Soft, cloudy, creamy, and delicious. Dive into a slice of chocolate cake and watch your worries disappear. Your taste buds dance with delight as the frosting melts in your mouth and the spongy goodness graces your senses with feelings of satisfaction as you take another bite.
If you’re a fan of dessert, then the chances are you love a moist, rich chocolate cake. It’s one of life’s pleasures that hardly anyone can turn down. Birthdays, special occasions, and celebrations are all reasons to splurge on a chocolate cake. All right, let’s be honest with each other, chocolate cake suits any day of the week. If the cake was calories free, would you eat anything else? We didn’t think so.
The next time you feel like a slice, or need to take a cake to a friend’s place for high tea, consider making your own. We decided to share our all-time favorite recipes for chocolate cake. Pick your favorite and bring your chocolate creation to life!
1. Classic Chocolate Cake
Let’s kick-off this recipe guide with a classic recipe that’s easy to make. Our basic chocolate cake is easy to make and the perfect starting point for any aspiring dessert chef. This single-layer delight comes coated with a creamy glaze, give it a try.
1-cup sifted cake flour.
½-cup almond flour.
1-cup Dark cocoa.
1-teaspoon baking soda.
1-shot strong brew espresso.
1-cup light olive oil.
1-cup brown sugar.
½-teaspoon crushed Himalayan pink salt.
1-1/2-teaspoon vanilla extract.
1-tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
Preheat the oven to 400F. Take a cake pan and lightly grease with grass-fed butter and dust with almond flour before setting aside. Whisk the flours, baking soda, cocoa, salt, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate bowl stir in the espresso, vanilla, oil, and vinegar, whisking till smooth.
Pour the smooth batter into the cake tin and bake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30-minutes. If you’re using a convection oven, stick to 25-minutes. You’ll know the cakes ready when you can pass a toothpick through the center, and it comes out clean.
While the baking of the cake, prepare the glaze.
8-oz. Dark Chocolate.
4-tablespoons grass-fed butter.
1-tablespoon maple syrup.
1-cup heavy cream.
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and stir till everything’s combined. The key to a successful glaze is to pour it onto the cake while it’s still warm. This strategy allows it to penetrate deep into the layer.
Serve cake with whipped cream and berry macerate on the side.