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Chocolate Cake Recipe by claremanson Chocolate Cake Recipe by claremanson
A very naughty, rich and moist chocolate cake recipe.

My go to recipe for birthday cakes and any cakes or cupcakes needing a chocolate cake recipe. It keeps fresh and moist for days, always comes out perfectly and is just generally an amazing cake.

The photos in the recipe itself are from when I made my youngest daughters first birthday cake.

Cakes made with this recipe


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NaimaAldarion Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I used your recipe for this cake: fav.me/d714etq
It is very adaptable and tastes great! Thank you :aww:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great to hear :)
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made this twice and both of them the cake was raw. I put it in the oven for 40 minutes and still came out gooey. I have to put in the oven for even more time or what?
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It should not be gooey at all, yes put it in longer, don't take it out until a tooth pick comes out clean and maybe add a little more baking powder too.  Check the cake every 5 minutes after the 40 minutes, if it starts to get too brown on top, cover it with some foil.
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try but the point is, the knive I used came out clean everytime but still it was half-done. Maybe it is the baking powder thing, thank you for answering.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In that case it is definitely the baking powder, I had that happen to me once when I used baking powder that had been open a long time so didn't work so well.  Add at least 1-2tsp more.
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did and it didn't work
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claremanson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Then I have no idea, sorry, I know a lot of people who have made it without any problems so I don't know what to tell you.
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had one in the oven while I wrote that first comment. I baked it for 50 minutes in total and still comes out gooey. I don't know what to do.
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lagenerala Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student General Artist
uhhh deliciouuus

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MetalGearFlaaffy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm definitely going to make this at the weekend! It looks gorgeous.
What size cake tins should I use? 8inch or 9inch? (:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i used 9inch :)
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MetalGearFlaaffy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
okay, thanks so much! ^.^
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Psitt Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am going to like, make everything in your gallery.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle:
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Zoogoo40 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It would help to have both metric and imperial mesurements.
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AJK12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
unsweetened cocoa??
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claremanson Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes
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AJK12 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
thankyou
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Horse-Sketcher Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
I used this recipie for a cake, and it worked really well. Thanks for posting :hug:
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claremanson Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
glad you liked it :)
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm giving this a go......I've been set in my ways with useing my Nans recipe all the time.....think it's time for a change ;)
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:giggle: my friend uses this recipe all the time for everything now, i think she has made it more than me!
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ginas-cakes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will give it a go. I think it's lazyness more than anything. I know my sponge recipes back to front, so stick to what's easiest :aww:
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claremanson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i know what you mean, i tend to stick to the Victoria sponge kind for my cakes and cupcakes, it is nice to have a change now and again :)
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey! some constructive criticism.The frosting looks dense,and caked on.

stop melting the butter. Soften two sticks of butter and use a whisk or a spoon to beat the butter until it's light and creamy, then add 2lbs of confectioners(icing) sugar.use vanilla as well cause it be tasteh! :)

Also did you use corn syrup based coloring?
It's more concentrated and its such a small amount of it.It could never hurt anyone.

If you want an Icing thats liquid when you pour it on I suggest poured fondant. Or chocolate ganache.
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, i have been very focused on finding a lovely chocolate sponge recipe i have very much neglected the frosting side of things, now i have found my sponge i will next be looking at frosting, fillings and decorating.
thanks for the advice, i have never heard of whisking the butter before adding the sugar, i will give it a try next time
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Enjoycake Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I also have a cake recipe if you want to look at it. It's a foam cake not a sponge cake. I plan on posting some frosting recipes and some fillings as well. You can of course view them on my account.
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Wanda-chi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Photographer
Looks delicious, must try it :3
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claremanson Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you, it's the best recipe i have ever used, so soft and moist
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