Chef Lena Tries 12 Of The Weirdest Chocolate Cake Recipes To Find The Perfect One


Comments • 475

  • Zhaojin Chu
    Zhaojin Chu  5 months back

    Does anyone think cake pouring is satisfying???

    • Larissa rose
      Larissa rose  3 months back

      Yes but not if they don't really really scrape the bowl

    • dQminQ
      dQminQ  5 months back

      Yas, cause it's a sign that soon you get to lick the bowl!

  • Queen Cleo
    Queen Cleo  1 days back

    I really like the idea of how you experimented - very daring I must admit.  However, we need to distinguish whether we're going for a spongy texture or a soggy one like mud cake of lava cake which is what you had on day 2!  I simply don't like the idea of eating a soggy cake, unless the recipe calls for syrup over the top...

    • Alexis Misselyn
      Alexis Misselyn  2 days back

      professional chef : uses imperial measurement by volume

      • Nadia DEFOE
        Nadia DEFOE  2 days back

        I can smell the chocolate seeping off the screen!

        • Red Bugs
          Red Bugs  3 days back

          Can i add mayonaise?

          • Cristal Williams
            Cristal Williams  3 days back

            Loved your patience and taking time to experiment with different recipes. Ignore negative comments...because at the end of it have almost 400,000 views with 8.9K likes!

            • Lex Xelestine
              Lex Xelestine  4 days back

              I hate when people are called chefs then they go ahead to measure in cups. No actual chef would measure in cups. And a real chef knows that vanilla is a Flavour enhancer!!!

              • Someone Someone
                Someone Someone  4 days back

                If you want to make a mashed potato chocolate came you must try brynie greismans recipe from family first. It's a rich chocolate honey cake!!

                • Anne C
                  Anne C  4 days back

                  I recognized that recipe scan from the Silver Palate cookbook that we used for a TON of recipes growing up and was immediately hooked!

                  • rohlehr
                    rohlehr  4 days back

                    The oil versus butter dilemma is real. Oil makes cakes moist but the butter has the flavor! I dunno but for me cakes made with oil and water are always lacking in richness for my tastes. Also, who knew you could make a good cake without eggs/egg substitutes?!

                    • Kristine-y Beanie T
                      Kristine-y Beanie T  5 days back

                      I'm surprised she did not add in chocolate syrup to add more chocolate flavor to the cake

                      • natBmi
                        natBmi  6 days back

                        So none of the cakes had any eggs in them?????? including the last one....

                        • Stefanie Adams
                          Stefanie Adams  6 days back

                          I’m no chef, but I’ve made my fair share of cakes. I followed the last and “perfect” recipe for my boyfriend’s birthday cake and he said it was pretty dry....and I agree with him.

                          Edit: The flavors were great! The frosting was amazing. The cake itself was just a bit too dry for my personal taste.

                        • ixenaiii
                          ixenaiii  7 days back

                          as a scroll through the comments i see not so many positive answers
                          so i decided to just show you guys something:
                 there you go.. enjoy :)

                          • tommy rower
                            tommy rower  7 days back

                            I just baked this, it’s about to come out the oven, expensive ingredients and using cups it’s weird I’d rather use grams.

                            • B Bunch
                              B Bunch  1 weeks back

                              My Fav chocolate cake is from the Hershey's cookbook, "Chocolate Town Special" and I add a few mini choc chips. I like the sound of your Dad's cake, love sour cream.

                              • NAOMI NAIDOO
                                NAOMI NAIDOO  1 weeks back

                                Brown sugar girls did you hear

                                • Fafnìr Ice Dragon
                                  Fafnìr Ice Dragon  1 weeks back

                                  What's with the camera person that isn't holding the camera still. I'm getting sea sick....

                                  • AV
                                    AV  1 weeks back

                                    oh dear could not follow the music is so distracting... shame

                                    • oookaypal
                                      oookaypal  2 weeks back

                                      I put dry red wine in my chocolate cake.

                                      • Seher s
                                        Seher s  2 weeks back

                                        worst recipe ever....ive tried this recipe but a big big big fail or a cake turned out my cakes like rocks....sorry but no sorry

                                        • Shukra Abdurrahman
                                          Shukra Abdurrahman  2 weeks back

                                          Super disappointed. Waste of my data I'm upset

                                          • Kshiti Pandey
                                            Kshiti Pandey  3 weeks back

                                            first cake has no flour? how come it looks this think before adding egg whites?

                                            • Crimskey Official
                                              Crimskey Official  3 weeks back

                                              Watching these a second time cause I love chef Lena that much 🙂
                                              I don’t even cook haha

                                              • randy fritz
                                                randy fritz  3 weeks back

                                                A bit of cinnamon also will enhance the chocolate flavor.

                                                • Leah Luyando
                                                  Leah Luyando  4 weeks back

                                                  I appreciate all your hard work! I'd love to make this one day

                                                  • Maricon Salazar
                                                    Maricon Salazar  4 weeks back

                                                    Hi.. Can i put a fondant on top of that?? Please please I'm a beginner.. I want to learn.. Thanks!

                                                    • Diane Krepps
                                                      Diane Krepps  4 weeks back

                                                      Lena, where can I find your recipe? It looks so good 🍫😊

                                                      • Sarah Vandunk
                                                        Sarah Vandunk  4 weeks back

                                                        Could you please do this with vanilla cake...thank you in advance 😀

                                                        • 🌹
                                                          🌹  4 weeks back

                                                          Joanne Kieff

                                                          • per sebra
                                                            per sebra  4 weeks back

                                                            I have seen people put prunes in chocolate cake, although i have not tried that myself. I thought for sure she would try a recipe with that ingredient! oh well. it still looks really good.

