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How to Make Chocolate Cake

By PutoPinoy on Thursday, June 07, 2007 At Thursday, June 07, 2007


A. Chocolate Cake:
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 hot water
  • 2/3 cup shortening such as butter or margarine
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups sifter all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup evaporated milk
B. Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • rubber scrapper
  • wooden spoon bowls
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 2 round pans
  • electric mixer
  • sauce pan
  • spatula
  • fork
  • tablespoon
  • 1 round doily


A. Chocolate Cake

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and hot water. Stir thoroughly until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved. Set aside. This is the cocoa mixture.
  2. In another bowl, beat the shortening with an electric mixer. Slowly add sugar, then vanilla. Blend in eggs. This is the creamed mixture.
  3. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk to the creamed mixture. Blend in the cocoa mixture. Pour the batter into two greased round pans.
  5. Leave a 1/2-inch headspace. Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes. To check if the cake is already done, insert a toothpick into the cake. If toothpick comes out dry, then the cake is already done.
  6. Cool cake before spreading icing or frosting. One frosting that will complement our very special chocolate cake is the chocolate frosting.

B. Chocolate Frosting

  1. Melt the 1/3 cup cocoa powder in 1/3 cup hot water. This is your cocoa paste.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the butter, milk, vanilla and the cocoa paste. Stir thoroughly.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat.
  4. Transfer the first layer of chocolate cake on a round doily. Spread with chocolate frosting on the cake. On top, put the next layer of chocolate cake.
  5. Cover the entire cake with the frosting. You may also put a design on the cake to make it more appealing.
  6. One easy design has "waves" formed along the edges with a fork or spoon. You may also wish to put a zigzag design using a fork.