Rich Chocolate Cake

Rich Chocolate Cake – Smooth indulgence bite after bite

This moist chocolate cake will definitely satisfy that chocolate craving most of us have from time to time.

Rich Chocolate Cake

Smooth, decadent and luxurious. That is the best way to describe this magnificent, three-storey, rich chocolate cake. It is velvet-smooth, drizzled with melted dark chocolate and coated with soft chocolate ganache. This will definitely satisfy that chocolate craving most of us have from time to time.

When cooking, butter is oftentimes a good or even better option to use than oil. But when baking a cake, it is always better to use oil as it makes the cake really moist! In the unlikely event that you are running low on oil in the kitchen, you can consider using full cream or double cream yoghurt as that also makes a cake moist.

Using ganache instead of buttercream frosting will ensure the rich chocolate cake remains soft and fresh. Buttercream has a tendency to become hardened after being exposed to air for a while.  But ganache will always remain moist, soft and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

So, for the next birthday occasion, surprise your family and friends with this rich chocolate cake. Just a friendly warning: no one may believe that it is a homemade chocolate cake!

Rich Chocolate Cake

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Recipe by Melissa Jacobs Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Medium


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  • CAKE
  • 4 4 eggs

  • 150 ml 150 cooking oil

  • 2 cups 2 flour

  • 10 ml 10 baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons 3 cacao powder

  • 1 cup 1 sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ½ salt

  • 2 cups 2 dark melted chocolate

  • 100 ml 100 cream

  • strawberries

  • 100 ml 100 butter

  • 1 cup 1 icing sugar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 cacao powder

  • 1 tablespoon 1 milk


  • CAKE
  • Adding the eggs one by one, beat the eggs and sugar until fluffy and white.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the mixture and add the oil.
  • Divide the mixture into 3  greased baking tins.
  • Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  • Heat the cream in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from the stove and add the chocolate. 
  • Mix the butter to a creamy texture, adding the icing sugar, milk and cacao powder.
  • Apply the icing to your cake layers and stack them on top of each other.
  • Pour some of the ganache over the cake. Arrange the strawberries on top of the cake and pour the rest of the ganache over the strawberries.

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