Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate Cake Recipes

Your Baby’s First Birthday Cake Recipes

A child’s first birthday is a cause for celebration for all parents and guardians as they have survived the first year of parenthood unscathed. It’s quite a personal affair so you need to choose the right chocolate cake recipe for this. More importantly, you need to choose the right theme or motif to decorate your cake with. I highly recommend this First Birthday Cake Recipes that will surely please both adults and children. It’s very easy to make plus the decorations can either be store-bought or home-crafted according to your taste and budget. Have a happy birthday party!


– 2 cups cake flour
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 3 tbs. cocoa or chocolate powder, unsweetened
– 1 tsp. baking powder
– 1 whole egg
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– 1 tsp. instant decaffeinated coffee (to consider the kids who will partake)
– 6 tbs. palm or canola oil (or any vegetable oil)
– 1 tsp. vanilla flavor extract
– 1 cup cold water


  •  Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  •  Spray a 9-inch round baking pan with non-stick spray, or brush thinly with oil.
  •  Stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, decaf, and salt in a large bowl.
  •  Add the eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix the batter. Do not beat.
  •  Pour in the cup of cold water and mix until evenly blended.
  •  Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  •  Cool for about 10 minutes, so the sides will not stick to the pan, before removing from the pan to a wire rack. Cool completely.



– 1 regular pack of cream cheese
– 1/3 cup fresh butter
– 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
– 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor extract
– 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
– food coloring for trimming


  •  Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  •  Continue beating while adding the butter and scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  •  Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar.
  •  Add the sour cream and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
  •  Set aside about 1/2 cup of frosting for the pipe trimmings.
  •  Spread frosting evenly over the cooled cake.
  •  Mix in food coloring to the remaining 1/2 cup of frosting.
  •  Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag and trim the top or bottom edge of the cake.
  •  Refrigerate for about 10 mins then decorate.

Suggestions: For boys, you can buy current and classic plastic action figures. For girls, you can never go wrong with pink or yellow candy flowers and mini dolls. Or you can simply go with bright rainbow colored candies and balloon lollipops all around a pretty, white carousel. Don’t forget the candle.

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1st Birthday Cake Recipes – Monkey Face Cake

Birthdays are always important whether you are celebrating for a child or an adult. But when it comes to your child’s 1st birthday cake recipes, adding your own personal touch will make it even more special and make you feel good inside. Here is a ‘monkey face’ 1st birthday chocolate cake recipe, which is guaranteed to put a smile on your young one’s face.

To create this masterpiece you will require a basic 9-inch sponge cake.


  •  1/3 cup corn flour
  •  1/3 cup plain flour
  •  1/3 cup self-raising flour
  •  4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  •  4 eggs at room temperature
  •  2/3 cup castor sugar
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1.  Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2.  Grease a 9-inch cake pan and set aside.
  3.  Separate the egg whites from the yolks.
  4.  Beat the egg whites using an electric blender until soft peaks are formed.
  5.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until the sugar starts to dissolve.
  6.  Add the peaky egg whites and beat the mixture some more. The trick behind the fluffiness of sponge cake is to incorporate as much air as possible.
  7.  Add the vanilla essence and mix well.
  8.  Sift the corn flour, plain flour and self-raising flour in a bowl.
  9.  Add the flour mix and cocoa powder to the egg mix and fold the mix.
  10.  Pour the batter in the cake pan.
  11.  Bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes.
  12.  Remove from the oven and cool the cake on a wire rack.

For preparing the monkey face you will need:

  •  2 chocolate covered doughnuts
  •  1 cup vanilla frosting
  •  1/2 cup chocolate sprinklers
  •  2 1/2 cups chocolate frosting
  •  2 brown M&Ms
  •  2 Oreo cookies
  •  2 teaspoons mixed fruit jam
  •  1 chocolate Twizzlers
  •  Piping bags

Assembling the cake:

  1.  Place the cake on a clean surface and trim 1/2 inch from each side of the cake.
  2.  Cut 1/2 inch from the doughnuts.
  3.  Place the trimmed doughnuts on the sides of the cut portion of the cake for the monkey’s ears.
  4.  Divide the vanilla frosting in 1/2. To one-half add a little bit of red food coloring to get a very pale pink color.
  5.  Cover the top half of the cake with chocolate frosting.
  6.  For the lower half use the pale pink frosting to make a kidney bean type shape for the mouth.
  7.  Use the M&Ms to mark the nose of the monkey.
  8.  Pipe the rest of the vanilla frosting in two white circles to mark the eyes. Place the Oreo cookies in the center of the white circles.
  9.  Pipe the jam as the smiling mouth.
  10.  Press the chocolate sprinklers on the forehead, top of the head and under the chin.
  11.  Scrape the chocolate twizzler to make the hairs of the monkey.
  12.  Let the cake cool in the fridge to allow the frosting to set.

Before assembling the cake you can slice it horizontally and apply some chocolate frosting in between the layers for a more chocolaty taste.

