6 Ultimately Chocolatey Cake Recipes

It’s official; there is a Chocolate Cake Day. January 27th 2016 brings us the perfect excuse for a mid-week slice of delight – a whole day you can dedicate to your deepest desires for total chocolate cake indulgence!

 

We’ve set our intern Laura hard to work scouring the recipe books and putting the best ones to the test. The brief: one batch of chocolate cake for breakfast, one for lunch and one for dinner! Here’s our pick of recipes which had proof in their pudding and a few extras we’d also recommend you give a go.

 

So here it is, our list of 6 ultimately chocolatey cake recipes. Happy Chocolate Cake Day 2016!

 

1. BBC Good Food Chocolate Brownie

This recipe was oh so easy to make, and tasted amazing. We are fans of gooey brownies here at URBAN eat HQ, so we take them out of the oven just as the top has set, which means the middle remains moist and squishy just the way we like!

 

Image Source: This is one our intern made for us.

Image Source: This is one our intern made for us.

 

2. Nigella’s Gluten Free Yule Log

This recipe is perfect for a Gluten Free evening treat when entertaining people, which is easy enough to make, with icing being the perfect way to cover up any imperfections too.

mage Source: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/yule-log

Image Source: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/yule-log

 

3. Nigella’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

This tasty creation was delicious and moist and worth waiting for. Take note that good quality red food colouring (one that isn’t water based) is needed for this recipe. If you do use the cheaper food colouring, your cake will end up chocolate coloured rather than the signature deep red. To decorate, we added chocolate hearts and sifted cocoa powder through a stencil to create seriously stylish cupcakes!

Image Source: This is one our intern made for us.

Image Source: This is one our intern made for us.

 

4. Jamie Oliver’s Epic Vegan Chocolate Cake

Nobody should be left out on Chocolate Cake Day. We’ve managed to find a recipe which is Gluten Free and contains no dairy so is Vegan too! This cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser and follows a simple method is hassle-free baking is your style. You can play around with the fruit included in this cake, by using black cherries for a deeper flavour, or use a summer berry mix to turn this into a summer hit too.

Jamie Oliver's Epic Vegan Chocolate Cake

Image source: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chocolate-recipes/epic-vegan-chocolate-cake/#gdvJWwCMPmJov1Lc.97

 

5. Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

These beauties are bang on trend at the moment and would you believe – it’s actually fairly difficult to find a recipe that you don’t have to convert into grams in comparison to using cups as your measurements. Our intern whipped these up for us and opted to use leftover Ferrero Rochers which were slightly crushed before being sprinkled on top.

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream - made by our intern, Laura

Image Source: This is one our intern made for us.

We hope these recipes inspire you to make something great. Tweet us or post a snap on Facebook so we can marvel at your chocolatey creations! 🙂