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Quick easy chocolate cake

Double chocolate cake

All chocolate lovers agree that the best dessert is a chocolate cake loaded with chocolate frosting. Here is a delicious recipe for a great double chocolate cake, very easy to make and a guaranteed hit!
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 274 kcal


  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot chocolate powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • chocolate buttercream frosting
  • handful crushed walnuts
  • chocolate sprinkles


To make the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare 3 8-inch round baking pans, line the bottom with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  • Prepare your bake even strips if desired.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Beat on medium speed until the eggs and oil are well incorporated and the batter is lighter in color.
  • Mix in the buttermilk and beat until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, alternating half the dry ingredients followed by half of the coffee. Mix until the flour starts to incorporate. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the three pans, about 1 2/3 cups of batter per pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20-24 minutes.
  • Test if cakes are done by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is done.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

To make the frosting

To decorate the cake

  • Place a dollop of frosting on your cake board and place the bottom layer of cake over. This will prevent your cake from slipping while decorating.
  • Pipe the first layer of frosting and spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Add the second layer of cake and spread frosting in the same manner.
  • Place the third layer of cake on top.
  • Use you spatula to press any excess frosting onto the edges of the cake. To finish decorating the cake, pipe the frosting along the outside edge of the cake using a large open round tip. Then use a spatula to create a smooth edge.
  • To pipe the buttercream on top, use a large piping bag, fill the piping bag with the remaining frosting and pipe the boarder of the cake.
  • Sprinkle crushed walnuts and chocolate sprinkles onto the cake top


Serving: 1naked sliceCalories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 17IUCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, delicious chocolate cake, double chocolate cake, quick easy chocolate cake, rich chocolate cake
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