2 Simple Chocolate Cake Recipes You Can Make At Home

I love cakes and those that make cakes for me know my love for the chocolate flavour. I have friends that make cakes and I have a sister that does that too, so, it’s a kind of blessing. Don’t get me wrong I don’t eat cake every day and I don’t crave it, but I do eat it when I feel like.

I make orders for chocolate cakes at times like these and keep inside the refrigerator. Don’t copy me if you don’t exercise because you would only increase your chance of adding weight. I recently discussed with some of those that make cakes for me and they agreed to share some simple chocolate cake recipes but they haven’t. I learned some myself and I am posting them for those that might be interested.

Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

There are so many recipes for chocolate cakes that turn out fine and delicious, but when I talk about simple chocolate cake recipes, I am referring to those that meet the following criteria that have been set by me:

  • Contain chocolate
  • Small in size (you can actually make into any size)
  • Have ingredients that are easy to get around
  • Will be ready in about an hour
  • Delicious

Hence, the reason for just 3 to be discussed in this article. This post has taught me that different people have different ways of making their foods. Therefore, if you have a good, delicious simple recipe for chocolate cakes, share with us and we will credit you for it.

Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe Number 1


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/8 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (use the unsweetened one)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or (margarine if you can’t get butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee
simple chocolate cake 1


  1. The first thing you need to do is to put on your oven and let it heat up to around 170-175°C.
  2. Lubricate the inside of the pan you decide to use with butter, some groundnut oil or margarine
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together and set on one side.
  4. Take a bowl and cream butter and sugar together until you get the light and fluffy texture.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla to (4) above and beat well.
  6. Add flour mixture in (3) above, alternating with coffee. Beat together.
  7. Bake at 175°C for 40 to 45 minutes and you will get the cake pictured above.

How To Make A Chocolate Chip Cake

Ingredients for the cake

  • 200g plain flour
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 75ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250ml milk
  • 170g plain chocolate chips
simple chocolate cake chip 2

Instruction for preparation

Preheat the baking oven as in the previous procedure to 175 – 18°C

  1. Lubricate and flour the square tin you want to use (20cm for this)
  2. Add all the flour, dark brown soft sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in the prepared tin.
  3. Mix these ingredients well together with an eating fork.
  4. Make three round holes in the mixture of the ingredients and pour oil in the first, vinegar in the second and vanilla in the third one.
  5. Pour milk inside, over all the ingredients and mix with a fork until well blended.
  6. You can now pour the chocolate chips over the top.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes and you will see that the case would have risen above the tin.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 15 minutes
  9. Cut and serve from the tin.

If you try these out on your own, let us know how it turns out

If you have another chocolate cake recipe that is simple (easy to make), please share it with us by sending it to [email protected]. We shall duly credit you for the recipe. Thank you!


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Ahmed Ogundimu
Ahmed is a Food Scientist/Technologist first of all. A Seasoned Blogger, Astute Marketer, Food Enthusiast and Manchester United Lover. I read anything and everything available so I know so many useful and useless things.


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