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Homemade Chocolate Cake

Recipe for an Insanely Irresistible and Yum Homemade Chocolate Cake

Wondering how chocolate cakes can be made at home? If yes, you are at the right place as here you will find a recipe for not only making a chocolate cake, but also its frosting.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018
Who does not like a rich chocolate cake? The delicious chocolate cake was introduced somewhere in the 19th century and from then, it continues to steal the hearts of people who have a sweet tooth. Due to this, most people prefer to have chocolate cake for birthdays, weddings and such other special ceremonies. As so many varieties of chocolate cakes have come up, one has the privilege to choose a cake that one likes the best. However, when it comes to chocolate cake, most people prefer to buy it from the bakery, though it is quite easy to make a chocolate cake at home. Also, chocolate cakes made at home taste as good as those made in a bakery. Moreover, you can also save a lot of money by making a chocolate cake at home. So, if you find this interesting and want to try it, here is a chocolate cake and icing recipe.

Chocolate Cake Recipe

If you want to know how to make chocolate cake from scratch, here is a recipe that you can try. It gives directions to make the chocolate cake from the basic step.

Ingredients for Cake
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ounces special dark cocoa
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup strong, hot coffee
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
Ingredients for Frosting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ - ½ cup special dark cocoa
  • ¼ cup half and half
Preparation
  1. In a large mixing bowl, take flour, sugar, salt, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda. Combine these ingredients together till they are fully blended.
  2. Add buttermilk, egg and oil to this mixture and beat them together on a medium speed. When this is done, put in the vanilla and the coffee to the bowl and mix till the batter becomes smooth.
  3. When the cake batter is ready, grease a 9X11 baking pan very lightly. Spread the batter into the pan and keep it for baking in the oven.
  4. Bake the chocolate cake for thirty five minutes at 350 degrees F. After the set time, take the cake out of the oven and conduct a toothpick test to see whether the cake is fully done. If the toothpick comes out clean, keep it on a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. The time that is taken for baking the cake should be used for making its frosting. The first step would be to take the butter in a microwave friendly bowl and microwave it so that it melts.
  6. After the butter is fully melted, add vanilla, powdered sugar and cocoa into the bowl. Mix these ingredients slowly and add half and half till you reach the right consistency.
  7. When the cake is completely cooled, spread the chocolate cake frosting over it and decorate it with chocolate shavings, strawberries, chocolate chips, whipped cream, etc.
Chocolate Cake Mix

Though chocolate cake can be easily made at home, most people prefer to make it with the help of chocolate mix because it is less time-consuming, However, instead of buying the cake mix from the store, it would be great to make the mix at home. You can store this mix and use it when you want to make the cake. So, here is a recipe to make chocolate cake mix at home.

Ingredients
  • 1 7/8 cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
Preparation

Mix cocoa, flour, salt and baking soda together by passing each one through the sieve. Stir these ingredients until they are fully combined. Then, again sift the ingredients with sugar. Add the vegetable shortening to this mixture very slowly till the mixture begins to look crumbly. This recipe will help you to make one package of cake mix which you should store at room temperature. To make cake with this cake mix, take the whole thing in a bowl and combine it with 1¼ cups milk and a teaspoon of vanilla. With the help of an electric mixer, combine them together at a medium speed for approximately 1 - 2 minutes. Add 2 eggs to this mixture and beat till it becomes a smooth batter. Take a baking pan and grease it lightly. Then, spread some flour on it and pour the batter in the pan. Place the pan in the oven and bake for thirty minutes for 350 degrees F. Once they are done, conduct the toothpick test and allow it to cool before coating it with icing.

I hope you will try to make this recipe yourself. You can make this cake for birthdays, weddings or any party at your home. I assure you that this cake will be hit with your guests and you will be bombarded with requests to make it again.
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