Rich and Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

  • Published on Jun 17, 2016
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    If you want to see how to transform this cake into an Oreo Cake, check out my latest video -
    Ingredients for the Cake:
    - 225 gr All Purpose Flour sifted
    - 60 gr Unsweetened Cocoa Powder sifted
    - 270 gr White Sugar
    - 3 tsp Baking Powder
    - 165 gr soft Butter
    - 3 Eggs
    - 200 gr Whole Milk
    - 2 tbs Espresso Coffee
    -1/4 tsp Salt
    Ingredients for the Ganache( Enough for making up to 3-4 layers):
    - 200 gr Dark Chocolate
    - 100 gr Milk Chocolate
    - 300 gr Nutella
    - 360 gr Heavy Cream

    Ingredients in cups:
    - 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
    - 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
    - 1 1/3 cups White Sugar
    - 3 tsp Baking Powder
    - 1 1/2 sticks of Soft Butter
    - 3 Eggs
    - 1 cup + 1 tbsp of Whole Milk
    - 2 tbs Espresso Coffee
    - 1/4 tsp Salt
    Ingredients for the Ganache( Enough for making up to 3-4 layers):
    - 7 ounces Dark Chocolate
    - 3 1/2 ounces Milk Chocolate
    - 1 cup + 2 tbs of Nutella
    - 1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream

Comments • 1 360

  • Am I a fan on subscribing Hell nana

    Today’s my dads birthday and I’m gonna try by best making this cake any advice..

  • Asiya Rashid
    Asiya Rashid 3 days ago +1

    Can we keep this cake in room temperature?

    VITE VITEVITE 6 days ago +1

    trop bien merci

  • A. a A
    A. a A 6 days ago +2


  • Rosy Moreno
    Rosy Moreno 7 days ago +1

    I have a question , recipe in cups refers to cupcakes right?

    • Rosy Moreno
      Rosy Moreno 3 days ago +1

      @Remarkable Thank you very much for the explanation.

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 3 days ago +2

      No - both versions of the recipe are to make the cake shown in the video. Emma provides her recipes in the two common ways people use when baking: weighing out ingredients using a scale, using grams; and measuring ingredients by volume, using cups.

  • Ti Le
    Ti Le 18 days ago +1

    Hi Emma just wondering does this cake have to remain in the fridge? Or this ganache can hold up for a few hours at room temp?

  • Maynaz Purnell
    Maynaz Purnell 20 days ago +1

    Can I use stoke or margarine instead of butter ?

  • peter robinson
    peter robinson 21 day ago +1

    U r cakes are so yummy....

  • Divinefist 90
    Divinefist 90 24 days ago +1

    What cocoa powder are you using and can I use decaf coffee instead 😁👍🙏

    • Divinefist 90
      Divinefist 90 21 day ago

      @Remarkable will do thank you so much for your help really appreciate it 👍🍰

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 21 day ago +1

      @Divinefist 90 Yes, that's good. Use the unsweetened one.

    • Divinefist 90
      Divinefist 90 21 day ago +1

      @Remarkable thank you very much is Hershey's cocoa powder good

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 21 day ago +1

      Dutch processed cocoa powder, and yes you can use decaf coffee.

  • ifeoluwa ogundipe
    ifeoluwa ogundipe 29 days ago +2

    I'm not a chocolate cake person but I made this cake together and I've been smiling ever seen...
    For the first time I got a USclip tutorial right!😍😍😍😍😍
    Thank you Emma🙏

    • dub doobeedoo
      dub doobeedoo 16 days ago

      I also made it but didn't care for the flavor at all !
      Plus, my 7" cakes took around 39 min to bake and had cracks on top by the time toothpick finally came out clean :(

  • calvin yip
    calvin yip Month ago +1

    Can I add milk to the batter?

  • You should've come to Shiratorizawa

    i have a question, how big is your pan?

  • Binta Opaluwa
    Binta Opaluwa Month ago +2

    Hi Emma..
    I love all your recipes!
    Can i use oil in place of butter?

