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easy chocolate cake recipe

Learn How To Bake an Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe From Scratch

Delectable and incredibly perfect chocolate cake recipe to bake for kids.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 424 kcal


  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Oil/ butter
  • 1 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa powder


  • Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and the baking powder together and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F before baking.
  • Take eggs in a large bowl and beat well till frothy. Take an electric mixer/ hand blender/ egg whisk whichever is available and comfortable for you. Keep the speed of the blender at medium and beat well scraping down the sides occasionally. Beating the eggs well is a crucial step in the cake preparation. Beat for about 5 – 7 min.
  • Now add the powdered sugar slowly to the above mixture spoon by spoon while beating continuously till a creamy froth is formed. This will take about 5 min.
  • Now turn the electric mixer’s speed to low, add the flour mixture slowly while beating to avoid lumps. Add a spoonful at a time. Beat for 5 min more.
  • Add butter/ vegetable oil slowly. Keep beating while scraping down for some time intermittently. Beat well at least for 5 – 10 min until the mixture turns fluffy with frothy.
  • Grease the cake pan with butter or vegetable oil. Transfer the cake batter to the pan. Gently tap the pan to let some trapped air to come out.
  • Place the cake pan in the oven and bake for 45 min.
  • A simple test to check whether the cake is baked completely or not is to insert a toothpick in the centre. The toothpick should come out clean without any batter sticking to it.
  • If the toothpick comes out with the batter sticking to it, you have it bake the cake for some more time probably 5 – 10 min more. Generally, this cake is done within 45 min.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and set it aside to cool.
  • Take a knife and run it between the edges of the pan and the cake slowly.
  • Now take a plate on which you want to unmould the cake. Invert it on the top of the pan.
  • Turn the pan over with the plate on the platform. Slowly lift the pan and keep aside.
  • Cut the cake into the desired shape and serve.


* Powdered sugar is used in order to lessen the beating time. If you cannot powder the sugar, add the whole sugar and beat till it is dissolved completely.
** Preheating the oven is a must. If you start baking the cake without preheating, the mixture lies in the oven while it is heating up. The cake will not turn well this way.
*** All the ingredients should be brought to room temperature before starting.
**** Unmoulding the cake is an important step of baking a cake though it is the last step. Letting it cool will get the cake out undisturbed.
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