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Real Deal Chocolate Cake

July 4, 2016

FINALLY on my blog again! Sorry for disappearing for two weeks but i was moving houses.

I’m finally settled into my new house and i am LOVING it!

I’m sharing with you today after lots of requests, my three layered chocolate cake recipe!

It is absolutely to die for! I had people over for dinner when i made it and it disappeared instantly 😀

You can find the recipe below

Ingredients for Chocolate Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

Directions for Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180º C. Prepare your cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
  2. For the cake:
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
  4. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  5. Distribute cake batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.

You can find the recipe here: Chocolate Cake

For the filling i whipped up some chocolate ganache and spread it between the three layers, as for the coating of the cake, i also used chocolate ganache ( chocolate ganache can be turned into any consistency that you like, for the outside of the cake i let it cool and it became spreadable)

Ingredients For Ganache

Chocolate (dark)

Heavy Cream

Directions For Ganache

1- When making ganache for a cake always have a 1:1 ratio. (1 cup of cream to 1 cup of chocolate)

2-  Heat the cream in a pot and pour it over the chocolate. Let it cool

There you have it! If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, then you can mix milk and dark chocolate for a sweeter and less bitter taste.

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  • Reply A April 7, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Concerning the real deal chocolate cake
    Is it ok if I bake each batter at a time and leave the rest outside as I don’t have same sized pans. So the other batter will be baked after the first one is done shall i leave it in the fridge ?

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless April 7, 2017 at 8:02 am

      Hello! Preferably you don’t leave it nor in the fridge nor outside as the baking soda can react and ruin your batter! Try placing the entire batter in a larger pan and then cutting it in half once baked and cooled down! Xx

  • Reply Hana April 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Hello! Does this lead to three layers of cake? Thanks

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless April 30, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      Yes like 3 8 inch pans

  • Reply Safa Ali April 30, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    i made this and i absolutely loved it. It’s only me and my husband so it stayed in the fridge for ten days but super soft. We added icecream somedays, other days in the microwaves, sometimes in the morning with cofffee or right in the middle of the night! amazing!

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless April 30, 2020 at 5:51 pm


  • Reply Kristel soumi May 17, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Can i substitute the white sugar with coconut sugar??

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless May 19, 2020 at 4:46 am


  • Reply Sara May 21, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Hello, this cake always loses volume after removing from oven. Any clue why?

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless May 22, 2020 at 9:41 pm

      Hi Sara! That’s very strange, it could have to do with how hot your oven temperature is.

  • Reply Darina May 23, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Hello, can i make this cake without dividing it into three layers?if yes then what should be the size of pan used?

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless May 27, 2020 at 1:55 pm

      Hello, yes it yields three thin layers. You can use a regular 9 inch pan for one layer

  • Reply Guizani May 25, 2020 at 4:06 am

    Hello, I really want to do this chocolate cake recipe but I don’t have a measurement cup , is it possible to share the ingredients in gram?? Thank you 😀

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless May 27, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Hello! you can google the measurements it will give you in grams

  • Reply Michelle May 28, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    The cake is out of this world !!!! 😋 Thank you just a question, is it possible to replace the sugar by honey or is there anyway to make it less calorific ?

  • Reply Mrs.Clueless June 3, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    hi! You can try but the texture could be a bit off. Try coconut sugar?

  • Reply Nour June 15, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    Where can I find the recipe of the cherry loaf cake?

  • Reply Raghad Othman October 24, 2020 at 12:02 am

    It’s amazing thank you big time for the recipe

  • Reply Joelle November 11, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Everything u do is that yummy! Cant find expresso powder with what i can replace it? 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

    • Reply Mrs.Clueless November 13, 2020 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you! Nescafe or any instant coffee 🙂

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