3 Amazing Chocolate Cake Recipes from Scratch

3 Amazing Chocolate Cake Recipes from Scratch

I could never stop talking about chocolate. No, scratch that, I could never stop talking about cake. So, when it’s chocolate cake, I am in heaven! I have created SO many delicious chocolate-based cakes, and I want to showcase 3 of them with you! Here are 3 amazing chocolate cake recipes from scratch.

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If you’re new to baking cakes, I have some tips for you on getting started. Plus, some products and tools I recommend that will make your baking experience SO much better. Believe me, when it comes to baking cakes, brands matter! Now, when it comes to baking chocolate cakes, the first one you should try is my life-changing chocolate cake. I had to throw this one in here since I’m not talking about it in one of my 3 chocolate cake recipes from scratch! Speaking of chocolate cake…

I’ve talked about some of my most famous chocolate cake recipes before, so I wanted to shine a spotlight on a few different ones today that I haven’t talked about for a while. All three of these cakes have some type of chocolate cake batter mixed with other key ingredients to make the most incredible flavor combinations. OK, I can’t wait to talk about them anymore! Let’s get started.

Chocolate Cake Recipe from Scratch #1: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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Chocolate and peanut butter are one of the most classic flavor combinations, and personally one of my favorites. I am in LOVE with this chocolate cake recipe. I’ve made some different versions of this cake before I created this one, but this one has both flavors in the cake batter AND buttercream. This cake is for those ultimate chocolate and peanut butter lovers! 

Chocolate Cake Recipe from Scratch #2: Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake

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This Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake is a special one to me because it’s one I created in celebration of my husband’s birthday! When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday, he just told me it needed to be my best one yet. Haha, I was feeling the pressure, but ended up loving what I created! This cake features dark chocolate cake layers, dulce de leche filling, chocolate caramel frosting, and caramel drip. Gosh, now I want to make it again after reminiscing on how amazing it is! 

Chocolate Cake Recipe from Scratch #3: Ultimate S’mores Cake

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Believe me, when I say, this truly is the Ultimate S’mores Cake. When I first started baking, I wanted a s’mores cake to be one of the first cakes I made on my own. I had tried so many different versions of s’mores cakes throughout my life and while they were all delicious, none of them rocked my world. So, I made my own! And this one is definitely a crowd-pleaser. Don’t let all the elements of this cake scare you away! It will all be worth it once you take that first bite, promise. Plus, I leave some tips on the post about how to divide up the prep. I hope you love this one as much as I do!

3 Amazing Chocolate Cake Recipes from Scratch

Alright, which one of these 3 amazing chocolate cake recipes from scratch are you going to try first? I have countless other chocolate cake recipes on my website, so don’t let this post be where you stop! I’d love to know how your chocolate cakes turn out! You could post a picture of it on your Instagram stories and tag me @cakebycourtney. You can also follow me there for the best tips and tricks on all things cake!

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Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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