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Chocolate Cake Greek style (Sokolatopita)

Chocolate Cake Greek style (Sokolatopita)

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  • Author: Eli K. Giannopoulos
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 portions 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A mouthwatering Greek style chocolate cake recipe (Sokolatopita) with ingredients you already have in your kitchen and no mixer required!



For the chocolate cake 

  • 2.5 cups all purpose flour 
  • 3 flat tsps baking powder
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cups cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange

For the sauce 

  • 200g/ 7 oz. dark chocolate 
  • 30ml milk
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. To prepare this Greek chocolate cake add in a large bowl the flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Whisk well using a hand whisk to combine the ingredients. 
  2. In the same bowl add the water, vanilla essence and orange zest and whisk well to form a cake batter. Be careful to scrape the flour from the bottom of the bowl.
  3. Butter a 22×30 cm baking dish and pour in the chocolate cake batter. Bake on preheated oven at 170C/340F for about 30 min.
  4. Remove the chocolate cake form the oven and let it cool for about 1-2 hours.
  5. Prepare the sauce. In double boiler add the chocolate in small pieces, the milk and butter and stir with a spatula until the chocolate melts and the ingredients combine.
  6. Use a fork to make some holes on the top of the chocolate cake and pour over the chocolate sauce.
  7. Serve while still warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 285 kcal
  • Sugar: 31.8g
  • Sodium: 161.5mg
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.6g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 2.9mg

Keywords: Greek chocolate cake, sokolatopita recipe