Perfect Chocolate Cake – Recipe for Noobs


First of all sorry about a poorly edited picture. I had a tough time isolating the cake out of the other food lying on table.

I am not a professional cook, nor a cooking enthusiasist. I write this post for my reader who I see as baking a cake for the first time. So be relaxed, u got every minute detail in this.

I have got this wrong a dozen times, but to make this easy for every other noob like me, i have included every small detail, dont ignore any – especially the bold ones and I promise you would get it right…! 🙂

I found a recipie on Hershleys Cocoa but I could never get it right. This post is all about making sure you my friend get it right on the first try…. It took me several cakes, or rather i would call them flour bricks, to ultimately realize the small mistakes i made. Maybe they had a perfect recipe but I wasn’t fluent enough in unsaid ingredients of baking cake.

As always the recipe says, these are the ingredients which you should be ready with..

  1. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  2. Powdered Sugar – 200mg
  3. Flour – 100mg
  4. Vegetable Oil – 1/4th cup
  5. Milk – 1/2 cup
  6. Vanilla or Chocolate Flavouring – 2 teaspoons
  7. Egg – 1
  8. Hot water or coffee – 1/8th of a cup
  9. Baking soda – 3/4 teaspoon (1/2tsp + 1/4tsp)
  10. Baking powder – 3/4 teaspoon (1/2tsp + 1/4tsp)

Other Stuffs

  1. Measuring set – 1/2cup, 1/4th cup, 1teaspoon, 3/4th teaspoon (or substitute with 1/4teaspoon and 1/2teaspoon)
  2. Baking Mould
  3. Butter Paper (enough to stick to the base of the mould, ignore the sides)
  4. Butter or Baking spray
  5. Big Dish for the mix
  6. Blender (Hand or Electric)

lets get started…………..

(You may get powdered sugar or you can powder normal sugar packets. Weigh it to 200mg after you powder it.)

1. Get your powders ready – sugar, flour and cocoa.
2. Before you mix them, add salt(1tsp), baking soda(3/4tsp), and baking powder(3/4tsp). Mix the powder thoroughly.
3. Keep the dish aside
4. Take a small container and add milk(1/2cup), Vegetable Oil(1/4cup), Egg(1) and Vanila Flavour(2 tsp). DONOT MIX, JUST ADD
5. Keep your blender ready. Add the contents to the dish and blend for around 5 minutes until you get a thick mix.
6. Add hot water or coffee – about 1/8th of a cup, (that would be 1/4th of your 1/2 cup measuring set module)
7. Blend again for 5 minutes until you ensure the water has been blend completely.

8. Take your baking mould, use butter spray to wet sides and base
9. Paste butter paper to the base part and use butter spray over it
10. Pour the mix to the baking mould and keep in the oven (oven settings below).


Oven and Baking Setting

Temperature: 170 degree celcius
Time: 35 minutes
Mode: Baking Mode / Any mode in which only the bottom part coil is activated




Please ensure you mix the powders including salt, baking powder, baking soda with cocoa, sugar and flour BEFORE you add liquids.

Once its baked, take the mould out and allow it to cool on its own. Give it 1 or 2hours. Donot remove from mould or cut it until its cooled down.

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