May 30, 2011

Chocolate Cake with the Best Chocolate Frosting Ever

Chocolate cake with Chocolate Frosting
 You all know that I love chocolate...This cake is the proof of how much I love chocolate,This one is completely chocolaty..The frosting I made is one of the best frosting ever.It is rich and creamy and yummy..The cake itself is a very moist cake,because of the amount of liquid that goes into this..The batter of the cake should be watery,that what makes the cake very moist..And also I made a cake stand to display all my cakes,I will post those pictures soon...
So I hope you all will give this a try and let me know what you think..


Flour-1 ¾  cup / 200 gms
Sugar- 1 cup / 200 gms (Powdered)
Cocoa-3/4 cup / 100 gms
Baking powder-1 ½ tsp
Baking Soda-1 ½ tsp
Salt- ½ tsp
Eggs- 2
Milk- 2/3 cup / 160 ml 
Oil- 3/4 cup / 180 ml / 6 fluid ounces
Vanilla Essence-2 tsp
Boiling water- 2/3 cup / 160 ml

For Frosting:

Unsalted Butter-2 cup / 200 gms
Chocolate-100 gms
Cocoa-1/2 cup / 50 gms
Icing Sugar-1 cup / 100 gms
Boiling water- ½ cup / 120 ml
Vanilla essence-1 tsp


Preheat the oven to 180° C(350 F)...

In a mixing bowl sift in flour,sugar,cocoa,baking powder,baking soda,salt together.

In a separate bowl mix eggs,milk,oil  together.

Pour wet ingrediants in the dry one and mix well.Add in vanilla essence...Pour in boiling water and mix well.

Divide this mixture in two prepared tins(Tins that are buttered on the bottom as well as sides and floured on all sides) and bake in the oven for 30-35 min or until the cakes are cooked.To check insert a skewer in the cake,the skewer should come out clean.

After the cake has been cooled,remove onto a wire rack and let it cool completely..

For Frosting:
Melt chocolate in a double boiler until completely melted.

Add hot water into cocoa and mix that well.let both the chocolate and the cocoa mixture cool completely...

In a mixing bowl beat together butter and icing sugar till creamy..Add in vanilla essence and beat well..

Now add in the cooled chocolate and cocoa mixture to the butter mixture and beat well...This icing will be glossy and very chocolaty..

Now take the cooled cake and add a good amount of icing in the middle and cover it with other cake...Add some more icing on the top and cover the entire cake with this icing.

If you wish you could decorate the cake with chocolate shards or sprinkles..Slice and serve..

Ur ingrediants
Mix wet ingrediants

Mix the dry ingrediants...

Pour the wet ingrediant on to the dry ingrediants

Add your hot water...

Mix all together

Let the cake cool down...

Take all your ingrediants for the frosting

Mix them up...

Your frosting is done..

Take one of your cake..

Spread the frosting

Sandwich it with the other cake and add a dollop of the frosting..

Cover the entire cake..

Decorate it as your wish

 Slice and Enjoy..


  1. Cake looks inviting..true the frosting looks amazing.. Feel like having a bite of that :)

    Sunanda's Kitchen

  2. My Favourite cake. never tried any frosting. so bookmarked.

  3. Yummy cake! Your joe reminds me of my relative's doggie :) So sweet!

  4. Delicious chocolate cake :) It should be a treat to a chocoholic like me :)

  5. This cake looks extremely dangerous yet so tempting! The photo with your dog is so cute!

  6. That is indeed a drool-worthy chocolate cake and a wonderful frosting :)

  7. I have tears in my eyes looking at the sheer beauty of that cake!! WANT!!!!

    I am definitely going to try this.

    I have to say, Aarthi, you make every recipe seem so simple. I have the confidence that I can make a chocolate cake. I used to be worried that it will be dry because of the milk, but I think I can try this one...
    Keep up the fabulous blogging... :)

  8. can u tell y u added hot water?plz

  9. @mahaHot water makes the chocolate cake really moist and dense...

  10. the boiling water is the key here... its the difference between a cocoa cake and a chocolate cake... i figured it out after so many trial/errors... and now i see it in the blog... would have saved me so much trouble if i had seen this blog before

  11. Hi Aarthi,
    I tried this cake yesterday and it came out well... it is very moist cake and the icing goes well with the chocolate cake. Everyone in my family liked it. Thanks Aarthi for this lovely receipe.....

  12. @Shravani More I am not sure, you can check my eggless chocolate cake recipe

  13. I find that baking soda makes baked goods taste soapy. Any alternative? Maybe upping the baking powder? Or adding lemon juice to the milk? Using buttermilk?

  14. @Zaheeda TshankieAdding a little wont make it taste like that..If you add too much than mentioned will taste bad.

  15. Salamz it's awesome, I am trying it right now.. cake has turned awesome, hopefully after frosting it will be more delicious... love you Aarthi!!! You made it so easy for us!

  16. Btw I baked it in pressure cooker! Awesome result!

  17. Can I half the ingredients to make just one layer

  18. I need to use cooker will u share how it's?

  19. @rgrgdfgduse this link for pressure cooker baking

  20. Hi ..
    Can I use other milk chocolates instead of cooking chocolate for frosting?

  21. Hello

    Can I use milk chocolates in department stores instead of cooking chocolates for frosting ??

  22. U mentioned icing sugar in ingredients for frosting, is it. Normal sugar or anything else,explain me plz.

  23. @rekha maniit is not normal sugar. it is confectioners sugar. available in market

  24. Aarthi,Can i make this as one single cake instead of baking separately and will this taste good without frosting? Am not into too much of chocolate.And can u also share the basic chocolate sponge cake recipe pls :)

  25. @Anonymousu can make this as one cake as well..yyes it does taste good without frosting

  26. Hi ,can u please give the measurement of butter to be used in the cake recipe as I want to replace oil with butter?oil or butter which one gives a better outcome?

  27. Please mention the qty of butter to be used instead of oil in this cake??

  28. @Divyause same amount of butter. use melted butter

  29. Do we have to use unsweetened butter or we can use nutrilite or amul butter in the replacement of oil.

  30. Can we use malai instead of oil. And if yes then in which quantity.
    Thank you in advance.

  31. I tried this cake, and it turned out great. So moist and yummy. Thank u so much for the recipe..

  32. Is 200gms butter measures 1 cup or 2 cup because 1/2 cup butter is 100 gms know
    Please clarify me Aarthi

  33. If we pour boiling water to the wet and dry mixture will it curdle as it contains egg?

    1. No it wont curdle. And 200 gram butter is 1 cup

  34. hi aarthi,i tried this cake it was awesome,i have some doubts i want to do barbie cake with tis recipe i have 18 cm barbie mould is the quantity enough for this ..can it withstand the frosting,as i am a beginner in baking this is my first attempt on this. need ur guidance on this:)


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