30 Best chocolate cake recipes for Easter

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With Easter around the corner (it's on Sunday 31st March this year), now is the perfect time to start planning tasty menu if you're having friends and family over.

It wouldn't be Easter without a delicious lamb centrepiece, plenty of mini eggs, some fizzy wine and a dessert worthy of displaying proudly on your table. For us, that dessert has got to be a decadent chocolate cake.

You really can't go wrong with chocolate for dessert and we've rounded up our favourite chocolate Easter cakes from our cookery team.

Are you looking for more Easter inspiration? We've compiled our best ever Easter recipes which includes all the classic recipes like the perfect roast lamb, beef or chicken, all the sides and desserts and bakes. Your delicious food deserves only best wine to accompany it, so take a look at our top scoring wines to complement your Easter lunch.

Plus, our experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute have tasted their way through 68 Easter eggs to find you the best tasting options for 2024.

No-bake Chocolate Cake

You'll be shocked at how delicious this 10-minute no-bake cake, topped with mini eggs, is!

Recipe: No-bake Chocolate Cake

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Crème Egg Traybake

Crème Egg Traybake: Celebrate Easter in all its glory with this colourful traybake. If you’re not a fan of Crème Eggs then top with your favourite chocolate instead.

Recipe: Crème Egg Traybake

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The Best Chocolate Cake in the World

This chocolate cake recipe has no flour in it, so this ‘cake’ appears more like a light, fudgy mousse covered with a rich ganache - just try to resist!

Recipe: The Best Chocolate Cake in the World

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Creme Egg Cheesecake

This all-out Easter pud makes no apologies for being decadent!

Recipe: Creme egg cheesecake

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Giant Chocolate Cornflake Nest Recipe

This tasty chocolate nest makes a wonderful Easter centrepiece. Kids will love helping you make it too.

Recipe: Giant chocolate cornflake nest

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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

This foolproof chocolate cake looks great with Easter decorations but it also makes a great cake for a birthday or other celebration.

Recipe: Easy chocolate cake

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Creme Egg Chocolate Fondants

You don’t have to be nervous about getting the timings for these melt-in-the-middle puddings spot on, as the Creme Eggs give them their gooey interior.

Recipe: Creme Egg chocolate fondants

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Malteser Brownies

With the perfect level of squidge, these moreish malteser brownie squares are guaranteed to satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving.

Recipe: Malteser Brownies

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Chocolate Marble Cake

This showstopper chocolate marble cake is well worth the time and effort!

Recipe: Chocolate Marble Cake

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Easter no bake cake recipe

It only takes 10 minutes to get this tasty cake ready to chill in the fridge, while you focus on getting your Easter lunch ready.

Recipe: Easter no bake cake

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The Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

An impressive cake with an easy recipe, serve after lunch to wow your guests.

Recipe: The ultimate chocolate cake

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Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

This easy fudge cake is decorated in Spring colours and is sure to
be an Easter hit.

Recipe: Chocolate fudge cake

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Cheat's Chocolate Cake Recipe

Using only four ingredients, this chocolate cake is so easy it's almost cheating. Decorate with mini chocolate eggs for a stylish Easter theme.

Recipe: Cheat's chocolate cake

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Bunny Malteser Piñata Cake

This Easter showstopper takes time to assemble, but is well worth the effort. You can use as many of the Malteser bunnys around outside of the cake as you like, or leave them off all together.

Recipe: Malteser bunny cake

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Hidden Bunny Nutella Loaf Cake

Slice into this decadent chocolate cake with Nutella icing to find a little surprise inside…

Recipe: Hidden bunny loaf cake

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Chocolate Celebration Cake

This rich chocolate cake, sandwiched together with white chocolate buttercream, is a definite crowd-pleaser.

Recipe: Chocolate celebration cake

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Chocolate and Raspberry Torte

After an expert tasting session of this cake, not a morsel was left - now that’s a successful recipe!

Recipe: Chocolate and raspberry torte

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Vegan Chocolate Cake

A rich and moist vegan chocolate cake recipe layered with an avocado frosting. Add more or less maple syrup depending on the ripeness of the avocados and bananas.

Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Charlotte Russe

This impressive chocolate dessert is easier than you think, and guaranteed to go down a treat.

Recipe: Chocolate charlotte russe

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White Chocolate Cake

This impressive white chocolate cake uses parsnips to keep the sponge soft and moist.

Recipe: White chocolate cake

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

This soft, truffley chocolate cake is easy to make and delicious. Check chocolate is gluten-free, if necessary.

Recipe: Flourless chocolate cake

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Orange and White Chocolate Cake

This light, whisked sponge is drizzled with a heavenly orange syrup, then sandwiched together with a white chocolate ganache and sliced strawberries in this irresistible chocolate cake recipe.

Recipe: Orange and white chocolate cake

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Ultimate Chocolate Cake

This impressive looking chocolate cake is very easy to make.

Recipe: Ultimate chocolate cake

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Easter Basket Cake

A carrot cake for the Easter Bunny! This showstopper cake is a must for your Easter celebrations

Recipe: Easter basket cake

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Baileys Chocolate Loaf Cake

With a boozy Baileys twist and a delicious rich chocolate flavour, this fabulous bake with novelty bunny decoration is a celebration of all things Easter.

Recipe: Baileys Chocolate Loaf Cake

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Bacon and Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies

Brunch brownies?! The saltiness of the bacon and the sugary sweet Creme Egg makes for the perfect chocolate brownie combination.

Recipe: Bacon and creme egg chocolate brownies

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

A chocolate lover's dream, this chocolate tart recipe is sure to impress! Add some Easter decorations for an impressive dessert.

Recipe: Chocolate salted caramel tart

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Chocolate No-Bake Easter Wreath

A delicious chocolate rocky road in a pretty wreath shape.

Recipe: Chocolate no-bake Easter wreath

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Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

The winning flavour combination in a classic loaf.

Recipe: Chocolate Orange Loaf Cake

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Chocolate Bundt

Bundt tins vary hugely in shape and size, so just make sure the volume is the same as our specifications so the cake mix will fit.

Recipe: Chocolate Bundt

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