Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Every baker has a favourite go to chocolate cake recipe. The one that is a crowdpleaser and  they can whip up in minutes. I have it too 🙂 and it has the perfect  chocolate flavour. On top of everything, its eggless too. It cant be more perfect 🙂

Today I am sharing that recipe with you. I had borrowed it from a co-dentist at my workplace. Though she had not iced it, but it was still so perfect. Awesomely chocolatey and soft.

Chocolate Truffle Cake

The best thing about a chocolate truffle cake is the various ways in which it can be presented. There are endless options to top a frosted  chocolate cake. Chocolate coated strawberries,  roasted almonds, chopped chocolates, colorful sprinkles, gems, M&M’s.  Anything you like 🙂

It’s a single bowl recipe, and the addition of instant coffee to it,  takes it to another chocolate level 😀

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Chocolate Truffle Cake


  • 1 ½ cups All purpose Flour
  • ¾ cups cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tbsp. instant coffee
  • ½ tbsp. baking soda
  • ½  tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup curd
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup warm milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl. Make a well in the center and add the remaining  liquid ingredients to it. Mix together  to form a smooth batter.
  2. Pour in a greased and dusted baking tin and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in it comes out clean.
  3. Once baked, cool on the wire rack for few minutes before turning it out.
  4. To frost it, cut the cooled  cake in two layers using a sharp knife.
  5. Pour some chocolate ganache over  the bottom layer of cake and spread it well. Place the top layer of cake over it and pour the remaining ganache over it. Spread it evenly on the top and sides of the cake.
  6. Recipe for Chocolate Ganache
  7. Make chocolate ganache  using 350 gms of chopped dark chocolate and 200 gms of cream.
  8. Pour hot cream over chopped chocolate. Leave it for few seconds, and then mix the melted chocolate and cream together to form smooth ganache.

Feel free to add your favourite sprinkles or  top it with M&M’s and chocolate rolls like I did 🙂

I also covered the sides with loads of chocolate chips to increase the chocolateness.  Chocolate Heaven!!

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Try it out and leave a comment if you like it 🙂

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  1. How delightful is the icing on this chocolate cake – am loving the M&Ms and the chocolate rolls, both personal favorites. Am going to give this a shot sooner than later!

    1. Looks Awesome!! The pics are so tempting….. My kiddo wanted it right away..
      I love coffee.. but never tried it in cakes.. will definitely try it out for my family..

    1. Yes, Neelam! Curd, yogurt and greek yogurt are all similar. You could use either of them.

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