Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe For Your Childs 1st Birthday Cake Recipes

1st birthdays are truly special for families and preparing a cake from scratch makes it even more special. Chocolate cakes are the most popular with kids of all ages. Not surprisingly chocolate cake recipe‘s are still a favourite with most adults as well. As far as 1st birthday cake recipes are concerned this homemade chocolate cake recipes should tick all the boxes.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 ½ cup of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 x 3/4th cup of all-purpose flour (you can use cake flour too but then skip the baking powder).
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ teaspoon of Baking powder

To prepare:

  • Dissolve the cocoa powder in boiling water and set is aside to cool at room temperature. Make sure there are no lumps in it.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 C or 350 F
  • Sieve the flour and add baking powder to it. Keep aside.
  • Blend butter and sugar together until you get a smooth texture.
  • Add the eggs one by one and beat at a medium speed and you will get a slightly frothy mixture.
  • Add the flour mix spoon by spoon and keep mixing.
  • Once the flour is mixed well add the cocoa powder and water mix.
  • Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
  • Grease three 9-inch baking pans and pour the mixture equally into the three cans.
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack before icing

What you will need to prepare the icing

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – 1 packet
  • Half and half cream -1/2 cup
  • Unsalted butter ¾  cup
  • Icing sugar 2 ½ cup (you can use normal powdered sugar too but icing sugar sets well).
  • Mixed fruit jam – 3 large tablespoon
  • Piping bag-1

To prepare

  • On a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and unsalted butter to get a glossy mix.
  • Add the cream and mix well while the mix is still hot.
  • When the mix cools stir in the icing sugar. It will dissolve quickly.
  • Do not beat the mixture too much otherwise, the cream will separate and give it a bitter taste.
  • Slice each cake in the middle, spread the frosting on each layer, and join them.
  • Let the cake cool in the fridge to set the icing.
  • Fill the piping bag with the jam and pipe it over the cake on the borders or you can make a design and even some cartoons.
  • Use some chocolate wafers to stick on the cake for decorations.
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First Birthday Chocolate Cake Recipe

Children and chocolate go very well together; therefore, first birthday cake recipes are very popular for birthday parties. Rather than ordering the cake from a bakery, you can make the cake yourself by following this simple chocolate cake recipe.


  • 125 grams of cocoa powder (1 cup)
  • 476 ml of boiling water (2 cups)
  • 227 grams of butter (1 cup)
  • 500 grams of sugar (2 ½ cups)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 345 grams of all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 15 grams of baking powder
  • 5 grams of vanilla extract or essence (8 drops)


  • Dissolve the cocoa powder in boiling water. Mix well so that there are no lumps. Give it a whirl in the blender to mix properly.
  • Let the mix cool and in the meantime heat the oven to 180°C.
  • Mix the flour and baking powder together. Mix well.
  • Take the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and using a blender, mix them until you get a nice smooth and creamy texture.
  • Break in the eggs, one by one, and keep on mixing at a medium speed until you get a frothy broth kind of mix.
  • Keep the blender on and start adding the flour and baking powder mix, spoon by spoon.
  • Once it is mixed, add the cocoa powder mix and fold well.
  • Take three 9-inch baking pans and grease them well.
  • Divide the mixture in three equal parts and pour in the baking pans.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until done.
  • Cool on a wire rack before frosting.

Measurements for the frosting:

  • One packet or 250 grams of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 50 grams of half and half cream (½ cup)
  • 170 grams of unsalted butter
  • 275 grams of icing sugar
  • 50 grams of mixed fruit jam
  • One piping bag


  • Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler and add the butter. You will get a nice glossy mix.
  • Add the cream to the mix and blend well.
  • Let the mix cool to room temperature and add the icing sugar to the mix.
  • Fold slightly. Do not mix too much otherwise the cream will separate to butter and give you a granulated frosting, which will not spread well.
  • Slice the cooled cakes in the middle and spread the frosting on the inside. Join and spread the frosting on the top and sides too.
  • Let it set in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Fill the piping bag with mixed fruit jam, create a pattern on the cake, and let it set in the fridge until the party time.
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Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipes

Birthday cake is the thing that your kids always remember. There are a variety of recipes to choose from but overwhelmingly the first preference is the chocolate cake recipe.

Also there are a number of variations but the most tried is the plain homemade chocolate cake recipes.

Here’s what you’ll need;


All purpose flour – Three cups

Salt – 1 and half tablespoon

Baking powder – ¾

Baking Soda – 1 and half tablespoon

Sugar – 2 2/3

Cocoa – 1 cup and 2 tablespoon

Water – 1 cup and 2 tablespoon

Canola oil – 1 cup and 2 tablespoon

Eggs – 5 Large

Water – ¾

Vanilla – 1 and half tablespoon


Powdered Sugar – 3.4 cup

Unsweetened Cocoa – 1 tablespoon

Liquid flavoring, vanilla

Butter, firm, not cold – 1 and half cup

The oven temperature should be around 350d and the baking time should be between 25 to 35 minutes and the type of pan should be a 10 inch cake pan.


Initially you should heat the pan along with flour and grease pans. Take a large bowl and add cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and all-purpose flour and mix them together. After mixing them properly you should add one cup and two tablespoons canola oil, one cup and two tablespoons of water and mix them properly. After that you need to add vanilla, ¾ of water and eggs and mix them properly for 6 minutes and after that mix them in a hand mixer for 5 minutes.

After the mixture is ready you need to pour the prepared mixture into the pan and leave them in the oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes you should check whether the cake is prepared or not with a toothpick. You simply need to place and remove the toothpick in the cake. If you notice that the toothpick comes out clean then it is already baked. Now you have to leave the prepared cake for 15 minutes so that it can cool down. After that wrap the cake in foil and put them in a refrigerator for at least two hours.

For frosting you need to prepare a mixture with ¾ cup of cocoa and powdered sugar and mix it till it is blended properly. After that you need to add butter and few tablespoons of flavoring liquid in the mixture. By using the mixture you can make some unique designs that your kid loves most.

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Banana Cake Recipe

It’s true. Banana cake is just as good as it’s Banana bread cousin. I’ll be posting my Banana Cake recipe soon so that you can judge for yourself.

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