If you have kids around, you should sharpen your skills at baking, especially baking a chocolate cake. Children simply love them to pieces. Whether you are making an Oreo cake or the classic chocolate moist cake, you are sure to get a truckload of fans in the kitchen. Are you ready to make a cake for the weekend? Here are the ten best chocolate cake recipes children like.
10. Chocolate Lava Cake
This cake comes with a surprise- a gooey, yummy, oozing chocolate on the inside! What kid wouldn’t love that? Also known as molten chocolate cake, this dessert is decadent and can pass as a soufflé. It is basically a sponge cake but the center is made runny, delicious and warm. Its basic ingredients are butter, sugar, eggs and of course, chocolate. Surprisingly, it does not include flour in the recipe. Traditionally, it is served in a ramekin but if you have kids who love some jazzing up on their cake, you can add fresh strawberries, raspberries or drizzle it with chocolate sauce or a good dusting of powdered sugar.
9. Chocolate Layered Cake
Another birthday favorite, the chocolate layered cake is a hit because it’s filled with yummy frosting plus it can be very versatile. Moms can put almost anything on it- like jams or fruit. The cake is basically made of two or more multiple layers of stacked chocolate cakes- like a sponge cake or a butter cake. The layers are then held together by frosting, jam or by some kind of preserve. This is also a favorite among wedding celebrants. At home, you can go creative and decorate the sides of the cake with more frosting and even shaves of chocolate. You can add some fruits of your desire too.
8. Black Forest Cake
Also known as cherry torte, this cake is one of most popular chocolate cakes. Kids love them because they are simply visually appealing. It is basically a layered cake with whipped cream and frosting in between. They are then decorated with red cherries and a generous amount of chocolate shavings. Traditionally, this German dessert contains liquor and was named after Schwarzwälder Kirsch, which is a specialty liquor in Southwest Germany. The original and traditional German ingredients of this famed chocolate cake include tons of whipped cream, layered cake and black cherries (instead of red ones).
7. Choco Moist Cake
There are many techniques on how to create that perfect moist cake. Some moms would get the best cocoa butter cream to make it smooth and rich. Others would add their secret ingredient like coffee or mayonnaise- and surprisingly you wouldn’t taste these ingredients once you indulge on the cake, just rich chocolate goodness.
6. Dark Chocolate Hazelnut
Kids drool over Nutella. If you want that same reaction to your chocolate cake, it’s time to do a hazelnut choco cake. The basic ingredients is of course, dark chocolate, almond milk, butter, flour, cocoa powder, sugar and a very generous helping of hazelnuts. The nuttier the better. The best part is sprinkling that tasty hazelnut on your creamy, chocolaty frosting!
5. Oreo Cake
There are many versions of Oreo cakes that you can find. It doesn’t matter if it’s from Martha Stewart or from that teenager from YouTube, kids don’t care and won’t think twice digging on this delight. Oreo is the best selling cookie in the US. Kids just love the vanilla crème filling right smacked with two chocolate biscuits. The classic way to do this Oreo cake is to simply create a layered cake and fill it up with Oreo frosting and Oreo cookie bits and your done. But you bet your kids would love the cheesecake version too, which is packed with 24-pack oreo cookies, butter, cheesecake, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
4. Choco Pop Cakes
What kid doesn’t like a lollipop? Give it more pizzazz and a chocolate twist, and you got choco pop cakes. This would surely be a best seller in any table. Especially, if you go get creative and use fondant to decorate your cake pops. You can create alien heads, flowers, spiders and anything your imagination can take you. Plus, it easy to do. Just get a sponge cake, crumble it up drizzle with cream, just enough to have a consistency to make them dough-like and form in balls. Pop in sticks and you are good to go!
3. Triple Chocolate Cake
What is chocolate times three? Triple chocolate cake. This all time favorite is a must have for all occasions. It is basically made of three layers of chocolate sponge cake with yummy choco butter cream in between. The frosting and chocolate shavings complete the look.
2. Chocolate Icebox Cake
If you are looking for something that you can make with the kids, the chocolate icebox cake is your best bet. It is a no-bake cake that is so easy to do, you can even make them with a 3 year old. You just need milk, cream cheese, Jell-O instant pudding, chocolate, whipped crème and chocolate wafers- and that’s it. Combine these ingredients as per recipe and you don’t need an oven at all. Just refrigerate overnight and you’ll have a nice sweet treat the next day.
1. Kit Kat and M&M Cake
Kids would surely go crazy over this cake. It is by far the most eye-appealing. They can’t seem to take off their eyes (or their hands) on those glorious M&M’s. This cake is easy to do. You can just get a cake mix off the store shelves and make a basic sponge. Make two layers of cake and add some filling inside the cake, if you want, like strawberries and cream. On top, sprinkle some love from M&M’s. Add the Kit Kat wafers around the cake, making a fence around the cake. You can tie a fancy ribbon around the cake to make sure the Kit Kat wafers don’t fall off, plus this add a more festive look to the cake.
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