How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

  • Published on Jun 8, 2016
  • The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake is here. I call this my Matilda Cake because I swear it’s just as good as the cake that Bruce Bogtrotter ate in Matilda. Moist, chocolaty perfection. This is the chocolate cake you’ve been dreaming of!
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    The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Ready In: 45 minutes
    Yield: 3 9-inch rounds
    butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    3 cups granulated sugar
    1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 tablespoon baking soda
    1½ teaspoons baking powder
    1½ teaspoons salt
    4 large eggs
    1½ cups buttermilk
    1½ cups warm water
    ½ cup vegetable oil
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Butter three 9-inch cake rounds. Dust with flour and tap out the excess. (see cooking lesson below)
    Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
    Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
    Divide batter among the three pans. I found that it took just over 3 cups of the batter to divide it evenly.
    Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake meets the toothpick test (stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean).
    Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow to cool completely.
    Frost with your favorite frosting and enjoy!
    The better quality cocoa powder you use the better the cake will taste.
    Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: enough frosting for a 3 tiered cake
    1½ cups butter, softened
    8 oz cream cheese, softened
    1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
    3 teaspoons vanilla extract
    7-8 cups powdered sugar
    about ¼ cup milk (as needed)
    In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results
    Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
    Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. The frosting should be very thick and will thicken even more if refrigerated.
    In the photos above, an extra dark cocoa powder was used in the frosting. Extra dark cocoa will result in a much darker, almost black frosting.

    butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
    450 grams all-purpose flour
    650 grams granulated sugar
    155 grams unsweetened cocoa powder
    17 grams baking soda
    8 grams baking powder
    11 grams salt
    4 large eggs
    350 ml buttermilk
    350 ml warm water
    115 ml vegetable oil
    10 ml vanilla extract

    1. Preheat oven to 176 degrees Celsius. Butter three 23 centimeter cake rounds. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
    2. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
    3. Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
    4. Divide batter among the three pans.
    5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake meets the toothpick test (stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean).
    6. Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow to cool completely.
    7. Frost with your favorite frosting and enjoy!
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  • The Stay At Home Chef
    The Stay At Home Chef  Year ago +205


    • danvil identity
      danvil identity 22 days ago

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    • dora k
      dora k 22 days ago

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    • hamza imran
      hamza imran 28 days ago

      please are you muslim religion like

    • iiShaggy ii
      iiShaggy ii 29 days ago

      Is there anything I can use instead Of butter milk?

  • Liana Zhou
    Liana Zhou 3 hours ago +2

    I am making this for my birthday tomorrow, has anyone tried it, and does it actually taste good?

  • Mounjidah Abdullah
    Mounjidah Abdullah 5 hours ago

    Who always watching these kinds of videos but never try them anyone

  • bhavna nvahb
    bhavna nvahb 12 hours ago

    What can I use instead of eggs?

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  6 hours ago

      ON my website, link in video description, it will give you some options (:

  • rakesh kumar saini
    rakesh kumar saini 17 hours ago +1


  • gghy gggi
    gghy gggi Day ago

    Very nice l love you

  • Mahum Mansoor
    Mahum Mansoor Day ago

    Tried it today : 1. Its a very easy to follow recipe so props for that...
    2. The sugar sounded way too much as i was measuring it so i added 1 1/2 cups instead of 3 and even that tasted pretty sweet (so unless u like suppper sugary stuff I’d say add less sugar)
    3. The baking temperature of 350 was too cake was baked in 15 mins instead of 35 and had a burnt!!?
    4. But still it is a good recipe ..and will work for everyone 🙂

  • Beth Mugambi
    Beth Mugambi Day ago +1

    This is the easiest and best chocolate cake recipe I have made. Thank you.x

  • blue
    blue Day ago +1

    I tried this today. Your recipe is really delicious. I love it!!! Your recipe is my first chocolate cake. 😍

  • CP
    CP 2 days ago +1

    Yuck. Cocoa powder in the frosting. Grainy and bitter. Why not melt chocolate and use that instead. Like a ganache.

