National Chocolate Cake Day Recipes to Add to Your List

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If you love chocolate cake, you should be aware January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. If you’re a chocolate lover, you probably know the feeling of chocolate melting in your mouth. You’ll appreciate the feeling of tasting more varieties of chocolate cake, whether you’re vegan or love peanut butter!

National Chocolate Cake Day is celebrated to acknowledge all kinds of cakes, especially chocolate cake varieties. What better way to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day than with these mouth-watering cake recipes? 

These recipes are easy to make with ingredients you can find around you or online

Let’s get started!

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5 National Chocolate Cake Recipes You Should Try

While there are many chocolate cake recipes, these ideas top the list of things you should try this National Chocolate Cake Day

Classic Chocolate Cake Recipe

National Chocolate Cake Day Recipes to Add to Your List
Classic chocolate cake. Image source: Freepik licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Classic chocolate cake recipes are popular, and you can make them to celebrate National Chocolate Cake Day. Below is the step-by-step process.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the sugar and flour and mix thoroughly. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, expresso powder, and salt, and continue to mix until even. Use a whisk to make the process faster and more thorough.
  2. Add milk of your choice to the mixture. You can use buttermilk, coconut milk, or almond milk. 
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla, and vegetable oil and mix. In place of oil, you can use butter, although the taste will be different but unique.
  4. Pour boiling water and mix until it’s even. At this point, you’ll have a bit of a watery mixture, but don’t worry, as you’re on course.
  5. Apply butter in two cake pans evenly and spread the cake batter. 
  6. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove the chocolate cake from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes. Remove the chocolate cake from the pan and leave it to cool thoroughly. 
  7. You can frost the cake with chocolate frost and serve to celebrate National Cake Day.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Besides, for a gluten-free chocolate cake recipe, all you need to do is replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour, and you’re good to go. Refer to the classic chocolate cake recipe.

Video source: Food Metrica- YouTube

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe

National Chocolate Cake Day Recipes to Add to Your List
Flourless chocolate cake. Image source: Freepik  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

You may be wondering if you can make chocolate cake without flour. Well, you can bake a delicious chocolate cake without flour using the steps below.

Ingredients

  • Grease 
  • 2 tbsp. of salt
  • Parchment paper
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 135 g granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. of expresso powder
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. of pure vanilla extract
  • 170 g of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 28 g of unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Chop the butter into pieces and place them in a microwave bowl. Cut the solid chocolate on a wooden chopping board and transfer it to the bowl. Place them in an oven and melt them together for 1-2 minutes. Take it out of the microwave and leave it to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla, sugar, and espresso powder to the mixture and whisk evenly. Add the 3 eggs and whisk. Add the salt, baking powder, and cocoa powder, and whisk thoroughly.
  3. Grease a cake pan of your choice. Line the cake pan with parchment paper and grease the paper thoroughly. This process prevents the cake from sticking.  
  4. Pour the cake mixture into the greased baking pan.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake the chocolate cake for 30 minutes. For a moist cake, pour hot water into a roasting pan, place it at the bottom of the oven, and place the cake pan on the centre rack. Close the oven.
  6. Remove the cake from the baking pan after 10 minutes of cooling and place it on a cake stand. Then allow the chocolate cake to cook completely. 
  7. Use a frosting recipe of your choice to decorate the cake.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

National Chocolate Cake Day Recipes to Add to Your List
Peanut chocolate cake. Image source: Freepik

You can prepare a peanut chocolate cake to mark National Chocolate Cale Day too. Below is the process. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of sea salt
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. of baking powder
  • 1 ¼ tbsp. of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. of expresso powder
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 batch of peanut butter frosting
  • 63 g of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Confectioners’ sugar or favorite frosting (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the sugar and flour and mix thoroughly. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, expresso powder, and salt, and continue to mix until even. Use a whisk to make the process faster and more thorough.
  2. Add milk of your choice to the mixture. You can use buttermilk, coconut milk, or almond milk. 
  3. Add the eggs, vanilla, and oil, and mix. In place of oil, you can use butter, although the taste will be different but unique.
  4. Add boiling water and mix until it’s even. At this point, you’ll have a bit of watery mixture, but don’t worry, as you’re on course.
  5. Apply butter cake pan evenly and spread the cake batter. 
  6. Bake for 35 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and leave it to cool for a few minutes. Remove the chocolate cake from the pan and leave it to cool thoroughly. 
  7. Cut the cake into three or four horizontal parts. Place one part on a serving plate and layer the peanut frost on top. Place the second cake on top of the peanut frost and layer the top too. Then place the last and fourth cakes, repeating the peanut-laying process. This means you’ll have a peanut layer between each horizontal cake. 
  8. Frost the cake with chocolate frost and serve to celebrate National Cake Day.

Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Moreover, you can also make a vegan cake with the recipe below.

Video source: The Cooking Foodie–YouTube

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. of salt
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. of baking powder
  • 1 ¼ tbsp. of baking soda
  • 1 cup of almond or soy milk
  • 1 tbsp. of expresso powder
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 63 g of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 medium cups of all-purpose flour

Vegan Frost Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix the apple cider vinegar and the soy milk in a bowl and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, add the sugar and flour and mix thoroughly. Add the cocoa powder, baking powder, expresso powder, and salt, and continue to whisk until even.
  3. Add a milk of your choice to the mixture. You can use buttermilk, coconut milk, or almond milk. 
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, oil and mix. In place of oil, you can use butter, although the taste will be different but unique.
  5. Add boiling water and mix until it’s even. At this point, you’ll have a bit of watery mixture, but don’t worry, as you’re on course.

6. Apply butter to two cake pans evenly and spread the cake batter. 

7. Bake for 35 minutes. Take the cake out of the oven and leave it to cool. Remove the chocolate cake from the pan and leave it to cool thoroughly.

For the Vegan Frost

8. Add the vegan frost ingredients and mix slowly until you achieve a thick mixture.

9. Divide the cake horizontally and layer the vegan frost on top of one part of the cake. Place the other cake on top, and layer the vegan front on top and around the two evenly.

10. Allow it to set at room temperature and enjoy. Refrigerate to preserve. 

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With these National Chocolate Cake Day recipe ideas, your home will be fun for family gatherings. Enjoy!

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Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.

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