Hyde Park chocolate cake from Texas French Bread. (Mark Matson/For American-Statesman)

It’s National Chocolate Cake Day – among the best food-based holidays, we think – so here are a few recipes and tips to help you get in the spirit:

Gluten-free chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate ganache, courtesy of Holly Postler/@hollypostler.

This recipe for chocolate chiffon cake has a simple ingredient list and is fit for your gluten-free friends. Get thee to a kitchen, stat.

For an alternative option, check out a video tutorial on how to make a molten lava chocolate cake.

These baking cookbooks have options ranging from chocolate coconut torte to cookies, brownies and more. (And if you’re looking to bake more in 2016, don’t miss Addie Broyles’ year of baking and tips for how to become a better baker.)

If cupcakes are more your style, consider a visit to one of the world’s best cupcake shops, conveniently located in Austin.

Do you have any favorite chocolate cakes around town or recipes to share? Let us know in the comments.