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  Day ago

      You are welcome to use any kind of frosting you’d like. This is a traditional cream cheese buttercream, but cocoa powder doesn’t make it grainy. It’s too fine of a powder. A whipped chocolate ganache works as wells

  • Anne Marie
    Anne Marie 2 days ago +1

    Love the Matilda reference .

  • DiamonKittenAJ
    DiamonKittenAJ 2 days ago +1

    the cake looks liek my left nut

  • Mike Earls
    Mike Earls 2 days ago

    why the hell does this have 15M views?

  • الذيب الفلاسي


  • marshmellowy girl124
    marshmellowy girl124 3 days ago +1

    I love chocolate cake

  • maritakperu
    maritakperu 3 days ago

    Thanks a lot, dear, 'll prepare it for my GD's b'day, she is mad about chocolate cake. Peruvian Greetings.

  • Soana Palaki
    Soana Palaki 3 days ago

    Could've said the chubby kid not "fat" kid but oh well ur choice of words....

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  3 days ago

      You should read some of the other comments where I point out the entire point of the book Matilda is to point out that what some people call flaws are actually your super powers. Calling him fat is the ultimate compliment based on the message of the book.

  • Emanuel Nelinho
    Emanuel Nelinho 3 days ago


  • Imelda Nicolas
    Imelda Nicolas 4 days ago

    Chef are u sure 8 cups of powder sugar

    KHUTSO LEKHULA 4 days ago

    I've probably watched this video more than 20 times. And the more I watch it, the more I can't get enough of it... the cake that is...

  • CandyWorld30
    CandyWorld30 4 days ago

    You are so happy I love it 😊

  • Shamam Twayj
    Shamam Twayj 4 days ago +3

    Hi 🙋🏻‍♀️
    What about if I want to make one layer just one pan
    How the ingredients will be measured??! Is it the same or less

    • Chapter Playz
      Chapter Playz 4 days ago

      Shamam Twayj it makes 3 layers so just divided all the ingredients by 3

  • Vivek Singh
    Vivek Singh 4 days ago +3

    Man this must be like a 100000 calories

  • Rabea Mohamed
    Rabea Mohamed 5 days ago

    Muchas gracias por dejar los ingredientes en ml y en gr🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😋😋👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

    • Kunta Kinte
      Kunta Kinte 3 days ago

      Necesito chocolate y pastel por favor 🏃🏃🏃🏃😀😀😀😀😀🍫🍫🍫🍫🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰

  • Amina Abdirashid
    Amina Abdirashid 5 days ago +1


  • sanjay Baghel
    sanjay Baghel 5 days ago +1

    You are very preety and beautiful

  • sanjay Baghel
    sanjay Baghel 5 days ago +1

    Lovely very delicious

  • sanjay Baghel
    sanjay Baghel 5 days ago +1

    This make me greedy

  • ii Yamen
    ii Yamen 5 days ago +6

    Omg, if the thumbnail made you hungry, like.

  • meesha gunaratna
    meesha gunaratna 5 days ago

    This recipe didn’t worked out for me :/ i did exactly what the recipe says too bad it didn’t worked. Wanted to taste so badly :(

  • Nada RealVilla
    Nada RealVilla 5 days ago +1

    This is definately “The Most Delicious Chocolate Cake” I have ever tasted. Thank you @TheStayAtHomeChef for this wonderful tutorial, this is the best cake I have ever made, and first tried it on my birthday and everybody loves it! Thank you so much!!

  • badad0166
    badad0166 5 days ago

    4:41 8 cups sugar. Why does it taste so good?

  • Mark Hoffman
    Mark Hoffman 5 days ago

    Restaurant quality receipts. My best tasting meals are home cooked....

    • maritakperu
      maritakperu 3 days ago

      Right!..this is my same opinion... and living in Lima, Peru, the land of an amazing cusine, mind it, lol!..

