photo: A chocolate cake

A chocolate cake

To prepare a cake-surprise for a beloved family is not difficult: you should just bake a delicious cake, make cream and chocolate glaze. The products that are necessery for preparing a chocolate cake, can be easily found almost in every kitchen. A delicate, airy chocolate sponge cake definately will not leave you and your family indifferent.


  • Flour
    400 g
  • Sugar
    210 g
  • Baking soda
    ½ tsp
  • Baking powder
    1 tsp
  • Cocoa powder
    3 tbsp
  • Sour cream
    400 g
  • Water
    ¾ glass
  • Plant oil
    ¾ tbsp
  • Condensed milk
    300 g
  • Dark chocolate
    90 g
  • Cream
    40 ml
  • Peanuts
    200 g


  • 1. Lay out the necessery ingredients.
  • 2. Prepare the dry mix for the dough. Sift fiour into a large bowl, add sugar, introduce cocoa, add baking soda and baking powder.
  • 3. Mix until homogeneous mass with a spatula.
  • 4. In a separate bowl mix the liquid ingredients: sour cream (300 grams of the total serving), drinking water, vegetable oil. Beat into a soft mousse with a whisk until smooth.
  • 5. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients. Form the dough through mixing. It should be enough fluid on the structure.
  • 6. Lay parchment paper at the bottom of the baking form (we have a diameter of 24 cm). Pour the ready chocolate dough in. Place in a preheated oven for 40 minutes (180 degrees).
  • 7. After the specified time take the form out. Wait until complete cooling. Put a chocolate biscuit on a wooden surface.
  • 8. Divide it into two parts using a thin thread.
  • 9. Put the remaining part of sour cream (100 g) in a bowl , add all the condensed milk. Beat into a soft mousse with a mixer until homogeneous cream.
  • 10. Add 150 g of peanuts. Mix with a spoon.
  • 11. Put the resulting cream on one of the sponge discs. Spread it over the surface evenly. Cover the top with the second cake.
  • 12. Melt the chocolate together with the cream in a convenient metal saucepan on a low heat . You should get a smooth chocolate glaze.
  • 13. Cover all the sides of the sponge cake with a glaze.
  • 14. Pearl the remaining peanuts (50 g) a little in a wooden mortar with a pestle.
  • 15. Decorate the surface of the cake with the ready peanut mass.
  • 16. Put the almost ready chocolate cake on the shelf in the fridge for a couple of hours. During this time, invite guests for a pleasant tea party, cook fragrant warm drinks and cut the chilled cake into beautiful slices.
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