Yummy Chocolate Cake

    40 min

    This is a delicious moist chocolate cake, which will make you swoon. It's easy to make and everyone will love it. Ice with your favourite chocolate icing, if desired.

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    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • 400g caster sugar
    • 250g plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 115g butter
    • 250ml water
    • 115ml buttermilk
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease and flour a 20x30cm tin. Mix together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large saucepan, bring butter and water to the boil. Remove from heat. Stir in flour mixture. Pour in buttermilk, eggs and vanilla; mix thoroughly.
    3. Pour cake batter into prepared tin. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and ice immediately.

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    THIS is the exact recipe my Texas grandmother passed down to my Mom. It was my ultimate favorite cake, growing up. It is very similar to the "Mexican chocolate cake" on this site, except for the stovetop work. This cake is awesome and moist and delicious! My grandmother's recipe also included a pour-over frosting: melt 1 stick margarine with 6 tablespoons of milk and about 1/4 cup cocoa in a saucepan until it boils, then remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar (about 4 cups, but I never measure) and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Pour over warm cake. YUM!  -  22 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Took five extra minutes to cook but this cake has great flavor! Also, used a heaping 1/4 cup cocoa for flavor punch. I usually add a bit of instant coffee to most chocolate cakes/brownies I make and I did to this one too - about 1-1/2 tsp. Really does a lot to intensify the chocolate flavor. Iced with a cocoa/butter flavor crisco icing and was really really good. I make a similar cake that calls for two sticks of butter - obviously that one is a bit more decadent. The texture on this one was a bit more "fluffy."  -  15 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've used this recipe since the early 70s..we love it as does everyone who tastes it. At times I have added a thin layer of mini marshmallows to top of cake as it comes from the oven. Place back in over for a few minutes until the marshmallows puff up. Remove from oven and drizzle warm chocolate frosting over entire surface. Ummmmm, Yummmy..did you say: Mississippi Mud Cake? Yep, I did!! Just plain good eatin'...  -  07 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)