Dec 17, 2014

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever / Rum Chocolate Cake Recipe / Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

I would say that this is the best chocolate cake recipe ever, it is moist, fudgy, soft and almost like eating a chocolate bar. I loved the little rum flavour wafting through the cake. But you can entirely leave it out. Since it is christmas, one of my viewer asked for a rum cake, i thought of adding rum to the cake and make it even more special.

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I never thought that this cake will turn out this good. It was so moist and just amazing. I would say that this is the best chocolate cake you ever make and ever eat.

Adding hot water makes this cake incredible fudgy. Also the little coffee mixed with hot water will bring the chocolate flavour out and makes it more chocolaty.

This can be made for your kids birthdays as well. You can decorate it with any frosting as you like. Check out all my frosting recipes.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 slices


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cup / 240 grams
Cocoa Powder - 3/4 cup / 80 grams
Sugar - 2 cup / 400 grams
Baking Powder - 2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Instant Coffee Powder - 1 tsp
Buttermilk - 1 cup / 240 ml
Eggs - 2
Oil - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Rum - 2 tblspn (optional)
Boiling Water - 1 cup / 240 ml

BUTTERMILK SUBSTITUTE :  Mix 1 tsp of lemonjuice into 1 cup of warm milk and leave it for 10 mins

CUP MEASURE : My 1 cup measures 240 ml 


Preheat oven to 170 Degree C. Line two 9 inch (18 cm) baking tray with parchment paper and oil it well. Set aside till use.

Take flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a sifter and sieve it.

Add in sugar and mix well.

Take eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla in a jug and mix well.

Pour this into the dry ingredient and mix well.

Now add coffee powder to hot water and pour that into the batter. Mix well.

Pour this into two prepared tin and bake it for 30 to 40 mins.

Remove it from oven and let it cool down for 15 mins. Now flip over to a cooling rack and peel off the parchment. 

Let this cool completely. Now decorate it with frosting.

Let it chill for 30 mins in fridge and serve.

Take all your ingredients

Line two baking tin with parchment and oil it really well
Take flour in a sifter

add in cocoa, and salt

add in baking powder

and baking soda

sieve it together

Add in sugar

whisk well

in a separate jug, crack two eggs

add in oil

add in buttermilk

along with vanilla

add a dash of rum

mix all well

pour it

mix well

meanwhile bring 1 cup water to a boil

transfer it to a jug

add in coffee powder

now strong coffee done

pour this over the batter

Mix well

Pour this into two prepared pans

bake it

now flip over 

peel off the parchment

let this cool completely now..

I prepared the rum chocolate frosting
use a bread knife to slice of the top

place it in a plate

cover with strips of parchment

dollop with frosting

spread thinly

place another cake

with a dollop of frosting

spread it out

cover the sides as well

remove the strips of parchment

top with sprinkles and silver balls

slice and serve



  1. Looks absolutely yummy!!! Can I substitute oil with butter???

  2. Yum yum yum.... lovely chclte cake. I wanna try it for this x'mas !!!

  3. Replies
    1. Wat should be the measure for butter.? If we are using it instead of oil

  4. i wl try it ..god bless you.. :)

  5. Excellent!!!!loved baking it!!!

  6. there any substitute of eggs fr making it eggless

  7. Hi Arthi.I made this cake by following your instructions & it was very tasty yammy & delicious. Thank u soooo much for sharing your recipe :) :)

  8. Hi.. Just started following your site.. It's awesome. Can you please let me know the temperature setting off the same cake in microwave. Thanks

  9. @ManviSame temp in microwave convection mode

  10. Hi Arthi,
    I have few questions as I'm first time doing it.
    1)advise me the best microwave oven to buy.I need it to do for baking cakes,cookies and pizza's. Or otg is best.
    2)you have mentioned preheat the oven to 170°c ,is there any time limit for it or just like that we need to set the temperature alone,
    3)please advise me how to do this in otg which mode to choose.

