How to Make a “Death by Chocolate” Cake


Jalil Smith, Reporter

February is said to be the month of love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you want to give the person you love something special. Whether it be sweets or toys, you want to give your loved one something significant. Since chocolate is rather famous this month, I have found a recipe by Good Housekeeping Baking that can get you started on making a “Death by Chocolate” Cake. 

You will need:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⅓ cups of milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • Chocolate Frosting

First, you preheat the oven to 350℉ and then you grease two 8-inch round cake pans. Then, in a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a second measuring cup, mix the milk and vanilla.

After that with a mixer at low speed, beat the sugar and butter until well combined. Increase the speed to high and beat until creamy (around 3 to 5 minutes). Reduce the speed and add eggs one at a time. Reduce the speed even lower and add the flour mixture alternately with the milk mixture. Make sure to begin and end with the flour mixture. Beat until smooth.

Pour the batter into the cake pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. When the cakes are completely cool, use a knife to loosen the cake from the sides of the pan and then invert the cake on a wire rack. 

Lastly, add the chocolate frosting to the cake and you’re done. You will have made a “Death by Chocolate” that you can freely give to your special person. Keep in mind that I do not own this book that the recipe came out of and if you want similar recipes, you can purchase the book from stores like Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble.