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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