  11. Wat should be the temperature and time for microwave

  12. @AnonymousThis has to be done in microwave convection mode, same time and same temp

  13. @shalini sriniI haven't used microwave, OTG is what i have.

    Preheat the oven for 10 mins.

    You have to choose the two rods on mode.

  14. Hi.. Looks good.. I will definitely try this.. But could you pls let me know which brand cocoa powder to usse ? Can I use nescafe instant coffee powder also ? Also which oil to use ?

  15. @AnonymousI use weikfield brand. And yes u can use nescafe. And i use gold winner refined oil

  16. wonderful blog loved it.

  17. I just love to bake cakes. .but dont hve microwave or oven
    can you pls post some cake recipes that can be done in cooker... waiting for your reply...

  18. @AnonymousU can try all my cake recipe in pressure cooker.

  19. Ur recipes are too good described briefly with images. The ake looks yummy as the name of ur blog. Thxx to you for sharing ur recipes.

  20. Thxx for sharing ur recipes so briefly as u r in front of us . thxx

  21. Wonderful recipe....Will surely try it....looks too much yum...thank uu for sharing such a greattt one.... love following ur blog... thank u aarthi

  22. Hi Aarthi..
    Tried out tis cake.. it came out super awesome..i omitted the rum..but still tasted yummyyylicious.. love the way you present your recipes with illustrations.. makes it really easy to try it out..

  23. Can you do a post on homemade chocolate mint cake using fresh mint leaves?

  24. How much time Will be required to bake cake in pressure cooker??

  25. @Anonymousit depends on each cake. so always keep a eye on it.

  26. Hi Aarthi,
    It looks very yummy and I really like the way you presented it. I never made a cake at home but after seeing your post I really felt like trying it. I am looking to buy the cake pans and have a question about it. I see that you use removable base pans in some of the recipes and the normal aluminum pans for some others. Can you please suggest which cake pans will be better?

  27. @Anonymousi always use aluminium baking pans always. theu are batter. U can use normal ones or removable ones too

  28. hello, i wanted to know the temperature for baking..for pre heating you have mentioned degrees, is it the same for cooking time as well?

  29. @avniyes for cooking time also it is the same temp

  30. Hi, looks yummy... I want to know the difference between using oil instead of butter....

  31. @Anonymousadding oil in cakes gives more light and soft textured cakes..

  32. Will it work when I halves this recipes? Thanks..

  33. Hello!
    Would something bad happen if I put in more rum? Like would it still bake as well? :)

  34. @Anonymousadding too much rum will make it too strong..I think u can go for just a tblspn more ..Adding too much will affect the consistency as well

  35. Is both baking soda and our normal cooking soda are same ?

  36. Can you please give the recipe for the frosting? Thanks

  37. I tried d cake it was yum. I liked d colour of yr cake..which brand cocoa did u use.

  38. I tried d cake it was yum. I liked d colour of yr cake..which brand cocoa did u use.

  39. @Cynthia Pintoi used a brand which my super market sells..not sure about the name.

  40. @Rajshreehere is the frosting

  41. looks sinful, going to try it now for my son's birthday who loves chocolate cake. i have tried some of your recipes n they have all turned out nice, so keep them coming. god bless

  42. Tried this one.simply awesome ..thanks

  43. Hi, two cups means 240g or 480g.. and baking soda and cooking soda are same??

    1. it is 240 grams and cooking soda and baking soda is same

  44. Hi Aarthi. My batter turned out runny after adding coffee. Help !

    1. no willbe like that only.

  45. Hi Arthi, how do u bake two cake at a time? I have Morphy Richards 52 ltrs, still I can't keep 2 cake tins at a time.

    1. you can place one cake inside and other little outside. you cannot place it side by side

  46. You are the most reliable food blogger for me.
    I have tried many recipes and it is always awesome.
    Please tell me if we skip icing will it still taste good.

  47. How do you make buttermilk?

  48. Please can you tell me the measure of maida is it 240 gms or 480 gms. As in your recipe u have said 1cup =240gms and maida is 2 cups .@Aarthi

  49. What is the substitute for butter milk Aarathi?


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