Guaranteed moist chocolate cake

    50 min

    A wonderfully moist chocolate cake recipe that is easy to make. Turn this into a favourite birthday or celebration cake by making it in two 23cm (9 in) cake tins instead of one large one, and layering with chocolate buttercream. Adjust the baking time if making into two cakes.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 225g butter or margarine, room temperature
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 350ml milk
    • 300g plain flour
    • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin. Sift together the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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    Huge success among my friends! A really nice cake so moist and fluffy :D Important: It really needs to be cooked for 60minutes, 45 just won´t do it.  -  18 Mar 2012


    Oh my god!!! I stumbled across this recipie whilst I was looking for a gooey chocolate cake & have never ever been so happy lol. Whilst pregnant I wa addicted to cake & this cake really hit the spot. I have made this cake 10+ times over the past 4 (ish) months & everyone that has tasted it couldn't believe it was a home made one. I must admit I am slightly naughty & make a choccy butter icing & decorate it with big choc buttons so it's literally death by chocolate & I'd dread 2think of the calories but who cares the cakes amazing! Thank u 2 who ever posted this recipie.....I'm forever in your debt!!! Xxx  -  14 Dec 2012


    I made this exactly to the recipe and used the giant cupcake silicone. Best chocolate cake I ever made. This will be my recipe of choice for future chocolate cakes. Fantastic!!  -  21 Apr 2011