Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chocolate Layer Cake

For this Valentine's day I made a chocolate layer cake and my daughter helped me decorate the cake. My husband was really surprised at the cake as this was my first cake and I also tried some decorating stunts on it.

My search for a moist eggless chocolate cake ended at Chowtimes.The cake came out awesome and was super soft and moist and delicious . Since I wanted to make a layer cake I used two 9" cake pans and made it into layers as this cake is very soft and may break if you try to slice it and make a layer out of that. Then I used chocolate frosting to frost the entire cake.

  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 6 tablespoons Cocoa powder
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients i.e. flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder in a large bowl. 
  3. Whisk the sugar and wet ingredients, i.e water, vanilla, lemon juice and oil in a medium bowl until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour the batter into two greased and floured (or parchment lined) pans.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or till the toothpick inserted comes out clean from both the pans.
  7. Cool the cakes completely on a wire rack and carefully cut the dome part from both the cakes.
  8. In the meantime prepare the chocolate frosting / vanilla frosting / Any frosting of your choice.
  9. Frost the top part of one of the cakes and place the other cake on top of it. Now frost the entire cake by doing the sides first and then the top.
  10. Then decorate the cake to your liking!
Suggestions/ Notes
  • The original recipe uses Vinegar but I substituted it with Lemon Juice and it still came out fantastic.
  • The cake is super soft, so you have to be very careful while cutting the dome part from each of the cakes or it may break.


  1. So yummy cake.....Very easy recipe....going to try.keep posting more recipes.


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