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Chocolate Cake

How to Make Chocolate Cake

This dessert recipe is a rich and buttery chocolate cake dessert with chocolate fudge frosting.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert Recipe
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 servings
Calories 150 kcal


  • 120 grams semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup 224 grams butter
  • 2 cups 400 grams sugar
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups 300 grams sifted cake flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream

Chocolate Fudge Frosting ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa or 5 tablespoons unsweetened chocolate or 120 grams semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh milk


How to make Chocolate Cake:

  • Melt chocolate in boiling water; cool. Cream butter with 1 and 2/3 cups of the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla to chocolate mixture. Add chocolate mixture to creamed mixture.
  • Sift together salt, soda and flour. Add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture, beating well after each addition until smooth.
  • Beat egg whites until frothy, then add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in four additions, beating well until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter.
  • Pour into three 8-inch (or two 9 -inch) greased pans with paper lined bottoms, and bake at 350 °F for 20 minutes. Cool. Frost with Chocolate Fudge Frosting.

How to make Chocolate Fudge Frosting:

  • In heavy saucepan over low fire, cook cocoa, milk and sugar, stirring continuously until mixture thickens and coats spoon. Add butter and vanilla, mixing well. Spread on cake while frosting is hot.
Keyword chocolate cake