Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe

Learn how to make a great simple and delicious chocolate cake with this step-by-step recipe we guarantee you won’t be disappointed To make this dessert, we will use a traditional American recipe but don’t be alarmed because if you see any unfamiliar ingredients we will explain how to make everything at home, including buttermilk evaporated milk and condensed milk.

This homemade chocolate cake with sponge cake is intended for the presentation of a spectacular filled and decorated layer cake but you can make it without layers if you prefer.

The chocolate cake is always a hit with the kids. A traditional homemade dessert recipe that can be made for any occasion. Make an easy-to-make and very provocative homemade chocolate cake to liven up a birthday or week’s desserts.

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Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe

homemade chocolate cake recipe

Today's recipe is extremely sweet; it's a homemade chocolate cake that's perfect for a birthday cake children adore it.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Chocolate cake

  • 375 grams of Flour
  • 1 cup of Cocoa powder (105 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 375 milliliters of vegetable oil
  • 375 milliliters of Buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
  • 500 grams of Sugar (2½ cups)

Fill and cover

  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 tablet of Bitter Chocolate 75%
  • 1 can of condensed milk


  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 tablet of Bitter Chocolate 75%
  • 1 can of condensed milk


    1. We must first list all of the ingredients before learning how to make a quick and easy chocolate cake. You'll notice that we'll need buttermilk, which is a type of buttermilk commonly used in American dessert recipes but that we can't always find in the supermarket depending on where we live.
    2. If you can't find buttermilk, you can make it at home by combining the yogurt with the milk and then adding the lemon juice. Allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes before proceeding.
    3. As for the filling and topping, we'll make chocolate fudge, but you can also make a chocolate frosting or an Oreo frosting to finish this rich homemade chocolate cake.
    4. To preheat the oven, we turn it on and set the temperature to 180 degrees Celsius. We use and prepare the mold in which we will make our chocolate cake by placing a sheet of baking paper on the base and greasing the edges, as well as sprinkling a little flour.
    5. We'll use a 22-centimeter-diameter mold to make this sponge cake.
    6. To begin, we divide the ingredients for our homemade chocolate cake into two parts. On one side, we place the sifted dry ingredients, namely the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, and chocolate, in a bowl. We combine and reserve.
    7. In a separate bowl, combine the liquid ingredients, beating the eggs with the oil, buttermilk, and vanilla.
    8. In two batches, we add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the liquids. We're mixing little by little with enveloping movements until everything is fully integrated and there are no lumps in the mix.
    9. Then we add the sugar and combine everything again until it is well combined. The amount of sugar can be adjusted to taste, so you can cut it in half if desired, especially if you want to decorate with a sweeter frosting, such as Oreo. In any case, with these measurements, we'll get a simple and delicious chocolate cake with just the right amount of sweetness.
    10. Next, we pour the dough into the previously prepared molds and bake for 25 minutes, or until the center of the chocolate cake is cooked, using the toothpick test
    11. We're going to make a multi-layered cake with this recipe, so we've made three chocolate biscuits. If you want to make a tall cake, cook it all at once at a lower temperature and for a little longer.
    12. Allow the cake to cool to room temperature before placing it on a wire rack.
    13. While the cakes cool, make the chocolate cream for the filling and covering. To do so, combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and chopped chocolate in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the texture is just right.
    14. The chocolate fudge can be thicker or thinner to taste, depending on the cooking time. The longer it burns, the more consistent it will be.
    15. To complete our decorated chocolate cake, simply place filling between the layers and completely immerse it once assembled. Whether you make it with layers or not, we guarantee that this chocolate cake will be irresistible and beautifully decorated with this chocolate cream.
    16. This homemade chocolate cake is ideal for satisfying any whim, so don't give up on making it, and when you do, please share a photo of your dessert and let us know how you got on with the recipe. We eagerly await your feedback.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 2136Total Fat 111gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 84gCholesterol 209mgSodium 1374mgCarbohydrates 252gFiber 7gSugar 168gProtein 36g
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