  • Pam D
    Pam D Month ago +1

    Hi.. love your channel!! Can this cake be made in 8 inch pans?

  • Brechtje Lenferink
    Brechtje Lenferink Month ago +1

    My cream wouldn't wip how is that?

    • Sara xox
      Sara xox Month ago

      There specific creams for whipping. Basically any cream with over 30% butterfat will be suitable for whipping

  • Sultana Khan
    Sultana Khan Month ago +1

    Your cakes r yummy but i find mine dont rise much..any help there?

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago +1

      Check that your baking powder and baking soda are not too old.

  • Violet
    Violet Month ago +1

    What is the size of your pans? Much love!!!!

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago +1

      Emma uses 7inch / 18cm cake pans.

  • Mz Anne
    Mz Anne Month ago +1

    Hi Emma, can i add some oil alongside the butter?...If so, what quantity do u recommend? In cups...pls reply❤

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  Month ago +1

      Fantastic! I'm so happy it turned out well!!😍

    • Mz Anne
      Mz Anne Month ago +1

      @Emma's Goodies hi Emma!, My Chocolate cake came out very well( Levelled, delicious deep chocolate taste,intelligently Rich & Moist). Thank u so much for your Amazing recipes❤.

    • Mz Anne
      Mz Anne Month ago +1

      @Emma's Goodies Tanx so much my Baker goddess❤😊😊....I shall give u feedback once am done. You NEVER Dissapoint

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  Month ago +1

      Hi love! Yes! Omit 4 tbsp of butter and add 4 tbsp oil😘

  • Naseema Kla
    Naseema Kla 2 months ago +1

    Can we replace wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago

      Wheat flour and all-purpose flour are the same thing.

  • Ajaleel Ajaleel
    Ajaleel Ajaleel 2 months ago +1

    Emma can u do a cake recipe without oven plzzz☺

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago

      Emma has a chocolate cake without oven video, here:

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  • Priyoshi Mitra
    Priyoshi Mitra 2 months ago +1

    How much is 200 gm and 100gm milk in ml?

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago

      200g milk is 200ml. 100g of mil is 100ml

  • Sakshi rathod
    Sakshi rathod 2 months ago +1

    It would be great if u have to give ingredients measurements

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable Month ago

      All the measurements of ingredients are in the Description Box under the video.

  • Gapol Lelibeth
    Gapol Lelibeth 2 months ago +2

    Wow perfect 👏👏👏I will try this sweetie☺☺☺

  • Donna Ashmore
    Donna Ashmore 2 months ago +1


  • 13
    13 2 months ago +3

    I dont know anymore what is sexier she or the cake

  • Linnette Fletcher
    Linnette Fletcher 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for sharing love love love I'm going to make it

  • Büsra Atas
    Büsra Atas 3 months ago +7

    So I made this cake today and it turned out AMAZING! so delicious! Thank you 🧡

    • Femy Garcia
      Femy Garcia Month ago

      Büsra Atas can I melt the powdered milk? And used it as ingredients? Or it should be the canned milk? Thanks

  • Elle Celeste
    Elle Celeste 3 months ago +1

    Hi, what’s the size of the baking pan? Thanks in advance.

  • Liz Rocha
    Liz Rocha 3 months ago +2

    I made this cake about a few weeks ago and it was so delicious. My husband loved it.. I wish I could post the picture on here.. but I did post it on Facebook 👍 I enjoy watching everything you share.. Thank you

  • Divinefist 90
    Divinefist 90 3 months ago +1

    What's the best cocoa powder for baking for proper chocolate taste please. 🍫👍😁🙏

  • Ruwaida Sarhan
    Ruwaida Sarhan 3 months ago +1


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    strawberry shortcake 3 months ago +1

    que rico yummmm yummm

  • susan matheos
    susan matheos 3 months ago +3

    What size pans do you use for your recipe? Thank you. 😊

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 2 months ago +1

      Emma uses 7inch / 18cm cake pans for her cakes.

