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The

Versatile Baker

From amateur to professional baker in 30 days. 

Hailed the best chocolate cake ever by 3000+ students, this recipe is the easiest to make with just 5 simple ingredients. 

The result is a delicious chocolate cake with a texture between a mud cake and a sponge cake. Not too light but not too heavily dense either. It’s the perfect building block for tall, structured buttercream cakes.

One recipe makes

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Tall, delicious cakes.

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Fluffy cupcakes & baked donuts

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Gluten-free, eggless, lactose-free.

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The

Curriculum

Learn the essentials in how to bake any cake correctly, including:
  • Understanding how to achieve certain cake structure
  • Understanding the roles of essential ingredients
  • How to bake perfectly tall cakes that don’t burn around the sides
  • How to cut level cake layers with ease using various tools
DTC Chocolate Cake Recipe, including: 
  • Batter weights – how much batter is required for every cake size
  • Scaling ratios – ratios to scale the recipe for every cake size
  • Baking times – recommended baking times for corresponding cake size
  • Different stand mixer capacities – recipes for different stand mixer sizes
  • Flavour combination list
DTC Chocolate Cupcake Recipe, including: 
  • Batter weights – how much batter is required for regular and mini cupcakes
  • Baking times – recommended baking times for corresponding cake size
DTC Chocolate Baked Donut Recipe, including: 
  • Batter weights – how much batter is required for regular and mini cupcakes
  • Baking times – recommended baking times for corresponding cake size
  • *BONUS*Choctella Ganache donut icing recipe.
  • How to store your cakes correctly to ensure they stay moist and delicious
  • The best way to cut your cake to achieve the most level and sharpest layers, both with a knife and with an AGBAY

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Lifetime Support

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The BEST recipe ever!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 8, 2019

I am a fan of Thao’s expertise and efficiency when making recipes. I focus so much when I’m in the kitchen and lose track of time. Having to use whole eggs and the chocolate as base recipe makes baking these so much easier! It tastes divine as well! It’s moist and sort of fudgy. This will definitely be my go-to recipe. I can’t wait for the Vanilla bundle online class. Thanks so much, Thao! ?

Janelle

Amazing

Rated 5 out of 5
September 30, 2019

I am so glad I bought this course! I cannot wait for the vanilla bundle to come out now! The red velvet turned out amazing I can’t wait to try the chocolate next!

Celisse

Simple and Delicious!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 25, 2019

These two recipes use readily available ingredients, they’re super easy to make and they turn out great every time! Recommend.

Aoife

Fantastic learning platform

Rated 5 out of 5
September 19, 2019

Great tutorials and awesome techniques. Thanks Thao.

Funke

Excellent

Rated 5 out of 5
September 19, 2019

Straightforward and exceptional! Great job Thao????

Olasumbo Agbabiaka

The Versatile Baker

Rated 5 out of 5
October 2, 2022

I have to admit it’s only been a week but in that short time I have baked a beautiful Vanilla Cake, Chocolate & Caramel Cupcakes with perfect results.

The course and recipes are easy to follow and the flavours are amazing.

I only bake for family and friends but love to give them my best and now I’m so confident of that.

Thanks Thao

Sharon

Hey there,

I'm Thao!

I’m the founder of Don’t Tell Charles and your course instructor. My passion is to help aspiring cake makers achieve success by working smarter, not harder.

I started my cake making journey as a home baker back in 2012. In my 10 years as a modern cake designer, I’ve been through it all. I’ve done the hard slog, wasted years making mistakes (and learnt heaps from them), so I know what you’re going through and how it feels. I’m here to shorten the journey for you, to give you tried and true, expert advice you can trust.

This Chocolate Cake recipe, along with 15+ other DTC Cake recipes, have been extensively tested by me for over ten years and they are fail-proof. They have helped me save so much time in the kitchen, and have given me so much joy making them over the years. 

I know they’ll do the same for you. 

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This course is part of The Versatile Baker. If you're thinking of enrolling in The Versatile Baker, you don't have to purchase this course. If you do decide to enrol into The Versatile Baker after purchasing this course, just send us an email with your order number and we'll give you a discount code to use towards your enrolment.

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FAQs

Although baking experience can be beneficial, you don’t need any baking skills to take this course. We will teach you the baking foundation knowledge you’ll need.

Thickened cream is cream that has 35% milk fat and contains a thickening additive such as gelatin, vegetable gum or other modifying agents. Thickened cream is also known as heavy cream or whipping cream. 

The texture of this chocolate cake is in between a mud cake and a sponge cake. Not too light but not too heavily dense either. It’s the perfect building block for tall, structured buttercream cakes. It is also sturdy enough to be used underneath fondant.

Yes, the recipes are the same. How efficient is that! The only difference is the oven setting and baking temperature.

Yes it is! This course is a ‘taster course’ if you will, to give you an insight into how our cake recipes work and taste. If you love it (which I’m sure you will), you will love The Versatile Baker which is a comprehensive course all about the science of baking and our DTC baking system which includes 15+ cake flavours that use the same core recipe as the base. 

If you want to enroll into The Versatile Baker after purchasing this course, just send us an email with your order number and we’ll give you a discount code to use towards your enrolment.

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