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. The cake was just amazing! I want to eat that cake!๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚ keep doing videos like this one! Please subscribe to my chanel!

  3. 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.

  4. Lol @like the fat kid in Matilda !!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ BC TIL THIS DAY WHENEVER ME AND MY SISTER EAT CHOC CAKE WE THINK OF HIM!!! ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ ๐ŸŽ‚

  5. I've made the cake so many times, and it turns out as promised! The only problem I have is that the batter is really runny than what you made.

  6. ูŠุงุฑูŠุช ุงู„ู…ู‚ุงุฏูŠุฑ ุจู„ุนุฑุจูŠ ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  7. I made this with just 2 cups of sugar instead and 1 tsp instant coffee to the hot water. I found it gave a slightly less sweet and more intense chocolate flavour. It turned out great IMO. Great recipe!

  8. I donโ€™t know why Iโ€™m watching this if Iโ€™m super hungry๐Ÿ˜‚. 94% of u guys are watching this and not even going to cook ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. I am just 11 but I made this cake for my best friend's birthday
    She told me from where did u order I was like : meh ! I know she likes it hehe โ™ก I told her I made she was like uhh this ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  10. Would this work in a 9×13" pan or would it be too full? Could I do 9×13 and 12 cupcakes? I feel like I read that or saw it in the video but am drawing a blank haha thanks!

  11. wow๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

  12. ุญู„ูˆ ุฌุฏุงุฅู„ู‡ูŠ ุฅู† ู„ู… ุฃูƒู† ุฃุฎู„ุตุช ููŠ ุทุงุนุชูƒ ูุฅู†ู†ูŠ ุฃุทู…ุน ููŠ ุฑุญู…ุชูƒ โค

  13. I am making this cake right now. The third layer of cake is in the oven now. I am really hoping for great results. Did you use cake strips to keep your cake flat on the top?

  14. Brooooooo, I made this and it is legit like the best cake recipe Iโ€™ve ever made. 10/10 would and will bake again ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Amazing recipe! It was so delicious and moist ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    My son was in heaven with the cake ๐ŸŽ‚
    Thank you so much for the recipe!

  16. this cake is so moist and good! all my family loves it. Thank you so much! (do use dark cocoa powder it makes it much better)

  17. Made this cake! It was amazing!! I cut the recipe in half and added to a bundt pan. It was perfect. This is now my new favorite bundt cake to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am making the cinnamon rolls next, can't wait!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 2 cups sugar is sufficient!
    Too sweet with 3, and who needs the extra sugar! If u use 2 cups, youโ€™ll taste the butter even more, which I love!!

  19. Made it but but sugar was too much. Use less sugar otherwise it's sickly. You'll literally have a sugar shock afterwards, so use less sugar!

  20. Darling chef, one quick question please..I'm making this cake n my family is mad about it ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ tell me how to keep it..outside how long we can keep it in a container or in the fridge? I want to make in two days for my mother in law and I want to send.. I will bake it at night ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป early morning 5 it will leave n travel 4 hours to reach ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป after that if there is little cake left how long we can keep n where out or in the fridge? Please please please tell me ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ thank you

  21. Wow that looks like heaven ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ i have got to make this!!! Thanks for adding the metric measurements!! โค๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘

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