Simple Chocolate Cake

November 7, 2009 at 5:26 am Leave a comment

I have not converted this recipe to US measurements, but a deciliter is about half a cup, so I would use that as a general basis.  I used deciliters for the entire recipe.  I made three small cakes with the batter (so my HM could take one with her to Berlin, and the kids possibly to bring another to their grandparents house.)  Overall this was very easy, quick to make, and all the ingredients are things we generally tend to have on hand anyway.  The batter was a bit runny but it rose quickly in the oven and came out perfectly (pics below.)

Simple Chocolate Cake


  • 1 slightly overflowing dl cocoa
  • 2 dl flour
  • 2.5 dl sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • salt (a pinch or so)
  • 1.5 dl milk
  • 0.5 dl oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.25 dl hot water
  • chocolate chips (a handful or so)


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C/350’F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together, then add to the dry ingredients.  Toss in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into a papered or greased pan and bake for 25+ minutes (more time for larger pans, possibly less for cupcakes.)  Let cool in pan.

To top it off I glazed the cakes with a frosting-glaze made of a tbsp butter, 2 tbsp milk, 5 tbsp powdered sugar, and 1 tbsp flour (to make it thicker without adding more sugar.  I’m working with diets here.)  Anyway I mixed the glaze and brushed it on the cakes, then added shaved chocolate for a decorative touch.  It came out very moist and delicious.




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