How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

Today on The Stay At Home Chef I’m showing you how to make The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake This is the kind of chocolate cake I image the fat kid ate in Matilda. It is so moist and so good! We’re going to start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and then I’m going to show you how to butter a 9-inch pan. Put some softened butter onto a paper towel and then spread it around the bottom and sides of the pan. Make sure you get all the sides and edges You don’t want this cake to stick. Then you can either pour in some all-purpose flour or, since we’re making a chocolate cake, I’m going to use cocoa powder Sprinkle it in. Then shake the pan back and forth so you cover all of the bottom tap out the excess and I turn it so it gets all of the sides covered then make sure you give it a hard couple of pats and tap out all of the excess either into a garbage can or the sink and then just set those pans aside. You’re going to want to butter and dust three 9-inch cake rounds. This is going to be a 3 layer cake and it’s amazing! Next, we’re going to put together our batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of flour 3 cups of sugar 1 1/2 cups of cocoa powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Give this a quick whisk to combine it. Next, we’ll add in all of our wet ingredients. You can either continue whisking this by hand or switch to a hand mixer. So pour in 4 eggs 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 1/2 cups hot water and 1/2 cup vegetable oil And then mix this all together. Now, you don’t want to over mix this. You’re really just looking to combine all the ingredients and make sure that there’s no flour or cocoa powder left on the side. In fact, I like to finish it off by using a hand scraper just scraping the sides and the bottom to make sure everything got in. Now we’re ready to divide the batter among the three pans. I find that the easiest way to do this is to use a measuring cup and just scoop it in. I have found that it takes about 3 cups of the batter to fill each pan evenly. We’re going to bake these in the 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Make sure that you move the rack to the center so that you are baking the cake in the very center of the oven. This will ensure the most even baking. If you can only fit two of your cakes at a time, that’s fine. You can bake the third one right after. Once they’re done, remove them from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool Let them cool for about 10 minutes before turning them over and removing them from the pan. While you are waiting for the cakes to cool you can go ahead and put together your frosting Now, I’ve used all kinds of frosting for this cake. Including whipped chocolate ganache which is pretty good. Today we’re making a chocolate cream cheese buttercream which happens to be my favorite. Start out with 8 ounces of cream cheese in a bowl and add in 1 1/2 cups of softened butter Use a hand mixer to whip this together. Once it is light and fluffy add in 1 1/2 cups cocoa powder the kind of cocoa powder you use for this and the cake really matters Use the highest quality cocoa powder you can find. It really makes a difference. Mix this together. At this point I always add in a couple tablespoons of milk. You may need to add more later. Frosting is a fickle thing so the amount of milk you add can really vary. So just eyeball it and trust yourself. We’re going to add in about 8 cups of powdered sugar total. I like to add it in about 1 cup at a time. In the end it should look a little something like this. Now I’m going to finish mine off with a scraper just to make sure all of that powdered sugar gets mixed in Once our cakes are cool we can put it all together with the frosting. Trust me, this is the most decadent, divine chocolate cake. Now put on those fat pants and enjoy a slice of the most amazing chocolate cake! You can find the full written recipe in the video description. Be sure to subscribe to my channel and check out my other great cooking videos. There’s over 100 restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home so there’s sure to be something that you like! See you later!

100 thoughts on “How to Make the Most Amazing Chocolate Cake


  2. Hello.. I have been trying your recipe for almost 5 times using metric (grams) I dont know where is the mistake is…the batter is slightly watery compared to the video and after it baked it taste unpleasant and dry. Like almost sugar. I hope you can help me out. Thanks in advance 😊

  3. I learn english by looking at cake recipes videos. With chocolate, it's easier ! My motivation is strong.
    Thanks a lot from Montpellier
    – France

  4. My oven can only bake one layer at a time, can the batter sit on the counter until the first is done? Will it affect the rise?

  5. I just made a cake using this recipe and it was awesome
    #chocolate lovers

  6. I’m staring doing my cake now, let’s see how it’s going to be !!!β™₯️ I hope I don’t burn the house πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†β™₯️

  7. just tried this worst recipe ever… if you really want to waste those flour, coco powder, sugar and especially your energy and time then go ahead

  8. Hi, thank you for sharing the recipe! I was gonna make the cake and the frosting for my son's birthday but he told me that he didn't want the chocolate cake. He wanted the sponge cake with chocolate filling and Swiss meringue frosting. So I just made your frosting (crossing my fingers that he wouldn't taste the cream cheese as he doesn't like it). I followed the recipe to a T except that I used only 51/2 cup of sugar when I tasted it was already too sweet for my liking. However, my frosting is very liquidy. I only used 3 TBSP of milk because you said to add it little by little. So, that little by little was too much! I should have put 1 TBSP at a time! I tried to "correct" it by adding 1/4 C more of cacao powder and 1/2 C powdered sugar. It did help to thicken it up a bit. I didn't dare to add more cacao powder nor sugar. I just refrigerate it while praying that it will come out with the correct thickness. What would you do should this happen to you?

  9. I'm not saying this on purpose or anything but this is the most delicious cake I've tasted in my life even my family said it was delicious and when I baked it on my brothers birthday love you xx thank for this amazing recipe

  10. you know when you start to make something and in the middle of the making, you just realize you don't have all the ingredients? happened to me today hahaha

  11. Two questions. One, does normal milk work just as well as buttermilk or is buttermilk a necessity? Two, I've heard of people using coffee to substitute the water, do you reccomend this? Love the channel, keep up the great work!

  12. Who want to bake a perfect chocolate Cake at home???πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ’β€β™€οΈ
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    My dreams of baking a perfect chocolate Cake has come TRUE….πŸ˜‡

  13. β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’—πŸ’–Who all are craving to have this chocolate cake hit like and if don't then comment😁😁😁😁

  14. The instructions were great and perfectly clear! It is my dad’s birthday today, and I can’t wait for him to cut a big ol’ slice in the cake I just made!!!! Thanks you!

  15. Did you guys notice the cake tasted better 2 days later? Was it just me? This is the best ever chocolate cake for real. Fat kid from Matilda would smash that.

  16. every time i use the quantities for the frosting i always end with twice as much as i use, tonight i'm mixing em in a blender with half the amount

  17. The cake was just amazing! I want to eat that cake!πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚ keep doing videos like this one! Please subscribe to my chanel!

  18. I made this yesterday for a friend's birthday with a couple changes. For the batter, I used one cup of regular cocoa powder (because I ran out) and a half cup of black Dutch processed cocoa powder since I had that on hand, along with a 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. Baked for exactly 30 minutes. The result was a dark moist cake with an intense chocolate taste. For the frosting I used a separate recipe to make vanilla buttercream.

  19. Lol @like the fat kid in Matilda !!🀣🀣 BC TIL THIS DAY WHENEVER ME AND MY SISTER EAT CHOC CAKE WE THINK OF HIM!!! πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ€€πŸ€€πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜©πŸ˜© πŸŽ‚

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