Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake [From Scratch]

Todays recipe is Chocolate Cake. Yes that cake that we have all grown up with! Usually i make the packet chocolate cake because i can’t be bothered to make it from scratch. But since i had dinner to attend and some free time over the weekend, i decided to be productive for once.


So i adapted this recipe from here and the chocolate buttercream from here. I was planning to make a delicious chocolate ganache to top my cake but unfortunately i didn’t have an heavy cream. Instead i made a chocolate butter cream which tasted absolutely delicious and saw that a little bit of cocoa goes a long way.For the cake due to lack of ingredients and i wanting to be creative i decided to change the recipe and see the results. I added some milk chocolate since thats all i have been wanting to eat recently.

I also sincerely apologise for the lack of posts lately and i am working on a schedule to post more often.

Lets get to the recipe now!

Chocolate Cake

Adapted from:


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 36g milk chocolate
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup of (preferably) Full-Fat Milk
  • 1/2 a cup of Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Boiling Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 185 degrees Celsius.
  2. Grease a cake pan using butter.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the self-raising flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa and salt
  4. Grate the milk chocolate into the bowl
  5. Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Beat using electric mixer for 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the boiling water until combined
  7. Pour into the cake pan
  8. Bake for around 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

The link to the butter cream is here! 🙂


– The Cake Architect


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