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National Chocolate Cake Day

January 27

When is National Chocolate Cake Day?

National Chocolate Cake Day happens on Saturday January 27, 2024.

Celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day with These Delicious Recipes!

 January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day, and what better way to celebrate than by baking (or eating!) a delicious chocolate cake? Whether you’re looking for a classic chocolate cake or something more creative, there are so many different types of cakes out there to choose from. Let’s dive into the delicious world of chocolate cakes and explore some of our favorite recipes.

Types of Chocolate Cake

There are so many types of chocolate cakes out there that it can be hard to decide which one to make. Here are some popular types of chocolate cake that you can try out:
  • Chocolate Fudge Cake – This classic cake is made with cocoa powder, butter, and sour cream for an ultra-rich flavor. The result is a dense, fudgy cake that’s perfect for any special occasion!
  • Chocolate Red Velvet Cake – For those who prefer something a little sweeter, this red velvet cake is made with cocoa powder and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting. It’s sure to be a hit at any party!
  • Black Forest Cake – A classic German dessert, the Black Forest Cake combines layers of moist dark chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and cherries. It’s finished off with a decadent chocolate ganache frosting and more cherries on top.
  • Flourless Chocolate Torte – If you’re looking for something gluten-free, the flourless torte is the perfect option. It’s made without any flour but features lots of eggs, butter, and bittersweet chocolate for an incredibly rich flavor.
  • Mocha Chocolate Cake – This unique twist on the classic chocolate cake combines coffee and cocoa powder for an intense flavor combination that will leave your taste buds wanting more! Top it off with espresso whipped cream or mocha ganache frosting for an extra boost of flavor.

What Flavors Go Well With Chocolate Cake?

You can never go wrong with a classic vanilla buttercream or cream cheese frosting on your chocolate cake but why not have some fun and try out some other flavors? Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting – The perfect balance between sweet strawberries and tangy cream cheese creates an irresistible topping that pairs perfectly with your favorite kind of chocolate cake!
  • Caramel Frosting – Rich caramel adds sweetness as well as texture when paired with a moist dark chocolate sponge layer cake.
  • Coconut Buttercream – Add texture and sweetness by using coconut flakes in your buttercream icing!
  • Coffee Buttercream – For those who like their coffee strong, this recipe combines espresso powder and bittersweet cocoa powder for an intense coffee flavor that pairs perfectly with almost any type of dark chocolate cake.
No matter what type of chocolaty goodness you’re craving this National Chocolate Cake day, we hope these recipes have inspired you to create something delicious! So grab your mixing bowl, preheat the oven, and get ready to enjoy some yummy desserts this January 27th! Happy baking (and eating!) everyone!

When does National Chocolate Cake Day happen next year?

National Chocolate Cake Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday January 27, 2025
  • Tuesday January 27, 2026
  • Wednesday January 27, 2027
  • Thursday January 27, 2028
  • Saturday January 27, 2029


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