Heavenly delicious & super moist chocolate cake for any occasion. Our moist chocolate cake just melts in your mouth! In this post we give you an incredibly delicious recipe that you can definitely try yourself!
This chocolate cake is so easy to make, I was even able to prepare lunch on the side. My favourite way to eat the chocolate cake is still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fruit. But it’s also delicious for in-between meals or as small cubes with coffee.
What makes a cake more moist?
There are several factors that can contribute to a moist and tender cake:
- Using oil instead of butter: Oil is more moist than butter and will keep the cake tender and moist.
- Adding sour cream, yogurt, or buttermilk: These ingredients add moisture and tanginess to the cake, which helps to keep it moist.
- Using a small amount of liquid: A cake that has too much liquid can be dense and heavy. Be sure to measure the liquid ingredients carefully and use the minimum amount needed to achieve the desired consistency.
- Using a high-quality, unsalted butter: Butter adds flavor and moisture to the cake, so be sure to use a high-quality, unsalted butter for the best results.
- Wrapping the cake in plastic wrap or aluminum foil: This will help to retain moisture and prevent the cake from drying out.
By following these tips, you should be able to create a moist and tender cake that everyone will love.
What makes a cake moist and fluffy?
There are several factors that can contribute to the moistness and fluffiness of a cake:
- The type of fat used: Butter, oil, or shortening can be used in cakes to add moisture and tenderness.
- The ratio of wet to dry ingredients: Cakes with a higher ratio of wet ingredients (such as eggs, milk, and yogurt) to dry ingredients (such as flour and sugar) tend to be moister.
- The type of leavening agent used: Cakes can be leavened with chemical leavening agents (such as baking powder and baking soda) or with eggs and/or air. Using a combination of both can result in a moister, more tender cake.
- The mixing method: The way the ingredients are mixed can affect the texture of the cake. Using the creaming method (beating butter and sugar together until light and fluffy) can result in a tender, fluffy cake.
- The baking temperature and time: Baking a cake at a lower temperature for a longer period of time can help it retain moisture and stay fluffy.
By considering these factors and adjusting the recipe as needed, you can achieve a moist and fluffy cake.
How do you add moisture to a chocolate cake?
There are several ways to add moisture to a chocolate cake:
- Use buttermilk or sour cream in the cake batter. These dairy products add moisture and flavor to the cake.
- Add a simple syrup to the cake batter. To make a simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Allow the syrup to cool before adding it to the cake batter.
- Add a glaze or frosting to the cake. A chocolate ganache or a cream cheese frosting can add moisture and flavor to the cake.
- Use oil instead of butter in the cake batter. Oil helps to keep cakes moist and tender.
- Add a layer of moist fillings to the cake. This could be a layer of whipped cream, a layer of fruit, or a layer of chocolate or caramel sauce.
- Cover the cake with plastic wrap or foil after it has cooled to prevent it from drying out. This will help to retain the moisture in the cake.
- Store the cake in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out. If the cake is stored in the refrigerator, it may dry out less quickly.
What makes a cake dry or moist?
There are several factors that can contribute to the moistness or dryness of a cake:
- The amount of liquid: Cakes that have a higher ratio of liquid ingredients (such as eggs, milk, and yogurt) to dry ingredients (such as flour and sugar) tend to be moister.
- The type of fat used: Butter, oil, or shortening can be used in cakes to add moisture and tenderness. Cakes made with butter tend to be moister than those made with oil or shortening.
- The type of flour used: Different types of flour have different protein levels, which can affect the texture of the cake. Cakes made with higher-protein flours (such as all-purpose or bread flour) tend to be drier and denser, while cakes made with lower-protein flours (such as cake flour) tend to be softer and more tender.
- The amount of leavening agent: Cakes that have too much leavening agent (such as baking powder or baking soda) can rise too quickly and then collapse, resulting in a dry cake.
- The baking temperature and time: Baking a cake at a higher temperature for a shorter period of time can cause it to dry out.
Ingredients for Moist Chocolate Cake
FOR THE CAKE BATTER:
250g soft butter
200g sour cream
6 tbsp cocoa powder
200g wheat flour
1 pinch of salt
3 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp milk
100g dark chocolate, grated
1 packet vanilla sugar
a little butter for the tin
FOR THE ICING
150g dark chocolate
First, grease a 20 springform pan and set the oven to 350 degrees. For the cake batter, cream the butter with the sugar and vanilla sugar. Add the eggs a little at a time, and finally add the sour cream to the mixture and stir well.
Sift the flour and gradually add to the batter with the baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Then add the milk and once again stir everything together well. Next, stir in the dark chocolate shavings.
Pour the batter into the greased springform pan and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Test the cake to make sure it is well baked. After 45 minutes, there will still be a few pieces of chocolate stuck to the stick, but this is perfectly normal and shows that the cake has become nice and moist. Allow the pastry to cool completely in the tin, then remove and place on a cake plate.
Meanwhile, finely chop the dark chocolate for the glaze and place in a portellan bowl. Bring the cream to the boil briefly, pour over the chocolate and leave everything to stand for about 2 minutes. Then stir the mixture until all the chocolate pieces melt.
Finally, spread the glaze over the cake using a knife or spatula. Let the chocolate set a little and then serve. We wish you bon appétit!
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