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Ultimate and Easy Plain Chocolate Cake Recipe

The secret weapon to the success of every dinner party is beautiful chocolate desserts. There are many ways to use the ever popular chocolate cake recipe in dessert, but it is the plain chocolate cake that is the most popular of all. A plain chocolate cake with some frosting is all you need to finish off the scrumptious dinner that you prepared. Here is a plain chocolate cake recipe that you can prepare in no time.


  •  4 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  •  2 cups of castor sugar
  •  1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
  •  ¾ cup of cocoa powder
  •  2 teaspoons of baking soda
  •  2 teaspoons of baking powder
  •  1 cup of butter (at room temperature)
  •  1 ¼ cups of milk
  •  3 large eggs
  •  1 ¼ cups of hot coffee (you can use the decaf variety also)


  •  Preheat the oven to 170C.
  •  Grease an 11-inch cake tin or two 7-inch baking tins using a little flour and oil.
  •  In a deep mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar and eggs, and beat at a very high speed using a food processor or blender until the mix is smooth and creamy and almost double in size.
  •  Add the milk and coffee to the mix and beat some more. Don’t forget to scrape the bottom of the bowl in between so that all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  •  In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
  •  Add this mix to the egg-butter mix, adding one large spoon at a time and beating well in between each addition.
  •  Pour the mix in the prepared cake pan and smooth the tops.
  •  Bake in the preheated oven for about an hour.
  •  At the end of the baking time you will have a nice dark brown chocolate cake. Let it cool in the tin before removing from the pan.

The chocolate cake is incomplete without some delicious cream decorations to go along with it. Here is the recipe for a delicious chocolate cream that perfectly complements the chocolate cake.


  •  2 ¼ cups of fresh cream
  •  500 grams of dark cooking chocolate (chopped and at room temperature)
  •  250 grams of fresh raspberries (cut in halves lengthwise)


  •  Place the cake on a serving plate.
  •  Heat the cream in a saucepan until very hot.
  •  Remove from heat, add the chocolate, and stir well.
  •  Let it chill completely.
  •  Slather the prepared chocolate cream on the cake covering all the sides. Decorate with sliced raspberries and serve with some fresh cream on the side.
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Delicious Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipes

‘A chocolate in the mouth is worth two on the plate.’ Chocolate has long been considered the king of all comfort foods. A piece of delicious homemade chocolate cake recipe is all you need to forget all your worries. Here are some simple and delicious homemade chocolate cake recipes that you can prepare under an hour’s time and enjoy with your family.

1. Simple chocolate cake


– 3/4 cup of shortening
– 1 1/2 cups of sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup of milk
– 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
– 2 teaspoons of baking soda
– 2 cups of refined flour
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
– 1 cup of boiling water


– Beat the eggs, sugar and shortening in a mixing bowl until the eggs are fluffy.
– Add the vanilla essence and milk and whip some more to incorporate some air in the mix.
– Now add the dry ingredients (flour and cocoa powder) in the mix and use a blender to mix them well (no lumps).
– Now add the baking soda and fold the ingredients together.
– Add the boiling water in last and pour the batter in a greased baking pan.
– Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for about 30-35 minutes.
– Cool and cut in slices to serve.

2. Homemade coffee chocolate cake


– 2 cups of flour
– 1 1/2 cups of refined sugar
– 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 cup of cold brewed coffee
– 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
– 1 cup of mayonnaise


– Take the mayonnaise in a deep bowl and add the sugar to it.
– Use an electric blender to whip the mayonnaise and sugar.
– Add the cold coffee to the mix and blend well.
– Now add the vanilla essence and mix all the wet ingredients into a frothy mix.
– In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
– Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, one spoon at a time, and blend well using an electric blender.
– Pour the batter in a greased baking pan.
– Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for about 30 minutes.
– Cool on a wire rack and cut in slices to serve.

Note: This recipe does not use egg but if you want to, you can replace the mayonnaise with 1 egg and 1/2 cup of fresh cream.

Both chocolate cake recipes can be enjoyed warm as well as cold.

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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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Triple Layer Chocolate 1st Birthday Cake Recipes

Kids love layers of chocolate cake with lots of chocolaty frosting. Here is a soft and gooey chocolate cake recipe that will make you a favorite mommy among all the kids present at the party. This is one of my simple 1st birthday cake recipes that is perfect for every occasion.


  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Flour – 2 cups
  • Shortening – 1 cup
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup
  • Cocoa – 4 tablespoons
  • Baking powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Cooking chocolate – ½ cup
  • Eggs – 2
  • Mixed fruit essence or extract – ¼ teaspoon


  • Beat the eggs and shortening for 2 minutes with the help of a blender at high speed.
  • Add the sugar and beat until the sugar dissolves and you get a frothy white mixture.
  • Beat in the buttermilk at medium speed.
  • Add the mixed fruit essence and fold lightly.
  • Mix together the flour, cocoa powder and cooking chocolate and keep aside.
  • Add this mixture, one tablespoon at a time, to the egg mix in the blender at high speed.
  • Beat for about 3-4 minutes. You will get a mix of dropping consistency.
  • Grease two 9-inch baking pans and pour the mix equally in the two pans.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.
  • The best way to check if your cake is done or not is to insert a toothpick in the center of it. If it comes out clean then your cake is done.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack before taking it out of the pan.

