Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Hot chocolate in a cake? No way!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar until very thick; the batter should fall from the beaters in a thick ribbon. Beat in the vanilla.
  3. While you’re beating the eggs and sugar, heat the hot chocolate and butter in a small saucepan to just simmering. Add the hot chocolate mixture to the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream as you continue beating.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until they’re just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9 inch cake round. Bake for 50 minutes, or until the cake is a deep golden brown and starting to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove the cake from the oven and cool it in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Run a knife around the sides of the pan.


Most Helpful

We really did not care for this recipe. It was easy to make, however the texture and flavor of the finished cake left a lot to be desired. It was very bland, dense and a little chewy. There are too many variables left open in the recipe, I think. The title of the recipe is "Hot Chocolate Cake" yet the ingredients state to use prepared hot cocoa - hot chocolate and hot cocoa are two different things. All I had at the time was instant hot chocolate mix so that's what I used. And that too leaves a lot of variables to consider - marshmallows or plain, should it be made with water, or milk, or a bit of both water and milk? I used mix with marshmallows as that was all I had, and prepared it with just water. I baked this up in two 8-inch round pans as upon pouring the batter into one pan it was nearly full; I expected the cake to rise a good bit and so got out my second pan for half the batter. The cake did not rise much at all. It also stuck to the pans; I think greased and floured pans would have been better than lightly greased pans. Will not be making this recipe again; what's left of the cake (which is all but a couple bites) is going in the trash.

Feisty Redhead April 07, 2010

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