If you needed an excuse to eat chocolate this week, here it is: World Chocolate Day is on 7 July and it’s the perfect occasion to whip up one of our top-performing chocolate cakes. In order of best-performing, here are our top 10 chocolate cake recipes.
You may say that technically this isn’t chocolate, but since Milo is chocolate-flavoured, we’re going to say indulge in it anyway! Delicious condensed milk icing holds the layers together, making this cake moist and tasty.
If you need a quick fix on World Chocolate Day, this mug cake is the answer. Whisk all the ingredients together, microwave on high for 90 seconds and, voila, you have the perfect chocolate treat with minimal mess and fuss.
We’re nuts about a delicious nuts-and-chocolate combination! A sweet sauce and chocolate topping are poured over this cake as it comes out of the oven to create a gooey, chocolatey cake that will delight your senses with every bite.
If you want an easy recipe for a large chocolate cake, this is it. Be sure the mixture is well blended and place on an inverted saucer for even heat distribution, and you’re guaranteed a light, fluffy chocolate cake after just 15 minutes.
A classic chocolate cake is given an upgrade with the addition of cream and Bar-One chocolate spread (available at Makro or CAB Foods).
Chocolate on its own is already a real treat but add chopped peppermint-flavoured Aero and caramel to the equation, and you’re looking at the ultimate chocolate sensation!
It seems we can’t get enough of Bar-One! If you don’t want to indulge in an entire cake, these cupcakes are the perfect morsels of chocolate deliciousness.
There can be no denying that peppermint and chocolate make a dynamite duo – which is why we adore Peppermint Crisp. This cake is the perfect winter version of the Peppermint Crisp tart we all know and love.
This microwave cake is ideal for those who prefer savoury flavours to sweet. White chocolate is combined with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom for a quick, flavour-packed treat.
The hot finished cake is drenched in a milky syrup and, once cooled, the cake is covered in chocolate ganache frosting – all of which results in the most chocolatey, moist cake you’ll ever have.