photos. The rich chocolate cake and gooey filling is a real treat on the eyes. Jaclyn is a self-taught cook, writer, photographer, editor and publisher who loves food for sharing.

Closet Cooking

closetcooking imageChocolate Stout cake with Baileys cream cheese frosting. Step-by-step instructions lead you to make this very simple but great looking cake with a thick and creamy topping. Kevin creates his bakes in a very small kitchen and is the author of many cook books.


foodiecrushDevil’s Food Bundt cake with chocolate  espresso ganache. Everything the title says is in this Bundt cake! It looks amazing and so rich. Can’t wait to try this one out. The coffee ganache adds a touch of bitterness to the sweet chocolate cake. Heidi creates mostly seasonal, healthy and simple food and is a proud author and publisher.


mybakingaddictionThis combines cocoa and chocolate giving you a moist rich chocolate cake with a smooth rich tasting buttercream topping, giving you the perfect cake for an elegant birthday surprise. Jamie has gone from teaching to full time blogger and is, according to her, addicted to sprinkles and buttercream!


bunsinmyovenA chocolate cobbler recipe containing espresso and topped with ice cream. Most people think of a fruit cobbler but this one contains hot gooey chocolate and is super easy to bake. Karly is a full time foodie and has published a 70 recipe book called Stack Happy.


theviewfromgreatislandIf you are on a gluten free diet this is perfect for you. It’s a flourless coconut chocolate cake. When you cut into the cake it reveals a moist coconut centre you just have to try. Sue’s food is bold and vibrant and she tries to keep it honest and unfussy.


bakinggamessA dark rich chocolate and ginger sponge made with stem ginger. Topped with two layers of chocolate ganache, one made with a milk chocolate so it doesn’t become too heavy in flavour, then decorated with little green meringues. Hollie and Jess love baking and set up their blog shortly after graduating from university.


modernhoney cakeLove at first sight is the name of this rich moist chocolate cake. It was developed from years of taste testing and I think the results speak for themselves. A truly rich and sumptuous chocolate cake that I can’t wait to try. Melissa’s work has been featured in many publications and television programmes.


thebeardedbakeryTime for a change. A white chocolate and raspberry cake decorated with white chocolate frosting and chopped pistachios. Perfect for a summers day and not too heavy. This lovely combination of raspberries and chocolate works every time. Mike is an award winning amateur baker and blogger living in London.


whereismyspoonA Harry Potter inspired chocolate gateau that is so moist and chocolatey that you would think it takes ages to bake but this one is really simple and looks fabulous. Several layers interspersed with a moist chocolate cream filling. Adina likes to cook plenty of German and Romanian recipes and tries them all out on her family first.


aseasyasapplepieA butter-less and eggless moist chocolate cake that is perfect by itself or with added cream and a chocolate ganache. This is why the easy to bake chocolate cake is so adaptable – you can use it for tea or a special event. Originally from Italy but now living in Bahrain, Elena bakes for herself, friends and family.


sidetracked sarah cakeA rich signature cake containing two layers of chocolate cake sandwiched together with frosting and decorated with peanut butter and chocolate ganache. A treat for the eyes and the belly! Sarah focuses mostly on crockpot frozen meals as she is the busy mum of six home-schooled children!


kerry cooks recipeA classic chocolate cake all made in a one bowl. Very easy to do but really tasty. Comes with a decadent chocolate frosting on top and between each cake layer. Moist and very tempting. In her own words, Kerry is a cookie dough addict and a rainbow cake lover living the life of a 21st century old fashioned domestic goddess!

Of course, I am a little biased I know, but I believe the best brownie recipe in the world is on my site and is made by Mary Berry.

Don’t take my word for it. try it yourself!

If you print out these recipes and give them a try, please let their owners know how you got on and maybe send them a photograph of your finished cake. Should you wish to upsize the recipe you should refer to my recipe converter to help you resize the recipe for smaller or bigger tins.