How to Make Dark Chocolate Cake 😈🍫

Inspired by devil's food cake with deep dark chocolate flavor. If you like sweeter cake, use semi sweet or mix some milk chocolate in the frosting. I hope you'd like it. Enjoy! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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How to Make Dark Chocolate Cake 😈🍫 Recipe
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Boil some water and pour 1cup to a bowl of cocoa + brown sugar. (First portion)

Boil some water and pour 1cup to a bowl of cocoa + brown sugar. (First portion)

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Stir until everything is dissolved. Don't add too much air tho.

Stir until everything is dissolved. Don't add too much air tho.

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Cut (first portion) soft butter into pieces add the sugar and beat together until light and fluffy (creaming).

Cut (first portion) soft butter into pieces add the sugar and beat together until light and fluffy (creaming).

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Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda (bi carb) together in a bowl. Now go preheat your oven to 180c or 350f

Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda (bi carb) together in a bowl. Now go preheat your oven to 180c or 350f

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Scraping the side of the bowl is very important in making any butter based sweets.

Scraping the side of the bowl is very important in making any butter based sweets.

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Add vanilla to your fluffy butter.

Add vanilla to your fluffy butter.

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Add 1/2 the dry ingredient.

Add 1/2 the dry ingredient.

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Drop in 1 egg as the flour are no longer visible. (Do scrape the bowl every now and then)

Drop in 1 egg as the flour are no longer visible. (Do scrape the bowl every now and then)

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Add the rest of the flour

Add the rest of the flour

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Add the last egg.

Add the last egg.

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Again SCRAPE the bowl.

Again SCRAPE the bowl.

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Add the chocolate liquid.

Add the chocolate liquid.

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Mix until smooth, scrape the bowl, mix a little more.

Mix until smooth, scrape the bowl, mix a little more.

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Line your cake pans. And butter the side TipπŸ’‘ use re-usable parchment is convenient. I cut them up to the sizes of my favorite pans so don't have to cut new parchment paper every time i bake.

Line your cake pans. And butter the side TipπŸ’‘ use re-usable parchment is convenient. I cut them up to the sizes of my favorite pans so don't have to cut new parchment paper every time i bake.

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Fill the pans and tap them lightly on the table to get rid of bubbles.  Tip πŸ’‘shortening is a very good convenient pan greaser, keep a tub of it around.

Fill the pans and tap them lightly on the table to get rid of bubbles. Tip πŸ’‘shortening is a very good convenient pan greaser, keep a tub of it around.

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Bake the cake for 30 mins. Meanwhile, get start on the frosting.

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Add the second portion of water (2/3cup in us term) butter brown sugar and sugar to a sauce pan. Bring the ingredients to boil, make sure everything's dissolved.

Add the second portion of water (2/3cup in us term) butter brown sugar and sugar to a sauce pan. Bring the ingredients to boil, make sure everything's dissolved.

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Take off the heat.

Take off the heat.

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Tip πŸ’‘i like putting my chocolate in small zip lock bag in portion, this way it's very easy to use. I mark out the bag of the type and weight of the ingredient inside. I use cacao barry's 70% today.

Tip πŸ’‘i like putting my chocolate in small zip lock bag in portion, this way it's very easy to use. I mark out the bag of the type and weight of the ingredient inside. I use cacao barry's 70% today.

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Add the chocolate to the hot liquid. That's 50 g. I keep 3 types of cacao barry's chocolate in my fridge dark (70%) milk and white. And 2 types of hershey's  unsweeten baking bars and semi sweet.

Add the chocolate to the hot liquid. That's 50 g. I keep 3 types of cacao barry's chocolate in my fridge dark (70%) milk and white. And 2 types of hershey's unsweeten baking bars and semi sweet.

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Another 250 g. Don't try to stir now just push it around and let the heat do all the work.

Another 250 g. Don't try to stir now just push it around and let the heat do all the work.

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Swirl the pan a little. Add corn starch.

Swirl the pan a little. Add corn starch.

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Then as the chocolate seems melted stir very gently. The sauce will thicken up when cool. You can see the whisk trace.

Then as the chocolate seems melted stir very gently. The sauce will thicken up when cool. You can see the whisk trace.

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Cool the cake on wire rack. After 15 mins run a knife around the pan to release the cake. Turn the pan over twist a little and your cake will come right off easily.

Cool the cake on wire rack. After 15 mins run a knife around the pan to release the cake. Turn the pan over twist a little and your cake will come right off easily.

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Peel off the parchment and leave to cool completely.

Peel off the parchment and leave to cool completely.

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My smaller pan is a bit tall so i'll cut it in half. Tip πŸ’‘use the bread knife. The teeth helps cutting through cakes better than normal ones. And if you have one of the spinning cake table, use it.

My smaller pan is a bit tall so i'll cut it in half. Tip πŸ’‘use the bread knife. The teeth helps cutting through cakes better than normal ones. And if you have one of the spinning cake table, use it.

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Here's hoe the cake inside should look like. Nice airy bubbly crumbly. Tip πŸ’‘use the bottom part as the top, it's nice and even.

Here's hoe the cake inside should look like. Nice airy bubbly crumbly. Tip πŸ’‘use the bottom part as the top, it's nice and even.

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If you like shiny glossy slick look, leave the frosting to cool then Pour the frosting on the cake.

If you like shiny glossy slick look, leave the frosting to cool then Pour the frosting on the cake.

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Add a little bit of a decoration. And we're done.

Add a little bit of a decoration. And we're done.

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If you leave the frosting for at least 2-3 hr. it will thicken up.

If you leave the frosting for at least 2-3 hr. it will thicken up.

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Dollop and spread if you like the swirl look

Dollop and spread if you like the swirl look

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I put my cake on a tray that would fit my box perfectly so i dont have to lift it up and down.

I put my cake on a tray that would fit my box perfectly so i dont have to lift it up and down.

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Put that in a box. And we're done. A bit messy but, oh well. Share with ur friends and enjoy! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Put that in a box. And we're done. A bit messy but, oh well. Share with ur friends and enjoy! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Ingredients

50 Grams Cocoa powder 
100 Grams Dark brown sugar 
250 Milliliters Water (boiling hot) 
125 Grams Butter 
150 Grams Sugar 
225 Grams All purpose flour 
Β½ Teaspoons Baking powder 
Β½ Teaspoons Baking soda 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract 
2 Teaspoons Eggs 
125 Milliliters Water 
50 Grams Dark brown sugar 
175 Grams Butter 
300 Grams Dark chocolate 
3 Tablespoons Sugar 
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch 
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