Moist chocolate cake with dark chocolate sauce

    1 hour 20 min

    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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    Serves: 9 

    • For the chocolate cake
    • 150g plain flour
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 5 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 125ml milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 tablespoons groundnut oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125ml boiling water
    • For the dark chocolate sauce
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 15g unsalted butter

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Lightly grease a 20x20cm or similar sized dish.
    2. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda.
    3. 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.
    4. Mix the wet and dry together, folding in until just combined. Try not to over-mix. Quickly pour the batter into the prepared dish.
    5. 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.
    6. 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!

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    can i jus add 8 tablespoons of olive oil if i dont have groundnut oil?  -  21 Mar 2012


    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