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The Best Super Moist Chocolate Cake

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Craving for a mouthwatering treat? Our Super Moist Chocolate Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. It’s rich, velvety, and absolutely divine. Perfect for any occasion or just a sweet treat to end your day. Bake your own now and get ready to indulge in the best chocolate cake you’ve ever tasted.

Love at first bite with this Super Moist Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake or chocolate gâteau is a cake flavored with melted chocolate, cocoa powder, or both.

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The Best Super Moist Chocolate Cake

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Assembling and resting: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts
  • Method: Easy


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Cake Batter

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup double cream yogurt (You can use buttermilk or Amazi as well).
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons coffee


  • 4 heaped tablespoons of flour
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 250g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 1 teaspoon coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon hot water


Cake Batter

  1. In a bowl sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar and mix through.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl add double cream yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and oil and mix.
  4. Make a cup of black coffee, with hot water and coffee granules.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
  6. Mix to combine everything.
  7. Divide into 2 x 8-inch prepared tins.
  8. Bake for +- 30 minutes at 170oC / 338oF.
  9. Or test with a knife in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean cake is done.
  10. Leave to cool for 5 minutes and slide the knife around the sides and turn it out on a cooling rack and let it cool completely.


  1. In a pot add flour, cocoa, and sugar and mix it well then add milk.
  2. Place on medium high heat and stir all the time until it forms a thick past and it bubbles.
  3. Cover with a plastic on the paste and set aside to cool completely.
  4. Add butter in a mixer bowl and beat for about 5 minutes till pale.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Mix coffee granules with hot water. It will cool immediately and pour in the butter mixture.
  7. Add the cold paste, 1 heaped spoon at a time as you mix until all is incorporated.
  8. When the cake is completely cold assembled.


Prepared, tried, and tested Miriam from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs 


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 475
  • Sugar: 41.3 g
  • Sodium: 286.6 mg
  • Fat: 25.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 68 mg
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14 thoughts on “The Best Super Moist Chocolate Cake”

  1. Too short for a dry cake indeed! That is one of the reasons why I don’t always love cake, because so many times, it’s dry and crumbly! I really do like a good moist cake.

    This one looks really yummy.

    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us over at the Homestead blog hop!


    • I totally agree with you – dry cake – no good. One do need a moist, but not soggy cake. A good moist cake and chocolate and a nice creamy dreamy topping! The best ever.

  2. Even the image looks so moist and tempting Esme.
    Glad my son is out today, coz he would be baking this like already and I am doing a great job dropping the body weight 🙂

    • Hi Shauna, WOW, what a wonderful compliment. Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope you will have a whirl and try it out and above all enjoy it. Hope to see you at SSPS as well.


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