  • flicfan416
    flicfan416 5 days ago

    Just wanted to say I did this cake - substituted the water for extra strong fresh brewed coffee and added a handful of melted 85% dark chocolate to the frosting. it was literally better than sex

  • Winema Javed
    Winema Javed 6 days ago +1


  • Anjali Dantani
    Anjali Dantani 6 days ago

    How much kg of cake she made? How shld i make half kg cake?

  • Akshada Singh
    Akshada Singh 6 days ago


  • Daxa Pandya
    Daxa Pandya 6 days ago +1


  • Cindy Scott
    Cindy Scott 6 days ago +1

    Actually seeing all the butter and sugar that goes into this helps me to not eat it 😂🤣

    • Bill D
      Bill D 5 days ago

      The butter and cream cheese are actually good for you. It's the sugar and flour that get you But trust me-on my birthday, I would eat about 3 slices of this.

  • kitty kingdom
    kitty kingdom 6 days ago +1

    Y'all need to make this! It is absolutely delicious! Also pro tip: add just a teensy bit of coffee to make the chocolate flavor stronger :3

  • FreeAware Spiriteyeswideopen

    TY and your personality is pleasant to watch. Great recipe will try.

  • الحمد الله
    الحمد الله 7 days ago


  • Scrumptious Cooking Gallery

    Wow so yummy cake

  • Milly Herzog
    Milly Herzog 7 days ago

    Too much sugar for my liking. I like Eastern European nut and chocolate cakes without flour, and hardly any sugar. They are so moist and last for ages. The moisture is provided by nuts.

  • Never Mind
    Never Mind 7 days ago +1

    wish am 16 years old again just so I can eat the whole dam thing without worrying about the "800 Million Calories" per serving :

  • ovalbeach
    ovalbeach 7 days ago

    I would give up my hobby of cork soaking for a cake like that.

    • Vape
      Vape 6 days ago


  • Genie
    Genie 8 days ago

    Three cups of sugar!!!

    • Bill D
      Bill D 5 days ago

      I know, but when you are going for something like this, why not? Just ONCE in a while.

  • Badge Ricketts
    Badge Ricketts 8 days ago +1

    This has made me hungry

  • Shabnam Zameer
    Shabnam Zameer 8 days ago +1

    It looks delicous

  • Maryam Turkmani
    Maryam Turkmani 8 days ago +1

    Hello, I tried your recipe today,and I wish I could show you how it's look, it's amazing so soft and delicious..

  • Doug Cruz
    Doug Cruz 8 days ago +3

    OMG This way you do is very different from how you do it in Brazil. Thanks for this recipe ❤️

  • gabriella maropa
    gabriella maropa 8 days ago

    I have to bake this cake so that my boyfriend forgives me.

    • Vape
      Vape 6 days ago

      what u do

  • Gourme Cook
    Gourme Cook 9 days ago

    Proper measurement please what is a cup how many cl or ml thankyou

  • JiggyNik
    JiggyNik 9 days ago

    Can i replace coco powder with crack?

  • Brian Paiva
    Brian Paiva 9 days ago +1

    she sounds therapeutic!

  • Chitra Vijayan. com
    Chitra Vijayan. com 9 days ago +1

    I love this cake

  • Martin Anastacio
    Martin Anastacio 9 days ago +1

    3 cups of sugar in the cake, plus
    8 cups of sugar in the frostings.....
    no thanks....

    • Martin Anastacio
      Martin Anastacio 14 hours ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef "...Literally no one cares about your feelings about the sugar content in a cake. ...
      But you're so veerryy passionate about my itsy, bitsy "no thanks" comment.... You do care...
      I love it when I could almost see steam coming out of your ears. :-)

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  9 days ago

      aha, but you see this is my channel. It's like you came and stood in my living room and decided to be a judgmental dick with your warning about sugar. Get lost. Your unhealthy relationship with food isn't something to use to judge others. Keep it to yourself. Literally no one cares about your feelings about the sugar content in a cake. Fear of sugar is your silly obsession that comes from the billion dollar diet industry. Just because you fell for their marketing and developed an unhealthy view of food doesn't mean you should spread it to others.

