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Delicious Chocolate Cake

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Recipe for a Delicious Chocolate Cake

Yield: 1 cake (2 layers)

Delicious Chocolate Cake

Delicious chocolate cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


Cake Batter

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 eggs


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 150 g butter
  • ¼ cup cream

ALTERNATIVE: Ganache Topping

  • ½ cup fresh cream
  • 2 slabs plain chocolate, broken into pieces.


Batter Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

In a large bowl, sift flour and baking powder, cocoa powder.

Add the rest of the dry ingredients.

Then, add eggs, vanilla, oil, and milk.

Mix with an electric beater for 1 minute.

Then add water, mix well.

Pour the batter into 2 greased baking tins.

Bake for 25 to 30 mins.


Mix well together with an electric beater!

Ganache Topping:

Heat cream until it reaches a simmer, do not boil.

Pour over broken chocolate pieces.

Mix well until it's well blended.

Once it's cooled, pour over the cooled cake gently.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 508Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 77mgSodium 182mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 2gSugar 40gProtein 6g

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History of the Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is made with chocolate. It can also include other ingredients. These include fudge, vanilla creme, and other sweeteners.
The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.
In 1828, Coenraad van Houten of the Netherlands developed a mechanical extraction method for extracting the fat from cacao liquor resulting in cacao butter and the partly defatted cacao, a compacted mass of solids that could be sold as it was “rock cacao” or ground into powder.
The processes transformed chocolate from an exclusive luxury to an inexpensive daily snack.

I quote: Wikipedia but continue to read the rest of this Chocolate Cake story


Now we know something about Chocolate Cake, but what’s the origin of Cake?

The word cake is of Viking origin, derived from the Norse word “kaka.” The first cakes ever made are actually quite different from the ones we eat today


Chocolate Cake Day (27th January) How to celebrate Chocolate Cake Day

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Do not forget to try out this delicious Ch

ocolate Cake on Chocolate Cake Day (27th January) and let me know what you think of it 

Chocolate cake ganache topping

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    • You’re very welcome Robbie – Hope you will enjoy and try it out. I know you have tons of your own, thus so good to hear from you. Although late, but Happy New Year to you and yours


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