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Comforting Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Updated: Nov 2, 2020




Equipment needed: 20 cm x 20 cm square baking tin

Cake Batter

80 g Dark Chocolate (Melted and cooled)

85 g Unsalted butter (Room Temperature)

200 g Light brown sugar

100 g/ 2 u Whole eggs (Room temperature)

15 g Cocoa Powder

75 g Sour Cream

7 g Bi-Carbonate Soda

1 Tbs Hot Water

120 g Plain Flour

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

60 g Cream Cheese (Room temperature)

50 g Unsalted butter

100 g Icing sugar (sifted)

30 g Melted chocolate (Cooled)

1 tbs Cocoa Powder



For the chocolate cake

1. Line a 20cm x20 cm square baking tray with parchment paper all around the base and the border.

Start by melting the dark chocolate over a Bain Marie and leave to cool. Meanwhile Preheat oven to 170°C.

2. In a stand mixer bowl with a paddle attachment, mix the unsalted butter and brown sugar and mix on medium speed until smooth. Do not aerate the mix too much. Once the mix are smooth, add in the eggs one at a time until well incorporated.

3. Add in the cooled melted chocolate, mix till smooth, then add in the sour cream and mix till smooth again.

4. Add in the sifted dry ingredients (Cocoa power, bi-carb soda and plain flour) and mix on low speed until smooth and well combined. Add in the hot water to loosen up the mix a little. Scrape the side and the bottom of the bowl to check if there are any lump bits stuck on the sides and the base of the bowl, mix a short while then transfer the mix in to a per-line baking tray.

5. Smooth out the the cake mix, tap the tray to flatten then place into a preheated oven at the lowest rack of the oven and bake at 170°C for 40- 50 minutes or when tested with a skewer it came off clean.

6. Leave the cake to cool in the tin then chill in the fridge before topping with the frosting.


For the frosting

1. Sift the icing sugar and ensure to bring the cream cheese and butter to room temperature prior to preparation.

2. Melt the chocolate to cool slightly.

3. Cream the cream cheese, butter and sifted icing sugar together until smooth, then add in the melted chocolate and mix to combine, lastly mix in the cocoa powder and mix until smooth.

4. Once the cake have cooled completely in the fridge, spread the cream cheese frosting on top.

Sprinkle with caramel chocolate chip (Optional)

Cut into individual slices and enjoy!!


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