Chocolate Cocoa Cake

    40 min

    This rich chocolate cake is fantastic and made entirely with cocoa powder. Use the best cocoa powder that you can afford! Ice with a chocolate buttercream for a great birthday cake. You can make two 23cm round cakes instead of one big cake.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 85g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 140g margarine
    • 450ml boiling water
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin. Sift together the flour, sugar, bicarb, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
    2. Melt the margarine in the boiling water, then stir into the flour mixture until blended. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the vanilla.
    3. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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