Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

This recipe makes one of the most delicious, moist chocolate cakes ever. I have no doubt that you will enjoy this chocolate cake very much. However, it is a relatively small cake and you will have to double ingredients if you maybe want to make a three-layer cake of it. Also, remember to make more icing if you decide on a larger cake. 


Let your imagination run wild in decorating this cake. It is delicious if you add fresh, whipped cream on top of the layers of icing – both in the middle and on top – and then grate minty chocolate over the cream.

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Moist chocolate cake

The best moist chocolate cake
4.17 from 6 votes
Pin Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Cake, Teatime Snacks
Cuisine American, Australian, Canada, New Zealand, South African, United Kingdom, United States
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 472 kcal


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 45 ml hot water

For the icing

  • 200 grams soft butter
  • 30 ml cocoa powder mixed with a teaspoon hot water
  • 400 grams icing sugar


  • Mix sugar and butter together.
  • Add egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Mix cocoa with the water and add.
  • Mix with an electric mixer.
  • Add dry ingredients little by little, adding milk as it gets too thick.
  • Whip up egg whites into a foam.
  • Fold in egg whites.
  • Divide mix into two greased round baking pans.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350ºF) for 25 minutes.
  • Allow to cool down completely while preparing the icing.

For the icing

  • Mix the butter and icing sugar together.
  • Add the smooth cocoa powder mix.
  • Spread a thick layer between the two (cooled down) layers of cake.
  • Add another layer of icing on top of the cake and on the sides.
  • You may add chocolate curls or any decorative vermicelli or serve as is.


Calories: 472kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 4gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 358mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 2gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 725IUCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg
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