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Chocolate Cake


12 pieces


1 hour



– 200 g (7 oz.) dark chocolate – 250 g (9 oz.) unsalted butter – 180 g (6 oz.) castor sugar (fine sugar) – 4 large eggs – 2 tablespoons chocolate powder – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 220 g (8 oz.) cake flour, sifted – 250 ml fresh full milk Ganache Topping: – 200 g (7 oz.) dark chocolate – 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream – 50 g (2 oz.) unsalted butter Other Optional Toppings: – Strawberries – Powdered sugar

Step 1

1. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside to cool.

Step 2

Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Pour in the melted chocolate, chocolate powder, baking powder and baking soda.

Step 5

Fold in the cake flour in 3 batches, alternate with the fresh milk.

Step 6

Pour the batter into a 8-inch rectangle cake pan or round cake pan.

Step 7

Bake at a pre-heated oven at 160°C (320°F) for about 50 minutes. Test with a cake tester, make sure it comes out clean.

Step 8

Remove the Chocolate Cake and let cool.

Step 9

GANACHE TOPPING: 1. Add the dark chocolate, whipping cream and butter in a heat-proof bowl over simmering water (double boiler method). Stir until the chocolate melts and becomes smooth. Let cool slightly.

Step 10

Spread the Ganache evenly onto the top of the cake with a spatula. Save some for drizzling.

Step 11

Cut the Chocolate Cake into slices, topped with strawberries and dust with powdered sugar, if you like.

Super rich and simple chocolate cake recipe that makes extremely moist cake topped with ganache frosting. This is the best chocolate cake ever!

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