  • Antonietta Di Paolo
    Antonietta Di Paolo 3 months ago +1

    Emma queste dosi quindi son x 2 tortiere?Misura?Grazie

  • asha8517
    asha8517 3 months ago +1

    Hi Emma. I would like to incorporate ground almonds and orange extract. Would it taste nice with this cake? If so, how much ground almond I can add? Thanks so much.

  • Dina Ali
    Dina Ali 3 months ago +1

    Hi Emma, I like your recipes. Can I use oil in this recipe instead of butter ?

  • SoKalyn SoAlly
    SoKalyn SoAlly 3 months ago +1

    I think it’s satisfying to see people frost cakes too.

  • Hanan Nimri
    Hanan Nimri 4 months ago +5

    Emma’s Goodies
    Please put pan size always with the recipe in the description.
    Thank you.
    You are talented.

  • David Phipps
    David Phipps 4 months ago +1

    Emma's Goodies; Love your videos and your recipes are very delicious, is your address in Rome, Italy?

  • hufntez gyuhgtf
    hufntez gyuhgtf 4 months ago +1

    I don't plan on adding nutella in mine. If I don't add it, do I need to add more sugar and chocolate?

  • Safeeka Rahuman
    Safeeka Rahuman 4 months ago +2

    I made the cake and it was delicious, Thank you so much❤️

  • Marwa Hassan
    Marwa Hassan 4 months ago +1

    Emma i just want to say thank you so much for sharing your recipes!! I've always been a failure at baking cakes from scratch forever but ever since I've started to follow your Vanilla and Chocolate cake recipe, it was really very good and my family is very proud! Thank you so much 💕😭

  • Safeeka Rahuman
    Safeeka Rahuman 4 months ago +1

    Hey, My oven cant have two pans , Is it ok to have half the batter waiting till the first layer bakes ?

  • Aclark Clark
    Aclark Clark 4 months ago +1

    Looks delicious--thanks so much for sharing

  • Gamers of the galaxy
    Gamers of the galaxy 4 months ago +2

    Sassy level 100
    Nice video 🙏🙏🙏

  • Ntando Mbali
    Ntando Mbali 5 months ago +2

    Hi Emma, I can't skip a day without checking your videos, you really blessed you make baking look easy 😋, best baker.

  • teamilk
    teamilk 5 months ago +1

    Hi Emma, I made vanilla cake for my niece's birthday last month and everyone loved it! So now I'm about to make a chocolate cake for my mum's birthday.
    But I'm making a smaller cake so I'll be using a 6" cake tin. What size of tin are you using? It's important so I know how much ingredients to reduce

    • teamilk
      teamilk 5 months ago +1

      It's ok, I used the same portions on 1 8" tin. By the way, is your ganache recipe thick enough to pipe a rose?

  • 로제는박채영
    로제는박채영 5 months ago +1

    hi.. I wanna to ask.. will the ganache get harden when we frost it on cakes ?

  • Betty Boop
    Betty Boop 5 months ago +1

    I'd like to see a recipe for a tuxedo cake Please!!!😁

  • Johnnie Wood
    Johnnie Wood 5 months ago +1

    I thought I had already found my last great chocolate cake recipe! I must try this, your explanation of not adding to much air to the batter, or should I say, "let the baking soda and powder do its job," made so much sense. I'm a self-taught cook and baker and that is sometimes a handicap and I miss out on some of the details. For the life of me, I don't understand why internet trolls feel they have to leave either negative comments or a thumbs down for anything, just move along and go away. We don't need all the extra negativity on top of the mess the world is in already, Peace and thanks Emma, your cheerfulness and tidy kitchen will reward you!

  • Deisy Andrade
    Deisy Andrade 5 months ago


  • Hasmani Zamani
    Hasmani Zamani 5 months ago +1

    1 wanna try to make this it too sweet or just nice..or should i reduce the amount of sugar for the cake

  • Bonita Johnson
    Bonita Johnson 5 months ago

    What could you use instead of the espresso coffee if you don't have any?

