Delicious Chocolate Cake

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Today’s recipe is a very delicious chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.The inspiration for this very delicious cake came from one of my fellow bloggers Smitha from “The Karavali wok” (https://thekaravaliwok.com/).She has amazing recipes on her site with detailed step by step pictures  .Just reading through the chocolate cake recipe and looking at the pictures, I totally wanted to try it out. This chocolate cake  is absolutely a no-fail recipe which turned out just perfect. My kids who are usually not big chocolate cake fans, also declared it the best one ever and loved it .It was even tastier the next day after refrigeration. If refrigerated, you can also warm it up for a few seconds in a microwave and serve it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and strawberries if you like. It taste heavenly!  I followed the recipe as is , please read on for the details . Thank you Smitha for the lovely share and hopes this inspires many more folks to try it out.

5 from 3 votes
Delicious Chocolate Cake

A very delicious, dense and moist no fail recipe of chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting

Ingredients
Chocolate cake
  • 2 cups organic brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup organic all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 organic eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk at room temperature
  • 1 cup black coffee (bru) 1 cup water with 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Chocolate butter cream frosting
  • 1/2 cup unsalted organic butter
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup organic milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
Cake Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F . Line the circular baking pans with parchment paper and spray oil or butter .

  2. Combine the dry ingredients namely  sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt  in a bowl after sieving  so that they are mixed well.You can also incorporate using a whisk.

  3. Make a well in the center and add the eggs and buttermilk and whisk it well. I used a stand mixer for the same.

  4. Add  hot coffee, oil and vanilla and continue whisking until it is incorporated well.

  5. Divide the batter into the two pans by using a measuring cup .Bake the cake for 30 to 35 mins or until a tooth pick comes out almost clean or with a few moist crumbs.

  6. Cool the cakes in the pan and later on the wire-rack .

  7. Once completely cooled, frost and decorate as you like . 

Frosting Preparation
  1. Melt the butter and add cocoa powder and whisk it until smooth

  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar .Alternate with milk and beat until light and fluffy.

  3. Stir in Vanilla and salt.

Cake Decoration
  1. Place the cake on a cake stand with the flat side on the top.

  2. Using a spatula  , spread the frosting on the top evenly .

  3. Place the second cake on top of the first cake and spread the frosting evenly.

  4. Frost the sides completely using the offset spatula .

  5. Decorate with Hershey chocolate candies and strawberries if you like.

  6. Delicious chocolate cake is ready to be served. It tastes best when slightly warmed up and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream . Enjoy!

Delicious chocolate cake

Delicious chocolate cake

 

Delicious chocolate cake

Delicious chocolate cake

chocolate cake

cakes cooling on wire rack

chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting

chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting

chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting

chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting

Slice of chocolate cake

Slice of chocolate cake

Slice of chocolate cake

Slice of chocolate cake

Slice of chocolate cake

Another close up view

chocolate cake preparation with steps

chocolate cake preparation with steps

 

 

 

 

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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Ronit
    June 10, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Your cake looks so rich and moist. Mouthwatering! 🙂

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 2:55 am

      Thank you so much Ronit, appreciate your comments! It was indeed delicious.

  • Reply
    Richa
    June 11, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Oh my!!!!!! This is heavenly!❤

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 2:56 am

      Thanks a lot Richa for the comments, it indeed was heavenly!

  • Reply
    Smitha
    June 11, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Thank you so much Dear Nisha 😍 So sweet of you ❤ I am so thrilled ! The cake looks sinfully delicious ! Beautifully presented 👌

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 2:58 am

      You are very welcome my friend, it was sinfully delicious as you rightly mention. Thanks a lot for the share, inspiration and the appreciation!

  • Reply
    Megala
    June 11, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Wow ! This looks super moist & delicious !! Like your amazing clicks as well.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much Megala, it turned out really good. I am happy to hear you loved the photographs as well 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandhya
    June 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    What a decadent, moist, droolicious cake Nisha!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya , appreciate your wonderful comment!

  • Reply
    a mindful traveler
    June 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    That looks great. Hope you’re well Nisha. xx

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you so much Lorelle. Yes doing fine, summer holidays have started here so going to be busy time with kids 🙂

  • Reply
    Vidya Narayan
    June 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Nisha, the cake looks gorgeous. Moist and nicely decorated. I can imagine the flavours. Smitha’s recipe really shines through I must say. Cheers!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you so much dear , so happy to hear your wonderful comment .Yes, indeed the recipe was perfect to the T !

  • Reply
    Diane
    June 11, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Wow! I love the chocolate chips!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much Diane ! The chooclate chips were a rescue to perfect my frosting 🙂

  • Reply
    Invisibly Me
    June 11, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    This looks sooooo good. I love that you describe it as a ‘no fail’ recipe – you’ve not seen me bake!!
    Would it still taste as good if I removed the coffee ingredients (I’m not a fan of coffee)?
    xx

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 11, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! You can confidently go ahead with it 🙂 In the original recipe , it is mentioned you can omit the coffee and replace it with hot water instead. https://thekaravaliwok.com/best-ever-chocolate-cake-frosting/ .Here is the original link for the recipe with step by step pictures as well if that helps .

  • Reply
    Alisha Alex Raj
    June 13, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    The pictures are appetizing .

  • Reply
    jyo
    June 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Very appealing and appetizing too Nisha👌

  • Reply
    Neetha
    June 17, 2018 at 1:13 am

    This looks so decadent and moist. Lovely cake

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 20, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much Neetha, appreciate it!

  • Reply
    ankitaa01
    June 19, 2018 at 2:12 am

    This looks delicious😋😋

  • Reply
    PS
    June 19, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    This is so delicious and well decorated!!! I like the chocolate chips on top layer. This is so appealing!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment, appreciate it!

  • Reply
    Neha
    June 22, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Looks decadent and delicious Nisha!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 23, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you so much my friend, appreciate your comments!

  • Reply
    raynotbradbury
    June 23, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Best best best! I’m chocolatoholic lol I mean I’m buying chocolate as often as I can …and this cake is just #amust add to my chocolate family 😂😂

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      June 25, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      I am sure you will absolutely love this then. Thank you so much for the lovely comment and stopping by!

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