About this recipe:This cake is incredibly moist and chocolately. It's also super-easy to make. Use for everyday snacking or as a base for a delicious birthday cake. It goes particularly well with chocolate ganache or chocolate buttercream.
Makes: 1 20x30cm cake
85g plain chocolate, broken into chunks
400g caster sugar
280g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon distilled malt vinegar
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease and flour one 20x30cm tin or two 23cm round cake tins.
In a small pan, melt the butter and chocolate. Set aside to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, cream together the sugar and the eggs until light in colour. Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and temper mixture by beating well (so you don't end up with scrambled eggs). Add 250ml boiled water (still warm) and blend well. Mixture will be very liquid.
Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Add this mixture to the chocolate mixture and blend well.
Mix together the vinegar and the milk and stir into the chocolate batter. Pour into prepared tin(s).
Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.