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Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

This easy chocolate cake recipe came to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. It has strong cocoa notes and just the right amount of sweetness. It is super simple to prepare, you do not need a stand mixer or blender. Just a bowl, a stainer and a spatula. Forget about the box mix! This recipe will surprise you!

I have baked many chocolate cakes until I could develop this one. Now I have this treasure in my hands and want to share this with you. A cake recipe that will not disappoint you.

Here you have the complete chocolate cake recipe and video!

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Recipe Steps

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180C. Line 2 loaf pans with baking paper. You can make half of the recipe if desired.

Step 2

Combine all the dry ingredients, sifting them to prevent lumps.

Step 3

Add remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine. Do not over mix.

Step 4

Pour batter into the lined loaf pans and bake for around 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick to confirm if the cake is ready. The toothpick must come out clean.

Some common questions about chocolate cake recipe:

How to convert chocolate cake to vanilla?

Well, that’s a tricky question! Technically, it is better to get a vanilla cake recipe, instead of adapting a chocolate one. The reason why that happens is that the cocoa powder changes the texture of the batter in a level that a simple substitution might be a disaster. Check the blog for an upcoming vanilla cake recipe! However, if you still want to try this, replace the cocoa amount with flour, adding more liquid to the batter as required. Also, add pure vanilla extract for a delicate taste.

What’s the best chocolate cake?

That is a matter of taste! There are chocolate cake recipes for everyone. The recipes that use vegetable oil, butter or cream. Recipes with cocoa powder and others with melted chocolate. Vegan chocolate cakes, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Chocolate cake is a versatile food! Try this recipe, I bet you will love it!

Is there a chocolate cake that is moist?

Yes! There is! This recipe here is especially moist. Using vegetable oil in the preparation, the batter gets moist and fluffy after baking!

Can I use this chocolate cake for a birthday cake?

Yes, of course! You can bake this cake In round or square cake pans (remember to grease and line with baking paper). Then have some frosting and fillings prepared, alternate with cake layers. Done! You’ve got a quick birthday cake!

Why a chocolate cake with oil?

Vegetable oil has an advantage. It is a kind of fat that stays liquid at room temperature, different from butter. So that means vegetable oil will create a moister cake.

I need chocolate cake to feed 30, what should I do?

First, do not throw a party if still in lockdown! Follow your local guidelines, and stay safe! However, if you want to know how many portions this recipe yields, take a look at the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Is this a chocolate cake recipe with cocoa powder?

Yes! This recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder. It is not recommended to use chocolate powder, as it will affect proportions. You are more than welcome to melt some chocolate on top of this cake.

Is it a chocolate cake recipe for beginners?

Yes, this recipe aims to satisfy beginners and more experienced bakers as well. It is simple and easy but has high-quality results.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

This easy chocolate cake recipe came to satisfy all your chocolate cravings. It has strong cocoa notes and just the right amount of sweetness. It is super simple to prepare, you do not need a stand mixer or blender. Just a bowl, a stainer and a spatula. Forget about the box mix! This recipe will surprise you!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack, tea
Cuisine International
Servings 10 portions

Equipment

  • Oven
  • 2 Loaf pans
  • bowl
  • spoons
  • Spatula (optional)

Ingredients
  

  • 120 g Plain flour
  • 200 g Sugar granulated
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder Unsweetened
  • 10 g Baking Powder
  • 10 ml Vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 125 ml Vegetable oil
  • 250 ml Milk semi-skimmed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C. Line 2 loaf pans with baking paper. You can make half of the recipe if desired.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients, sifting them to prevent lumps.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Pour batter into the lined loaf pans and bake for around 25 minutes. Insert a toothpick to confirm if the cake is ready. The toothpick must come out clean.

Video

Notes

Adjust the recipe size to your liking.
You can use other pan shapes, as long as the cake layer is not too thin or too thick (as it might burn or make a mess in your oven if expanding).
Keyword cake, chocolate, easy cake, simple cake

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