Cocoa cake

Going to invite your friends and want to prepare a simple, fast and delicious cake for snack? This cocoa cake is perfect for the occasion, it’s very easy to prepare and has excellent presentation!

Cocoa cake on a rectangular platter

Cocoa cake slice on a plate

INGREDIENTS FOR COCOA CAKE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Cocoa powder - Adds flavor and colo r to the recipe.
  • Granulated sugar - To sweeten and flavor.
  • Baking soda and baking powder - Rising agent.
  • Eggs - Makes the cake more soft and fluffy.
  • Vanilla extract - Adds aroma and an extra flavor to the recipe.
  • All-purpose flour - Gives consistency and is the base of the dough.
  • Milk - Makes the cake soft and fluffy.
  • Salt - Highlights all the other flavors.
  • Vegetable oil - Makes the cake fluffy and soft.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Cocoa cake on a loaf tin

HOW TO MAKE COCOA CAKE

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a loaf tin with margarine and dust with some cocoa powder.

Step 2: In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and the salt. Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and whisk until obtain a homogeneous mixture. Cocoa cake dough on a large bowl

Step 3: Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 30 minutes. Cocoa cake dough on a loaf tin

Step 4: Turn off the oven and unmold the cake to a plate. Let cool completely and serve.

Cocoa cake on a rectangular platter

RECIPE TIPS

Some tips to prevent the cake from sinking:
If the cake is taken out of the oven before it is fully cooked in the center, it can collapse as it cools. Use a toothpick to test whether the cake is cooked, it should come out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
Do not open the oven door while the cake is cooking, sudden temperature changes can also affect the cake’s structure, leading to the cake sinking.
Always make sure to preheat the oven before placing the cake in the oven.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How to get cake out of pan?

Remove the cake from the oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 25 to 30 minutes.
Gently run a flexible knife around the edges of the cake. Ensure you reach all sides of the pan.
Place a wire rack or a serving dish on top of the cake pan. Hold the rack and the pan firmly together and carefully invert them.
Gently tap the bottom of the pan or give it a few shakes to release the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely and serve.

Can I replace cocoa powder with chocolate powder?

Yes, you can substitute cocoa powder with chocolate powder. Keep in mind that you may need to adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe since chocolate powder contains sugar.

RECIPE VIDEO:

Cocoa cake

Cocoa cake on a rectangular platter

Going to invite your friends and want to prepare a simple, fast and delicious cake for snack? This cocoa cake is perfect for the occasion, it’s very easy to prepare and has excellent presentation!

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    Category:Breakfast, Cakes, Chocolate, Desserts, Recipes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 12 slices
    Prep Time:15 m
    Cook Time:30 m
    Total Time:45 m

    Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 175 grams (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3 medium eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 175 grams (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
    • 100 ml (1/2 cup) milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a loaf tin (25 x 11 centimeters with 7 centimeters high (9 3/4 x 4 1/3-inch with 2 3/4-inch-high)) with margarine and dust with some cocoa powder.
    2. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and the salt. Add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and whisk until obtain a homogeneous mixture.
    3. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes (the time depends on the oven).
    4. Turn off the oven and unmold the cake to a plate. Let cool completely and serve.
    Cocoa cake
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 12 slices
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 163
    Total Fat 5 g(6%)
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g(6%)
    Cholesterol 42 mg(14%)
    Sodium 318 mg(14%)
    Total Carbohydrate 27.5 g(10%)
    Protein 3.5 g
     

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