chocolate cake
Best Chocolate Cake
Written by Jayashree
Published on September 2, 2020

Chocolate cake is soft and moist, it is absolutely delicious. The ganache tastes good with it.

Cakes are loved by all, we just need an occasion to bake it, isn’t it? Our favourite cake is the chocolate cake. As I had never made a cake using coconut oil,  thought of making one. Now, this was the first time I used it, both mother and daughter, were anguish with the results. Wondering, how it turned out? It was tasty and loved by all.

Now, I have another chocolate cake here ! Life is a good learning experience, we do not understand, until it really matters.

Chocolate cake can be made by using either the cocoa powder or the dark chocolate. Here, I have used dark chocolate.

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About the event:

Sending this to Shhh Secretly Cooking group event, a monthly event, we are paired as partners and cook on a pre-scheduled theme. The partners exchange secret ingredients and cook accordingly. The secret ingredients are guessed later by other members. The theme was suggested by Mayuri Patel, who runs the group.  She has a wide range of dishes on her blog, love her desserts especially.  I loved her chocolate truffles, they look so delish.

My partner was  Aruna, a talented blogger.  She blogs at Vasus Veg Kitchen. She has many healthy dishes from regional cuisines. I loved her bengali style vegetable  chops.   I told  Aruna I wished to make a cake with coconut oil and she agreed. She gave me  coconut oil and walnuts as the secret ingredients.  The ingredients that I gave were choco chips and vanilla essence and she prepared this delicious looking  Chocolate and Custard Jelly Cake.

A few other cakes that I have shared earlier are Zebra Cake, delicious Mocha Banana Cake

Chocolate Cake 

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2  tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup + 2 tsp maida
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 5 walnuts
For the ganache :
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 2 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 teaspoon butter
For garnishing :
  • cashew pieces
  • choco chips
Method:
  1. Take oil in a bowl.
  2. Mix coffee powder in quarter glass of water.
  3. Grate chocolate.
  4. Put coffee mixture, chocolate gratings, vanilla extract and lemon juice to the oil.
  5. Put some milk and mix it well.
  6. Sieve maida, baking powder and soda together.
  7. Mix them together. Add little milk if needed, the batter should be of medium consistency.
  8. Break walnut into pieces and put them in.
  9. Pre-heat the microwave oven for two minutes.
  10. Grease a tin.
  11. Pour the batter.
  12. Microwave it for five minutes on High, reduce the temperature, and again put it for three minutes. Once it is done, check, the inserted tooth pick should come out clean.
  13. Keep it in the microwave for sometime.
  14. Spread the ganache with a knife. Recipe for ganache is below.
  15. Decorate with cashew pieces and choco chips.
To make the ganache :

Take cream in a pan, warm it. Add the chocolate and butter, cook it for three minutes. Chocolate ganache is ready. Keep it in the refrigerator for sometime.

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Best Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is soft and moist, it tastes divine.
Course evening snacks
Cuisine international
Keyword chocolate cake, how to make chocolate cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup + 2 tsp maida
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 walnuts
  • For the ganache :
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 2 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 teaspoon butter
  • For garnishing :
  • cashew pieces
  • choco chips

Instructions

  1. Take oil in a bowl.
  2. Mix coffee powder in quarter glass of water.
  3. Grate chocolate.
  4. Put coffee mixture, chocolate gratings, vanilla extract and lemon juice to the oil.
  5. Put some milk and mix it well.
  6. Sieve maida, baking powder and soda together.
  7. Mix them together. Add little milk if needed, the batter should be of medium consistency. Break the walnuts and put them into it.

  8. Pre-heat the microwave oven for two minutes.
  9. Grease a tin.
  10. Pour the batter.
  11. Microwave it for five minutes on High, reduce the temperature, and again put it for three minutes. Once it is done, check, the inserted tooth pick should come out clean.
  12. Keep it in the microwave for sometime.
  13. Spread the ganache with a knife. Recipe for ganache is below.
  14. Decorate with cashew pieces and choco chips.
  15. To make the ganache :
  16. Take cream in a pan, warm it. Add the chocolate and butter, cook it for three minutes. Chocolate ganache is ready. Keep it in the refrigerator for sometime.

Recipe Notes

  • Any other oil may be used.
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19 Comments

  1. priya vj

    Wow a chocolate cake with coconut oil . I am sure it tasted as delicious as it looks on the pic. Chocolate Gamache is irresistible

    Reply
    • Archana

      I have used coconut oil once in a cake and know it tastes delicious. Loved your use of dark chocolate and coffee. These are great for any chocolate cake. Great share and love the cake.

      Reply
  2. mayurisjikoni

    Who can resist a good chocolate cake? Not me. Love that you’ve used both dark chocolate and coffee. It definitely gives the cake a delightful flavour.

    Reply
    • Hem lata srivastava

      Chocolate cake looks absolutely good in texture, nice preparation and presentation.

      Reply
      • The Girl Next Door

        What a moist and delicious looking cake! An interesting use of coconut oil here. I love that you have used both chocolate and coffee powder in the cake – they must have given it such a lovely, rich flavour!

        Reply
  3. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    I always feel there can be no ‘best’ chocolate cake, because each cake is one amazing over the other! Hehe… That cake looks so good and very chocolaty…

    Reply
    • poonampagar

      I have yet to try my hands on coconut oil with my bakes. Your chocolate cake with coffee and dark chocolate sounds absolutely delight.

      Reply
  4. Amrita

    Never baked chocolate cake using coconut oil…but this chocolate cake looks absolutely gorgeous and delicious. Anyone would love to have this chocolaty treat

    Reply
  5. FoodTrails

    Delicious chocolate cake with ganache..making it with coconut oil must have added a nutty flavour to it.. looks so inviting.

    Reply
  6. Malini

    It’s a double the dose of chocolate in this cake. The cake looks so moist and delicious. Coconut oil addition sounds interesting. It must have infused some flavor into it. Great share!

    Reply
    • Shobana Vijay

      The cakes looks so lovely with chocolaty flavour. Superb comination of coffee and dark chocolate. Great presentation dear.

      Reply
  7. Jolly

    Wow a chocolate cake with coconut oil sounds so delicious itself. I am sure it tasted so yummy. Ganache on top looks inviting!

    Reply
  8. poonampagar

    I have yet to try my hands on coconut oil with my bakes. Your chocolate cake with coffee and dark chocolate sounds absolutely delight.

    Reply
  9. Preethicuisine

    Lovely cake . Looks so moist and delicious. I liked the use of coconut oil in this recipe. Ganache makes it even more tempting.

    Reply
  10. vasusvegkitchen

    Surely this is best chocolate cake di, loved using coconut oil in this cake and can feel the aroma and taste of coffee and lime in it. Spreading chocolate ganache on cake is very tempting.

    Reply
  11. Anu Kollon

    Cake with coconut oil, thats an interesting recipe. I am always reluctant to make cake as it contains refined oils/ butter but never tried with coconut oil. Will definitely give it a try.

    Reply
  12. NARMADHA

    wow.. chocolate looks looks delectable and tempting. it is my type of cake with chocolate, coffee powder and ganache. Wish you pass me few slices.

    Reply
  13. sizzlingtastebuds

    what a combo of instant coffee piwder and decadent chocolate can do – this cake is soo good.. .:)

    Reply
  14. Shobha Keshwanis

    Interesting cake recipe made with coconut oil . I would love to give it a try too. The cake looks so soft and rich

    Reply

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