Basic Chocolate Cake

A week back, I had lost all hope of blogging again on Zaiqa and the world seemed profoundly altered to me. Someone had probably hacked my blog and installed a new wordpress on it. Thankfully, I was able to retrieve it all, and I thank my god immenesely for that. I wish that no blogger has to go through such agony ever.

Chocolate Cake

I decided to bake a rich chocolate cake to celebrate the the recovery of my blog with you all. I always bake this lovely dense chocolate cake for parties and other occasions and it is always loved by everyone. Who doesn’t love a delicious chocolate cake?

Bittersweet Chocolate

Basic Chocolate Cake
Recipe adapted from: Cakes – 1,001 recipes from around the world


Bittersweet Chocolate – 9 oz
All-Purpose flour – 2 cups
Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 1/3 cup
Baking powder – 2 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Butter – 1 cup, softened
Granulated Sugar – 2 1/2 cups
Eggs – 4, large
Milk – 1/2 cup
Canola oil – 2 tbsp

Chocolate cake Batter ~ yummy


1. Preheat the oven to 350 C
2. Butter and flour a 9-inch springform pan.
3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over barely simmering water. Set aside to cool.
4. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt into a large bowl.
5. Beat the butter and sugar into a large bowl with a electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, until just blended after each addition.
6. With mixer at mow speen, gradually beat in the dry ingredients, alternating with chocolate, milk and oil.
7. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the sides and let cool completely. You can store the cake for 3-4 days.

This goes to CFK: Chocolate event being hosted by Hema at her blog.


24 thoughts on “Basic Chocolate Cake

  1. Asalamualykum Mona.

    What is double boiling method? U have mentioned above about it…how to double boil the chocolate.
    Your reply would help me a lot…InshaAllah.

  2. Hello Mona

    The cake is toooooooooooo tempting.

    I am plannig to buy an oven, Can u plz help me out. I don’t have any idea to go for which type – grill microwave oven, convection oven or which one would be good so that I can try all your baking recipies too.

    Thanks Mona

    Hello Rosy, I own a microwave oven and an electric range. I find both every useful in my daily cooking as well as baking. I can only suggest you to choose an oven according to your needs. Happy buying.

  3. So sad to hear all that. It’s so awful, glad you retrieved the blog back. So I can now come for delish recipes.

    I am going to make this one without the bittersweet chocolate. I hope it will taste as good as yours!

    Eid Mubarak!

    Tamanna, Eid Mubarak to you too! ~Mona

  4. Assalaamu Alaikum, Mrs.Mona… i tried so much to reach ur site.. then i thought there might b som problem in connection, thn prayed 2 Allah. Alhumdulillah ur site is back on Track.

    mmm…looks Tasty…:P

    Wa-AlaiKum-AsSalaam Fatima, Jazakallahu Khairun for your prayers. ~Mona

  5. Hi Mona,
    as I have followed your blog with all of its tasty looking recipes, I hope you contact someone to assist you with ‘backing up’ your blog database as it would be quite the loss to lose such a unique work as with its nice food photos and tasty words.

  6. Its devastating to even think about loosing all content from the blog. And so, here is a suggestion for you and all your readers who blog.

    Back up your blog’s content every week. So, that even if someone hack your account or say there’s some trouble at wordpress’ end, you still have the content intact. For wordpress, you can goto Tools->Export and then download the file. For other blogging platforms, you need to search a bit for the answer.

    Now I better back up my stuff. 🙂

  7. monaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa………………….i am so happpy dear to see you i just missed you like a hellllllllll ALLAH KA BAHUT SHUKAR HAI aap wapas aagaye hooo hum sab ke liye missed you yaaaaaaaaaaaar love you

  8. i’m more than glad you’re back, Mona. I had been checking desperately and got directed to a funny error message. Pray God you’ll never have to go through this again.
    and for sure a very nice way to celebrate the revival.

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