Sinful Chocolate Cake

Happy Halloween everyone! It’s candy season! And when you say candy…. I think… chocolate bars! And that.. is what Halloween is awesome for.

Easy Chocolate birthday cake

“Not a big fan of chocolate.” Have you ever heard anyone say that? I’ll probably roll my eyes and shudder when I hear something so preposterous. I still consider the statement to be simply blasphemous, mind you.

I guess everyone has their weakness. For some it’s coffee, for others ice-cream, for me it’s chocolate (amongst many other things). I find it incredibly hard to resist the chocolate cake at the café by my workplace, the chocolate bars that always seem to be a hand’s reach away, or the chocolate wafers that refill themselves in my pantry. My love for chocolate is even influencing my choice of usernames for social apps.

Pretty chocolate birthday cake recipe


Not only does chocolate taste good, it also makes one feeeel good. An international love symbol and definitely king of natural aphrodisiacs! Anyway, I decided to make a chocolate cake for my mama since it was her birthday. Plus! It’s my 2 years blogoversary! Yes! Sweet Samsations has turned 2! A little more than 2 actually, since my post came in a little very late 😛 Sorry! Work, yoga and social life has taken over… 😦

Chocolate banana cake

So here you go. A taste of aphrodisiac… richly infused with chocolate-y goodness, leaning on the sinful side. Don’t say I didn’t warn you now! Here’s a toast to all my choco-fans from choco-Sam!

Chocolate Cake Layer Cake

adapted from Chocolate by Carla Bardi. Designed by me!

Frosting

  • 400g milk chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cup (400ml) whipping cream

Cake

  • 1 cups (150g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup (130g) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (150g) superfine (caster) sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 100g melted dark chocolate
  • 1 banana (sliced)

Chocolate Decoration

  • One bar of baking chocolate

Directions

  1. To prepare the cake, preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Butter two 7-inch (18cm) springform pans. Line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the cake ingredients except the chocolate in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium spread until creamy. Fold in the melted chocolate. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until firm to the touch. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack, peel off the paper, and let cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, we will prepare some chocolate decoration. Use a fruit peeler to shave off the bar of chocolate. This will create pretty rolls of chocolate which you can then place on top of the cake while the frosting is still semi-wet. (later)
    chocolate decoration diy
  5. Melt some chocolate, and pipe it with a small plastic bag onto some baking paper. Use a spoon to flatten it, and shape it to this. Let cool in the fridge until hardened.
    melted chocolate decoration
  6. To prepare the frosting, put the chocolate into a bowl. Pour the cream into a pan and heat until simmering. Pour over the chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool, then chill, until thick but spreadable.
  7. Slice off any cake tops so that the cake is flat. Frost the top of one layer, and lay it out with sliced bananas. Sandwich the layers together and pour  the rest of the frosting from the top. Spread evenly.
  8. Now, you can proceed to decorate your cake!

Have fun!!

Chocolate Cake Recipe

Hope you guys enjoy the recipe! If you live in Singapore, you may find that this cake tastes quite similarly to the “Tower Cake” from Au Chocolat! It is a very rich (and sinful) chocolate cake for those who just cannot get enough of chocolate 🙂

Tower Cake from Au Chocolat

22 Comments Add yours

  1. beautiful chocolate curls here at Sweet Samsations!
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  2. How gorgeous and delicious!

  3. trazbone says:

    that looks AMAZING! YUMMMMM!! 😀 😀 😀 and the chocolate shavings and decorating look really professional 🙂 might try this out one day… got a few bdays to bake for ^^

  4. Raymund says:

    That looks amazing. That slice is so moist, definitely sinful!

  5. What a beautiful, decadent cake. It would be a HUGE hit at my house!!!

  6. That is sinfully delicious! You always bake the most gorgeous cakes. Love this one!

  7. This is obviously a sinful cake! Look at all the chocolate!!!! DROOL 😀

  8. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Such a gorgeous chocolate cake! I love chocolate cake and can’t get enough in my lifetime. 😀

  9. WOW! You are such a skilled baker! This cake looks absolutely perfect + Soooooo delicious.

  10. julianahlevine says:

    This cake looks fabulous Sammie, it looks like that it came directly from a professional bakery…love the layers…yum!
    Have a wonderful week, and yes, I am back 😀

  11. Norma Chang says:

    Gorgeous, just gorgeous, I am a chocoholic and would love a big slice right this moment.

  12. Joanne says:

    This may be “sinful” but it’s also ridiculously fabulous!

  13. Wow 6 layers! It is a piece of art! I hope you saved me a piece. I am sending my boys on over! Have a super weekend. BAM

  14. Daniela says:

    As a confessed chocoholic, this 6 layer chocolate cake is pure heaven to me!
    Looks and sounds amazing and I can’t wait to try it.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. It looks amazing! The decorations are fantastic 🙂

  16. Carolyn Jung says:

    Now, THAT looks worth every single calorie. Nothing beats a decadent chocolate cake for the holidays. 😉

  17. decadent & gorgeous! WOWWWWww.

  18. lovelygalletas says:

    Perfect cake!! full of chocolate 😀

    Kisses from Spain.
    lovely blog

  19. Awesome post .i hope everybody will like your post

  20. oh, oh! This is definitely a thing of beauty…look at all those layers!!

  21. shenANNAgans says:

    Holy flippin Bajinkas. This is stunny. I have been looking for a chocolate cake just like this little beauty. You are a baking goddess. Pretty stoked to have found your blog. Very much looking forward to making my way through your posts. Yarm!

  22. maryseeo says:

    I love the decorations on the cake! 😉

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