January 27th is a very special day. It’s National Chocolate Cake Day.
And the web is awash with the most amazing chocolate cakes you’ve ever seen. Like this one. And this one, and this one.
But if you’re like me and haven’t got two hours to spare today, you might think you’re out of luck. The chocolate cake train has left the station, and you’re not on it. Again.
Been there. Done that.
So that’s why I focused over the past few seasons on developing chocolate cakes that are so easy that even a child with a short attention span (or you with little time) could make them—successfully.
Cakes that don’t require three layers and a buttercream frosting. Cakes that don’t involve beating butter with sugar and then slowly adding eggs, praying that the batter won’t curdle. Cakes so flavorful that you can eat them right out of the pan with only a dusting of powdered sugar. Or glam them up with chocolate glaze. If you want to.
And since I no longer eat an entire chocolate cake in one wanton sitting (those were the days!), I also focused on cakes that not only keep over a couple of days but actually improve in flavor and texture.
You know, Dream Cakes. Get on the train!
Chocolate Ginger Chipotle Stout Cake
Chocolate Shortcake with White Chocolate Crema, Strawberry Lime Sauce & Strawberry Lime Salsa
Chocolate Snacky Wacky Cake (Depression Cake)
Heavenly Chocolate Beet Tea Loaf & 3 Variations
Luscious White Chocolate and Raspberry Rose Petal Cheesecake
LunaCafe OtherWorldly Silky Fudgy Brownies
Mad Dash Chocolate Cake (Fast & Easy)
Mexicano Chocolate Pudding Cake (Hot, Easy & Good)
Spicy Chocolate, Banana & Fresh Ginger Tea Loaf
Warm-Spiced Molten Chocolate Cake
More LunaCafe Chocolate Recipes
Cookin’ with Gas (inspiration from around the web)
- 17 Reasons To Love Chocolate Cake | Huffington Post
- Double-Chocolate Marble Cake: A Treat for National Chocolate Cake Day | In the Kitchen and on the Road with Dorie Greenspan
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Oh I just want to eat them all right now (and it’s only breakfast time!). There is nothing better than a yummy chocolate cake!
Susan S. Bradley
I’m with you on that, Lucy. I prefer chocolate cake for breakfast any day. 🙂
Wishing I had seen this a week ago when I was desperately craving chocolate cake, but didn’t want the fuss with making a complicated dessert.
That’s a lot of delicious looking chocolate….yum!
Oh my yum! These is so much amazingness in this post. I just want to eat it all.
Everything looks so delicious! I’m especially intrigued with your White Chocolate and Raspberry Rose Petal Cheesecake – I may have to give that one a go this Valentine’s Day.
Susan S. Bradley
Renée, it looks”fancy” but is a snap to make. And you won’t believe the RAVES you will get. 🙂
I think I want one of each they all look so good!