Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Best Chocolate Cake Ever !!!

I have been so lazy since I had my vacation that I really needed to make something in chocolate to get me energized and what better thing to make than Nigella's Devil's Food Cake . I so LOVE Nigella , her recipes are so awesome , quick and delicious and also it always comes out just like it says . This is indeed Devil's cake coz this is so good that something this good is always bad for you . The cake is super moist and the frosting is to die for , you really have to try it to know . It's always better to make the frosting before the  cake coz the frosting takes time to set and also it does not set very hard but it is indeed the yummiest frosting that I have tasted  , it is light and not overly sweet , so here goes...........


for the frosting 

1/2 cup water
2 tbsp brown sugar
150 gms unsalted butter
11 oz chocolate chopped coarsely

for the cake 

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
165 gms unsalted butter room temp
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs


In a saucepan , add the all the ingredients for the frosting except the chocolate and melt on low heat .
Turn off the heat and add the chopped chocolate and stir it into a smooth mixture and set aside.
In a bowl mix the boiling water , cocoa powder and the brown sugar and set aside .
Cream the butter and the sugar till pale and fluffy .
Sift the dry ingredients together .
Add the vanilla in the creamed butter and sugar .
Add eggs one at a time alternating between the dry ingredients .
Add the cocoa mixture in the batter .
Grease and line two 8 inch sandwich tins and pour the batter in this .
Bake in a preheated 180 c oven for about 20 min or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean .
Sandwich the cooled cakes with frosting and spread the remaining frosting on the entire cake .
Enjoy to your heart's content .


  1. The cake really looks very tempting with all the chocolate frosting around it!

  2. Looks real yum! Need to try this sometime......being a chocolate lover!

  3. absolutely D Best...lipsmacking goooooood..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  4. Oh, my, that glossy frosting looks amazing!!! I'm still searching for that perfect chocolate layer cake recipe...will have to try Nigella's :)

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  6. Love...love, your chocolate cake, especially the frosting with the brown sugar in it!
    Your cakes are the BEST:DDD

  7. wow that Nigella delite is decadent! i've to flag this coz one of my frens is hunting for a really moist choc cake and me thinks this is the one!

    so how many pounds did you put on after vacation plus Nigella heehe...

    and i read Nigella is an aquaholic...hmmm

  8. Es el mejor pastel es el de chocolate,una verdadera exquisitéz,te ha quedado hermoso,abrazos hugs,hugs.