How to Make Dark Chocolate Cake 😈🍫

by Goi Haru

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’—


  • 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
  • Instructions

    Step 1

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

    Step 2

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

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

    Add vanilla to your fluffy butter.

    Step 7

    Add 1/2 the dry ingredient.

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

    Add the rest of the flour

    Step 10

    Add the last egg.

    Step 11

    Again SCRAPE the bowl.

    Step 12

    Add the chocolate liquid.

    Step 13

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

    Step 14

    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.

    Step 15

    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.

    Step 16

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

    Step 17

    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.

    Step 18

    Take off the heat.

    Step 19

    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.

    Step 20

    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.

    Step 21

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

    Step 22

    Swirl the pan a little. Add corn starch.

    Step 23

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

    Step 24

    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.

    Step 25

    Peel off the parchment and leave to cool completely.

    Step 26

    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.

    Step 27

    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.

    Step 28

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

    Step 29

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

    Step 30

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

    Step 31

    Dollop and spread if you like the swirl look

    Step 32

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    Step 35

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

    Step 36

    Step 37

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