Nairobi Chocolate Cake

Nairobi Chocolate Cake

18 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
efzed
Recipe by  efzed

“This is a recipe from the American Women's Association in Kenya from the late 70's. It has been 'the' chocolate cake in my family since our Kenya days. This recipe has survived for one reason...the final product is delicious.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 9-inch layer cake

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Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, 3/4 cup water, and vegetable oil in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup water and beat for another 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans. Bake in the preheated oven until the surface of the cake springs back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

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Reviews (18)

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Romyko
31

Romyko

DELISH! Made this today just as written. I used my homemade chocolate buttercream icing to go with it. My husband wants this cake for his birthday & any other time I'm looking to bake something. "efzed", do you have any other treats that we might find scrumptious?

studiofife
19

studiofife

Perfect Chocolate Cake for any occasion. I made 12 cupcakes and 1 9in single pan cake. .Will make again....and again

davialyn
19

davialyn

Very moist and chocolatey! This is the best non-mix cake I have ever made!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 508 cal
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 72.2 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 505 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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