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Straightforward chocolate cake is moist and has a large texture which is savory with vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce.

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This recipe is a varied Valentine’s Day deal with that I asked MaryJo to prepare since she is the most productive and simplest baker within the home.  Whereas this technically will not be a wholesome meal, it’s far a mandatory indulgence for this specific day.  MaryJo’s Straightforward Chocolate Cake…take it away MaryJo!

Tuesday (the 10th) turned into our marriage ceremony anniversary and because it’s so shut to Valentine’s Day, Joe and I repeatedly have time both times on in some unspecified time in the future or the various. This twelve months, I’ll be long previous all day on the 14th, so we authorized final night and went out for dinner with my two brothers and their other halves.  All of us got here help to our residence later on for a varied but straightforward-to-make dessert of chocolate cake with a scoop of top fee vanilla ice cream topped with Joe’s Raspberry Coulis.

Making the Chocolate Cake

I had planned to make an incredible white chocolate cream cheese frosting to transfer on this, but Joe wished one thing more handy.  So he made the raspberry sauce, and I made a popular recipe of ours that’s so straightforward but it completely produces a cake that’s deliciously moist and fudgy.

Whenever that you just may well love a varied deal with for Valentine’s Day (or any day), skip the bakery or a field of cake mix and instead real accumulate out a bowl, a wire stride, and a few staple factors and you’ll be on your technique to chocolate heaven.

Each and each my sugars had been a exiguous bit lumpy (Florida humidity, you know), so I sifted the final dry factors collectively into a mixing bowl.

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I whisked the liquid factors in a separate bowl,

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then combined them.

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The batter is somewhat liquid and doesn’t seek all that dark, but, the oven magically turns that runny batter into one thing qualified!

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That that you just may well well need several picks of what dimension pan or pans to make expend of with this recipe.  That that you just may well bake it in a 9″ X 13″, two 8″ or 9″ round or square cake pans, a single 9″ round cake pan that’s 3″ deep (that’s what I dilapidated in these pictures), or a single 10″ round or square pan.  I haven’t tried it in a day-after-day dimension Bundt pan, but I no doubt have dilapidated my Bundt Duet pan successfully.

That that you just may even see a pan here.  Whichever dimension you take, you real must adjust the baking time and request a single pan to take longer to bake than two pans would require.

The cake is real sweet sufficient, the Raspberry Coulis is a exiguous bit tangy, and the vanilla bean ice cream is soft and silky.

Cover leftovers (if there are any!) and so that they are going to preserve a pair of days at room temperature.

Here’s straightforward to make and so flavorful.

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Straightforward Chocolate Cake

Attend this versatile cake undeniable, with a dusting of sifted powder sugar, with contemporary berries and a dollop of flippantly sweetened whipped cream, alongside a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce, utterly covered with a soft ganache, or swirled with a savory cream cheese frosting. Bake in two 8″ or 9″ round or square pans, or in a single 9″ X 13″ pan.


Direction: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Key phrase: straightforward chocolate cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Entire Time: forty five minutes

Servings: 12 servings

Calories: 350kcal


  • 2 cups (400 grams) white granulated sugar (I expend a aggregate of white & gentle brown sugar)
  • 2 cups (245 grams) all-motive flour
  • 3/4 cup (60 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-processed)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sizable eggs
  • 1 cup water and/or espresso (I expend half of every)
  • 1 cup milk (I expend complete milk)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  • Absorb all factors at room temperature.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and set apart oven rack within the heart of the oven.

  • Spray the pan with a non-stick vegetable spray then flour it, or line the backside of the pan with parchment paper and spray it.

  • In a large bowl stride or sift collectively the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  • In a single other bowl, stride collectively the eggs, water (and/or espresso), milk, oil, and vanilla extract.

  • Add the wet factors to the dry factors and dawdle or stride until combined (the batter shall be somewhat skinny).

  • Pour the batter into the fascinating pan and bake for 20 – half-hour or until the cake starts to contrivance again from the perimeters of the pan, it springs help whenever you flippantly tap the heart of the cake, and a toothpick stuck within the heart comes out neat. Attain not below-bake.

  • Grab far off from the oven and let frigid on a wire rack for approximately 10 minutes, then turn the cake out of the pan.

  • Attend warm or at room temperature undeniable or with whatever toppings you want.

  • Abolish determined to let the cake frigid utterly earlier than frosting.


  1. The raspberry sauce is de facto correct with this cake. You can must smooth attempt it.

Weight-reduction contrivance

Calories: 350kcal

This recipe submit has been updated on November 18, 2021.

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