Given below is the recipe of plain butter cake with chocolate and cashews frosting. This cake tastes best when refrigerated for few hours and then served.


2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
2 eggs
½ cup butter
½ cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence

For the frosting

5 tsp butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
3 or 4 tbsp boiling water
½ tsp vanilla essence
5 to 6 tbsp chopped cashews


First sieve the flour and baking powder twice and set aside. Then preheat oven for 20 minutes at 150 degrees. As the oven is getting heated, take a large bowl and beat butter and sugar till it forms a smooth paste. Then beat eggs in another bowl and add to the large bowl along with vanilla essence. Beat well and add milk. Finally add the sieved flour and baking powder to the large bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon such that there are no lumps. Transfer this to two circular 6” diameter greased and floured aluminium cake pans and place in the middle rack of the oven. Bake at 150 degrees Celsius for 25 to 30 minutes or till the time a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow it to cool.

Meanwhile, heat a heavy bottomed pan and add butter and cocoa powder. Do not allow the butter to melt completely. Mix well such that it forms a smooth paste. Then remove from flame, add 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla essence. Then add boiling water and mix well. Check for taste. If you want you can add the remaining sugar. If the frosting is very thick add a few tsp of boiled water and mix well. Chocolate frosting is now ready.

Now take the cake, spoon few tbsps on top of the cake. Then using a knife dipped in boiling water spread the frosting all over the cake. Garnish with chopped cashews on top, refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours and serve.


  1. Looks delicious and perfectly made !!

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  2. lovely shape of the cake and frosting looks yummmy!

  3. very cute shape! and it looks very moist!
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  4. Perfect cake nd frosting..Following uuuuuuu.

  5. hi amina, i will love this type of chocolate cake because the cake itself is plain, less sweet.

  6. hi amina, i will love this type of chocolate cake because the cake itself is plain, less sweet

  7. Perfect cake.....frosting looks aesomr...gld to follow you

  8. Lovely cake...looks so perfect.
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  9. cake looks so delicious n wonderful frosting...well done..

  10. Nice n delicious cake. Perfectly baked.

  11. lovely cake, looks absolutely yummy..

  12. looks you did the frosting very well. that made the cake very delicious. Drooling....

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    cake looks super yummy!

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  15. wow..this is so perfectly made..looks so tempting.

  16. perfect frosting cake
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  17. Super delicious cake,especially love that frosting..


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