homemade chocolate cake with a thick chocolate glazerecipe

Homemade Chocolate Cake

  • Author: meredith
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Super moist homemade chocolate cake recipe that is full of rich chocolate flavor and topped with a thick chocolate butter glaze.  This from scratch chocolate cake can be made in a bundt pan or tube pan.



  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon. baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla, divided
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 14 oz. semi sweet chocolate baking bar
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350˚ F and butter and flour a tube or bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and baking soda and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa powder, salt, and milk and heat at one minute intervals until you get a rich hot cocoa like consistency.  Pour the melted chocolate mixture into your dry bowl and whisk until you no longer see flour.
  4. Add your eggs one at a time using the whisk just until combined and do the same with 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Gently fold in the sour cream and dark chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. When the cake has cooled for at least 15 minutes, gently insert a knife along the sides of the pan and flip it over to reveal the decoration. If using a regular tube pan, remove the bottom.
  7. To make the glaze, melt the salted butter, coconut oil, water, and baking chocolate in a small saucepan. Whisk in your powdered sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Use a blender to remove any lumps. Drizzle or spread the glaze onto your cake.

  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 453
  • Sugar: 39
  • Sodium: 378.6
  • Fat: 24.5
  • Carbohydrates: 56.4
  • Protein: 5.8
  • Cholesterol: 82.9

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