Chocolate Bar Cake: the Easy Recipe for a Simple and Delicious, Chocolate-y Cake!

Total time: 10 min prep/40 min bake
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6-8
By Cookist

Calling all chocoholics! Craving a show-stopping dessert that's ridiculously easy to make? Look no further than the Chocolate Bar Cake featuring FOUR chocolate bars! This isn't your average cake – it's a playful twist that elevates plain chocolate bars into a decadent treat. Perfect for birthday parties, potlucks, or even a simple weeknight treat, this cake comes together in a flash. No fancy equipment is needed: just a bowl, a whisk, and your baking pan. Whip up a simple batter using classic ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and milk. Then, the magic happens … a layer of chocolate bars gets placed onto a pan and topped with batter, creating a layer of melty goodness in every bite!

What is Chocolate Bar Cake?

Chocolate Bar Cake is a relatively modern dessert, It's a delightful mashup of two beloved treats: classic cake and chocolate bars. What makes this dessert so fun is that it's a blank canvas for your chocolate bar cravings! Use plain chocolate bars or get creative with candy bars like Snickers, Kit Kats, or Twix – the possibilities are endless. Chocolate Bar Cake might not have a long, documented history, but it's a testament to our love of chocolate and the creativity that comes with whipping up delicious treats in the kitchen!


  • Use room-temperature eggs and butter for a light and fluffy cake. Cold ingredients can lead to a denser texture.
  • Once the dry ingredients are incorporated and just combined, stop mixing! Overmixing can lead to a tough cake.
  • Sift the dry ingredients. This aerates the flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder, resulting in a lighter and airier cake.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment! Use a mix of your favorite chocolate or candy bars, chopped nuts, or even crumbled cookies for extra texture.
  • If using chocolate bars that melt easily (like Snickers), place them in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes. This makes them easier to handle and prevents them from melting completely into the batter.
  • While the cake is delicious on its own, take it to the next level with a decadent chocolate ganache, whipped cream, or even a simple dusting of powdered sugar.

Can I Use A Different Type Of Chocolate Bar?

Yes, you can! Use any chocolate bar you like or even a mix of your favorites. Just be mindful of the chocolate bar's melting point (fridge or freeze for melty bars!).

I Don't Have Any Chocolate Bars. Can I Still Make This Cake?

Yes! You can simply omit the chocolate bars and have a delicious chocolate cake base. Or, for added texture, you could use chopped nuts, cookies, or even marshmallows.

Can I Add Frosting To This Cake?

Absolutely! Chocolate ganache, whipped cream, buttercream – the possibilities are endless. You can even get creative with a drizzle of caramel or peanut butter sauce.

What Are Some Fun Flavor Combinations?

This cake is a great platform for experimentation! Try using peanut butter cups or caramel-filled chocolate bars for a twist. You could even add a sprinkle of sea salt for a sweet and salty flavor profile.

More Chocolate Deliciousness For Your Sweet Treats

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2-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

3-Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

How to Store Chocolate Bar Cake

Store the Chocolate Bar Cake in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 3 days.


4 different chocolate bars (use a combination of white chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate)
4-5 eggs
Vegetable Oil
170ml (3/5 cup)
Baking powder
14g (1 tsp)
320g (2 1/2 cups)
320ml (1 1/5 cups)
180g (1 cup)
1 tsp of vanilla extract

How To Make Chocolate Bar Cake

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Then, gradually add the oil and milk, mixing until well combined.

Sift in flour and baking powder.

Whisk together until smooth.

Spread the chocolate bars evenly over the bottom of the greased baking pan.

Pour the cake batter on top.

Bake the cake at 180°C (350°F) for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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