Basic Chocolate Cake recipe


  • Total Time: 40 Minutes
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
  • Temperature of Oven: 400 F


  • 1 ½ cup Cake flour sifted
  • 1/3 cup Dutch-process Cocoa
  • Salt 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Coffee , strong, brewed and warm
  • 1/3 cup Lighter Olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Vanilla extracts
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar


  1. After heating the oven on 400 F, coat a round cake pan of 8-inch lightly with butter which is softened. Then dust it will all-purpose flour.  Set it aside, then whisk cocoa, sugar, soda, salt and cake flour together in a big bowl. Stir the oil, vanilla, coffee and vinegar then whisk in the mixture of flour until all smooth.
  2. Pour the batter into the pan which was prepared and then bake in the oven on the center rack. You can use wooden skewer or knife to determine when the cake is done The cake will take for about 25-30 minutes. Once done, cool it on a wire rack completely.
  3. You can serve the cake if you want to, with drizzling  one cup of chocolate gaze. You can cover it with creamy buttercream frosting, recipe click here. You can also decorate the cake and increase the test by using some more things like cream and caramel. Enjoy!

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