Apr 29, 2015

Easy Cocoa Cake Recipe

I have been looking for a basic cocoa cake for quite a long time..A cake which is fluffy, not too sweet, not too chocolaty, just perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Finally i found this recipe, i made it yesterday and too it for my relatives and everyone loved it and cake went down in a few minutes..

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Right now i have been in a baking spree, right now i am baking a honey walnut bundt cake and it is about to finish baking. Will share the recipe soon..

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

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Baking Time: 45 to 55 mins
Serves : 10 to 12
Recipe Source : Epicurious


All Purpose Flour - 2 cups / 240 grams
Sugar - 13/4 cup / 350 grams
Cocoa Powder - 3/4 cup / 90 grams
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking Soda - 1 1/4 tsp
Soft Unsalted Butter - 150 grams
Eggs - 2
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Water - 1 1/3 cup / 320 ml

(MY 1 CUP MEASURES 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Prepare a 23 cm bundt cake pan or 9x2 inch pan by greasing it with oil and dusting it with flour and coat it on all sides. Tap off the excess and set aside.

In a sifter, take flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and sieve well. Set aside.

In a bowl, take butter, sugar and vanilla. Cream it well using a beater till it is fluffy.

Add in one egg at a time and cream well.

Now add in 1/4th of the cake batter and 1/3rd of the water alternatively, ending with flour mix. Fold this whole thing gently.

Now pour this in the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 mins. Mine got done in 40 mins.

Remove the cake from oven, let it cool down for 15 mins. Invert it to a plate, slice and serve.


Take your ingredients

Grease a bundt cake pan with oil and dust it with 
some flour and coat it on all sides

Take flour in a sifter

add in cocoa powder

Add some salt

and some baking soda

sieve it well

In a large mixing bowl, take butter

add in some sugar( i powdered some normal sugar in a blender)

add in vanilla essence

use a beater to cream this up

now it is all creamy

add in a egg

beat it well

add in another egg

beat again

add in 1/4th of the flour mix

pour in third of the water

fold gently

add another 1/4th of the flour mix

Pour in third of the water

fold gently again

add in another 1/4th of the flour mix

and the remaining water

Once it is combined lightly

Add the rest of the flour mix in

fold gently

pour the mix into a pan

smooth the top

tap the tin on the counter so the air bubbles can escape

bake them

invert them, slice the and serve



  1. Aarthi , I want one suggestion from you . When I make any cake or muffin in microwave upper portion of cake or muffin cooks well but lower portion remain soft. I don't know why . Then I have to demould the cake and bake again, this time it become hard.please help .

  2. Can I use whole flour instead of all purpose flour ?

  3. Can I use flex seed powder as a substitute of egg ?

  4. @sutapa Purkayasthait is because, you are over filling the cake mould, so the top gets cooked before the bottom is cooked.

    Dont fill the cake tin above 3/4th.
    Try using bigger pans

  5. @sutapa PurkayasthaYou can use half wheat and half normal flour, and also in my opinion there is no sub for eggs in this cake, because it makes softer, Will share a eggless version soon

  6. Thanks. Next time I shall remind your advice.

  7. When I make muffin how much better pour in the muffin mould to get a fluffy muffin or cup cake?

  8. What is different between cake batter and muffin batter?

  9. @sutapa Purkayasthamuffin batter will be thicker, cake batter will be little thin.

    pour just half or 3/4 full.

  10. Can oil be used instead of butter?

  11. Can I use normal butter instead of unsalted butter?

  12. Can I use normal butter instead.of unsalted butter

  13. Is corn starch and corn flour the same?

  14. I am impressed with ur easy methods of cooking.let me knw the temperature to bake the choco cake

  15. @thiliniit is mentioned in written part of recipe. it is 180 degree C

  16. Can you suggest me the same recipe by using pressure cooker

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  18. Can i use nuts in between...to enhance the flavour?

  19. Hi aarthi

    I love all ur recipes and especially dis one is a super hit

    Thank u


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