A Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe


Chocolate Birthday cake. Always hated it. It’s just so run of the mill—pedestrian, if you will. Well that’s what I used to think anyway, until, I found this easy chocolate birthday cake recipe. Of course, I tweaked it a little to make it worthy of an appearance at any Birthday party.

Me? I’ve had some pretty spectacular birthdays. A surprise trip to Hawaii. Three celebrated in New York City baby! One riding a camel in India. And one even inhaling macarons in Paris wearing a beret. (Okay, that last bit wearing a beret? Total fabrication.) But, Dear Reader, I’ve never had one involving chocolate cake. Might need to change that when the next one swings around. (That was a massive hint to any friends reading this.) MC


An Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe 

You’ll Need:

A cake pan 10cm deep or make two and sandwich them together

200g dark chocolate all chopped up

175g unsalted butter

3/4 cups of caster sugar

4 eggs

1 cup of self-raising flour, sifted

1 cup (100g) of almond meal

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup (125ml) milk

To top your chocolate cake

300ml of thick cream

150g of dark chocolate chopped

2 Cadbury Flakes or a block of chocolate to grate

2 cartons of mini Corinthian wafers (Woolworths)

 Moist Chocolate Cake recipe  

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and flour cake tin (or tins if you are making two)
  2. Place chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until melted, making sure the bowl does not touch the water.
  3. Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes or until pale. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Fold in flour, almond meal, baking powder, milk and melted chocolate.
  4. Pour mixture into cake pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool slightly, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

How to make Chocolate Ganache

  1. Heat cream over low heat, add chocolate and stir until melted. Chill until cooled and thick but still sticky
  2. If you are sandwiching two cakes together, use the ganache hold them together
  3. Next, spread ganache over cooled cake, making sure you have iced all the sides

How to decorate your birthday cake

  1. Carefully place Corinthian wafers around the edges of cake, while ganache is still sticky
  2. Crumble flake bars on top or grate chocolate to cover entire top of cake!

A Chocolate Birthday Cake

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An easy birthday cake recipe!


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