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Cosy Chocolate & Cream Cake Recipe for Any Occasion

Easy Chocolate & Cream Cake Recipe - Rich & Moist

Easy Chocolate & Cream Cake Recipe - Rich & Moist 

Chocolate cake is a beloved classic, adored by people everywhere, including my own family. It’s such a lovely, comforting yet versatile treat that I decided it was the perfect recipe to dive back into baking with, a hobby I've recently picked up again. This cake is perfect for any season and occasion, making it a favourite year-round in our home.

The beauty of chocolate cake lies in its flexibility. It can be kept plain or decorated with a lots of diffrent of fillings and toppings. In my YouTube video, I  left the cake plain to accommodate my younger daughter's preferences. She’s quite picky with fruits, sticking mostly to apples and bananas, which she eats daily. Unfortunately she wont touch strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries which - in my opinion - make excellent companions for chocolate cake, offering a delightful contrast between the rich sweetness of the chocolate and the fresh tartness of the berries.

For those wanting to add something to their chocolate cake, here are some delicious ideas:

1. Fresh Sour Fruits: Berries, like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, will add a lovely sourness to the cake, making the cake more balanced

2. Preserved Fruits: Jams, canned fruits, and marmalades are great options for adding different flavours and textures. They work lovely as a middle layer, adding a burst of sweetness that complements the deep chocolate flavour.

3. Extra Chocolate: For the chocolate lovers, adding chocolate chips or chocolate shavings can enhance the texture of your cake. It brings a crunchy element to the otherwise soft cake. Using different types of chocolate, such as a darker variety, can help balance the sweetness and add depth to the flavour.

4. Sauces and Spreads: Adding toffee, Nutella, or even peanut butter is a lovly idea to turn your chocolate cake into an indulgent dessert. These spreads add richness and can be layered inside the cake for an extra special treat.

Chocolate cake recipe

I use Sally’s Baking Addiction chocolate cake recipe, and it always turns out lovely. For this recipe, I only used the cake itself part; I skipped the chocolate frosting as I'm using whipped cream instead. For more fantastic recipes and baking ideas, you can visit Sally’s Baking Addiction.

A Few Notes to the Chocolate Cake Recipe from Sally's:
  • I used regular milk instead of buttermilk.
  • I baked all the batter in one cake pan and then cut it in the middle, as you've seen in the video.
  • I didn't use the espresso powder.

Simple Cream Recipe

This is my favourite cream recipe because it's very easy and always works well, even if you don't know much about baking. The most important tip is to use good quality ingredients that are full-fat. Using full-fat cream cheese and double cream makes the cream thick and smooth, while lighter options might not give you the thick cream you want. I've tried using different brands before and found that full-fat Philadelphia cream cheese works the best. This isn't a sponsored recommendation, just a personal tip based on my experience.

Ingredients for the Cream:

  • 165g of Philadelphia original cream cheese
  • 1 cup of double cream (about 250ml)
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar, or however sweet you like it

To make the cream, put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat them at medium speed. Keep beating until the cream gets thick and holds well. This usually doesn’t take too long.

How to Assemble the Cake:

  1. Let the Cake Cool: After baking the cake, let it cool down completely. This makes it easier to cut and handle without the cake breaking apart.

  2. Cut the Cake in Half: Once cool, use a long knife  to slice the cake horizontally into two layers. Do this carefully to avoid crumbs.

  3. Spread the Cream: Place the bottom half of the cake on a plate and spread half of your cream over it. If you want, you can also add some fruit slices or jam here. This adds extra flavor and moisture.

  4. Put the Cake Together: Place the top half of the cake over the cream-covered bottom half. Then spread the rest of the cream on the top and  - if you wish - around the sides of the cake.

  5. Decorate Your Cake: For decoration, I like to use fresh blueberries and rose petals for a simple yet beautiful look. Of course you can choose whatever toppings you like.

  6. Let it Settle: I like to leave my cake in the fridge overnight (or at least for a few hours) to let the cake settle. This way, the cake will stay intact when cutting, and the layers won't fall apart.

This method makes sure your cake has a delicious creamy layers and looks great too. It's perfect for special occasions or just a weekend treat for your family and friends. Enjoy making and eating your cake!

Adriana x


  • Hi Jennifer, yes, I believe it’s equivalent to either heavy or whipping cream – the higher the fat percentage, the better for the consistency xx

  • Hi! I live in the states and am not familiar with “Double Cream” Does this mean Heavy Cream?Thank you! Jennifer


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