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Make Jan. 27 sweet with chocolate cake!

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Don’t be afraid to pass this plate around and make your friends jealous of the cake that you created.

Don’t be afraid to pass this plate around and make your friends jealous of the cake that you created.

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Don’t be afraid to pass this plate around and make your friends jealous of the cake that you created.

Sabrina Stevens, staff writer

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National Chocolate Cake Day is Friday, Jan. 27, and what better way to spend it than by enjoying your own chocolate cake?

If you’re struggling to find a cake that works for you, then look no further. I have sorted some for you:

The Traditionals

Hershey’s Kitchen’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake– If you are looking for a basic, but moist, chocolate cake, then look no further. This beginner level chocolate cake takes 15 minutes for prep time and will fulfill everything you need for a simple chocolate cake.

Nigella Lawson’s Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake– If you’re looking to make a cake that is not a traditional cake in American homes, then this cake is for you. Unlike a lot of American cakes, this cake is more on the dry side, and the icing is a little sweeter than the typical American chocolate cake. This cake is popular in the United Kingdom, where the recipe’s creator is from.

Black Forest Cakes

Betty Crocker Black Forest Cake– If you like making complicated cakes with super simple recipes, then check out this beauty! This Black Forest cake recipe has only four steps and 25 minutes of prep time. It has two layers for twice the fun!

Schwarzwald Kirsch Kuchen– Since Black Forest cake originated from Germany, this recipe is authentic to its origins. There’s more than four steps, but this cake is well worth it. It even calls for a German brandy if you want to include it in the recipe.

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Chocolate layered cake for a warm, sunny day.

The Germans

Food Network’s German Chocolate Cake– Even though German chocolate cake originated from an Englishman in Massachusetts, that doesn’t take away from how delicious this recipe is. This recipe requires little time since the prep time is only five minutes, and the cooking time is 50 minutes. This easy recipe is for anyone who needs a wonderful chocolate cake in a short amount of time.

Tori Avey’s German Chocolate Cake– What this recipe leaves out in time, it makes up for with a large history of the origins of the cake. It takes only 30 minutes to bake, and leaves you with an extremely moist and basic cake. If you love history and chocolate, then check out this sweet cake!

The Devil’s Cake

Emeril Lagasse’s Devil’s Food Cake– This cake is not like the others. It has vanilla buttercream icing! This icing is different from what most recipes call for, and it is delicious! The prep time is longer than the cooking time, but once you try this cake, you will see it’s worth it.

Martha Stewart’s Moist Devil’s Food Cake– If you want a rich cake, then this is the cake for you! It has all of the chocolate you could ever want. There’s chocolate cake, chocolate icing and chocolate decor. Plus, this is a Martha Stewart recipe. How bad could it possibly be?

The Lava Cakes

Ree Drummond’s Chocolate Lava Cake– If you like your cake to be filled with liquid chocolate, then this is it! Chocolate Lava cakes are the best of both worlds. You get your delicious chocolate cake with warm, melted chocolate on the inside. It’s great to pair with vanilla ice cream and more chocolate syrup.

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Don’t even bother sharing this Chocolate Lava Cake with the rest of the family. Save it for yourself!

Paula Deen’s Molten Lava Cake– This cake will have you craving more. The prep time and cooking time combined are under an hour. Make no mistake with this Paula Deen recipe; there is butter involved, but it is no more than you would find in another recipe. Make sure to try this cake. It’s to die for!

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