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The Best Basic Chocolate Cake
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12 INGREDIENTS • 14 STEPS • 3HRS

The Best Basic Chocolate Cake

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The Best Basic Chocolate Cake ever! Just mix, pour, bake and frost with our equally easy Basic Chocolate Frosting. Finish off with some sprinkles, and voila, you have an irresistibly moist Basic Chocolate Cake that's to die for.
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Welcome to SideChef's original recipes. Created from scratch in the SideChef Kitchen, where recipe inspiration and ingredient experimentation is a way of life.
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The Best Basic Chocolate Cake ever! Just mix, pour, bake and frost with our equally easy Basic Chocolate Frosting. Finish off with some sprinkles, and voila, you have an irresistibly moist Basic Chocolate Cake that's to die for.
3HRS
Total Time
$1.11
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
12
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Dark Cocoa Powder
8 tsp
Dark Cocoa Powder
Baking Powder
4 tsp
Baking Powder
Salt
1 pinch
Milk
1 1/4 cups
Butter
1/2 cup
Butter
1 cup
Butter, room temperature
plus 3 tbsp
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
2 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Dark Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup
Dark Cocoa Powder
Sprinkles
to taste
Sprinkles
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
505
Fat
25.7 g
Protein
4.4 g
Carbs
68.4 g
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step 1
Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).
step 2
In the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the Eggs (4) and Caster Sugar (2 cups) and mix on a high speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
step 2 In the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine the Eggs (4) and Caster Sugar (2 cups) and mix on a high speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
step 3
Combine the All-Purpose Flour (2 cups), Dark Cocoa Powder (8 tsp), Baking Powder (4 tsp) and Salt (1 pinch) in a bowl and whisk together to get rid of any lumps.
step 3 Combine the All-Purpose Flour (2 cups), Dark Cocoa Powder (8 tsp), Baking Powder (4 tsp) and Salt (1 pinch) in a bowl and whisk together to get rid of any lumps.
step 4
Add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture and mix on a low speed until just combined.
step 4 Add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture and mix on a low speed until just combined.
step 5
Combine the Butter (1/2 cup) and Milk (1 cup) in a saucepan and melt the butter over a low heat. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
step 5 Combine the Butter (1/2 cup) and Milk (1 cup) in a saucepan and melt the butter over a low heat. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
step 6
Add the boiled milk and butter mixture to the bowl of the stand mixer, and whisk on high until completely combined.
step 6 Add the boiled milk and butter mixture to the bowl of the stand mixer, and whisk on high until completely combined.
step 7
Pour the cake batter into an oven-proof dish and place in the oven. Bake for around 45-60 minutes.
step 7 Pour the cake batter into an oven-proof dish and place in the oven. Bake for around 45-60 minutes.
step 8
Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely. While the cake is cooling, make the frosting.
step 8 Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely. While the cake is cooling, make the frosting.
step 9
Place the Butter (1 cup) in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached.
step 9 Place the Butter (1 cup) in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attached.
step 10
Mix on a high speed until the butter becomes light and pale, around 5 minutes.
step 10 Mix on a high speed until the butter becomes light and pale, around 5 minutes.
step 11
Add the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (2 cups) and Dark Cocoa Powder (1/2 cup), mix on a high speed until thick and combined.
step 11 Add the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (2 cups) and Dark Cocoa Powder (1/2 cup), mix on a high speed until thick and combined.
step 12
Add the Milk (4 Tbsp) and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
step 12 Add the Milk (4 Tbsp) and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
step 13
Frost the cake using an off-set spatula knife.
step 13 Frost the cake using an off-set spatula knife.
step 14
Decorate with Sprinkles (to taste). Serve and enjoy the Best Basic Chocolate Cake!
step 14 Decorate with Sprinkles (to taste). Serve and enjoy the Best Basic Chocolate Cake!
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Budget-Friendly
Comfort Food
Christmas
Shellfish-Free
Father's Day
Dessert
Mother's Day
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