Cocoa Powder Cake: Black Cloud with Thermomix

The Cocoa powder Cake or "Black Cloud" is a delicious recipe to prepare when you feel like eating a cocoa treat.

This recipe has been sent by Giovanna Napoleone, a friend from Bari . She told me she had made a mix of my Double colour Cake recipe and of the "Black Cloud" recipe she had found on Cookaround.

I like it very much because it is an extremely easy cake with an enormously soft consistency...that is where its name derives! I think a cake is perfect when it is light and soft and not "heavy" you can't even digest it!

This cocoa cake is really good in every moment, especially during your afternoon snack but what I've noticed is that this cake is just irresistible...I was so tempted by it was all finished up in a couple of hours! :-)

Last time my greedy daughters had a quarter of it while it was still hot. I and my husband tasted it with eyes closed...we were almost dreaming about being surrounded by chocolate! All of this thanks to my Thermomix!

If you also are "chocoholic" like me I suggest you try the Chocolate Souffle, the Chocolate Liqueur, the Profiteroles or the classic Hot Chocolate, also the Milk-Free Hot Chocolate.

If you are looking for chocolate cake you have plenty of choice: Caprese Cake, Chocolate and Whipping Cream Cake, the very good Chocolate Cake with Easter Eggs, the Soft Chocolate Cake.


- 3 Eggs
- 230 g Sugar
- 180 g All Purpose Flour
- 180 g Butter
- 50 g Cocoa Powder
- 6 Tbsp Milk
- 15 g Baking Powder

How to prepare the Cocoa Powder Cake

Turn on the oven at 160°C and melt butter in your microwave oven.

Put sugar in the TM mixing bowl. 10 Sec. Speed 8.

Add melted butter. 30 Sec. Speed 3.

Add eggs while the knives are moving at Speed 3.

Strain flour and cocoa powder twice together and add the the mixture. 30 Sec. Speed 5.

Place the butterfly tool.

Put baking powder in milk and allow to melt. Add it to the mixture. 10 Sec. Speed 4.

Pour in a buttered and floured baking pan (24 cm diameter).

Bake for 40-45 Min. 160°C.

My advice

I prefer eating it "natural". However you may fill the "Black Cloud" with what you like the most: Custard, Chantilly Cream or Whipped Cream as much as you like!

Translated from the Italian recipe
Torta al Cacao: Nuvola Nera Bimby

Photocredit: rkottonau