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Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

The ultimate recipe for the perfect chocolate cake, moist and flavorful. Use this recipe as a base for simple birthday cakes or the most elaborate tiered creations - perfect for decorating with ganache, frosting and more.

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Yield: Serves 8-10

Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe Instructions

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 7/8 cup Cacao powder
  • 1 and ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate, melted

  1. Preheat the oven 350°F.
  2. Grease 2 cake molds.
  3. Sift into a bowl the flour, the cacao, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the butter by spoonful mixing with a fork until it mixes.
  5. Add the eggs one a time and mix well after each one.
  6. Pour the maple syrup, the milk and the zest and orange juice.
  7. Divide between the two prepared cake molds and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until you put a skewer in the center and it comes out clean.
  8. Let the cakes cool and unmold.

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