Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate Cake Recipe for Your Child’s First Birthday

Your child’s first birthday and 1st birthday cake recipes are truly special day for you and your family. They may not remember much of the day in years to come but rest assured, kids do know when it’s a special day and enjoy all the excitement. You can prepare your first birthday cake recipes in no time

The highlight of every birthday party is the cake and every kid in the world loves a chocolate cake. Therefore, chocolate cakes remain the first choice for most birthday parties. Here is a delicious chocolate cake recipe that is easy to make and guaranteed to please your toddler…and the guests.


  • Cocoa powder – 1 cup
  • Boiling water – 2 cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 ½ cups
  • Eggs – 4
  • All-purpose flour – 2 ¾ cups
  • Baking soda – 2 ¼ teaspoons
  • Salt – A pinch
  • Vanilla extract or essence – 1 ½ teaspoons


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  • Mix the cocoa powder in boiling water and make sure there are no lumps.
  • Mix the baking powder, flour and baking soda, and keep aside.
  • Mix the butter and sugar together in a blender.
  • Once the mixture is creamy, add the eggs one by one. Beat well after each addition.
  • Once the sugar is fully dissolved and the eggs are nicely beaten and slightly frothy, start adding the flour mix spoon by spoon, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the cocoa mixture and fold lightly.
  • Add the vanilla essence.
  • Grease three 9-inch baking pans.
  • Divide and pour the batter into the three pans.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool before taking out of the pans.

Your chocolate cake is ready. Now for the wonderful frosting that kids love on their cake:


  • 1 pack of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup of half and half cream
  • ¾ cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups of icing sugar
  • Mixed fruit jam
  • Piping bag


  • In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, cream and butter.
  • Take off the heat and stir in the icing sugar.
  • Beat the mix until it achieves a spreading consistency. Don’t overbeat it otherwise the cream will separate and give a slightly acrid taste.
  • Cut the cake in layers and spread the frosting between the layers and all over the cake.
  • Put some mixed fruit jam in a piping bag and pipe over the cake in any design you like.
  • Put the cake in the refrigerator to set.

You can also decorate the cake with gems and edible silver balls. Make sure that you don’t put anything in and on the cake that is difficult for the toddlers to swallow.

Plain Chocolate Cake Recipe

Sometimes, you’ll spend all day dreaming of the most beautiful, rich, decadent chocolate cake. You can’t wait to get to the grocery store to pick out the most amazing decorations, fillings, cherries for the top and everything else you can imagine. You get home, you spend hours making this wonderful cake and you enjoy eating it thoroughly. Sometimes, however, you just want to get down to business with something easy. Time is short and you can’t be bothered with any of the little extras. You just want an easy, fast and plain chocolate cake recipe and you want it now. I know what it’s like, so I’m going to share a plain chocolate cake recipe with you that I find to be one of the easiest and tastiest as well. Guaranteed to satisfy your cravings, whether it’s three in the afternoon or three in the morning.

Here’s a list of the necessary ingredients:

  •  2 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 2 cups of cold water

Here are the preparation instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees giving you time to get all of your ingredients together.

2. Mix the sugar, flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder. It’s not always easy to tell how well they’re blending so use the cocoa as your guide. Once the cocoa is evenly distributed it’s safe so assume that the rest of the dry ingredients are as well.

3. Add all of the wet ingredients to your mixing bowl. Mix in the vanilla, the vinegar, the oil and the cold water. Now use a mixer (Hand or electric) to combine everything together until it’s properly blended.

4. Pour this mixture into a medium sized baking pan.

5. Bake for 40 minutes in your oven at 350 degrees.

6. Prepare yourself to enjoy an absolutely delicious chocolate cake.

Now, it’s 40 minutes later and you just made a classic chocolate cake recipe. The great part about this recipe is that it uses very common items that you’ll find in most kitchens. Why are you still reading this? You have your cake – now it’s business time, get to work!

Yves Casson+

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