Is it possible to make a cake in the bread machine?

Yes. Bread makers are very good at making basic cake recipes. However, they need to have a cake function or adjustable time and temperature setting to make the cake. You should be aware of the fact that the cake will be in the bread pan’s shape when it comes out.

How can I make a cake more moist?

You can use vegetable oil instead of butter to make the cake more moist. However, the cake made with butter is more flavorful.

Can I freeze chocolate cake?

You can freeze chocolate cake slices in an airtight container and then consume them thawing. It feels freshly baked after thawing.

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moist chocolate cake bread machine recipe

Emine Aslan January 19, 2024
Moist Chocolate Cake Bread Machine Recipe

Summary: Such an easy moist chocolate cake recipe that you only need to add the ingredients into the machine and then wait for the bread maker to bake the cake.

Tags: Moist chocolate cake

Cook Time:1:50 hour
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 327

Having an easy chocolate cake recipe on hand is great because it cheers up almost everyone when there is a need to change the mood at home. The moist chocolate cake recipe below is so easy that you just need to add the ingredients into the bread maker. Then, the machine will take care of the rest while you enjoy the irresistible chocolate smell. The moist chocolate cake with its delicious taste and texture does not need any frosting so it is ready to eat as soon as it is baked.

Tips for your bread maker:
Bread Machine Program: Cake (#8)
Delay Start Time Available: Yes
Color Option: Yes
Weight Option: No


  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 10 ounces evaporated milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour

  • ½ cup cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder


  1. Open the lid of the bread machine and remove the bread pan by pulling it upward.

  2. Make sure the pan is clean and both kneading paddles are in place.

  3. Add all the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed and gently mix them a little bit using a spatula. This is to help the ingredients blend well in the machine. You do not need to mix too much, the bread maker will do rest.

  4. Put the bread pan back in the bread machine pressing it down so that it clicks into its place and close the lid.

  5. Plug the bread machine into an outlet and press the "Power" button to turn the machine on.

  6. Use the "Program" button to select the program #8 for the cake cycle.

  7. Press the "Color" button to choose your desired crust level.

  8. Press the "Start" button to begin the cake making cycle.

  9. Once the moist chocolate cake is baked, the machine will let you know by making a beep sound. Open the lid at this point and remove the pan out of the machine by using a pot holder.

  10. If you do not remove the cake immediately, the bread machine will automatically go into a warming cycle to keep the cake warm for one hour.

  11. After removing the bread pan, flip it over and gently tap it to remove the cake.

  12. Take out the kneading paddles from the cake and transfer the cake to a serving plate.

  13. Slice the cake and enjoy it!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 slice
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
39.8 grams
17.6 grams
5.9 grams
78 milligrams
205 milligrams

    If you have any doubts about whether the cake is sufficiently cooked, then you can try a toothpick test. But when doing this test in the bread maker, you should use a longer stick such as a wooden skewer or chopstick because the bread pan is deeper than classic cake pans.


    Moist chocolate cake goes great with tea and coffee and could be your signature for tea and coffee times with your friends.

    You can also serve moist chocolate cake along with a scoop of ice cream or with some chocolate frosting on top if you’d like to double the chocolate taste.