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Homemade Chocolate Cake

Homemade Chocolate Cake – This is a simple recipe to yield a small homemade chocolate cake that is rich and full of flavor. Try it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake
Servings: 4
Calories: 423kcal


  • 6″ round cake pan


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup any seedless jam
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon strongly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and butter and lightly flour a 6″ round cake pan.
  • In a medium bowl (large enough to hold all of the batter), melt the butter in the microwave in short pulses. Once the butter is melted, stir in the chocolate chips. Stir the chocolate constantly until it melts completely into the butter.
  • Next, add the jam and sugar and whisk until smooth. It is perfectly fine if some of the jam doesn’t melt into the batter. Add the egg and whisk until combined. Sprinkle in the flour, baking powder and salt over the batter and stir just until well-combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake 30 to 40 minutes; until a toothpick inserted comes out with only moist crumbs clinging to it. Allow the cake to cool for 15 minutes in the pan before removing and allow it to cool completely before cutting and serving. The cake will sink a little in the middle, but it will be very dense and moist.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg