The internet's most popular favourite, chocolate cake isn't just ganache and frosting anymore; it is an emotion! Here are five types of chocolate cake you must dig into at least once, this lifetime.
If you, like us, find yourselves having an unhealthy obsession for chocolate, believe us when we say that we’re all in this together. Ranked as one of the most popular desserts on the internet, chocolate cake is like that one friend you always turn to, for comfort. While all chocolate cakes are brilliant in their own unique ways, not to forget, delicious from the first bite to the last, every part of the world has their own version of what classifies as a delicious dessert. Our criteria for curating this list was simple – if it has chocolate and has a sponge, it qualifies to be here. So, here are five delicious types of chocolate cake from around the world, that we think you need to sink your teeth into, at least once in this lifetime.
These traditional Australian cake squares dipped in melted chocolate and covered in desiccated coconut, is moist and comforting. Perfect to eat with a cup of black coffee on the side, it is one of the most popular cakes of the continent. Even if you’re a novice baker, all you’ll need is some vanilla cake, cut into cubes and dipped in chocolate, tossed with some coconut to make a batch of these at home.
Devil’s Food Cake
Deriving its name from the dark chocolate ganache that blankets the sponge on all sides, this chocolate cake is the ultimate chocolate lover’s cake. Moist and buttery on the inside as well as gooey and delicious on the outside, if there was ever a doubt about anything known as ‘too much chocolate’, this cake would change your mind in a jiffy.
Chocolate Lava Cake
From takeout places, pizza chains and even fancy-ish restaurants, this molten-centre chocolate cake is meant to be eaten hot, unlike any other type of chocolate cake you may or may not have seen. Typically, a ball of cold ganache is added to the centre of the batter and allowed to melt slowly just below the surface of the sponge.
Chocolate Raspberry Cake
If you can’t decide between picking a chocolate-based dessert or a fruit one, this cake combines the best of both worlds in more ways than one. A perfect balance between tart-sweet flavours and bitter-sweet flavours, this cake is for anyone who is bored of eating the same cake over and over again.
German Chocolate Cake
A layer cake traditionally filled with a coconut-pecan frosting and developed in the United States to the cake as we know it today, unlike the name that suggests it was made in Germany; where chocolate cake with cherries gained more popularity over its namesake. Named and invented by a man named Samuel German, who invented the sweet style baking chocolate, this one is worth writing home about.