Saturday, December 31, 2022

Moist chocolate cake


Recipe for the cake is adapted from Hershey's chocolate cake.


Plain flour – 225 gm  

Cocoa powder – 75 gm 

Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp 

Baking soda – 1 ½ tsp 

Salt – ¼ tsp 

Eggs – 2 large 

Granulated sugar – 400 gm 

Oil – 120 ml 

Milk – 230 ml 

Boiling water – 230 ml 

Vanilla extract – 2 tsp 


In a bowl measure and sift  flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt and keep it aside. 

In another bowl crack two eggs and beat it with sugar for 2-3 minutes. 

Add oil , vanilla extract and beat until mixed. 

Add dry ingredients and milk and beat until mixed. 

Finally add boiling water and beat again until just mixed. 

Pour the batter into three 7 inch cake tins and bake at 175 degree C for about 30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. 



Unsalted butter – 175 gm 

Icing sugar – 350 gm 

Meringue powder – 2 tsp 

Double cream – 100 ml 

Dark chocolate – 80 gm 

Vanilla extract – 2 tsp 



1.In a mixing bowl add 1/3 of the sugar, salt and meringue powder and mix. 
2.Add cream to it and beat it for 5 minutes in an electric mixer with paddle attachment  
3.Add remaining sugar and beat for 3 minutes. 
4.Add butter little by little and beat for 5-7 minutes. 
5.Add vanilla, melted chocolate and beat for 1 minute. 


Chocolate ganache  

Dark chocolate – 40 gm (broken into small pieces)

Milk chocolate –40 gm 

Double cream – 110 ml 

Caster sugar – 1 tablespoon 

Honey – 1 tsp 

In a saucepan add some cream and simmer it on a low flame. When it is about to boil add chocolate, sugar, honey and mix until everything has melted. 

Let it cool for a bit. 

Assembling the cake 

Once the cake has cooled down to room temperature, take the first layer and spread the buttercream on top.

Place the second layer of cake on top and repeat .

Finally place the third layer and spread buttercream all around the cake and then gently pour the ganache on top. You can also do drips on the edges.  

If you let the ganache cool a bit more you can use the ganache to pipe some decorations on top. 



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