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The Ultimate Slice of Chocolate Cake

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Sometimes Mama needs coffee. Sometimes she requires wine. Other times, she turns to tea. Then there are those days when Mama absolutely, positively must get her hands on (and fork into!) a slice of rich, decadent, and mouthwatering chocolate cake.

Oh, yes. This week has been a doozy. But, hallelujah, it’s Thursday—which means tomorrow is Fri-Yay! We’re counting down the hours, minutes, and seconds, and, in the meantime, we’re calming our relentless nerves and quenching our intense craving with some ooey-gooey, sweet, moist, and immensely indulgent cake. Because, we survived the work week... just about! Also, tomorrow just so happens to be National Chocolate Cake Day. (We’ll save some. Maybe.)

I've got my handy-dandy KitchenAid stand mixer at the ready, but have to admit that I'll be using a package of cake mix to make my chocolate deliciousness. (This mama needs a quick fix!) But if you have the time, energy, skill, and, of course, sweet tooth, may we recommend one of these ridiculously awesome recipes. Enhanced with ingredients like red wine, champagne, caramel, peanut butter, mint, and more, these seven sinfully good desserts really do take the cake.

chocolate red wine cake

Red Wine Chocolate Cake via Smitten Kitchen: Red wine + chocolate = heaven on a plate. This is everything a hungry, exhausted, and indecisive mama could ever want right here!

chocolate cookie dough cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake via Sugar and Soul: Fess up, you eat cookie dough... raw! Satisfy your hankering for cookies and cake with this mega mash-up cake!

chocolate champagne cake

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Chocolate Champagne Layer Cake: Celebrate the fact that the kids are actually sleeping with some bubbly inside your chocolate cake.

German Chocolate Sheet Cake via Chef in Training: The messier, the better, and this coconut-y sheet cake is as sticky, sloppy, and satisfying as they come.

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thin mint chocolate cake

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Salted Carmel Chocolate Cake via Baker By Nature: No need to choose between sweet and salty with this cake. It'll tease, taunt, and totally please your taste buds.

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