Top tips for making Mary Berry’s Easy Chocolate Cake
This easy chocolate cake recipe is sure to satisfy any chocolate lover. The ingredients are simple and the directions are easy to follow, making this a great cake to make for a weekend dessert or special occasion.
Birthday love coming from the heart. This rich, chocolaty cake can be made with just a bowl, an inexpensive hand mixer, and a couple of measuring cups. Do you have a lot of birthdays coming up? You can mix up batches of the dry ingredients ahead of time, store them in airtight containers for up to three months, and be ready to celebrate with your own DIY cake mix at any time.
This homemade chocolate cake is such an easy and delicious recipe. It’s a classic chocolate cake that is decadent, moist and full of rich chocolate flavor.
How do you make a chocolate cake moist?
I’m always the one in charge of creating a cake for any birthday or celebration. It’s no surprise that I adore chocolate, therefore I always prepare a classic handmade chocolate cake. The greatest chocolate cake is simple to create, has a soft and delicate crumb, and yet is light in texture and packed with chocolate flavor.
Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of various recipes and had a favorite in my Chocolate Layer Cake. This moist chocolate cake recipe is based on that, but it has been changed to reflect multiple tests with various ingredients in order to get the greatest results. My family has gone through a lot of cake to get to this ultimate recipe, and I’m excited to share it with you.
Easy Chocolate Cake Ingredients
After being questioned numerous times about substituting butter for oil or buttermilk for yogurt, I decided to give them all a go to discover the greatest flavor for a chocolate cake made from scratch. The ingredients listed below are my favorites, but it’s a question of personal preference and what’s available at your local store. For this luscious chocolate ganache cake, I can assure you that every option is a good one.
There is only one layer in this chocolate sheet cake recipe. If you want to make a taller cake, stay with the original recipe because the texture will hold up to stacking better.
All you need for this quick and simple chocolate cake recipe is a couple of mixing bowls and a 913-inch pan. Make sure the pan is sufficiently greased, since you don’t want the cake to adhere to the sides.
Sift together the dry ingredients in a large mixing basin, then stir in the sugar. Whisk together the eggs, melted butter, and sour cream in a separate bowl until smooth. Stir this into the flour mixture until it is just incorporated.
How to Make Easy Chocolate Cake
The mixture for the chocolate cake will be thick, but that’s alright. Simply mix it a little, then add the hot water and continue to mix until everything is well incorporated. There will most certainly be lumps at first, but combine slowly to integrate all of the ingredients and then whisk just until smooth.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a skewer or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool somewhat before glazing it with chocolate ganache.
My Favorite Chocolate Ganache Glaze
Although this luscious chocolate cake is delicious on its own, I like to serve it with a simple chocolate ganache icing. The chocolate ganache cake is luxurious yet quick and easy to make for a special occasion or whenever you have a chocolate desire.
To prepare the chocolate ganache, heat the chocolate and heavy cream in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring after each, until completely melted. If you don’t have a microwave, you may do this over a pot of boiling water.
Over the cooled cake, pour the chocolate ganache glaze. Refrigerate the cake for one hour, or until the ganache has hardened.
This is my new favorite recipe for a basic baked chocolate cake. The luscious, delicate chocolate cake is chock-full of chocolate flavor. The cake is incredibly lovely, despite the fact that the recipe is basic. This is the greatest traditional chocolate cake I’ve ever cooked, and I’m looking forward to sharing a slice with you!