The best recipes come from tasting and this thermomix chocolate cake was a winner when I tasted it at a friends bbq dinner. She had received the recipe from a friend, who had got it from a friend, all making their little tweaks and now I had to make it to share with friends who have taken the recipe on. I really enjoy how these recipes come about. Great friends, great times and bonus recipes. :D
Now I sit here typing this and having to think about dinner and I am wondering do I forgo dinner and whip this up ...... Nah I better get dinner sorted BUT first I will whip this up and put it in the oven ... for dessert :D .... The joy of having a second bowl! NOW if you have one bowl - ALWAYS ALWAYS make the cake first :D purely because it needs time to cook ..... You don't want to be left licking the bowl because you HAD to make dinner first :D !!!! Enjoy !!!
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- 125g butter, unsalted cubed
- 200g brown sugar
- 185g milk
- 2 eggs
- 1½ teaspoon ThermoFun Vanilla Bean Paste
- 200g self raising flour
- 55g cocoa
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon bicarb soda
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 80g butter, unsalted cubed
- 80g cream cheese (room temp.)
- 120g icing sugar
- ½ teaspoon ThermoFun Vanilla Bean Paste
- 2 tablespoon cacao powder
- Pre heat oven to 160°C. Grease a 20cm round or square cake tin.
- Place butter, brown sugar and milk into TM bowl and heat 90 sec / 50°C / speed 4 until butter is melted.
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix 10-15 sec / speed 4. Scrape down.
- Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb soda and mix 20 sec / speed 4.
- Pour mixture into tin and bake 45 mins.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- Place all ingredients into TM bowl and mix 10 sec / speed 5. Scrape down and repeat.
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Sarah Phillips says
Easy cake and tasty, might be my new chocolate cake recipe though I did not make cream cheese icing
Can I ask, what are the recommendations on storing it, I made this yesterday and used the frosting as well, it was for my grandsons 5th birthday, some of the cake got brought home and it has been left on the table overnight, it’s the frosting that I’m worried about. Is it safe to eat today, just worried that it should have been put in the fridge.
Hi Nancy, my apologies for my late reply. Depending on where you live and if not a really hot day I'd keep it out of the fridge. The frosting will be fine. :)
Made these as cupcakes using gluten free flour. Cooked for 15 minutes.
Fabulous to hear Darra. Thank you!
OMG - Made this for a work morning tea & it was a HUGE HIT!! Will definitely be my go to chocolate cake from now on!! Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!
So pleased you enjoyed it Alison :)
On my Third Time making this easy cake?, I thought I'd try and make it a little richer so added 30g of melted dark chocolate to the mix. I also cut it in half and filled it with your strawberry cream recipe. Wow! It turned out amazing and just what I was after! Thanks for a great versatile cake recipe that I'll be using over again!
oh wow what an awesome idea Tania! LOVE the strawberry cream!
Cathy Craig says
9pm son calls me and asks me to grab a chocolate cake from the supermarket for him to take to work tomorrow for his birthday. ? A quick funkie search and here I am, 11:30pm cake and frosting done waiting for cake to cool. I used a 22cm Tim and baked for 40 mins, 160 in my new fan forced oven.
Good on you Cathy - I'm sure your son would've been extremely happy with your efforts! I hope he had a lovely birthday too :)
Question, if you cannot make the vanilla bean paste, what can we replace it with as a substitute?
just vanilla essence Petra will be fine. :)
Thanks for the chocolate cake recipe which I have in the oven now.
As there is no oven time printed, I gave it 30 minutes but it's not ready yet.
I have given it another 20 minutes but will keep checking it.
can you please let me know how long to bake it for..that's if I haven't worked
It out by then....The cake is looking gooooood!
In method 5 it says to bake for 45 mins. :) I hope you enjoy it!
Uhoh!! I looked at the end of the recipe and missed it.
I baked it in correct time....Thank you!!
No worries at all Cobie :) Enjoy!
My chocolate cake is out of the oven and looking mighty
Beautiful ? I cooked it for 45 minutes on 160 degree in my fan forced oven!
Thanks again!! ?
Thank you !!
Good luck with all your new adventures and you have a huge fan here in London U.K.
Thank you so much Mark! :) I have quite a few internationals in my ThermoFunkies group - you should come and join us we have lots of fun in our closed facebook group. :)
Hello and thank you for all the work you do !
Perhaps I'm being stupid but for your chocolate recipie - do you use the whisk attachment at all in any stage of making this? Never made a cake in the Thermomix before and notice some recipies do mention adding the butterfly attachment . Help please !!
Again sincere thanks
Hi Mark and thank you :)
No questions are stupid by the way here! :)
This recipe does not need the butterfly (whisk attachment). I hope you enjoy the cake! :)