Chocolate Cake

The softest, richest chocolate cake you'll ever have is this right here! Topped with a silky most luxurious chocolate ganache.

Recipe by Hoda Alzubaidi


  • 320g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 600g sugar
  • 110g cocoa 
  • 350ml buttermilk OR full cream milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar 
  • 3 eggs
  • 350ml hot coffee

  • 255g chocolate chips
  • 85g unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 250g sugar
  • 300ml heavy cream


  1. In a large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients.
  2. Add buttermilk, olive oil and eggs, which until smooth, pour in the hot coffee and whisk.
  3. Evenly pour into 3x 20cm cake tins
  4. Make the ganache by combining sugar and cream in a saucepan, bring it to a simmer or microwave it until hot.
  5. Pour over chocolate, butter, vanilla and salt, let it sit for 2 minutes before stirring with a spatula. Refrigerate for 3 hours to thicken.
  6. Pour ganache evenly between the cakes and cover the cake evenly and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight!

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