My mum's chocolate cake

My mum's chocolate cake

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About this recipe: This is the best chocolate cake I have ever eaten and the only chocolate cake I will ever make. Decorate it with your favourite icing.

Melody Sherman

Serves: 24 

  • 400g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 65g cocoa powder
  • 235ml milk
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 235ml hot, freshly brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 33x 23cm baking tin.
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Stir in the cocoa, milk, flour, baking powder, hot coffee, bicarbonate of soda and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined. Pour the cake batter into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.


If you prefer to make cupcakes, bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

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