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Real chocolate cake recipe which doesn't sink in the middle.

Can anyone recommend a good chocolate cake recipe (not coco) which doesn't sink? I find mud cake recipes using coco powder bake up beautifully, but the taste of the coco lingers on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you all in advance.

bwrussell1 year ago
I assume you want to melt chocolate then? Coco powder, make sure it's real coco, is more 'real' then a lot of solid chocolate.

The reason they sink is because the melted chocolate is much denser than the powder. You will have to compensate somehow, maybe more egg whites. I bake but only from recipies so you'll have to find someone that has more experiance to say for sure, sorry.
rhonashill (author)  bwrussell1 year ago
Thank you so much for your reply bwrussell. I'll give the egg white advice a go, I have a choccy cake to bake this week for our own tea time table, so what better time to experiment. Thanks again, appreciated.
I'll caution you again, I don't really know if it will work. I know egg whites can make stuff fluffier but you may want to spend a few minutes doing a Google search and maybe do a test first or have a back-up plan if it goes south.
I'd hate for my unknowingly bad advice to ruin your tea time.

If it works though then my official stance is "Of course it did." ;D
rhonashill (author)  bwrussell1 year ago
Hehehe, bwrussell, I'm a newbie here, when you get to know me, you'll find out that I'm game for any new baking experiment. Well of course you will get the credit big time if your idea/advice works, that goes without saying. If it doesn't work, heck nothing in my house gets wasted, it'll still get eaten! I'll post and let you know, cheers!
Welcome to the community! I'd love to know how it turns out.
rhonashill (author)  bwrussell1 year ago
Aah thank you for the welcome, you'll be the first to know how it turns out!
reasht1 year ago
Check this recipie. It uses very simple ingredients. I got a very fluffy n sponge cake with this.
http://share.ashokjp.com/cooking/perfect-chocolate-cake-recipie-for-noobs.html
rhonashill (author) 1 year ago
Hey guys

Thank you all for your answers, very hard to select a best, but I guess it had to be done. will post again.
bajablue1 year ago
Hey rhonashill!  Welcome to Instructables!

The first thing to do is make 100% certain your baking soda and baking powder are fresh.  It's imperative these levening agents are active to ensure a beautiful rise.  Here are some simple ways to test them.

It's also possible you're inadvertently over-mixing the batter.

You can also try using a simple flower nail.  Here's a tutorial that shows how to use one.

Best of luck... and may you be blessed with the perfect dome on your next chocolate cake! ;-)
rhonashill (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Hello bajablue, Thank you so much for all your advice. I'm a pretty experience baker but still get soo much wrong. do all the things you have mentioned, Ididn't know that you could test the leavening agents, hey thanks for that one.
When the cake bakes up I'll lift you guys a toast and cheer!
lol rhona... you're welcome... and you do know we expect pictures, right? ;-D
rhonashill (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Hey hey, will post! Wish I could send you all a slice!
frollard1 year ago
As bw says, it has to be a denser cake to deal with the weight works; or make multiple thinner cakes, then glue them together afterwards with delicious icing :D
rhonashill (author)  frollard1 year ago
Hey frollard, thanks for another great idea, oooh yum, will def try out that too. Can't believe how helpful you guys all are, thank you so very much!