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Beth’s Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe

Beth’s Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe



Learn how to make an easy Chocolate Birthday Cake Recipe that is rich, moist and SO delicious!
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BETH’S CLASSIC CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPE
Serves 8-10

INGREDIENTS:
2 oz (56 g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup (100g) unsweetened Cocoa powder
1 cup (240 ml) hot water
2 ¼ cups (450g) of sugar
1 cup (240 ml) vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla
1 1/4 cup (150g) of flour
1 ½ (7.5 ml) tsp salt
1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda

FROSTING:
2 cups (480 ml) heavy cream or whipping cream
1 cup (100 g) powdered sugar
½ cup (50 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp (7.5 ml) vanilla
¼-1/2 cup (60ml-120ml) of milk

GARNISH:
Gold sprinkles
Birthday Candles

METHOD:
Preheat oven to 350F (175 C) degrees.

Spray two 9” (23 cm) cake pans with cooking spray for baking.

In a large heat safe bowl, add the 2 oz (56 g) of chocolate. Add the cocoa powder and then the hot boiling water, whisk to combine. Chocolate will melt as you whisk.

Add the sugar, whisk to combine. Then add the oil, whisk to combine. At this point batter is cool enough to add the eggs without scrambling ☺ Add eggs one at a time and whisk until smooth. Add the vanilla and set aside.

In a smaller bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture in thirds to the chocolate mixture, stirring gently with a wire whisk until combined.

Pour batter into the pans. Filling each one 1/3 of the way full. Tap on counter to release air bubbles.

Bake for 22-25 mins, or until a long toothpick or skewer comes out clean.

Allow cakes to cool and then release them from the pans onto cooling racks.

To make frosting whip all ingredients (EXCEPT MILK) with an electric mixer on high speed. Until frosting forms soft but slightly stiff peaks. Then thin with milk ¼ cup at a time until desired consistency.

Transfer 1st layer to cake stand with the cake lifter or large spatula.

Dollop ¾ cup of frosting in the center and smooth with an offset spatula just to the edge.

Place second layer on top and repeat, and then third and final layer and repeat. Create nice swirls with the offsets spatula for a decorative finish.

Sprinkle top with gold sprinkles and top with birthday candles.

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47 Comments

  1. ‫رقيه الشويهي‬‎

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    today I make this email cake it is so delicious thank beth

  2. MrBoogaloo23

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I love you

  3. Che Bantigue

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Ms Beth, I have tried your chocolate cupcakes and it was a family hit right away.Thank you! Im a beginner baker and would like to ask, what if I want to just make two layers but are a bit higher than the ones you've made( like a one and half thick layer),can I just divide my batter into two and bake it in deep 9" pans instead of reducing my ingredients? how long should I bake it then? Or should I reduced the measurement of my ingredients to follow your proportions?

  4. Che Bantigue

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Ms Beth, I have tried your chocolate cupcakes and it was a family hit right away.Thank you! Im a beginner baker and would like to ask, what if I want to just make two layers but are a bit higher than the ones you've made( like a one and half thick layer),can I just divide my batter into two and bake it in deep 9" pans instead of reducing my ingredients? how long should I bake it then? Or should I reduce the measurement of my ingredients to follow your proportions?

  5. Abrar Bargouthi

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    MAIE GLUTEN FREE RECIPES PLESE (DESSERTS)

  6. Bushra Al-Nuzeili

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    It's amazing cake I made it today it's so yummmmmmmy . Thanks

  7. Adel Mahmod44

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Recipes beautiful but please write down the recipe and clearly marked on the side of the screen thanks to

  8. Jordan Jamieson

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hey ^^ just sat through and watch all the dessert videos. I want to run my own bakery after i finish college and your really inspiring to me and really helping me with ideas to become an amazing pastry chef. Really enjoying the dessert and cant wait to see more. Also could you make some Sable a la poshe or cherry brownies please ^^ Good luck with future videos and cant wait to see more xx

  9. Goshi Imran

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Beth! I saw that vanilla extract haha! ITS alcohol free right? If so, where can I order it online?

  10. 1024specialkay

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    yay, I think this was my request a while ago since I wanted to make a birthday cake homemade version for my friends and family. This looks amazing! Thanks Beth!

  11. Catherine Le

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    is the cake really sweet? My family doesn't really like really sweet things… thanks!

  12. elizabeth mcnaught

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Just made this cake it turned out amazing :)

  13. Denise Chua

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hi dear Beth, my oven was small can I just put in one pan? Or seperate bake(the rest batter put in refrigerator)?

  14. Clarissa Machado

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    The cake looks really good! (:
    I was wondering, why water? Why not milk? I've heard that you shouldn't melt chocolate in water.
    Thanks! :D

  15. Cullen Naina

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Beth, you're amazing. Thanks for the recipe:)

  16. jasson ong

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Dear Beth,since you make a new video about cake,may I ask you question? My question is about your lemon cake recipe in (Beth in the garden)channel…I really curious can I use lemon juice instead of sour cream because in my country they don't sell here.I hope you can answer it and you're my baker youtuber (eventough you do cooking too) ☺

  17. denise chua

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    hi Beth, can i reduce the sugar? what is the maximun value can i reduce?

