Small Chocolate Cake

Small Chocolate Cake

Recipe by Nana PastriesCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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Easy and super chocolaty~


  • Dark Chocolate Icing
  • 100g dark chocolate

  • 45g unsalted butter

  • 65g icing sugar

  • 125ml heavy cream

  • a pinch of salt

  • Chocolate Cake
  • 15g cocoa powder

  • 25ml hot water mixed with 1 tsp instant coffee

  • 65ml vegetable oil

  • 40ml buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 65g flour

  • 40g brown sugar

  • 40g sugar

  • ½ tsp baking soda mixed with 2 tsp white vinegar


  • Dark Chocolate Icing
  • In a pot, add all the ingredients for the icing.
  • Place it onto medium heat, constantly stirring, until everything has melted and you have a smooth mixture.
  • Pour it into a bowl, wrap with plastic and leave it in the fridge (it takes about 3-5 hours to get a thick spreadable consistency).
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease and line 6 inch cake pan (I used this one).
  • Add the cocoa powder and hot water+coffee mixture and whisk this until smooth.
  • Add oil, buttermilk and egg into it and whisk until combined.
  • Add and whisk together the sugars and flour until you get a smooth batter.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix the baking soda and vinegar, it will start bubbling, just give it a quick mix then pour it straight away into your cake batter. Whisk until incorporated.
  • Pour this batter into your prepared cake pan.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for about 15-25 minutes.
  • Once baked, leave it to cool completely.
  • Now you just have to add the chocolate icing to the cake, I also added some fresh strawberries to decorate but this is optional.
  • Enjoy!


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