Chocolate Cake recipe
4 extra large eggs ( room temperature) 1 cup of sugar/ or brown sugar 1&1/2 cups of sifted plain-flour/ cake flour 3/4 cup of vegetable oil 1cup of warm water 1/2 a cup of cocoa powder 1 teaspoon of baking soda 3 teaspoons of baking powder 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
With electric mixer, whisk eggs and sugar until light and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the oil and vanilla essence, mix for few seconds, now put the cocoa powder in the warm water and stir until well combined and cocoa is completely dissolved in the warm water, pour the cocoa water and dry ingredients in the bowl now mix with a spatula or spoon till well combined
Pour batter in two buttered/ greased round baking pans and bake on 190 degrees in preheated oven for 25 minutes, check with toothpick or knife to see if it's done baking, it will come out clean when you insert into cake..
Cool completely in pan, take out and put in fridge to get extra cold for half an hour before icing.
The most delicious chocolate butter cream frosting
500 grams of margarine or butter ( soft to the touch ) 500 grams of icing sugar 150 grams of cocoa powder 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
With electric mixer, whisk butter in a bowl until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Now sift in all the dry ingredients, Add the vanilla essence. Now whisk on low speed till all ingredients are Whisk for another 3-4 minutes. Frosting done.
This is one of the very basic chocolate cake recipes I use to form the base of all the chocolate cakes I have posted.
The pictures of all the chocolate cakes are to give you some idea on how to decorate your cake