Chocolate Cakes: The Most Popular Ones to Make at Home

Who doesn’t love cake? It is something that people enjoy all over the world, and many cakes signify special occasions in our lives such as birthdays, weddings and other milestones during our lives. The great thing about cakes is that they come in a huge range of shapes, sized and tastes.

There is something special about eating a sweet, which positively affects the mind and soul. Whether you like a thick chocolate cake, or a light sponge cake, there are so many options that you’ll often find yourself spoilt for choice. Chocolate is one vital ingredient of cakes that has been shown to increase the levels of serotonin in the brain that can enhance our moods and emotions. 

Chocolate Cakes

Though there are hundreds of different types of cake, one of the most popular is a chocolate cake. They come in a range of forms, styles and sizes, and can be made using sponge, fruits, ice cream or various other ingredients. In fact, when it comes to cake baking, you certainly don’t have to follow the recipe to the letter. You can easily modify them to include some more of your favorite ingredients, and take out or reduce those that you are not too fond of.

In this article we will take a look at some of the most loved chocolate cakes, but please note that this is not a complete list of all such cakes, as there are far too many delicious options to mention.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies

If you are looking for a cake that is thick in chocolate and sweetness, then this is the one for you. It’s a rich cake that can be prepared in a short amount of time and is made with very few ingredients. Even if you’ve never baked a cake before, this is a good one to start with because it’s so easy to make, as well as being totally delicious. You can easily find the full recipe online by doing a quick search on Google.

Chocolate Rum Cake

This is a great little choice for those special occasions such as a wedding anniversary. It’s not something you should whip up for your kids’ birthday though. Its ingredients include vanilla, maple syrup and a little coffee. While you should be using chocolate rum frosting for the top, nothing is stopping you from adding a couple of drops into the mix as well. For a sweet for your dinner parties, this is a top choice, and one that’s easy to bake.

Chocolate Oreo Cake

If you have kids, then you’ll know all about the lure of Oreos. Kids love them, and so do adults, so the next time you need to bake a cake, why not go for the Chocolate Oreo Cake. It’s packed to the rafters of sweetness with its rich creamy filling, and each bite is tantalizing. It’s a great cake to make for a family get together or even a birthday party, and you can easily decorate the top with frosting, as well as add another layer or Oreos.

Chocolate Lava Cake

This delicious number is one that literally oozes chocolate. The lava cake is one of the most popular desserts ordered at restaurants and the soft outer shell reveals the hot lava chocolate in the center that flows out the moment you cut the cake. It’s a pretty straightforward cake to make, and you could offer them at the end of your dinner evenings or for family get-togethers at a Sunday lunch.

Bolo de Brigadeiro

Though the name may not be familiar, the cake and its delicious taste certainly will be. It’s actually a Brazilian style chocolate cake, and one that is enjoyed the world over. It has three layers with soft crumb and a mouthwatering filling and frosting. It’s usually decorated with chocolate sprinkles on top to add another touch of chocolate to the final piece. It’s actually the perfect type of cake to have for birthdays and one can be created at home with just a few basic ingredients.

Chocolate Nut Cake

If there’s one thing that perfectly complements chocolate on a cake, it’s nuts. Whatever your nut preference, whether it be walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts, they all make a terrific ingredient for your cakes. The Chocolate nut cake is a firm favorite for many, and you can create your own unique version with the nuts of your choice. It’s a cake that will satisfy the most demanding craving for chocolate, and one that is very easy to create.

Irish Chocolate Cake

This is one cake that everyone should try at least once. Afterwards, it will probably join the list of delicious chocolate cakes that you enjoy. The Bailey’s buttercream frosting is what makes this cake so unique and it’s an explosion of flavours when you take your first bite. The combination of milk and dark chocolate make this one that all chocolate lovers will enjoy, and the great thing about it is that you won’t need much preparation time to get it ready.

Devil’s Food Cake

If there’s one type of chocolate cake that is known the world over, it’s this one. The Devil’s Food Cake is one that dates back to the early 1900s, and was named to be the opposite of Angel food cake. As the name implies, the Devil’s food cake is almost sinful to enjoy, and the delicious helping of crumbs and chocolate make it one of the world’s most popular cakes. It can take a little more time to prepare than some of the others, but if you are looking for a chocolate cake that will impress even the most ardent chocolate lover, then this is the one.

Cake baking with an Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is a unique cooking pot that combines different types of pot into one. It’s great for cooking all types of food, including sweets and cakes. Some of the benefits of using one for cooking include the fact that it uses much less energy, can cook in virtually half the time, and means that there is only one pot to wash when you finish.

There are hundreds of great recipes online for chocolate cakes that you can cook with your Instant Pot, including several of the delicious options mentioned in this article.

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