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Easy Glazed Chocolate Cake Recipe

Saturday, February 04, 2012 | Labels: , , |

When I have to think of something sweet for guests, chocolate cake is always a safe bet - I mean almost everyone loves chocolate cake right? Well, except for my dad who detests chocolate with a vengeance but he is really in the minority :O.  Anyway, today's incredibly easy glazed chocolate cake was my choice to serve to my friends who will be dropping by tomorrow.  Another good thing about this cake is that you can make this the day before which really saves time and right before serving, heat the cake up very quickly in the microwave if you and your guests prefer your chocolate cakes a little gooey.  All in all, a great recipe to tuck away that will serve you well when your mind is at a blank on what to make for dessert when you have guests i.e. like yours truly.

Glazed Chocolate Cake

Preparation is very straightforward, cream butter with sugar, add eggs, flour and the other dry ingredients and of course bake.  The baking time takes a little longer, about 50-60 minutes depending on the size of your pan.  This recipe calls for sour cream which may sound a little 'weird' to first-time bakers but sour cream acts to moisten the cake and this cake was a perfect combination of rich chocolate deliciousness and yummy texture.  What's more, as this cake is glazed, you won't have to bother about icing or frosting the cake - really makes life that much easier!  I think it looks pretty good too, don't you think?

Glazed Chocolate Cake

Planning time:  Baking requires about 1 hour and allow enough time to cool the cakes completely before glazing.

Recipe lightly adapted from Donna Hay


250g salted butter, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
2 cups flour
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
250g dark chocolate, melted

For glaze:

250g dark chocolate
2/3 cup pouring (single) cream


Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 160 C.  Grease two cake tins of 11 cm each or 1 cake tin of 22 cm diameter.  Set aside.

Beat the softened butter with a wooden spoon until relatively pale and fluffy.  Add the sugar in three divisions and cream together well until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one by one, mixing well after each addition.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into the mixture.  Add the sour cream and melted chocolate.  Mix everything together well until just incorporated.  Pour into prepared cake tins, bake for about 50-60 minutes or until set.  Do not overbake.  Allow to cool completely in tins before turning out.

For the glaze:


Mix the dark chocolate chunks and the cream together in a pot over very low heat until a creamy consistency is reached.  Set aside.  Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before spreading on top of cooled cakes.

Glazed Chocolate Cake


Maureen said...

Can you imagine someone coming along and running their finger across that gorgeous cake and then stand there and lick her finger?  Don't let me near your cake.  :)

It looks fantastic!

Hyosun Ro said...

Looks absolutely decadent! 

Belly Good Cooking said...

Ooo.. rich and yums.

Stefanie said...

Oh yum! Love how you can make it ahead, and the gooey sauce is just divine!!! I'm already craving chocolate, and this is making it worse!!! ::droooool::

DalmatiaGourmande said...

Love this cake! So yummy :) Thanks for sharing :) 

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Chocolate is dripping....drool!  What a beautiful cake Jasmine!  I LOVE IT!  I would love the glaze all sides of my cake please.  ;-)

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