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Small Chocolate Cake

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Small Chocolate Cake

Are you looking for a small chocolate cake recipe from scratch?

This 9 inch chocolate cake recipe is absolutely amazing. It’s a very soft, moist cake that can be served with chocolate frosting or without frosting. You can decorate this small cake by simply dusting the top with powdered sugar if you want to forgo making the frosting.

With just my husband and I in the the house I feel like it’s such a waste to make a 13×9 inch cake that we will only end up eating half of.  The rest will go to neighbors, and that’s not a bad thing, we love sharing, but sometimes all you want is a good small chocolate cake. This cake is a small cake perfect for intimate small celebrations.

When to Use A Small Chocolate Cake Recipe:

  • Small Anniversary Celebrations
  • Valentines Day
  • Small Birthday Parties
  • Small dinner parties
  • And the best reason of all: a just because cake

Let’s gather the ingredients for this 9 inch chocolate cake recipe and make it together.

 

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Ingredients to Make a small chocolate cake recipe from scratch:

Cake Batter Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

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We start our Small Chocolate Cake recipe by placing the boiled water and softened butter in a large bowl, beat the two ingredients together until the butter has melted. Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl and beat until the ingredients are well combined.

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Place the flour, sugar. cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium size bowl. Stir the dry ingredients together to combine them.  Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients in it and beat them together with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.

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Pour the cake batter into a greased 9 inch baking pan. If you don’t have a 9-inch baking pan for a small chocolate cake, check out any of the ones below!

Bake the cake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove the cake from the oven to a cooling rack to cool completely.  While we’re waiting for the cake to cool, let’s make the frosting.

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We start the frosting by melting 1/2 cup butter in a medium saucepan.  After the butter has melted, stir the cocoa into the butter.

Alternately, add the powdered sugar and milk to the cocoa mixture in the bowl, beating the ingredients together to a spreading consistency. Add additional milk if needed to achieve the spreading consistency you desire. Stir the vanilla into the frosting.

 

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Frost your completely cooled small chocolate cake with the homemade chocolate frosting.

homemade chocolate cake

Small Chocolate Cake recipe, it’s what’s for dessert for the two of you and it’s delicious!

Ingredients

Cake Batter:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • For The Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Place the water and butter in a medium bowl. Beat the ingredients together with an electric mixer until the butter is melted.

    Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the egg and vanilla into the ingredients in the bowl until well incorporated. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another medium bowl, stir the ingredients to combine them. Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat for 2 minutes.

    Pour the batter into a greased 9 inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

  • For The Frosting
  • Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan. Stir in the cocoa. Alternately add the powdered sugar and milk to the bowl, beating to a spreading consistency. Add a small amount of milk if necessary to achieve the spreading consistency you want. Stir in the vanilla.
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