To prepare the layers:


  • Melted dark and white chocolate – 2 cups
  • Icing sugar – 3 cups
  • Butter – 3-4 sticks
  • Vanilla essence – 4 drops

To prepare:

  • Melt the butter with the chocolate on a double boiler.
  • Let the mix cool and add 2 cups of icing sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Spread the mix on one of the cakes and put the other cake on top of it. Press lightly.
  • Use the rest of the mix to cover the cake from all sides and evenly on the top.
  • Put the cake in the fridge for about an hour to let the chocolate set.
  • Once the chocolate is set, dust the remaining icing sugar on the top and the sides of the cake to give it a ‘fairy tale’ look.

Tips to add to the chocolate cake recipe:

  • Use a flat spatula dipped in warm water to spread the icing on the cake for even layers and smooth spreading.
  • You can even put the icing in a piping bag and use it to decorate the sides of the cake.
  • Use some regular grated chocolate on top of the icing for one more chocolate layer.



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Delightful Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe

The following cake recipe is not only great for kids’ birthday parties but it is also nut and lactose free so you don’t have to worry about allergies and reactions. In other words, you get to have a worry free party. This delightful rich chocolate cake recipe is an especially great 1st birthday cake recipes.


  • Rice flour – 2 ¾ cups
  • Cocoa powder – 1 cup
  • Baking soda – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – ½ tablespoon
  • Shortening (soy and dairy free) – 1 ½ cups (you will easily find this at any store)
  • Sugar – 2 ½ cups
  • Eggs – 4
  • Rice or almond milk – 1 ½ cups
  • Maple syrup – ¼ cup (you can replace this with jam)
  • Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons


  • Beat the shortening and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy. This should take about 3-4 minutes at high speed.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • In the meantime, sift together the rice flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. You can also add some chocolate chips if you want.
  • Add the eggs to the sugar and shortening mix, one by one. Beat well after each addition. In the end, you will get a slightly viscous mix that is glossy.
  • Now add the maple syrup or jam, vanilla extract and rice milk and beat well.
  • Use a wooden spatula to mix the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the mix, spoon by spoon. Do not over-mix.
  • Pour the mixture in cake pans and bake for 35 minutes. At the end of the baking time, a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake should come out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack.
  • Your chocolate cake is ready.

For dairy free icing:


  • Powdered sugar – 2 cups
  • Dairy free margarine – ½ cup
  • Almond milk – ¼ cup
  • Cocoa powder (unsweetened) – ¾ cup
  • Vanilla essence – ½ teaspoon


  • Beat the sugar and margarine using an electric hand mixer until well combined.
  • Add the almond milk, cocoa powder and vanilla to the mix and let it rest for some time.

To decorate:

  • You can decorate the cake in two ways: one is to make the layers with frosting, and the other is to just spread the icing all over the cake and enjoy.
  • When spreading the icing on the cake, start with the top and let it slide all the way down the sides. Put it in the refrigerator to set to get the ‘dripping chocolate’ look.

Remember the key to a perfect chocolate cake recipe is to beat the ingredients to the right consistency. The cake batter should not be too fluid or too thick; dropping consistency is just perfect.


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Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipes

You won’t need to bother with cake mix that comes in a box anymore now that you have found this homemade chocolate cake recipes that I’m about to share.

Here is a homemade chocolate cake recipe that is far beyond decent, it’s delicious. It’s also a very easy recipe to prepare, and it uses common household ingredients. Chances are you will already have most of these in your pantry and fridge, if not, you can fill in the missing pieces at most convenience stores. You can also use your favorite icing, if you would like, however I prefer this cake without any icing. The top bakes into a nice, thin crust on it’s own.


  • 1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 squares unsweetened chocolate (melted)
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup boiling water


1. Beat together the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add the eggs and continue to beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

3. Now, add the vanilla and the chocolate into your large mixing bowl and continue mixing everything together until the chocolate and vanilla are evenly distributed.

4. Sift together all of the dry ingredients and add them into the large mixing bowl along with the sour cream. Add a small portion of the dry ingredients, then a small portion of the sour cream, then a small portion of the dry ingredients again, followed once more by sour cream. Continue this process until everything is mixed together.

5. It’s so important to use a beater to properly mix everything that I’m giving that it’s own step as well.

6. Pour this mixture into one large cake pan or two smaller ones.

7. Preheat your oven to 350 degree F and bake your cake batter for about 35 minutes. Start to keep an eye on it at around 25-30 minutes, and poke it with a toothpick when it looks done. If nothing sticks to the toothpick, you can remove your completed cake from the oven.

Once your cake is out of the oven, you can apply your favorite choice of frosting or just leave it as it is to sit for about 10 minutes and set. Fast forward ten minutes, it is now time to cut the cake and enjoy! Make sure you share this chocolate cake recipe with your chocolate-loving friends, too.

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