  18. Patricia G.G.

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Beth! This cake is perfect for me because i´m not a professional with decoration cakes. I love the frosting that you made because it´s not too sweet and goes well with the decadent chocolate cake. The texture looks so moist as well!

    Loved it!

    Have a beautiful week!

    Patricia.

  19. Amal

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Beth that is definitely a perfect birthday cake. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  20. Patricia Weber

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Thanks for the info!!

  21. Ans Verhagen

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Finally a cake that is not covered in fondant on youtube! Looks great Beth!

  22. Entertaining With Beth

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Guys, for all those who are asking about the cake stand, I got it back around Thanksgiving at Cost Plus World Market. I see they don't have the dark base anymore but here's the lighter version http://www.worldmarket.com/product/round+marble+and+wood+pedestal+stand.do or I also see Amazon has this one which might be closer to the one I have 🙂 http://amzn.to/1R6X5Qp

    And for those asking about the sweater 🙂

    I got it a few years back at JCrew. But I see they have one similar on their factory outlet site. In light blue which would be lovely for spring 🙂 https://factory.jcrew.com/womens-clothing/sweaters/crewnecks_boatnecks/PRD~E9343/E9343.jsp?Nbrd=F&Nloc=en_US&Nrpp=48&Npge=1&Ntrm=polka+dot&isSaleItem=false&color_name=NATURAL%20SKY&isFromSearch=true&isNewSearch=true&hash=row1

    Happy Shopping! :)

  23. Caylen Grasser

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Oh my goodness, Beth, PLEASE tell me where you purchased that gorgeous cake stand with the marble top and wooden bottom. It is exactly what I've been looking for!!

  24. Ashlee K

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Who says you only have to have birthday cakes on birthdays? :)

  25. Sanaii Williams

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Can you PLEASE make a lunch or dinner menu for easter??

  26. Essence Of Pauline

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Where is your beautiful cake stand from?

  27. Patricia Weber

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Really love your sweater!!

  28. Anna Woell

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Beth, I love all your videos! I am a semi-new subscriber have been binge-watching your channel and it makes me so happy! Curious, what are you making for Easter this year with your family?

  29. Hina M

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Love your recipes! I have recently become vegan. Please can you do a recipe for vegan chocolate cake?? :)

  30. Laura Biscaro

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Oooh this reminds me so much of my childhood! My birthday cakes were always made by either my grandma or my mother, and they were ALWAYS chocolate ones hahaha Btw, a little sugestion: sub that hot water for hot coffee, makes all the difference ;)

  31. Jungkutie pabo

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    The cake along with the cream frosting looks delicious! I totally agree, sometimes frosting on cakes are way too sweet and overwhelm the overall cake so the cream was a nice substitute =)

  32. Naomi Haugh324

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    This recipe is nice and simple to follow.It is my 22nd birthday on Thursday.

  33. Kim de Rose

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    dear Beth- i love the cake and wheres your sweater from, its so cute!?

  34. JabuJabule

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Your voice is so calming, and it looked delicious!

  35. Max Cooper

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hey, same month!

  36. Valerie Don

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I love your videos

  37. andysgrl33

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    What's in the vase/urn behind you Beth? I've noticed it has a little door and it's been bugging me. Just curious.

  38. hargurl

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Yum~ chocolate cake o/

  39. Edwin Koh

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Is this recipe useable if I want to use cupcake tins instead?

  40. MK

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Beth, for pot de creme, I don't know where to buy 4 oz ramekins, can I use an 8 oz ramekin instead? If so, should i fill the custard 1/2 way up? and will it bake in the same amount of time? Thanks!

  41. gabriella ?

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    My birthday is tomorrow and I'm gonna ask my mom to make this! We love all your recipes! ❤️

  42. Maya Sou

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I'm in love with the cake stand you've used in this video! Can you tell me where is it from please? And thank you for sharing all of this with us! :)

  43. CraftsAndMore315

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I find it interesting and ironic that you would be doing a birthday cake video when my birthday just passed a few days ago. LOL 🙂 (March 15). :-)

  44. SMW330

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Beth, I love chocolate but
    My family isn't crazy for it. Can you make a vanilla version? Or can I use this recipe and simply take out the cocoa?

  45. Celosia Prisco-Ganaha

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I really love this! You can really see how much love goes into the cake! It proves that looks aren't everything! For my sister and I, our parents always made us strawberry shortcakes. But instead of biscuits, they'd use sponge cake. It was kind of the Japanese take on it!

  46. Enz Canlas

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    how i wish i could make this chocolate cake perfectly the same as yours. 'coz i 've tried other ingredients i always ended into nothing.

  47. Surabhi Avhad

    April 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    OMG I'm in Love ♥ ♥ ♥

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