Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe For New Year
The welcoming of a new year to life is like a new birth to get the best out of life. A simple chocolate cake recipe can help many make their new year celebrations better and more memorable. This recipe we share is perfect for a classic and moist chocolate cake with a deep chocolate flavour. And the ingredients that a chocolate cake recipe requires are basic ones and are easily available at the nearest grocery store.
If you go by this recipe, step-by-step, it will take around 60 minutes from start to end. And the cake will serve 12 people.
Make your new year party fun and delicious with a chocolate cake for the new year.
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- Chocolate buttercream
Steps To Make Chocolate Cake
Step 1: Make sure to bring all the ingredients before starting to bake.
Step 2: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 3: Take two 9-inch cake pans and butter and flour them with perfection. It is so important to prevent any mess afterward.
Step 4: Line the base of both pans with parchment better, as it helps the cake release better and easily.
Step 5: Take a large mixing bowl and sift sugar, cocoa powder, and flour together. Keep your hands moving at a constant and slow speed so that everything mixes well.
Step 6: Add baking powder, soda, and salt in the same bowl and mixture. Whisk again until everything is mixed well.
Step 7: Take another bowl and whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil. Slowly add the boiling water and keep whisking so that the mixture gets a perfect texture and there are no lumps.
Step 8: Add the mixture of the second bowl (milk, eggs, oil, vanilla, and boiling water) to the mixture of the first bowl (sugar, cocoa powder, and flour) and constantly stir until the mixture is smooth.
Step 9: Now, pour the batter into the pre-prepared cake pans equally. Insert toothpicks in both cake pans and transfer to the oven.
Step 10: Bake for about 30 minutes. But you should start testing the cake after 27 minutes in the oven in order to avoid over-baking. The chocolate cake is baked perfectly if the toothpick comes out clean or with a crumb or two.
Step 11: Take out the cake pans and let them cool for about 10 minutes. Release the cake from the pans on a wire rack using a knife and let them cool for 1 hour.
Step 12: Cut out the perfectly leveled layers of cake using a sharp knife. Make sure not to try too hard to slice through, as it can ruin the cake.
Step 13: Place a layer on the cake stand and first with chocolate frosting. Repeat until all the layers are placed, and then cover the cake with frosting for a simple chocolate cake.
How to make chocolate frosting?
We talked about frosting the cake layers with chocolate whipped cream at the end of the simple chocolate cake recipe. You can buy the cream from the shop, or you can choose to make chocolate frosting yourself. One should always keep learning something new. New to your skills so that you can bake a perfect chocolate cake for the new year. Here’s an easy chocolate frosting recipe:
- Powdered Sugar
- Cocoa Powder
- Soft Butter
Step to make:
Step 1: Take a large bowl and whip cocoa powder and butter together until mixed well.
Step 2: Keep stirring the mixture while slowly adding vanilla and powdered sugar, one after the other.
Step 3: Slowly and smoothly add the milk while constantly stirring until you get the desired consistency. Make sure to avoid lumps.
Step 4: Leave the mixture for a few minutes so that it sits together.
Step 5: Whip again for 1-2 minutes until the mixture reaches a light, fluffy, and smooth texture.
Chocolate is one of the most-liked and highest-selling cake flavours in the world. It is because people of all ages love chocolate. From dark to light and truffle, there are many variants of chocolate cake flavour. The simple chocolate cake recipe shared above holds a mid-level chocolate flavour, i.e., not too dark and not too light.
Among the baking tips, keeping all the ingredients and utensils ready before starting the process is necessary. Get the best quality cocoa powder, vanilla, and other ingredients needed for the chocolate cake recipe. Make sure to wear an apron and wash your hands properly to keep your baking hygienic.
We haven’t shared any design ideas to decorate the cake, but if you are baking the chocolate cake for a new year, you should look for new year cake design ideas.
Happy Chocolate Cake to You!