Simple Chocolate Cake | Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Western
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Serves: Makes a 9″ cake
  • Granulated white sugar – 2 cups (400 grams)
  • All-purpose flour/refined flour – 1 & ¾ cups (245 grams)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – ¾ cup (75 grams)
  • Baking powder – 1 & ½ tsp
  • Baking soda – 1 & ½ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Eggs – 2, large
  • Warm water – 1 cup (240 ml) [you can use same amount of coffee too to give an extra richness]
  • Milk – 1 cup (240 ml)
  • Vegetable oil – ½ cup (120 ml)
  • Pure vanilla extract – 1 & ½ tsp
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) and place the rack in the middle position of the oven.
  2. Take a 9 inch cake pan and grease it all over with butter or a non-stick oil spray. Then line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, water (or coffee), milk, oil and vanilla extract.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. The batter will be quite thin.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 27 – 32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake just comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and let it cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  8. Then remove your simple chocolate cake from the cake tin and cool completely on a greased wire rack. Sprinkle colored sugar balls on top of your simple chocolate cake to decorate.
  9. Serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy the delicious yet simple chocolate cake!
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