Chocolate Birthday Cake

This week was my birthday and I couldn’t miss it in a house where a homemade birthday cake is made for me at all hours. I believe my favorite pastry ingredient is chocolate if you take a look at the blog you will notice that many of the recipes published on it use chocolate as the main ingredient. So, I had a chocolate birthday cake.

Because it was my birthday I took the day off from work and planned to spend it away from home going for a walk, doing some shopping and then going to eat at a typical Madrid restaurant that claims to have the best stew in the entire city, if not all of Spain.I’m not sure if it’s that bad but I really enjoy that restaurant.

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Chocolate Birthday Cake


Here's the recipe for this chocolate cake which I hope you'll make for a birthday, either yours or someone else's because you never know when you'll need a chocolate birthday cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 160 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g of sugar
  • 250 g of egg (4 eggs size L)
  • 120 g of pure cocoa powder
  • 400 ml of water
  • 400 g of flour
  • 20 g yeast or Baking Powder
  • 5 g pinch of Salt


    1. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs for at least 5 minutes, or until they double in size, then gradually add the sugar while continuing to beat. I always use a whisk it seems to me to be a necessary tool.
    2. Melt the previously melted butter in a separate bowl. You can either melt it in the microwave or if you don't have one in a saucepan. To the mixture, add the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Stir in small increments until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.
    3. Finally, heat the water slightly, bringing it to a temperature of around 36oC, and incorporate it into the mixture. Stir once more until the water is completely absorbed.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1122Total Fat 43gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 319mgSodium 709mgCarbohydrates 160gFiber 10gSugar 63gProtein 27g
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