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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Easy Chocolate cake recipe, learn how to make easy chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

I love to bake cake in a pan and frost them in the pan itself; for me that is the ultimate indulgence. For a chocoholic like me, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting is guilty pleasure. I am lazy when it comes to baking a fancy cake; you know what I mean bake a 3 layer cake; frost them, pipe stars...na! I am too lazy for that now!

But I am totally in love with boiled frostings that can be poured over a hot cake (my kids nor I can wait for a cake to get cool) so pourable frosting is my idea of a perfect chocolate indulgence....and easy too!

If you are on a diet. I am SORRY!. But sometimes life is very complicated when it comes to chocolate and lets make everything more simple by making this easy chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

chocolate cake recipe

Annnnnnnd!! this happens when you do not have patience to wait for the cake and the frosting to cool down...my kids (not me) are very greedy when it comes to chocolate .....that frosting, I-tell-you is irresistible!! Period! Stay calm! Breathe!

Lets Bake!

How to make easy chocolate cake, step by step pictures.
Preheat oven to 180 degree C . Grease and dust a baking pan. Please refer notes.
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and cocoa powder. In another large bowl add in milk, eggs, vinegar, vanilla essence and whisk it for 1 minute.
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Add in sugar and whisk again (I used my hand blender). Add in the melted butter-cocoa mix.
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Add in the flour, baking soda. Mix on low speed (careful that you do not over mix).
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Pour into a greased baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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While the cake is baking, lets make the frosting. Melt butter, cocoa, and milk; bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and add in powdered sugar whisk well (there should not be any lumps). Pour over the hot cake, allow it to cool and then cut into squares and serve.
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Other Chocolate Cake Recipes:
I adapted this recipe from my Texas Sheet Cake Recipe.
Chocolate Poke Cake
Orange Cake With Satin Icing.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe


PREP TIME: 10 mins    |  COOK TIME: 20 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  chocolate cake  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Salted Butter: 1 cup
  • Cocoa Powder: 4 tbsp
  • Milk: 1 1/2 cups
  • Eggs: 2
  • Vinegar: 1 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Instant coffee powder: 1 tsp (optional)
  • Sugar: 2 cups
  • Flour: 2 cups
  • Baking Soda: 1 tsp
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • Salted Butter: 1/4 cup
  • Cocoa Powder: 3 tbsp
  • Milk: 3 -4 tbsp
  • Vanilla: 1 tsp
  • Sugar: 1 cup, powdered


  METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C . Grease and dust a baking pan.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and cocoa powder. In another large bowl add in milk, eggs, vinegar, vanilla essence and whisk it for 1 minute.
  3. Add in sugar and whisk again (I used my hand blender). Add in the melted butter-cocoa mix.
  4. Add in the flour, baking soda. Mix on low speed (careful that you do not over mix).
  5. Pour into a greased baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. While the cake is baking, lets make the frosting. Melt butter, cocoa, and milk; bring it to a boil. Remove from heat and add in powdered sugar whisk well (there should not be any lumps). Pour over the hot cake, allow it to cool and then cut into squares and serve.

NOTES

  • I used salted butter for the cake and frosting; so I did not add any extra salt.
  • For the frosting; I measured 1 cup sugar and powdered it finely and then seived it so that there may not be any lumps.
  • To be on the safer side while adding milk I retain 1/4 cup and add it later if needed.
  • Adding coffee powder enhances the chocolate flavor.
  • Cake gets baked fast in glass dish; please keep this in mind. You can also make this cake in 2, 8-inch pan and bake. Sandwich little frosting and pour rest on top. Can sprinkle funfetti on top.

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Comments

  1. Hi Nisa, yummy cake, will try it soon. I would appreciate if you can give measurements in grams. Thanks.

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    1. Thaseen, I love volume baking and that means using cups and spoon are my kind of baking. I used 200 ml measuring cup for all my baking and cooking, hope this helps.

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  2. I love making a cake like this, so easy and delicious!!

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  3. It looks delicious Nisa and I love the smaller size!!

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  4. What a lovely cake, Nisa! Your step by step instructions are wonderful too!

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  5. This cake sounds fantastic! Nothing beats a good homemade chocolate cake, and you have nailed it :)

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  6. Choc is my fav flavor and I can eat a choc cake anytime.....

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  7. Hai...
    I have a doubt, what kind of cocoa powder used here, unsweetened?

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    1. I used cadbury's unsweetened cocoa powder, hope this helps :)

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  8. FYI.... I added 2,3 Lindt choclate too... That makes it super cool.

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    1. Hi Anu, thanks for the info; unfortunely Lindt chocolate is not available at this part of the world...but next time, I will throw in some bittersweet choc...so glad that u enjoyed the cake.

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