New Year's resolutions are still fresh, and many people are still in a state of recovery after the holidays, but for most, National Chocolate Cake Day is still worth celebrating, especially if you can do it in moderation. The holiday falls on Wednesday, and here are five recipes to remind you once again why chocolate cake is just that good.
The best chocolate cake: Courtesy of Add a Pinch, this recipe is not only easy to make but also delicious. You don't need a heavy duty mixer, you only need one bowl and it takes a total of 45 minutes to make, including prep and baking time. It comes with a recipe for chocolate butter cream frosting.
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Red velvet cake: Many red velvet cakes today rely on food dye and barely taste of chocolate, if they contain any at all; this recipe actually includes classic ingredients like cocoa and buttermilk, although its red tint can be aided by red food dye. Don't forget to add the cool cream cheese frosting at the end.
Double chocolate banana bread (this might as well be a cake): Deb Perelman, food blogger and author of the immensely popular Smitten Kitchen, presents this recipe, which she says can be done with one bowl and is easily made with existing kitchen ingredients and tools -- no extra trips to the grocery store. The banana makes it moist, while chocolate chips and cocoa give it a rich chocolate flavor.
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Flourless chocolate cake: This well-reviewed recipe from Epicurious takes less than 45 minutes to make. It is is ideal for gluten-free bakers and eaters, and is denser than flour cakes but still chocolatey and rich.
Moist chocolate beet cake: This cake allows you to get your vegetables in as well as your daily chocolate fix. It's not overly sweet, and the beets, which you can barely taste, lend a reddish tint while also ensuring that the cake will be incredibly moist, without being greasy. The topping of creme fraiche and poppy seeds give it a unique but appealing twist. This recipe is courtesy of David Lebovitz, adapted from Nigel Slater.
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