Hi Natasha, what oven setting should I use for this cake, convection/fan setting or conventional / non fan setting? Recently I found this 3-ingredient no-bake chocolate cake recipe by Nono’s Home, on YouTube, and I thought it looked like the perfect recipe to make on those days when I don’t have much time to fuss with anything fancy. Yummy! How far in advance can you make this cake? Thanks, Marla (from Mexico), Hi Marla, I used 2 9″ pans here for this recipe, Dear Natasha, could you kindly answer my question above. Can I use boiling water instead of coffee? You might need to google that for tips in recipe substitution. Thanks for your comments and feedback, Gabe. However I have a question. I did half of the ingredients because I only wanted one layer. This cake does store well. Hi. Hi! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen. This cake is wonderful!! Can I use water or milk…anything but coffee! Hi Insha, the olive oil can be replaced with canola oil, I haven’t tried it with vegetable but it should work. Hello Aju, we used brewed coffee but I suggest following the package instructions which will usually give you a fairly strong coffee.
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Zero out the cake pan and weigh how much cake batter is in each pan. The best chocolate cake recipe/ frosting ever! Do you think I could straight swap the flour for almond meal/flour? Hi Natasha, this looks fabulous! Thanks for stopping by! Not sure how old the baking soda is so it could very well be the problem. Thanks again for sharing your recipes! Recipe includes a how-to video! It won’t be the same but you cal always substitute it with water. Hi Lana, both work. Thank you for this chocolate cake recipe! The one I use is a LIGHT olive oil so it doesn’t have any flavor. I have an area in the recipe where I answered this question Can I substitute with Dutch Process Cocoa? If your cake has already been cut, that means moisture is already beginning to escape. https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/easy_chocolate_cake_31070 Please also give bundt pan and other variations in your recipes its helpful. Hi, Did you add coffee straight to the batter, or did you adjust the coffee to your liking first, and then add it to the batter( added sugar in coffee)? Hi Holly, vegetable or canola oil should be good too. Any precaution to be taken next time I bake so that it’s not bitter. This is THE best chocolate cake recipe ever! We didn’t really need to use eggs for this recipe as we used a different ingredient for the rise. It is so yummy!
Can I use raw Cacao powder instead of the classic natural Cocoa powder? The chocolate cake recipe has light olive oil listed. I always hated making chocolate frosting because it never quite tasted like chocolate, and this frosting is a chocolate lovers dream!!
Hi Natasha, I was wondering if I could use Hershey’s Dutched cocoa instead of the normal kind?
Thanks for this easy to follow recipe, yet so awesome chocolate cake. Love your videos. Now it's ready to be piped onto cooled cake. Or is that 5 tablespoons as pictured in your video? Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until they come together. I hope that helps to troubleshoot. Thanks for your reply yesterday, I did not see it. Homemade chocolate cake makes for a stunning birthday cake. Pour into your prepared tin and bake in a preheated oven. I’ve always used bicarbonate of soda for baking soda and have had no problems. If you click metric in the recipe card, you will see the estimates in metric. Hi Debbie, I highly recommend using coffee as it really enhances the flavor without really a strong coffee taste. I’m all smile! I’m assuming that is up in price in your area also! Thanks for sharing that with us and I hope you and your family will love every recipe that you try. Read more comments/reviewsAdd comment/review. Thanks. Hi Jacqueline, that’s right! Not only is this important for even heights for a prettier cake, but your layers will have even bake times. Thank you! You might be surprised to see coffee in the cake batter, and don’t worry, you can’t taste the coffee in the final product, but it really amplifies the flavor of chocolate. Thanks. It may not have enough rising power. I suspect it is due to cutting down the sugar. Thanks. Both the cake and the frosting are so easy to make.
Did it pass the toothpick test and seem cooked in the center? Hi Natasha, in the video you are using the whisk mixer attachment for the frosting, but in the description it says paddle, so which one should we use ? Thoroughly scrape down the bowl, then increase to medium/high speed and beat until smooth and whipped (1 min). Find the best free chocolate cake videos. Or is gonna be much bitter? Hi Dorothy, this is normally more soft and fluffy than dense. Hi Natasha – my 2 cakes came out a lot flatter than yours.
Hugs! My neighbor, a very nice elderly lady, calls it a Wacky cake, a Depression-era cake when eggs and butter were scarce. Hi Kyle, vegetable oil should be good too. Your batter will still be slightly lumpy. Also, can you please pretty please share a recipe for an eggless vanilla cake recipe as well? A decadent and moist Chocolate Cake recipe with the easiest whipped Chocolate Frosting. My son’s first words when he saw the cake were “Wow that look’s just like the cake from Matilda!” We watched the Matilda movie recently, but I’m betting this one’s even better because it’s intensely chocolatey and satisfies the fiercest craving for chocolate cake without being cloyingly sweet. Can you use a small amount ? I like this video. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. The depression-era desserts were fascinating!
I have since, made both cakes several times again as friends keep requesting for me to make them for their birthdays and their kids birthdays. Thanks for the suggestion, Amy. Baking soda is 4 times stronger than baking powder. Estimated $12-10. Then add 1/2 tsp salt. Thanks Natasha, the cake turned out delicious, everyone loved it!!! Also adding some milk (condensed) to frosting helps it along.
Hi Rasika, I haven’t had that experience. Chop the chocolate for the ganache. Yep , it came out of the pan fine, used the paper and it passes the test. Thank you so much!! I noticed several comments about the cake falling apart while trying to frost. In the bowl of an electric mixer using paddle attachment (or using an electric hand mixer with a large bowl), beat together 12 oz cream cheese with 1 cup butter on medium/high speed until creamy (3 min), scraping down the bowl as needed. It’s no more complex than a boxed cake as long as you know how to measure ingredients correctly. Hi Natasha, we have tried this recipe before and we love it!!! When making a layered cake, it is important to make sure you are dividing the batter equally.