Decadent Chocolate Cake

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate experience with our Decadent Chocolate Cake. This rich and moist cake is layered with luscious chocolate frosting, making it a perfect dessert for any chocolate lover. Whether it's for a birthday, celebration, or simply to satisfy your sweet tooth, this chocolate cake promises to be a show-stopping treat that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

A decadent chocolate cake with rich, creamy frosting, beautifully presented on a rustic wooden table. The cake is sliced to reveal moist, chocolatey layers. The background includes scattered cocoa powder, chocolate chunks, and a cup of hot cocoa, creating a cozy and indulgent atmosphere

Preparation and Cooking Times:

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings and Serving Size:

  • Servings: 12
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 450
  • Protein: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 58g
  • Fat: 23g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Sodium: 350mg


  • For the Cake:

    • 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
    • 200g (1 cup) brown sugar
    • 200g (1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 85g (3/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 240ml (1 cup) whole milk
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 240ml (1 cup) boiling water
  • For the Frosting:

    • 230g (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
    • 65g (2/3 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 480g (4 cups) powdered sugar
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) whole milk
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • Pinch of salt

Method of Preparation:

  1. Prepare the Cake:

    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
    • In a large bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    • Stir in the boiling water (the batter will be thin).
    • Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans and let them cool completely on wire racks.
  2. Prepare the Frosting:

    • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter on medium speed until creamy.
    • Gradually add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar, alternating with the milk, beating on low speed until well combined.
    • Add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Assemble the Cake:

    • Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of frosting on top.
    • Place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake.
    • Smooth the frosting with a spatula for a clean finish.
  4. Serve:

    • Slice and serve the cake at room temperature. Enjoy the rich, chocolatey goodness!

Tips for Culinary Success:

  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before mixing to ensure a smooth batter.
  • Use high-quality cocoa powder for the best chocolate flavor.
  • If the frosting is too thick, add a little more milk, a tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  • Q: Can I make this cake ahead of time?
    • A: Yes, you can bake the cake layers a day in advance. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store them at room temperature. Frost the cake on the day you plan to serve it.
  • Q: Can I use a different frosting?
    • A: Absolutely! Cream cheese frosting or a whipped ganache would also pair wonderfully with this chocolate cake.
  • Q: How do I store leftovers?
    • A: Store any leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a slice of our Decadent Chocolate Cake. This classic dessert is perfect for any celebration, offering rich, chocolatey layers and creamy frosting that will satisfy any sweet craving. Whether it's a special occasion or a regular day, this cake brings joy and indulgence with every bite. Enjoy the ultimate chocolate delight!