"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." — efzed
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1 3/4 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
eggs, room temperature
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?
This is an acceptable cake, but not one I’ll make again given the other, extraordinary chocolate cake recipes on this site. In addition to not being as dark chocolate as I assumed it would be, it wasn’t as moist or sweet as I would have liked either. It cries out, then, for a sweet buttercream frosting. I made this as cupcakes; a half recipe gave me 12 perfectly shaped and nicely rounded cupcakes. I frosted them with “Mint Buttercream Frosting with Dark Chocolate Glaze,” recipe also from this site. Edit 11-10-12: This was much improved simply by adding 1/4 c. more sugar and using strong, brewed coffee in place of the water.
Perfect Chocolate Cake for any occasion. I made 12 cupcakes and 1 9in single pan cake. .Will make again....and again
Very moist and chocolatey! This is the best non-mix cake I have ever made!
A nice chocolate cake recipe with good chocolate flavor and texture.
It looks delicious i am from Nairobi i will be trying it soon.
good, simple chocolate cake; easy, ingredients you must perforce have in your pantry, and you can't go wrong. It crecked a bit, so I got it out of the oven early and the centre was nicely fudgy
so nice to see a cake recipe from Nairobi, I am from Nairobi, cannot wait to try this!! yaay!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nairobi Chocolate Cake
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 211
This rich, authentic cake is dense with chocolate, coconut, and nuts.
Make rich and impressive single-serving chocolate cakes.
This dense chocolate cake is perfect for those who avoid flour or gluten.