                                                            • Wende Kirckhoff
                                                              Wende Kirckhoff  1 months back

                                                              I was just thinking...I'd love to know what your dad thinks about it =^)
                                                              It made me want to go back it.!

                                                              • Euklin Richards
                                                                Euklin Richards  1 months back

                                                                no eggs?

                                                                • Carla Pereira Jardim
                                                                  Carla Pereira Jardim  1 months back

                                                                  I did this cake today and is delicious cake and my guests love it. thanks for share.

                                                                  • Ikree R
                                                                    Ikree R  1 months back

                                                                    Mayo cake is my mom's standard chocolate cake recipe, topped with a fudge icing. She has also made, and it is good, a sauerkraut chocolate cake. It works, and it doesn't taste like sauerkraut.

                                                                    • avivadiiva
                                                                      avivadiiva  1 months back

                                                                      Lol at the chunky woman at the last taste test pretending like she only wants half the bite on her fork! Yeah right... this ain't her first cake rodeo😏🤣

                                                                      • Jordan Pitts
                                                                        Jordan Pitts  1 months back

                                                                        she didn't test 12 of them... Also personality???? #where

                                                                        • Aishabi P M
                                                                          Aishabi P M  1 months back

                                                                          Ok heres the deal.
                                                                          This cake had been sitting at the back of my mind for a reeeaaaly long time.i was interested to see how the brown sugar and the no eggs would turn out so i looked to the comments for some review.But all everyone had to say was about the title being wrong and how the taste testers at the end were being "helpful" or something. So i ignored this one for the longest time.
                                                                          Today i was going through the fridge and found some leftover cream cheese white chocolate ganache at the back of my fridge which had been ignored for 2 weeks since a red velvet cake i had i decided that i would use all that up by making this chocolate cake.initially i was i dont get Dutch processed cocoa where i live so instead added a small pinch of sodium bicarbonate to the natural cocoa to substitute. The batter seemed delicious and i baked a half batch in one 6 inch cake tin.i did have to give it an extra 15 min in the oven though to get my toothpick cool the cake i just let it hang around for 15 min and then i chucked it in the freezer.15 minutes later i took them out of the pan and the crumbs were tearing out easily. I frosted the chilled cake with cream cheese white chocolate ganache from the cupcake savvy's kitchen channel which i have to say is quite runny but really delicious for red velvet tho and to that i put more vanilla and coco powder and salt.when i cut the cake i could really smell the brown sugar and i was like oh nnooooooo.but with the frosting it tasted fine.will try the original one mentioned the next time.the cake is the perfect chocolatiness i have to say.i cant taste the coffee or the brown sugar and im not misssing the eggs but i wish i had given my cake an extra few minutes because the center is still kinda underdone.the cake sticks in my mouth a little .Happy with the results and will try it again next time too.just wanted to be helpful to some people who are looking to the comments for review.but is this the ultimate cake that I'll have to compare this with other cakes side by side.thanks for listening to my banter!happy baking...

                                                                          Edit :Ok well this cake is not the best. Prolly wont make it again.sorry too dry and crumbly

                                                                          • Carla Pereira Jardim
                                                                            Carla Pereira Jardim  1 months back

                                                                            i will try this recipe looks so delicious. thanks for share

                                                                            • A. L.
                                                                              A. L.  1 months back

                                                                              I'm annoyed that there was no sifting

                                                                              • Suzanne Butterfield
                                                                                Suzanne Butterfield  2 months back

                                                                                I have added this Penultimate Chocolate Cake recipe to my envelope of my favorite recipes! My daughter made this for my (G-d willing) future son-in-law when we had him over. I thought your video was so much fun! thanks bunches.

                                                                                • collarmole
                                                                                  collarmole  2 months back

                                                                                  Cake looks bomb!

                                                                                  • IamDMP
                                                                                    IamDMP  2 months back

                                                                                    Still waiting for the beetroot chocolate cake

                                                                                    • Seher s
                                                                                      Seher s  2 months back

                                                                                      She shows different measures as compared to website 🙄🙄🙄🙄

                                                                                      • Ruby Martinez
                                                                                        Ruby Martinez  2 months back

                                                                                        The recipe on the link asks for 3cups of flour, the video asks for 1 1/2cup the ratio of dry ingredients to wet ingredients was 2:1

                                                                                        • Thomas C
                                                                                          Thomas C  2 months back

                                                                                          I can't believe I just spent 23 minutes watching someone bake chocolate cakes that I can't have 😭
                                                                                          Why do I do things like this to myself!? I need winter to come so I can use the oven more, lol

                                                                                          • cakes Seva
                                                                                            cakes Seva  2 months back

                                                                                            I'm so happy that the perfect cake had no eggs in it 🤗👍 cant wait to try it

                                                                                            • olaheather
                                                                                              olaheather  2 months back

                                                                                              Hi, I’m in England and I don’t use cup measurements, any chance of get it in grams and fluid please, I so want to try this cake of yours, it looks like the cake I want for my little book, it would be great if I could get it, it was great watching you go through all those cake, i hope you had lots of friends to help you get through them. Great video heather xx

                                                                                              • Stefanie Adams
                                                                                                Stefanie Adams  2 months back

                                                                                                olaheather google the conversions. Not that hard. That’s what I do.