Chocolate Cake Recipes
Our vintage recipe collection contains thousands of recipes and of the recipes, the “dessert” category is by far the largest.
Within our dessert category, “cakes” and “chocolate cakes” are a huge majority.
Since we have so many of these recipes, we are rounding up the recipes and publishing them by cake “type” to make your search easier.
If you are looking for your new favorite cake recipe, view all of our Cake Recipes in our collection.
Chocolate Cake Overview
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Chocolate Cake History
The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.
In 1828, Coenraad van Houten of the Netherlands developed a mechanical extraction method for extracting the fat from cacao liquor resulting in cacao butter and the partly defatted cacao, a compacted mass of solids that could be sold as it was “rock cacao” or ground into powder.
The processes transformed chocolate from an exclusive luxury to an inexpensive daily snack.
A process for making silkier and smoother chocolate called conching was developed in 1879 by Rodolphe Lindt and made it easier to bake with chocolate, as it amalgamates smoothly and completely with cake batters.
Until 1890 to 1900, chocolate recipes were mostly for chocolate drinks, and its presence in cakes was only in fillings and glazes.
In 1886, American cooks began adding chocolate to the cake batter, to make the first chocolate cakes in the US.
Below are the chocolate cake recipes we have published to date by “type” of cake:
Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipes
Click here to view all of our Chocolate Cherry Cake Recipes that have published to date.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipes
Click here to view all of our Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipes that have published to date.
German Chocolate Cake Recipes
Click here to view all of our German Chocolate Cake Recipes that have published to date.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipes
Click here to view all of our Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipes that have published to date.