Cocoa Recipes

Chocolate lovers will want to bookmark our top recipes with cocoa, which include decadent brownies and cakes, plus no bake cocoa recipes.

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Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly perfect for any occasion. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Poutine Cake

1 review

Recently my daughter was talking about her favorite food, poutine. I was inspired and created a homemade poutine-inspired cake for...

Three-Layer Chocolate Ganache Cake

3 reviews

This decadent triple-layer beauty is pure chocolate indulgence. The cake layers can be frozen prior to final assembly; in fact,...

Favorite Hazelnut-Mocha Torte

When my daughter was newly married, one of the recipes she received was this wonderful torte. It looks gorgeous decorated...

Chocolate & Grand Marnier Cake

1 review

I was running out of ideas on what to make for a friend for her upcoming 50th so I made...

Petite Chocolate-Hazelnut Cakes

Add these sweet treats to a dessert platter featuring other small confections. The cake is moist, tender and extra special...

Blue Ribbon Red Velvet Cake

2 reviews

This two-layer beauty features a striking red interior. It calls for more baking cocoa than most red velvet cakes, making...

Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

1 review

Crunchy pecans and coconut fill each layer of this tempting cake spread with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Big slices...

Coffee-Chocolate Cake

24 reviews

Say happy birthday with this dark, moist cake. The basic buttery frosting has an unmistakable homemade taste. With a few...

Frosted Chocolate Cake

3 reviews

This recipe is my mother's oldest and most popular chocolate cake recipe. I always thought it should have a fancier...

Deep & Dark Ganache Cake

46 reviews

My ode to all things chocolate, this is a phenomenally rich and satisfying chocolate ganache cake recipe. — Tarra Knight,...

Mocha Cake

23 reviews

Without a doubt, this is the best chocolate cake I've ever made. I share this decadent dessert with everyone I...

Mint Chocolate Torte

10 reviews

This recipe is a combination of two different ones—the chocolate cake from my childhood and the filling from a pie...

Chocolate Ganache Cake

5 reviews

Here's to that chocolate fix we all need! I use cream in both the filling and glaze of this beautiful...

Contest-Winning Chocolate Potato Cake

3 reviews

I won grand champion honors in a potato festival baking contest with this moist chocolate cake. The icing recipe can...

Orange Chocolate Torte

1 review

This impressive torte is doubly delicious with chocolate in both the batter and frosting. Orange marmalade adds a bit of...

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Dark Chocolate Pecan Cake

1 review

Made in a single loaf pan, this doubly good chocolate cake has a nutty praline layer and two layers of...

Elegant Chocolate Torte

12 reviews

When I want to serve a really special dessert, I turn to this recipe. The tender, four-layer chocolate cake has...

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Chocolate Carrot Cake

27 reviews

Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can...

Triple Layer Brownie Cake

40 reviews

A little of this tall, rich brownie cake goes a long way, so you'll have plenty of pieces left to...

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

55 reviews

Impressive to look at but easy to make, this cake is a good old-fashioned "Sunday supper" dessert that melts in...

Brooklyn Blackout Cake

10 reviews

If you love chocolate, you will LOVE this cake. I found this recipe when looking for a special cake to...

Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Frosting

3 reviews

A special friend gave me this recipe more than 20 years ago. The cake has a wonderful chocolate frosting with...

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Grandma’s Red Velvet Cake

34 reviews

It's just not Christmas at our house until this festive cake appears. This is different from other red velvets I’ve...

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Special-Occasion Chocolate Cake

16 reviews

This cake won Grand Champion at the 2000 Alaska State Fair, and you will see why once you taste it....

Raspberry Chocolate Cake

86 reviews

Whenever I make this cake, I get rave reviews. It's impressive, and the raspberry filling is wonderful. —Marlene Sanders, Paradise,...

Chocolate Mocha Torte

2 reviews

A mocha filling is spread between the layers of this decadent chocolate cake that's piled high with flavor.

Chocolate Layered Cake

11 reviews

You can "halve" your cake and eat it, too, when you make Verna Mae Floyd's chocolaty classic for two. "My...

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

2 reviews

Most cake recipes feed a crowd. So we came up with this elegant little cake that serves six. That's enough...

Chocolate Pecan Torte

3 reviews

This impressive dessert looks lovely on a buffet table. It takes some time to prepare, but it’s worth the effort....