chocolate cake recipe

Chocolate Cake with Almonds

15 min prep time, 35 min baking time, serves 8 people

A classic dessert recipe that you can’t go wrong with is Chocolate Cake! This cake uses cocoa powder to give it a consistent chocolatey flavor throughout. On top of that, it stays moist for a good 4-5 days, making it a great dessert to have leftovers of. Whether you eat it plain, dust it with powdered sugar, frost with chocolate ganache, or decorate with nuts or berries, it is truly perfect!


  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g chocolate
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup almonds, sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. In another bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, sour cream, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk it all together until it is a smooth consistency.
  4. Combine the dry ingredients from the first bowl to the egg mixture in the second bowl. Mix well into a batter. Add 1/4  cup of the sliced almonds to the batter.
  5. Transfer the batter to a greased cake pan and place it into a preheated oven to bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Check the readiness of the chocolate cake with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out with no batter after poking it, remove it from the oven and let it cool for 25 minutes.
  7. Place the heavy cream into a separate bowl and warm it up in the microwave for 1 minute. Add the chocolate to the warm heavy cream and mix it, leaving it to melt after. For this recipe we used chocolate chips.
  8. Pour the chocolate and heavy cream mixture over the cake. Finish up by decorating with the remaining almond slices and strawberries.
  9. Serve.