Easy Moist Chocolate Cake

    1 hour

    This cake is quick and easy to prepare. It's chocolately, moist and is guaranteed to put a smile on any chocoholic's face. Enjoy as is, with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 220g self-raising flour
    • 75g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 250ml milk
    • 125ml olive oil
    • few drops vanilla essence
    • 250ml boiling water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one large or two medium baking tins.
    2. Sieve flour and cocoa into a bowl and stir in sugar. Add eggs, milk and oil. Mix well together with electric mixer.
    3. Add vanilla and boiling water and beat for 3 minutes.
    4. Fill tin(s) 3/4 full and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. If skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake, it's ready.

    Freezing tip

    This cake freezes well. Simply wrap in a large freezer bag.

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    Was a bit disappointed in this cake (for my husband's birthday) as it didn't rise, it was a bit rubbery, I think if I make it again, I'll add some baking soda to it as well as the self raising flour... It IS certainly tasty though...  -  09 May 2012


    This is the best chocolate cake I've ever made; moist, not too sweet, not too bitter. Perfect.  -  03 Dec 2011


    Something else. I made a lovely thick choc sauce for this cake - YUM!  -  29 Jun 2011