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Chocolate Cake

 Published 2008-Feb-14   Updated 2020-Sep-21

- Submitted by Ivana

(Super Moist Chocolate Cake)

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Chocolate cakes have always been my favourite right from my childhood days. Now after I started baking, this is one cake that I make quite often. I make it as a simple cake for evening snack or use it to make black forest cake or apply chocolate frosting depending on the occasion.

This recipe yields a super moist chocolate cake that is a treat to chocolate lovers. The cake can be made easily any time at home with kids. It really doesn't require any fancy equipments. You can make it for evening snacks any day. I have shared the recipe using eggs. For eggless version, you just have to replace the eggs with curd. 

This spongey chocolate cake can be served with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or with chocolate ganache frosting or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Try it and enjoy.

Recipe for Chocolate Cake

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4


  • All purpose flour (Maida) - 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder (Unsweetened) - 1/3 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable oil (or Olive oil) - 1/2 cup
  • Eggs - 2 (Use 1/2 cup of beaten curd to make eggless cake)


  1. Take the eggs in a big mixing bowl. Beat it until smooth. 
  2. Add the milk and sugar. Keep mixing till the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the oil and vanilla extract and mix.
  4. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
  5. Sieve everything together to remove any lumps.
  6. Now add this mix of dry ingredients to the wet mix little by little. Mix together using an electric mixer or just with a wooden spoon.
  7. A smooth batter is now ready to be baked. Transfer this to a 7" baking pan.

    Chocolate Cake Preparation Step

  8. Bake for 45 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F (180 degree C). (Every oven differs. So the temperature and time also may change accordingly. Insert a toothpick in the centre. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.)
  9. Cool the cake completely before frosting. Cut the cake through the middle to get 2 cake layers to apply frosting in between.

    Chocolate Cake Preparation Step

Chocolate Frosting 1

Ingredients 1

  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Cocoa - 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 1/4 cup
  • Vanilla - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 1/4 cup

Ingredients 2

  • Heavy Cream (or Fresh Cream) - 1 cup
  • Chocolate Bar (Dark or Bittersweet) - 1 cup (grated)


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and heat until everything blends.

    Chocolate Cake Preparation Step

  2. For heating you can use double boiler method. Another method is by heating in microwave for 1 or 1.5 minutes. Be sure to mix it every 30 seconds.

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  3. Apply the creamy chocolaty frosting on top and in between the layers of the cake.

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Decorating the Cake

Once you apply the frosting, you can top it with sprinkles, cherries or grated chocolate.

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Serving Suggestion

  • The cake is rich and creamy. It can be enjoyed plain. If you want to make it richer, enjoy a slice of cake topped with vanilla ice cream.

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Comments (16)

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Can I use rice bran oil for making <a href="">chocolate cakes</a>?
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Yes you can.
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Thanks. Enjoy!
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Nice recipe. Chocolate cake is favorite of everyone. Thanks for sharing this recipe; I will try this recipe. You can buy chocolate truffle cake from online shop of with affordable cost.
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Its our family favorite too.
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Such a beautiful cake and recipe is excellent. Liked it completely.

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We just tried the cake, and its too sweet. Are the measurements right??
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It was perfect for us. Maybe next time reduce the sugar a bit.
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wow lovely pl try at home
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Thank You.
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hi i'm form center middle school
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yummy must try at home

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Comment by Elsa Vgz
    Hi I am new to baking .
    i have a doubt regarding the measurements used in the recipe
does 1 cup flour means its 110gms and about the sugar used is it icing sugar or granulated sugar because there is a variation there again it will be 110gms and 225 gms respec. Or can suggest some sites regarding the measurements please.
Reply :-
    Hi Elsa, I use the standard measuring spoons. In that 1 cup = 235 ml. I've used normal sugar here.

Comment by cynthia samuel
    I got a yummy n soft chocolate cake :)thnx to twinkle :)
Reply :-
    Good to hear that. Thanks for posting the comments.

Comment by  Sabina Franklin on 22 February 2010 05:42AM
    Dear Akka.
Wanted to make a cake found both (red velvet & chocolate cake) recipes just have some doubts can i use sunflower oil/butter....and coming to the frosting in the chocolate cake should we heat the mixture/ beat till it combines.My hubby's birthday falls on 28th so want to try any one of these cakes...One more doubt can i use powder food colour here....
Reply :-
    Hi Sabina,
You can use butter. If not yu can use olive oil or vegetable oil. I havent tried with sunflower oil.
About frosting, I have mentioned 2 types of frosting in chocolate cake. In frosting 1, we need the chocolate bar to melt. Hence we heat the mixture. But be careful to heat on a very low heat.
In frosting 2, we just mix cocoa powder. Hence it is enough to just mix together with a spoon till everything combines together.
You can use powdered food colour too.

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