5 Classic Chocolate Cake Recipes You’ll Love

January 13, 2022

5 Classic Chocolate Cake Recipes You’ll Love

There’s never a wrong time to eat cake, especially if it’s chocolate. I’m reminiscing on this post with 5 classic chocolate cake recipes you’ll love. These are some of my absolute favorite cakes, some I’d even say are life-changing! I hope you enjoy trying these and I can’t wait to hear how it goes.

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While there are several classic cake combinations you can make with chocolate, it also is just fine on its own. That’s something I love about chocolate–it tastes incredible no matter how it’s prepared! I cover some of both types of cakes in this post, so I hope you find a favorite or two you want to try next.

5 Classic Chocolate Cake Recipes You’ll Love

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe #1: Chocolate Bundt Cake

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I have literally cried happy tears when tasting this Chocolate Bundt Cake! I dare say this will be one of the best cakes you will ever taste. This bundt cake is pretty easy to whip up, so this can become your go-to when needing to satisfy that chocolate craving. The chocolate ganache is not too rich or overpowering, so this is really an all-around amazing cake. 

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe #2: Life-Changing Chocolate Cake

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This is my most delicious life-changing Chocolate Cake. Yes, it really is life-changing! It has the moistest cake layers I’ve ever seen, and it has just enough sweetness without it being too much. That comes from using dark chocolate, so be sure to go dark to keep the balance on this cake. I know you’ll love the results of this one. 

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe #3: Triple Chocolate Banana Cake

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This Triple Chocolate Banana Cake is inspired by my friend’s chocolate banana bread. After I drooled over her bread, I just had to turn it into a cake. This cake is a nice balance between banana and chocolate, so don’t worry about the chocolate being too overpowering. I mastered the balance by using my copycat Magnolia Bakery banana cream filling I used in my Banana Cream Cake. This one is a winner for sure!

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe #4: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

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Chocolate and peanut butter are my love languages! This really is the ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake because it’s a final combination of my Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting and my Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting. I know, lots of chocolate and peanut butter, but you’ll understand why as soon as you take that first bite! 

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe #5: Easy Chocolate Cake with Cake Batter Buttercream

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This Easy Chocolate Cake with Cake Batter Buttercream is like an inside-out birthday cake! I made it to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Betty Crocker. There’s a lot of different flavors in this cake, but it just goes to show how amazing chocolate really is. This is a pretty simple chocolate cake recipe, and all the fun comes in with the cake batter buttercream and my cookie dough filling. 

5 Classic Chocolate Cake Recipes You’ll Love

So, which of these recipes will you be trying first? I know these truly are 5 classic chocolate cake recipes you’ll love! Come over to my Instagram @cakebycourtney and let me know which one ends up being your favorite! I hope you make some good memories baking, and especially eating these with your family and friends.


Join the Conversation

  1. hey, you don’t have any valentines, mothers day, or fathers day cakes. what up with that?! i would be very interested in seeing how creative you are with those cakes!

    1. I do! go to my page and under holiday you’ll find them!

  2. I really appreciate round-up posts like these to remind me of what you have on your website and what I should bake next. I already have your book but I still love your website too.
    Thanks always for sharing your recipes.

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