About this recipe:This cake is not only quick and easy to make, it also tastes fab! It's an incredibly moist chocolate sponge cake, with a rich, dark chocolate sauce. This cake will satiate any chocolate lover's craving. Enjoy as a decadent dessert or as a birthday cake.
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr20min
Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Lightly grease a 20x20cm or similar sized dish.
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda.
In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients - egg, salt, milk, lemon juice, oils and vanilla extract. Then add the boiling water and stir to incorporate.
Mix the wet and dry together, folding in until just combined. Try not to over-mix. Quickly pour the batter into the prepared dish.
Bung into the oven for 1 hour. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer; if it comes out clean, it's ready. Allow to cool.
For the sauce - place the water and sugar in a saucepan and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the cocoa, salt and vanilla and stir until incorporated. Turn off the heat and add the butter, stir until incorporated. Serve warm poured over the cake. Enjoy!
Very very tasty! Sickly, but in a good way. Didn't rise very much, if at all, but it didn't seem to affect the cake itself. One note though; the ingredients call for 4 tbsp each of olive and groundnut oil, but they're not mentioned in the method. I assume the oil is added to the wet ingredients, or was it removed from the recipe? - 31 Aug 2010
My first ever review of anything! This cake was so easy to make and tasted amazing! Everyone went back for more. The very small piece left even tasted amazing the next day. Thanks so much for sharing - 16 Dec 2011