Chocolate Wedding Cake Recipe

googletopmed300  

Chocolate Wedding Cake Recipe

Use this chocolate wedding cake recipe to make your own wedding cake.

The beautiful cake shown on the left was made by Jenny & Veronica two of our readers.

They both created this lovely cake using two different recipes, one using this chocolate cake recipe for the bottom tier and the two top tiers where carrot cake.

The cake was made to serve 100 wedding guests this was achieved by making 6, 8 and 10 inch cakes (a fourth 10 inch chocolate cake was given to the caterers to be cut after the main cake was cut).

The ingredients listed for the Chocolate Wedding Cake Recipe gives quantities to make eight different size cakes.

 

Chocolate Wedding Cake Recipe

 

Round Tin
Square Tin

 

 

15cm/6in
12cm/5in

 

18cm/7in
15cm/6in

 

20cm/8in
18cm/7in

 

22cm/9in
20cm/8in

 

Softened butter

 

 

90g

3  oz

 

 

140g

5 oz

 

165g

5 ½   oz

 

185g

6 oz

 

Caster Sugar
(superfine)

 

 

165g

5 ½  oz

 

250g

8 oz

 

300g

10 oz

 

330g

11oz

 

Vanilla extract

 

 

1

teaspoons

 

 

1 ½

teaspoons

 

2

teaspoons

 

2 ½

teaspoons

 

Eggs
(
Use 57g/2 oz large eggs)

 

 

2

 

2

 

 

3

 

3

 

Self-raising flour

 

 

40g

1 ½  oz

 

 

55g

2  oz

 

65g

2 oz

 

 

75g

2 ½  oz

 

 

Plain  flour

 

 

115g

4 oz

 

 

165g

5½ oz

 

200g

6 ½ oz

 

 

225g

7 oz

 

 

Bicarbonate of Soda (baking soda)

 

 

½  

teaspoon

 

¾

teaspoon

 

1

 teaspoon

 

1 ½

teaspoons

 

Cocoa powder

 

 

40g

1 ½ oz

 

 

60g

2 oz

 

70g

2 ½ oz

 

80g

2 ¾  oz

 

Buttermilk
or milk

 

 

140ml

5 fl oz

 

210ml

7  fl oz

 

250ml

8 fl oz

 

280ml

9  fl oz

 

Baking Time
180C (350F, gas 4)

 

 

50 min

 

1 hour

 

 

1 hour

10 min

 

1 hour

15 min

   

 

Round Tin
Square Tin

 

25cm/10in
22cm/9in

 

28cm/11in
25cm/10in

 

30cm/12in
28cm/11in

 

30cm/12in
(Square tin size only in this column)

 

Softened butter

 

 

225g

7 oz

 

 

325g

11 oz

 

465g

15 oz

 

560g

1 lb 2 oz

 

Caster Sugar
(superfine)

 

 

410g

13 oz

 

570g

1 lb 2 oz

 

660g

1 lb 5 oz

 

825g

1 lb 11 oz

 

Vanilla extract

 

 

3

teaspoons

 

 

4

teaspoons

 

5

teaspoons

 

6

teaspoons

 

Eggs
(
Use 57g/2 oz large eggs)

 

 

4

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

Self-raising flour

 

 

95g

3 oz

 

 

125g

4 oz

 

 

150g

5 oz

 

 

190g

6 oz

 

 

Plain  flour

 

 

280g

9 oz

 

 

350g

11 oz

 

 

445g

14 oz

 

 

560g

1 lb 2 oz

 

 

Bicarbonate of Soda (baking soda)

 

 

1 ¾

teaspoons

 

2 ¼

teaspoon

 

2 ½

teaspoons

 

2 ¾

teaspoons

 

Cocoa powder

 

 

90g

3oz

 

 

110g

3 ½ oz

 

120g

4 oz

 

160g

5 oz

 

Buttermilk
or milk

 

 

350ml

11 fl oz

 

500ml

16  fl oz

 

560ml

18 fl oz

 

700ml

22 fl oz

 

 

Baking Time
180C (350F, gas 4)

 

 

1 hour

20 min

 

1 hour

30 min

 

1 hour

40 min

 

 

1 hour

50 min



How to make the chocolate wedding cake recipe

1.  Preheat the oven to 180C (350F, Gas 4).

2.  Grease the cake tins and line the base with greaseproof paper.

3.  Sift together the flours, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder.

4. Using an electric mixer beat the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.

5.  Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

6.  If needed transfer the mix to a larger bowl and fold in the combined sifted flours, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder alternately with the buttermilk.

7.  Place the mixture into the prepared cake tin and spread evenly.

8.  Bake for the required time, refer to chart above for your selected cake size.

9.  Test the cake toward the end of cooking time.  The cake is cooked when a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

10.  Leave the cake to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes.  Turn onto a wire rack to cool.

The chocolate cake can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or freeze for up to 2 months.  Allow the cakes to come to room temperature before decorating.


You will need Adobe PDF Reader to read this chart if you don’t have the free Adobe PDF Reader you can get it here.

Bride Idea

If you are using an unusual cake tin and are unsure of the quantity of the cake mix to use, you can easily work out the quantity by measuring the volume with water.

To do this completely fill a 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tin with water, then pour this into the shaped tin until completely full.

This way you can calculate how many quantities of the basic 20 cm (8 inch) mixture will be needed to fill the tin.

 

Visitors Showcase

Have you made your wedding cake using this recipe? We would love to see how it turned out.

If you would like to have your cake featured here, just let me know through our contact us page and I would be more than happy to place it here for others to see.

Visitors Showcase - Chocolate Wedding Cake
A cake for all tastes by Bekki

The bottom tier is a fruit cake. The upper tiers are chocolate made to the above recipe and the top tier a gluten-free cake. The cake was covered  with ready made fondant icing and decorated with lime green polka dots and brown ribbon.

Wedding Paper Divas Sale
Add A Pop Of Color With Eco-Friendly Tissue Paper Pom Poms
Minted Wedding Stationery
 

 

 

 


Seach This Site