Chocolate Cake

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 45 MIN
  • Servings 12






  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
  2. Line two 23-cm (9-inch) round pans with parchment paper, butter and flour. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, with an electric mixer on high speed, beat the eggs, cream of tartar and sugar until the mixture doubles in volume, about 8 minutes. Add the oil, buttermilk and vanilla. Reduce the speed of the mixer. Add the dry ingredients, combining quickly.
  4. Pour into the pans. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely on a rack. Cut each cake in half horizontally. 


  1. In a saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil. 


  1. In a bowl, beat all the ingredients until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Brush syrup on each cake layer. Layer with frosting. Finish by frosting the cake evenly.

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 1030  
Total Fat 52 g  
Saturated Fat 18 g  
Sodium (salt) 140 mg  
Carbohydrates 140 g  
Fibre 6 g  
Protein 11 g