Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Cake Recipe

Hey everyone and welcome back to my channel. Today I’m sharing with you a recipe for
how to make the ultimate chocolate cake. It’s a rich and fudgey cake covered with chocolate
buttercream and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache. So if you would like to learn how
to make it then let’s get started. First we’re going to combine the dry ingredients
together for the chocolate cake. The cake flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. If you
would like the full recipe for this chocolate cake it will be listed in the information
box below as well as a printable version on my website, just click the link on the screen
now. Sieve the ingredients together into a medium sized mixing bowl to remove any lumps
and give it a quick whisk so everything is evenly combined. Set the bowl to the side
while we prepare the wet ingredients. In a larger mixing bowl place in softened
room temperature butter. Make sure the butter is at room temperature so it’s easier to
mix, just remove it from the fridge an hour or so before you need to use it. Measure out
2 cups of regular white sugar and add to the mixing bowl with the softened butter. Use
either a stand mixer, hand mixer or wooden spoon to mix the butter and sugar together
until well combined. This should only take a few minutes. You don’t need to cream them
together so they are light a fluffy, you just don’t want any lumps of butter. When the butter and sugar are well combined
we’re going to add in the eggs. Crack in three good quality medium sized free range
eggs, beating the mixture well between each addition so it doesn’t separate. In the comments below let me know what your
favourite flavour or type of cake is. Chocolate cake is always a go to classic but for me
my ultimate favourite type of cake would have to be cheesecake. After adding the eggs pour in a splash of
good quality vanilla extract. When working with chocolate flavoured baked goods adding
vanilla extract really rounds out the chocolate flavour so don’t forget to add it. I trick I’ve learnt to get the cake super
fudgy is to use buttermilk instead of regular milk, or plain natural yoghurt would work
too. Just a tip if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand you can make your own with just milk
and vinegar. I’ll have the recipe for that in the information box below. Add the butter milk to mixing bowl along with
a cup of strong hot coffee. The coffee helps to deepen the flavour and also the colour
of the cake. Don’t worry about a strong coffee flavour, you won’t be able to taste
it when the cake is baked. Pour over the dry ingredients and using a
wooden spoon fold the batter together until well combined. Be careful not to over mix
as this will result in a tough cake just fold it together long enough that you don’t see
any flour. Pour the batter into a lined and greased cake tin and place into a 160 celsius
or 320 fahrenheit preheated oven for about an hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Once the cake is baked remove it from the
oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the cake tin. Leave the cake
to cool completely before icing. To make the chocolate cake more decadent,
I’m going to slice it in half and ice in between the layers. For this video I’ve
also baked another cake so in total I’ll have four layers. Use a serrated knife to
slice the top off the cake so it is completely flat and slice it through the middle. The
recipe for the chocolate buttercream will be listed in the information box as well as
on my website. I’ve also got a video on my channel for how to make perfect buttercream
where I explain all of the tips and tricks of how to get it light and super fluffy. Place the first layer of chocolate cake onto
a cake stand and top with a scoop of buttercream. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly before
topping with the next layer. Use the spatula to cover the top and sides of the cake, then
switch to a cake scraper to smooth the buttercream. Place the cake into the fridge for about 30
minutes to an hour until the buttercream has set. To make the chocolate ganache break up dark
chocolate and pour over hot cream. Leave for 5 minutes before stirring, then 10-15 minutes
for it to thicken. Once thickened pour the ganache over the chocolate cake and use a
spatula to push it over the sides. Leave to set before serving. Slice the cake with a hot knife and serve.
Make sure to send me a photo if you make this cake, just tag me on any of my social media
listed below and I might feature your photo in my video next week. Thank you for watching,
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and I’ll see you in my next video. Bye.

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100 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake Recipe

  1. I've been searching some chocolate cake recipes that is easy to do and this one helped me a lot. I'm gonna try this soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe. 😊

  2. When I baked this it came out raw in the middle :c so I tried putting it back in for 5 more minutes and by that time, the outer part of the top of the cake felt overcooked
    I don't know what went wrong 🙁

  3. I made this for my daughter's second birthday party. I made only a few changes. I whipped the ganache and used it as a filling and simply frosted it with the chocolate butter cream. I used some little Winnie the Pooh figurines for decoration. People are still talking about this cake. I had guests asking me what bakery it came from. Everyone was floored when I told them I made it. Most importantly, my daughter loved it! I'll look to see if I can find a photo of it and send it to you privately if you'd like. Oh, I doubled the recipe to make it a larger cake… it was a bit too large lol. Next time, just one in smaller pans.

  4. Why is the recipe different than the video? In the video you have actual coffee poured in and the recipe is instant coffee and hot water? Which is it?

  5. Hi Carina, thank you for the recipe. I am going to bake it for my friend’s birthday. Hope it turns out well. 🤞. Have you used a 9” inch cake tin? Also, do I have to make the chocolate buttercream a day before to make it tastier? TIA

  6. I just baked this and it was amazing! I used a 10 inch pan and an hour wasn’t enough time, so baked it for an additional 15 min. I filled it with chocolate ganache and it was to die for! I’ll definitely use this recipe again! It is perfectly dense and deliciously moist!

  7. Trying this recipe today for my first wedding anniversary, its now in the oven and smells good I'm excited to taste and decorate. Oh BTW the batter taste wonderful can you image the cake it self ???

  8. My favourite ones are chocolate cakes, all kinds of. But unfortunately my endocrinologist put me on a diet, and that means no white sugar, all purpose flour and their products. I'll probably make this cake in some kind of feast as an exception.

  9. Hi, pls help!!!!!
    All my cakes layers got broken during baking!!! What I did wrong?

    I used self raising floor and did not add any baking I followed it same way as explained 🙁 🙁 I was expecting to bake nicely by myself for my hubby's birthday tomorrow and now it's all flopped:-(:-(
    Pls share what I should take care next to avoid this.
    Also, cake tin had enuf space too to let the cake raise…still it is cracked till bottom.:-(:-(

  10. Chocolate is my favorite I’m in second grade even my sister bake she make me a tasty pizza and a ice cream cake I love it the ice cream cake had blue white and red frosting it was tasty I am watching A lot of chocolate cake videos even there is a oven that you don’t need to use energy you leave it outside I don’t have it I learned it

  11. Looks really good!! But one thing Ive noticed, you demonstrate 1 layer only how come whe you sliced it there’s multiple layer?

  12. Will 2 cup sugar enough for 3 cup flour + 3/4 cup cocoa? Instead of butter can I use half cup oil? And if I want to halves the recipe, can I stick with 2 eggs? Kindly reply

  13. Your cake is perfect and thank u so much for your recepi actually I did as a birthday cake for sale and love it so much

  14. Hi mis carina you are Amazing realty your videos make me learn lots of thing on baking and making sweets I want to ask about the butter cream how can I make it not very sweet and thick and heavy on same time

  15. Usually making double batches of cakes I did a double batch of this mix and it's huge – almost spilling out the top of my KA5 bowl lift – and it needed three tins to bake it in – don't get me wrong it was absolutely worth it and delicious – Thank you Carina <3 I also printed out the recipe from your web to make again because every one LOVE IT !!!

  16. I made this cake for my customer yesterday… And it was sooooo gorgeous… Thank you thank you thank you… It's my no. 1 now.. Thank u wish I can show you my cake.. Love… Love..

  17. Thank you so much this is like the cake I wanted to make for my sisters bday I wanted to make it something like this so I’m glad I found this video!

  18. Hi Carina, I'm not a huge fan of the taste of coffee, so in the part where you add your coffee, what can I substitute the coffee with?😆

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