Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cakes are cakes which are flavoured with either melted chocolate or cocoa powder. Chocolate cakes usually include other ingredients such as fudge and vanilla and are believed to have come into existence in the United States after the discovery of chocolate from cocoa beans.

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Is chocolate cake a common or a proper noun?

The compound noun 'chocolate cake' is a common noun, a word for any chocolate cake of any kind.

A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, thing, or a title; for example;

  • Chocolate Cake Communication Design, Lincoln, NE
  • Chocolate City Cake & Pastries, Union City, NJ
  • Strip House 24-Layer Chocolate Cake, available at Nieman Marcus ($115.00 +S&H)
  • Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Fudge 3-Layer Cake
  • "Chocolate Cake With Hitler" by Emma Craigie

Is chocolate cake bad for dogs?

Chocolate contains theobromine. A naturally occurring stimulant found in the cocoa bean, theobromine increases urination and affects the central nervous system as well as heart muscle. While amounts vary by type of chocolate, it's the theobromine that is poisonous to dogs.

What is a recipe for mud cake?

Mud Cake INGREDIENTS * 1½ cups strong coffee * 250 g butter * 2 cups brown sugar * 250 g Dark Cooking Chocolate, chopped * 2 eggs * 1½ cups plain flour * ¼ cup self-raising flour * ¼ cup Cocoa powder # Preheat the oven to 150°C. Place the coffee, butter, brown sugar and chocolate in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves and the chocolate melts.

# Pour into a mixing bowl. Cool to room temperature.

# Add the eggs and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients and add. Mix well.

# Pour the batter into a greased and lined 28 x 18 cm slab pan (or a 20 cm round pan). Bake at 150°C for 1-1¼ hours until a skewer inserted in the cake comes out cleanly.

# Allow to cool in the pan. Dust with icing sugar to serve. # Enjoy!

Is there protein in cakes?

Yes, but very little. Try it with some some fat yoghurt or fromage frais.

What is the recipe for Hershey's cocoa chocolate cake?


1 cup sugar

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

6 tablespoons Hershey's cocoa

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup boiling water


-preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and line a 9 inch round or square baking pan.

-stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. stir well.

-then add egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. stir well. stir in boiling water. pour batter in prepared pan.

-bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. cool 10 minutes.

Can wild birds eat chocolate cake?

It would be wiser not to give chocolate cake to birds. Artificial chocolate flavour may be fine, but if the cake contains real chocolate pieces it could kill them.

Chocolate is, in fact, toxic but we don't normally eat enough for it to affect us. A bar of real chocolate given to a dog could make it ill. That is why dog chocolate drops aren't real chocolate. The amount of chocolate in one M&M or Smarties chocolate bean is enough to kill a small bird.

Why does the rainbow have so many colors?

Rainbows display every color in the visible spectrum of light. When sunlight hits rain droplets, it causes the light to scatter into each of its individual color components (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). The same thing happens when light shines through a prism.

The rainbow's appearance is caused by dispersion of sunlight as it goes through raindrops. The light is first refracted as it enters the surface of the raindrop, reflected off the back of the drop, and again refracted as it leaves the drop. The overall effect is that the incoming light is reflected back over a wide range of angles with the most intense light at an angle of 40°–42°. The angle is independent of the size of the drop, but does depend on its refractive index. Seawater has a higher refractive index than rain water, so the radius of a 'rain' bow in sea spray is smaller than a true rainbow. This is visible to the naked eye by a misalignment of these bows. The amount by which light is refracted depends upon its wavelength, and hence its colour. Blue light (shorter wavelength) is refracted at a greater angle than red light, but because the area of the back of the droplet has a focal point inside the droplet, the spectrum crosses itself, and therefore the red light appears higher in the sky, and forms the outer colour of the rainbow. Contrary to popular belief, the light at the back of the raindrop does not undergo total internal reflection and some light does emerge from the back. However, light coming out the back of the raindrop does not create a rainbow between the observer and the sun because spectra emitted from the back of the raindrop do not have a maximum of intensity, as the other visible rainbows do, and thus the colours blend together rather than forming a rainbow.

What are some chocolate cake recipes?

