Chocolate Cake | How to make Chocolate Cake

By Tanupriya Gupta  |  1st Feb 2016  |  
4.8 from 17 reviews Rate It!
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Chocolate Cakeby Tanupriya Gupta
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    6

    People

633

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About Chocolate Cake Recipe

It is a moist chocolate cake and its so easy allow it to cool and it can be frosted too.

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients to make Chocolate Cake

  • all purpose flour 1 cup
  • Castor sugar 3/4 cup (1 cup if you like it too sweet)
  • Unsweetened Cocoa powder 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder 1 tsp
  • baking soda 1 tsp
  • Coffee powder 1 tsp (optional)
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • Odourless oil 1/2 cup
  • Hot water 1/2 cup
  • Cold milk 1/2 cup
  • 1 egg whisked separately for 1 minute
  • Vanilla essence 1 tbsp

How to make Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree centigrade for 8-10 minutes. Prepare a baking tin by lining it with a parchment paper. Grease the surface.
  2. In a bowl take all the dry ingredients and mix it with a dry whisk and keep it aside.
  3. In another bowl add the hot water, oil and whisk it till the mixture looks like an emulsion. Add milk, vanilla essence and whisk again till well combined. Keep it aside for a few minutes for it to cool down.
  4. Whisk one egg for one minute separately and then add it to the cooled wet mixture.
  5. Mix all the wet ingredients and then gradually add it to the dry mixture.
  6. Once completely mixed pour the batter into the baking tin and give it a gentle tap to push out the air bubbles. The batter would be runny but that is what makes the cake moist.
  7. Check in 25 minutes. If a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean the cake is ready.

My Tip:

Let the water, oil and milk mixture cool down a bit before you add the egg or the egg will get cooked.

Reviews for Chocolate Cake (17)

Shameela Shariqa year ago

Surely will try soon.
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Yasmin Bharmala year ago

what size pan should we use for this quantity?
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shikhajamuar .2 years ago

How nicely it was prepared. Thanks a lot
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Sonali Zingade2 years ago

Lovely recipe. Came out beautiful. Only changes: wheat flour, brown sugar and strawberry compote between the layers.
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Hilda Cota3 years ago

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surabhi singh3 years ago

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Pragya Barat3 years ago

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Swatilekha Chakraborty3 years ago

Thank you so much.. could you please share other cake recipes without coco or chocolate flavor?? my mom-in law doesn't lyk chocolate flavor
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shivani chodankar3 years ago

can we make it in pressure cooker
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Anita Chaurasia3 years ago

Thanks Tanu, I'll try it. :)
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Veena Kalia3 years ago

very nice cake
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Aman Minhas3 years ago

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Bhagyashri Chowdhury3 years ago

Oh.. I'm so going to try this out!!
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Sukhmani Bedi3 years ago

divine!!!!!
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Pallavi Aggarwal3 years ago

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Neelam Barot3 years ago

can I skip an egg
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vidya pradeep4 years ago

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