Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Easy Chocolate Cake-Simple Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe

Are you looking for a quick and easy chocolate cake that can be prepared in just 5 minutes (baking time not included) yet doesn't compromise on flavor and texture, then this cake is just for you. Super Moist, Super Easy Chocolate cake in a jiffy. You can prepare this for any occasions, be it birthday parties or family get togethers or for friends or for Valentine's day or when you have a craving to have something chocolaty or just like that. You won't believe how easy it is to make! Just mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, and place it inside the oven to bake, that's it. Even beginners can try this. Today we will learn how to make Simple Moist Chocolate cake following this easy recipe. 
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Easy chocolate cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

   Prep Time : 5 mins | Cook Time : 30 Mins

   Ingredients needed

   All Purpose flour- 1 3/4 cup (245gms)
   Baking soda -1 1/2 tsp
   Baking powder-1 1/2 tsp
   Sugar -2 cups (400 gms)
   Cocoa powder- 75 grams
   Salt-1/2 tsp
   Eggs -2
   Warm water -1 cup
   Milk - 1 cup
   Oil -1/2 cup (any flavorless oil)
   Vanilla essence -1 1/2 tsp


Preheat the oven to 180 degree C for 15 minutes.

Whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together eggs, water, milk, oil and vanilla extract.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

Bake at 180 degree C for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and leave it to cool.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe with step wise pictures below-


Mix well or sieve all purpose flour (maida), baking soda, baking powder and salt together.

Grease and flour the baking pans or grease and then line the pans with parchment paper.

Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 15 minutes.

Keep all the ingredients ready.



In a bowl, add powdered sugar.

Then add all purpose flour (mixed with baking powder, baking soda and salt)


Add cocoa powder and mix well with a wire whisk. Our dry ingredient is ready.


In another bowl, whisk eggs, then add warm water.


Add milk (should be lukewarm) and oil to the egg mixture.


Add vanilla essence and whisk everything together. Wet ingredient is ready.


Both the dry ingredients and wet ingredients are ready. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.


Stir or mix until well combined. There should be no lumps.The batter will be watery.


Pour it into the prepared pan up to 3/4th and bake at 180 degree C for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Then remove the cake from their pans and leave it to cool completely. Do not be in a hurry to cut the cake.

Notes-Use the middle rack for baking. I used 6*6 square pan and a 6 1/2*4 1/2 inch rectangular pan. You can use any baking pan but make sure that you do not fill up to the brim of the pan. Fill only a little above half.


If you want a spongy and fluffy chocolate cake, then try this Chocolate Cake.

Check out my Egg less Moist Chocolate Cake and Eggless Chocolate cupcake, if you do not want to include eggs in your diet.

Beginners- Do check out Baking tips for beginners before trying any cakes.

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  1. Super lovely, moist chocolate cake. Yumm..

  2. Can this be done in a convection microwave too?

    1. Yes, it can be done. I did it in my OTG oven.

  3. simply delicious and tempting cake

  4. beautifully made.looks amazing.

  5. Thats one lovely cake recipe Padhu ..

  6. I tried it and it came out well...followed the instructions as u suggested. Thanks padhu...

  7. I tried it today in convection microwave and it came out superb......The measurements are perfect....added walnuts for some crunchiness..Thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe...

  8. Hi padhu can u plz tell me how can i do the above recipe using pressure cooker

    1. Yes, you can bake in pressure cooker. Follow the same procedure as mentioned in my vanilla cake in pressure cooker (check the recipe in cakes and bakes)

  9. Hi padhu,
    I got my otg a few days back and this is my first attempt at baking. I halved all the ingredients and increased the baking time by another 5 min. The cake was perfect . Less sugary and sans butter healthy too.

    Thanks for sharing your hard work.

  10. I tried this cake with atta ie whole wheat flour. Came out well. Texture was more crumbly . Needs care when we remove it from the pan . I use glass bakeware problem may not be there in other moulds.

  11. Just want to know how all purpose flour which is 13/4 cup is only 245 gms whereas sugar 2 cups is 400 gms???. can you please explain this to me?? why is the measurement different?? ideally 13/4 cup should be around 375 gms if 2 cups is 400 gms right???

    1. The texture of each is different.Flour is fine powder, sugar is granules etc

  12. Hi Padhu.. Have been making this frequently and my daughter loves it a lot !
    Thanks for this simple yet delicious chocolate treat !

  13. Hi.. Can we try this with micro grill combi without preheat

  14. Thanks a lot. Very nice recipe. Mild sweet cake. I used 50gm cocoa powder, still happy with results. :-)
    Thank you!!!

  15. Baked for the first time. Superb recipe. Used 50gm cocoa powder, yet great results. Mildly sweet cake. Enjoyed baking and eating. :-)

    The central part of my cake was wet/not cooked till very after the outer part was cooked. Any reason?
    The cake was not for any special occassion. So, I actually cut the outer part of cake, and re-bake the left inner part.

    Please suggest what can be done to bake better next time.

    1. While transferring the cake batter to the baking pan, make sure that you fill the pan only up to 1/2 or 2/3.Also tap the cake pan few times for the batter to settle evenly and to eliminate air bubbles from cake batter.

  16. This is the best chocolate cake I've made. The texture and taste are great. The kids just loved it. Your Banana bread and whole wheat biscuit recipes are a staple in my house. Everybody loves them.

  17. How many servings does this make ? planning to bake this for my guy's bday :D looks easy and yumm

    1. Can I exactly halve (1/2) all ingredients to make a smaller cake ?

    2. Yes, you can. Use a smaller baking tray.


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