Chocolate Sheet Cake


1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature, plus more for pan
2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for pan
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup brewed coffee
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for dusting
3 large eggs at room temperature
1 cup buttermilk at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup chilled heavy cream
Granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Butter and flour a 13 X 9-inch baking dish; tap out excess flour.
  • Heat chocolate, coffee, and 2/3 cup cocoa powder in a medium heatproof bowl set over a medium saucepan of barely simmering water (water should not touch bottom of bowl).
  • Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
  • Let cool.
  • Whisk eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla into chocolate mixture.
  • With an electric mixer on low speed, mix salt, baking powder, baking soda, and 2 cups flour in a large bowl to combine.
  • Add brown sugar, oil, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/2 cup reserved chocolate mixture and beat on medium speed until flour is evenly distributed and mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining chocolate mixture in 2 additions, scraping down sides and bottom of bowl as needed and beating until smooth after each addition.
  • Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.
  • Bake until top is firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30–40 minutes.
  • Transfer cake pan to a wire rack and let cake cool in pan 15 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  • Let cool completely.


  • Just before serving, whisk cream in a small bowl to soft peaks.
  • Add granulated sugar to taste and beat to medium peaks.
  • Top cake with whipped cream and dust with a little cocoa powder.

Why does a chocolate cake rise or swell as it bakes?

Chocolate cake rises as it bakes because it has one or more leavening agents in the batter. Leavenings used in cake batter include baking powder, baking soda, or beaten egg whites.

Can chocolates make your bum big?

You know what they say - A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips...

Recipe for chocolate cake?

  • Butter, for greasing the pans
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups good cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • Chocolate Buttercream, recipe follows

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 8-inch x 2-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper, then butter and flour the pans.

Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Place 1 layer, flat side up, on a flat plate or cake pedestal. With a knife or offset spatula, spread the top with frosting. Place the second layer on top, rounded side up, and spread the frosting evenly on the top and sides of the cake.

Chocolate Frosting:
  • 6 ounces good semisweet chocolate (recommended: Callebaut)
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 extra-large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder

Chop the chocolate and place it in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until just melted and set aside until cooled to room temperature.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high speed until light yellow and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and continue beating for 3 minutes. Turn the mixer to low, gradually add the confectioners' sugar, then beat at medium speed, scraping down the bowl as necessary, until smooth and creamy. Dissolve the coffee powder in 2 teaspoons of the hottest tap water. On low speed, add the chocolate and coffee to the butter mixture and mix until blended. Don't whip! Spread immediately on the cooled cake.

What can you fill a chocolate cake roll with?

--> Strawberry Jam

--> Whipped Cream + Vanilla

--> Marmalade (Orange)

--> Fresh Fruit

--> Icing

--> Custard

--> Chocolate (White & Milk)

How do you make homemade chocolate?

Mix coco mix with not to much hot water.Let dry,then eat!!

actually thats not it that will just make really thin chocolate milk, (water) melt cocoa butter on a double boiler and add cocoa powder, butter, and sugar mix and let set and enjoy

Easy chocolate cake recipe?

I have 1 recipe for you.

Recipe is Chocolate Refrigerator Cakes (8 steps)


100g (4oz) bar of plain chocolate OR 100g (4oz) bar of White Chocolate

100g (4oz) butter or margarine

5 teaspoons of golden syrup - or i guess you could use honey

225g (8oz) rich tea biscuits

2 tablespoons of chopped nuts

2 tablespoons of chopped glace cherries

2 tablespoons of raisins.

  1. Put your cake tin onto greaseproof paper and draw around it. Cut out the circle, just inside the line you have drawn.
  2. Grease the tin. Put in the greaseproof paper circle you have cut out. Grease again, on top of the paper circle.
  3. Break the chocolate into pieces and put it in a saucepan. Add the butter or margarine and spoon in syrup.
  4. Put the pan over a low heat and let the mixture melt. Stir it occasionally. When the mixture has melted, turn off the heat.
  5. Break the biscuits sand put them into a bowl. Crush the pieces of biscuit finely with the end of a rolling pin.
  6. Put the chopped glace cherries, raisins and chopped nuts into the bowl.Add the mixture from the pan and stir well.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin . Press it down really well, them smooth the top with the back a metal spoon.
  8. Put the in into a fridge and leave it overnight . Turn the cake out and pull of the paper circle. Cut the cake into wedges.
  9. Now try your cakes.

Hope this recipe works out for you, it did for me!

Who likes chocolate cake?

Most people enjoy chocolate cake.