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago

      You can leave the coffee out if you don't have any. It will still work great.

  • evanna sama
    evanna sama 5 months ago +1

    can I use one pan?? or use one then after it finshed I put the second amount onto oven??

  • oliver smith
    oliver smith 5 months ago +1

    0:12 - it holds the structure really well, it really does...amazing 😍😍😍😍😘😘😘☺️☺️☺️☺️

  • Linsy Narayanan
    Linsy Narayanan 5 months ago +1

    Can you please mention how much amount is being added🙂

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago +1

      All the ingredients are listed in the Description Box under the video - in both grams and in cups amounts.

  • J Kaur
    J Kaur 5 months ago +1

    I made this for Christmas! And my family loved it ! Thankyou!!

  • Mohammad Oli Ullah
    Mohammad Oli Ullah 5 months ago +1

    Can u tell me the size of the mold u have used

  • Namjoon's Desciple
    Namjoon's Desciple 5 months ago +2

    Dear is there something else I can add instead of coffee? I'm not allowed to have coffee ,and it is considered a magical ingredient .😄

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago +2

      You can just leave the coffee out - it will still be good :)

  • Manuri Nathaliya
    Manuri Nathaliya 5 months ago +1

    this is really nice.i made it.Thank you Emma for givingis the best recipes ever! ❤️😘

  • Nyein Ayekyi
    Nyein Ayekyi 5 months ago +1

    why don't you give the batter a 'tap-tap'?

  • sonya b
    sonya b 5 months ago +1

    @Emma Hi Emma i have few questions
    1. How long can the ganache be stored?
    2. How to keep the chocolate cake moist if i have to bake it 2 days in advance?

    PWEETY GIRL 5 months ago +1

    Hi Emma, thank you for awesome recipes. Your vanilla recipe has been a hit back to back. Can I layer this chocolate cake with the vanilla cake? 2 vanilla and one chocolate. Thank you

  • Bushra Fteita
    Bushra Fteita 6 months ago +1

    You are the best chef I have ever seen

  • Rinaliza Ros
    Rinaliza Ros 6 months ago +1

    Hi Emma,what size of the pan u used in this recipe?thank u

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 5 months ago

      Emma uses 7inch / 18cm cake pans for all her cakes.

  • Katarina Abromavich
    Katarina Abromavich 6 months ago +2

    Please include the size of the pans and how many layers the batter makes in the description box! Your videos are brilliant.

  • Abida Barrow
    Abida Barrow 6 months ago +1

    hey emma I used your chocolate recipe and the cake came out super soft and it was delicious.. yum

  • mlr 29
    mlr 29 6 months ago +1

    Can I use regular coffee?

  • Kevin Redondo
    Kevin Redondo 6 months ago +1

    Hey, Emma. If I'm taking out the Nutella, do I substitute those 300g of Nutella for more chocolate?

  • min •
    min • 6 months ago +1

    Which size have the tins you used?

    • min •
      min • 6 months ago

      @Remarkable thank you

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 6 months ago +1

      The cake tins are 7inch / 18cm.

  • Farhana Alam
    Farhana Alam 6 months ago +1

    Really excited to try this recipe! What size cake pans are you using??

    • Remarkable
      Remarkable 6 months ago +1

      Emma uses 7inch / 18cm cake pans for all her cakes.

  • Romoni Rudra
    Romoni Rudra 6 months ago +1

    Using butter in chocolate sponge, becomes hard if we keep it in refrigerator?

  • Farida Ali
    Farida Ali 6 months ago +1

    Hi emma i did ur choc cake into cupcakes it was so moist n tasty. Thank u alot. From now on u r my friend😄😄😄

  • evanna sama
    evanna sama 7 months ago +18

    i made it yesterday for my husband birthday , its really moist , rich m soft , delicious and yummy , thank you . you're the best ......

