How to Bake a Chocolate Cake

Almost everybody loves chocolate cake! With this simple guide, you can whip up a chocolate cake you can call your own. You will see easy steps on how to bake a chocolate cake below.

INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Hershey’s cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 ¾ cups sifted all purpose flour

Chocolate Cake How to Bake a Chocolate Cake

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 eggs

Icing

  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup or a stick of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered icing sugar

Cake procedure:

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius)

Step 2: Grease two nine-inch round layer pans and set aside.

Step 3: Combine the cup of Hershey’s cocoa and 2 cups boiling water until smooth and let it cool.

Step 4: Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a plastic bowl.

Step 5: Slowly cream the butter. When the butter is softened and starts to cream add sugar gradually and keep creaming the butter until it appears light and fluffy.

Step 6: Add eggs one at a time when the butter is done and mix slowly. Then add vanilla.

Step 7: Add fourths of the cocoa mixture to the butter. Then add the dry ingredients mixture. Keep adding in alternates until the last mixture, which should be the dry ingredients.

Step 8: Place the batter in the pans to half or less the depth of the pan.

Step 9: Bake in 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes and check if fully baked. You can do this with a toothpick stuck into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cakes are already baked.

Step 10: Remove the pans out of the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack.

Icing Procedure

Step 1: Place the sugar in the bowl first and add the other ingredients gradually.

Step 2: Slow mixer speed will keep the sugar in the bowl. Make the speed go faster gradually.

Step 3: If the frosting appears too thick, you can gradually add milk to make it thinner. Thick frosting is difficult to apply on the cake.

Step 4: Top the cake with your icing with a spatula. You can also pipe it on directly.


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