How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake
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How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

Today on The Stay At Home Chef I’m showing you how to make The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake This is the kind of chocolate cake I image the fat kid ate in Matilda. It is so moist and so good! We’re going to start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and then I’m going to show you how to butter a 9-inch pan. Put some softened butter onto a paper towel and then spread it around the bottom and sides of the pan. Make sure you get all the sides and edges You don’t want this cake to stick. Then you can either pour in some all-purpose flour or, since we’re making a chocolate cake, I’m going to use cocoa powder Sprinkle it in. Then shake the pan back and forth so you cover all of the bottom tap out the excess and I turn it so it gets all of the sides covered then make sure you give it a hard couple of pats and tap out all of the excess either into a garbage can or the sink and then just set those pans aside. You’re going to want to butter and dust three 9-inch cake rounds. This is going to be a 3 layer cake and it’s amazing! Next, we’re going to put together our batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of flour 3 cups of sugar 1 1/2 cups of cocoa powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Give this a quick whisk to combine it. Next, we’ll add in all of our wet ingredients. You can either continue whisking this by hand or switch to a hand mixer. So pour in 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 1/2 cups hot water and 1/2 cup vegetable oil And then mix this all together. Now, you don’t want to over mix this. You’re really just looking to combine all the ingredients and make sure that there’s no flour or cocoa powder left on the side. In fact, I like to finish it off by using a hand scraper just scraping the sides and the bottom to make sure everything got in. Now we’re ready to divide the batter among the three pans. I find that the easiest way to do this is to use a measuring cup and just scoop it in. I have found that it takes about 3 cups of the batter to fill each pan evenly. We’re going to bake these in the 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Make sure that you move the rack to the center so that you are baking the cake in the very center of the oven. This will ensure the most even baking. If you can only fit two of your cakes at a time, that’s fine. You can bake the third one right after. Once they’re done, remove them from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool Let them cool for about 10 minutes before turning them over and removing them from the pan. While you are waiting for the cakes to cool you can go ahead and put together your frosting Now, I’ve used all kinds of frosting for this cake. Including whipped chocolate ganache which is pretty good. Today we’re making a chocolate cream cheese buttercream which happens to be my favorite. Start out with 8 ounces of cream cheese in a bowl and add in 1 1/2 cups of softened butter Use a hand mixer to whip this together. Once it is light and fluffy add in 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder the kind of cocoa powder you use for this and the cake really matters Use the highest quality cocoa powder you can find. It really makes a difference. Mix this together. At this point I always add in a couple tablespoons of milk. You may need to add more later. Frosting is a fickle thing so the amount of milk you add can really vary. So just eyeball it and trust yourself. We’re going to add in about 8 cups of powdered sugar total. I like to add it in about 1 cup at a time. In the end it should look a little something like this. Now I’m going to finish mine off with a scraper just to make sure all of that powdered sugar gets mixed in Once our cakes are cool we can put it all together with the frosting. Trust me, this is the most decadent, divine chocolate cake. Now put on those fat pants and enjoy a slice of the most amazing chocolate cake! You can find the full written recipe in the video description. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and check out my other great cooking videos. There’s over 100 restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home so there’s sure to be something that you like! See you later!

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100 thoughts on “How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake


  2. i tried this cake and it was delicious, however it took me about an hour to bake, i don't know if its because i got the measurments wrong or i put the heat too low, anyways it turned out great!

  3. It really looks amazing ,want to try plz but this is too much for me to try for the first time .can u plz tell me the right ingredients for just to make with one cup flour?would be really kind thanks

  4. Hey there.
    I have been making this recipe for over a year! It is tonight, I discovered the video when I went to the website to see if I can find a metric version for the ingredients!

    The recipe is wonderful and yields such a fantastic cake that my kids and friends love! I top it with a chocolate Ganache to give it that extra dimension. I use milk instead of water and butter instead of vegetable oil for richer taste! You are so true, the better the cocoa powder it is the better and richer the taste is!
    Thank you very much for the recipe and thank you for the simplified way of the preparation steps.

    I subscribed to your channel and I big big thumb up!
    Dislikers, Do reconsider looking at the video again and use the best ingredients to indulge yourself in one the best recipes….

  5. Ughhh the thing is u made three cakes!!! I wrote the whole thing down and my mum said WRITE IT AGAIN because she didn’t even have 3 panssss!!!!!! Now that’s my time wasted!!!

  6. It's amazing I am gonna try this tomorrow but I want to ask that we can avoid water because once I added water in a cake it was completely broken so no please tell me I can avoid water

  7. Already made once so moist and rich…. I Love it…. thinking about make it again soon. thank you for the good recipe you've share.. big hug.

  8. Your instructions in the description box say that we have to add vanilla extract to the batter whereas in the video, we do not see you adding vanilla. Is that optional?

  9. I've made this cake twice. Going to make it for a third time the coming week. So excited to make it. I had so many compliments on them and told them all about your video 🙂 I know there is a newer version but this one worked so well for me last time so I'll stick to this just in case. Thank you for taking the time to give us such a delicious recipe.

  10. New Sub..I enjoyed n Easy too oh yell U got me….Gonna try..look forward to hanging with u…keep em COMING…thank u..oh u will see me alot..gonna binge watch u..👍👍

  11. Greetings from Poland 🙂 Im planning to make this cake for my daughters birthday. Im just little bit scared becouse of amout of sugar. Its almost as much as flour. I have never seen that much in any recipie in my country. Isnt it too sweet? Can I put half of it to my cake? This cake looks amazing and delicious, Im just worried it will be too sweet . For example for 300g of flour , in Poland you will usually put about 160 g of sugar. Im confused , and I hope someone will help before I destroy perfect recipie 😉 Thank you and forgive me for my poor English.

  12. Can anybody tell me why when I cook my cakes I have this what looks like lava explosion escaping from the middle of the cake ? How do I get the nice round even top like this cake ?

  13. Sorry what would the measurements be if I just wanted to 9 inch tins instead of three. Same with the chocolate sauce. I’m terrible at baking and with measurements 😢 would love to bake this cake and try it

  14. i made this cake ….and it's nothing like you are describing…no taste…and before baking it i had to add one more cup of flour because it was too watery…there is something wrong in the whole recipe

  15. It was my second time baking a chocolate cake. Although this time it turned out better then before I think it will be my last time doing it;( I divided this recipe by two so it was perfect for a little cake. The frosting turned out amazing, it was very easy and quick to make. It wasn’t a good idea because out of all family I’m the only one that enjoys chocolate cake.. Although I think you should give it a try. I give it 6 out of 10

  16. Amazing cake recipe… Everyone in our family loved this cake… Tnk u so much for this amazing recipe.. love you loads

  17. My husband made this for Christmas and it was crazy good,and now he's making it in January,he's putting coffee in it after reading a comment,and sweet cherries on top with a cream border,,thanks long duck

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