    • Martin Anastacio
      Martin Anastacio 9 days ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef
      "Pro tip: You don't have to watch or comment on things you don't like."
      Seems you didn't like my comment... and yet... you commented.

      Though that seems like a delicious cake, but your viewers should know how much sugar they are putting into their bodies.
      My "no thanks..." only serves as a warning, but its up to them if they're willing to use that much sugar in the cake or frosting.

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  9 days ago

      Pro tip: You don't have to watch or comment on things you don't like.

  • The Bavarian illuminati

    Made with my own blood, sweat and tears.. EAT IT!

  • S Bashir
    S Bashir 10 days ago

    Could you please convert this recipe in grams?

  • olivia martinez
    olivia martinez 10 days ago

    Gracias, se ve delicioso y gracias por la traducción

  • Cristian D. Matesan
    Cristian D. Matesan 10 days ago

    Fuck yeah!

  • Veronica Vasquez
    Veronica Vasquez 10 days ago

    Hi, someone could tell me a substitute for the buttercream? Thank you!

  • Maya moraa
    Maya moraa 10 days ago

    too much sugar and cocoa 8 CUPS OF ICING SUGAR111!!11

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  10 days ago

      It's a very large cake that feeds 30 people. I'm not sure what else you'd expect.


    Can I use sour cream replacement buttermilk?

  • Maria Luiza
    Maria Luiza 11 days ago

    it is missing some real chocolate

  • Sunil Sona
    Sunil Sona 11 days ago

    The cake is so delicious and yummy🍰

  • Torta Italia
    Torta Italia 11 days ago

    Grazie mille dei consigli adoro imparare qualcosa dell'Inghilterra ❤️👍🏻Nuova iscritta se ti va iscriviti al mio canale ciao ciao 💕👏👋🏻

  • Silver Jag
    Silver Jag 11 days ago

    I'm not a huge cake fan but when I eat it I only like chocolate and that made my mouth water

  • Karen Hampe
    Karen Hampe 12 days ago +1

    I’ve made this recipe multiple times!! It really is the most moist delicious chocolate cake. Unfortunately I can never find a vanilla cake that is as moist and good. Have a good recipe? Every one I’ve tried has been dry

  • Faith Lumbasi
    Faith Lumbasi 12 days ago +4

    Thank you. My nephew will have an amazing first birthday because of you.

    I made the cake (2/3 of the recipe since I needed a smaller cake) and it is amazing despite using a gas stove!!

  • Sarah Darling
    Sarah Darling 12 days ago +1

    It looks like the chocolate cake from Matilda

  • Marc A
    Marc A 12 days ago +5

    omg!! i got excited just looking at you doing it. you make it look easy. i am going to the store to try making it. wish me luck.

  • KadaBraa
    KadaBraa 13 days ago

    Why vegetable oil?

  • Gamer Stacy_
    Gamer Stacy_ 13 days ago

    Can i replace all the butter with oil only?

  • stabiseni Maqokolo
    stabiseni Maqokolo 13 days ago +5

    Hi am from South Africa..Thank you very much. I have bake this cake twice and my family and colleagues love it. I also put in 2T of coffee to intensify the chocolate.😍😍

    • stabiseni Maqokolo
      stabiseni Maqokolo 13 days ago

      @The Stay At Home Chef your cake is perfect. The 2nd time I made a caramel sauce.....💕💕💖

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  13 days ago +1

      Glad you like it so much you have made it twice (:

  • Janeke Walker
    Janeke Walker 13 days ago +2


  • Back Bay Man52
    Back Bay Man52 13 days ago

    I'll marry a chick who can make a good chocolate cake 😋

  • C F
    C F 13 days ago

    This is what keeps heart surgeons in business.

    • Elena Bermejo
      Elena Bermejo 11 days ago

      we're here for a good time not a long time

  • khushi sharma
    khushi sharma 14 days ago

    Water in cake ??

