Chocolate Cake with Milky Filling

This chocolate cake with milky filling is so moist and chocolaty! One of the simplest and very delicious chocolate cakes that I’ve ever tried – which make it my fav choice for a simple celebration cake! Here is the recipe:

Chocolate Cake with Milky Filling

For the cake layers:

  • 250 grams/ 8.8 oz. (1 ¾ cups) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 65 grams/ 2.3 (2/3 cup) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 400 grams/ 14 oz. (2 cups) sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 120 ml (½ cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 240 ml (1 cup) whole milk
  • 240 ml (1 cup) prepared hot cocoa

For the milky filling:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 container (8-ounce( mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

To garnish:

  • Dark Chocolate glaze
  • A few strawberries/berries/nuts (optional)



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4. Butter two 8-inch and dust with cocoa powder.
  • In a bowl, add flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda and mix until well incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, milk, vanilla, and hot cocoa just until smooth. Apply egg mixture into flour mixture and combine until well incorporated. Make sure do not overbeat – mixture will be lumpy in the beginning, but mix lightly, stir with a whisk just till nice and smooth. The mixture will be thin.
  • Divide the mixture into the prepared pans. Place in the oven and bake the cakes for around 20 minutes, or just until a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Let it cool for around 10-15 minutes in the cake pan before unmolding. After that, allow cooling completely on a wire rack. In the meantime, prepare the filling.
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To make the milky filling:

  • Using an electric mixer, whisk the butter until smooth. Add in the mascarpone cheese and beat until well combined.
  • Place the vanilla and sugar and mix until smooth. Put it in the fridge for around 30 minutes to set.

To assemble the cake:

  • Set a layer on a dish with the flat side facing up. Spread around the filling over the cake layer. Apply the 2nd layer. Top with the dark chocolate ganache. Store in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to set, then slice and serve.
  • Before serving, you can decorate with a few strawberries or other berries or nuts of your choice.

Buon Appetito!

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