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Chocolate Cake

neha verma
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Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
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ABOUT Chocolate Cake RECIPE

I got inspired by my mother. She always loves to cook different kinds of cuisines. Her awesome culinary skills taught me how to bake this mouth watering cake. The foremost thing that comes to our mind with the very thought of a chocolate cake recipe is celebration. Here at, how to make chocolate cake has got the simplest of all answers. Be it a wedding anniversary or a wedding or a farewell or a success party, cakes are now the showstopper at every special occasion. Well, no matter how big a brand you get your cakes from, homemade cakes always convey a sweet emotion. Though plum, carrot, mixed fruit are popular choices of many during the Christmas celebrations, yet, birthdays call for a special icing on your cake. This step by step recipe of how to make a chocolate cake is the key to the heart of the chocolate lovers. The ornate floral curls on the chocolate cake may seem to be quite a tricky one to try at home, but the simple instructions featured here at is a quick & easy to make approach. Despite being high in calories, a chocolate cake is the least resistible thing on earth until and unless one is allergic to cocoa. Also, baking a lovely chocolate cake at home lets you use the alternative of sugar powder, in case you have a diabetes patient around. Owing to the ideal English cuisine, popularity of chocolate cakes has spread like a fire across the globe. Neither is it any difficult to bake nor does it require too expensive a list of ingredients, so gear up to bake your loved ones their favourite chocolate cake surprising them with a homemade one on their special days.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Others
  • American
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Granulated white sugar - 2 cups
  2. All-purpose flour - 1 & 3/4 cups
  3. Unsweetened cocoa powder - 3/4 cup
  4. Baking powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  5. baking soda - 1 & 1/2 tsp
  6. salt - 1/2 tsp
  7. eggs - 2 (large)
  8. Coffee - 1 cup (warm dark in milk or water)
  9. Milk - 1 cup
  10. Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
  11. Vanilla extract - 1 & 1/2 tsp (pure)
  12. For the Frosting - Bittersweet chocolate - 180 gms
  13. Unsalted butter - 1 cup (room temp)
  14. Icing sugar - 230 gms (sifted)
  15. Pure Vanilla extract - 1 & 1/2 Tbsp


  1. I took a large bowl and whisked all the dry ingredients together. (Sugar, Flour, Cocoa powder, Baking powder, Baking soda and Salt)
  2. In a separate bowl I whisked all the wet ingredients. (Eggs, Coffee, Milk, Oil and vanilla extract)
  3. Next I mixed the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients slowly folding in one direction, combine well.
  4. Now pour the cake batter in the cake tin and bake for about 27 - 32 minutes at 200 degree celsius.
  5. When baked, remove from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes.
  6. For the Chocolate Frosting: Melt the chocolate in a bowl placed over simmering water. Keep aside to cool.
  7. Take a bowl and beat the butter until smooth and creamy it take about 1 minute with an electric beater.
  8. Add in the sugar and vanilla extract and beat till it is light and fluffy.
  9. Slowly add in the melted chocolate and beat until all are mixed well.
  10. Beat until frosting is smooth and glossy. (You can change the speed of the hand blender)
  11. Pour the icing in an icing bag and decorate as you wish. I made flowers all over the cake.

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Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma   Dec-06-2017

Pratibha Kambli
Pratibha Kambli   Oct-21-2017

Can I use ghee instead of butter

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