National Chocolate Cake Day


20 mins


25 mins


45 mins


1 cake

In celebration of National Chocolate Cake Day, I decided to reminisce and bake my favorite chocolate cake from the childhood book turned movie Matilda. If you all don’t remember Bruce Bogtrotter, he was a young kid that Miss Trunchbull accused of stealing a slice of her chocolate cake. After a moment, she decides to punish him by forcing him to eat a whole cake in front of the entire student body. At the time any young kid would pay to be able to eat an entire cake without our parents’ permission, so why not do so today when we bake a copycat of this delicious chocolate cake.


Cake batter

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups white sugar 

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda 

1 tsp   baking powder

1 tsp salt 

¾ cup of milk 

2     large eggs

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup water 

2 tsp vanilla


1 stick       unsalted butter 

1 1/2 cups       white sugar 

1 1/4 cups      cocoa powder

1 cup      heavy whipping cream 

2/3 cup     sour cream 

2 tsp     vanilla

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 

2.In a bowl combine all your dry ingredients

3.In another separate bowl combine all your wet ingredients

4.Slowly add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and whisking together 

5. Once all your ingredients are well mixed place in a round pan that has been sprayed with your choice of oil or butter to make sure the cake doesn’t stick to the pan

6. Let the cake cook for 25-30 minutes

7. Remove from the oven and let cool 

8. Place the cake on your choice of surface and begin to frost the cake.

9. Enjoy!!