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An Edible Instagram: Chocolaty and Delicious

An Edible Instagram: Chocolaty and Delicious


Cocoagraph improves Instagram by letting you make edible photos out of chocolate

Uploading pictures of your lunch to Instagram is such a thing of the past. Thanks to Cocoagraph, there is a now a better way to combine Instagram and food, and it actually involves eating this time.

The Philadelphia-based Chocolate Photograph Co. is taking your Instagram, Hipstamatic, and smartphone shots and making them edible by imprinting them on bars of chocolate. Called Cocoagraphs, these artisan chocolate bars are handmade to order, which means that you can have your Instagram photos printed onto milk, white, dark, or organic dark chocolate, and then you can eat it. With options to include borders and customized messages, these Polaroid-style chocolate squares make perfect favors for weddings, bridal showers, and birthday parties.

But these chocolates are made up of more than just Instagram shots. All of the chocolate comes from a family-operated company located in Santa Barbara, Calif., and these artisanal chocolates are socially responsible. While organic chocolate is a featured choice, the alternative forms of chocolate are still "ethically traded adhering to the highest standard of ecology, quality, and humanity."

Cocoagraph wraps Instagram, social responsibility, and deliciousness all into a singular chocolate square. If only they could figure out a way to throw some PBR into the mix…


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.


12 Life-Changing Chocolate Cakes You Need to Make

These insanely delicious chocolate cakes are about to be your everything.

While there are plenty of cake flavors out there, most come in two basic varieties &mdash chocolate and yellow. And it's telling that one is named for its flavor and one is named for its color. Simply put, if you're making a cake because you want it to taste crazy delicious, you should definitely go with chocolate.

1. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake

Sure, the ingredients for this cake may read like a list of vice, with sugar, espresso-infused vodka, 11 eggs, espresso, and of course, lots and lots of chocolate, but this advanced-level cake is worth every ounce of effort. And if making and eating a cake this good is wrong, you definitely won't want to be right.

2. Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

Chances are, you were hooked on this cake at the word "double," but just in case you weren't, how does a raspberry Swiss merengue buttercream filling sound? Answer: crazy good.

3. Pecan-Studded Chocolate Sheet Cake

Prepare to attract legions of adoring fans when you bust this sheet cake out at the next house party. But since it's a lighter take on the usual all-butter model, you can also skip the party and have it all to yourself. Get the recipe on I Heart Eating.

4. Chocolate Stout Cake

Chilly times call for hearty cakes, and this chocolate stout number basically has it all, with stout, chocolate, butter, and sour cream.

Topped with almonds and surrounded by fresh berries, you might just be able to convince yourself that this cake is healthy.

6. Dark Chocolate and Beet Bundt Cake

It's a bundt cake made with beets! Not only do they add moisture, beets bring some sweetness to the table too. Dark chocolate and other natural sweeteners like maple syrup and honey make this beauty something you can wholeheartedly inhale enjoy.

7. German Chocolate Cake

This is the cake to make when you want to go all out. Contrary to what the name implies, German chocolate cake is named for a brand of chocolate, Baker's German sweet chocolate to be exact. With a mix of chocolate, buttermilk, pecans, and coconut, it's pretty clear that this German chocolate cake has it all. Get the recipe on Spoonful of Flavor.

8. Black Magic Chocolate Cake

If baking isn't your thing, but eating chocolate cake totally is, then this might just be the perfect recipe. Simple to make and nearly no-fail, this airy cake is seriously delicious.

9. Vegan Cupcakes for Two

Just in case restraint isn't your strong suit, here's the recipe for deliciously moist, absolutely vegan, cupcakes for two. We won't tell if you eat them both, though.

10. Hot Chocolate Layer Cake

Yep, that's right. This crazy delicious chocolate cake is made with actual hot chocolate. Buttercream icing doesn't hurt either.

11. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mocha Frosting

Here's what you need to know: the cake's chocolaty and the coffee frosting's chocolaty. Questions?

12. Grasshopper Cake

The Girl Scouts are definitely onto something with Thin Mint cookies. But who wants to settle for just a minty, chocolaty cookie when you can have an entire cake brimming with both?

Elizabeth Stark is a food writer with a passion for seasonal food, great desserts, and inadvisable wine pairings. Read more on her blog, Brooklyn Supper.