    • benali fatima
      benali fatima 3 months ago

      Hello please tell me how much nutella did you add 30gr or 300gr? Coz she wrote 300gr and I feel like it's too much

  • Hamida Hussein
    Hamida Hussein 7 months ago +1

    What size cake tin did you use to bake the cake

  • evanna sama
    evanna sama 7 months ago +1

    wonderful >>> plz the size of pans ??

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  7 months ago +1

      Thank you! I use 7 inch pans for all my cakes😘

  • Logan Connor
    Logan Connor 7 months ago +1


  • Susanna Allison
    Susanna Allison 7 months ago +2

    Hi Emma! Can I ask what size your pans were and I don't think I can use this ganache recipe under fondant can I ?? xx

  • All in one
    All in one 7 months ago +1

    Can I use half of this recipe?

  • Nissam Moopan
    Nissam Moopan 7 months ago +1

    Hi can you pls tell me the difference of adding oil and butter in a cake.....which one will become more soft

  • empress quamina
    empress quamina 7 months ago +1

    By the way you've made me a more confident baker. Thankyou

  • empress quamina
    empress quamina 7 months ago +3

    Hi Emma can you please make a custard cake I've been searching all over the internet but couldn't find one I'm satisfied with.

  • Livia Colaco
    Livia Colaco 7 months ago +1

    Hey thanks for the amazing recipe but just confused..when baking the cake should it be baked top and bottom or just bottom only.. Help please. Thank you

  • Atarah Naomi
    Atarah Naomi 7 months ago +1

    How would you replace the eggs in this recipe?

  • shatha aziz
    shatha aziz 8 months ago +1

    Hi can i know What size your cake pan ?

  • Verna Posadas
    Verna Posadas 8 months ago +1

    Hi can i use coconut oil and yogurt to this recipe like how you did with your vanilla cakes? I will omit the coffee by the way. (I dnt like the taste of it in chocolate cakes) Thank u so much. More power!😇

  • Ni 10
    Ni 10 8 months ago +1

    hi..i dont have electric mixer can i ise blender instead?

  • Phume Mqadi
    Phume Mqadi 8 months ago +1

    kinda look like an actor than a cook...

  • Keighly
    Keighly 8 months ago +1

    When you need the cake the following day, do you keep it in the fridge?

  • sweet and spicy world
    sweet and spicy world 8 months ago +1

    Nce recepie.and u use icing sugar or normal sugar?

  • Ayanna Brown
    Ayanna Brown 8 months ago +1

    But i like the way it ia

  • Ayanna Brown
    Ayanna Brown 8 months ago +1

    You always dont put hiw much are we putting in

  • gabriela isaac
    gabriela isaac 8 months ago +1


  • suzy xo_xo
    suzy xo_xo 8 months ago +1

    this it the *best moist chocolate cake ever*!! im not a chocolate cake fan because when i try any recipe they're either too "heavy" (theyre too hard to swallow) or theyre too "wet" ....
    its my first time trying something from your recipe and I'm upset with your channel now! definitely going to try more of your cake recipe💜

  • Saheba Parveen
    Saheba Parveen 8 months ago +1

    Plz share the recipe of moulding chocolate.....

  • Maria Ahmad
    Maria Ahmad 8 months ago +1

    Great 👌🏻👌🏻

  • tulip flower
    tulip flower 8 months ago +1

    Veeeeeery nice

  • Lavina Binoy
    Lavina Binoy 8 months ago

    Hi Emma. I am a regular user of your recipes. I have baked this chocolate cake many times and it's always the best. However, I have to bake chocolate loaf cakes tomorrow topped with walnuts. Can I use this same recipe for making chocolate loaf cake?

  • lucy ross
    lucy ross 8 months ago

    can i use oil instead of butter ? plzz reply i need to make this cake for my mum's birthday

    • Emma's Goodies
      Emma's Goodies  8 months ago

      Yes but your cake will taste oily. If you can use butter 😘