4 extra large eggs ( room temperature)
1 cup of sugar/ or brown sugar
1&1/2 cups of sifted 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 . Do not overwork batter .
Pour batter in two buttered/ greased round baking pans and bake on 190 deg C 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
300 grams of margarine or butter ( soft to the touch )
250 grams of icing sugar
100 grams of cocoa powder
2-3 tablespoon of vanilla essence
With electric mixer , beat 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 well combined
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 .
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