  • Yuvraj Kote
    Yuvraj Kote 14 days ago

    please tell the meaning of an ingredient used in choclates.
    OSCAR choclates uses it.

  • Sudha Raj
    Sudha Raj 14 days ago

    how do you make buttermilk

  • Jasmine the qween
    Jasmine the qween 15 days ago +1

    Hi everybody!! The day is finaly here!!! IT IS EID!! EID MUBAREK EVERYBODY! Now we can make this delicious cake!!! And dont forget to share it with your family and friends!! :)

  • Hrishita barman
    Hrishita barman 15 days ago


  • Frances Tawake
    Frances Tawake 15 days ago

    Love it ♡♡♡

  • A. C.
    A. C. 17 days ago +2

    i made this cake and it’s amazing!! i thought 8 cups of sugar was too much, but it’s the right amount to make this huge cake. Serving this for my mom’s birthday :)

  • Rose Nyamai
    Rose Nyamai 17 days ago

    Made this today. Turned out great but used 2 cups sugar instead. Still tasted sweet I'm thinking 3 cups would have been too much sugar for me.

    • London Cupcake
      London Cupcake 16 days ago

      Rose Nyamai ok thank you

    • Rose Nyamai
      Rose Nyamai 16 days ago

      @London Cupcake I personally used buttermilk and I understand it's a secret ingredient to having a great chocolate cake. In my country Kenya we call it Mala.

    • London Cupcake
      London Cupcake 17 days ago

      Rose Nyamai do you have to use butter milk?

  • JCH productions
    JCH productions 17 days ago +1

    her loud breathing makes me feel like she was threatend by kidnapers while she was making the video XD

  • Bailey H
    Bailey H 17 days ago

    I've made this recipe. Way too much baking soda! It gave my cake a metallic taste. I'd do a tablespoon of baking powder and half a teaspoon of baking soda.

    • Winnet Murahwa
      Winnet Murahwa 16 days ago

      Really? I've used this recipe many times, I've never tasted the baking soda, but if half tsp gets you same result, then why not😁

  • Jamila H
    Jamila H 18 days ago +7

    Best chocolate cake recipe the only thing I changed was I added a teaspoon of coffee into the hot water then into the batter. No coffee taste in the cake it just tasted like chocolate heaven!!! THANKYOU

  • Golden Blaze
    Golden Blaze 18 days ago +36

    I’m fasting and I’m only 3 days before eid

    • Golden Blaze
      Golden Blaze 14 days ago

      Eid Mubarak from South Africa thanks for surviving with me

    • salma azam
      salma azam 15 days ago

      Same buddy let's go!

    • aya
      aya 15 days ago

      Golden Blaze be strong

    • Ask Me
      Ask Me 18 days ago

      Golden Blaze lmfao😂😂

    KAT TEAM 18 days ago +3

    Who are fasting but watching this

  • Sharza Shakeel
    Sharza Shakeel 18 days ago +1

    What if we don't have cream cheese? Is there any alternative ingredient?

  • Jennifer Iyama
    Jennifer Iyama 18 days ago

    is buttermilk necessary

  • Cloud Strife
    Cloud Strife 19 days ago +1

    Wow 😲 that look tasty 😋

  • Rinku Devi
    Rinku Devi 19 days ago

    Can u make a cake with out eggggg

  • Glory Glitches
    Glory Glitches 19 days ago

    cream chese butter mix... 1/1/2 cocoa powder mix... little milk.. 8 cups powdered sugar.. frosting

  • cat
    cat 19 days ago


  • You x are x now x my x darling

    lol why am i watching this while fasting

  • Tati Puerto Rico🇵🇷

    Can I substitute the buttermilk for just plain regular milk?

    • The Stay At Home Chef
      The Stay At Home Chef  19 days ago

      Zita is right (:

    • Zita Plays To Learn With Sofi
      Zita Plays To Learn With Sofi 20 days ago

      I am pretty sure you can make your own buttermilk with regular milk. Just look it up on youtube, there are many recipes out there.