Moist, foolproof chocolate cake

    35 min

    Moist and mystic! you'll love this chocolate cake forever! Make sure you let it cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing, otherwise your cake will fall apart.


    London, England, UK
    23 people made this

    Makes: 1 (23cm) cake

    • 250g plain flour
    • 60g cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3 teaspoons cream of tartar (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon oil
    • 125ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon margarine or 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. In 1 bowl put all dry ingredients and stir well with a whisk until combined.
    2. In another bowl, mix all wet ingredients and any flavourings, such as vanilla extract, if desired.
    3. Add the wet bowl into the dry bowl and slowly fold in before whisking with an electric whisk. Finally tip mixture into a 23cm (9 in) cake tin.
    4. Bake in the oven at 180 C / Gas 4 for 20 minutes, or until done in the centre. To check, insert a cocktail stick in the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked perfectly.

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    This recipe doesn't say the amount of sugar is needed and the amount of fat can't be right...Please help as I wanted to try this recipe.  -  07 Apr 2013


    This cake was Perfect. So Moist and Light! I was using this recipe for my daughters birthday and she loved it! Thank u so much!!!!!!!  -  06 Apr 2013


    I just tried to make this cake and it was a DISASTER!!!! I am very good at baking I chose this one cos I wanted a moist chocolate cake. Silly me I chose this cos it does not say anything about egg or something else for the dough being more running or liquid. I made several times cakes without egg just milk and vinegar to give fluffiness to the dough, but this was one was the worst. I started with the liquid ingredients then I started adding my dry ones and all the flour was flying away out of the bowl. So I decide to add some eggs, added 2, and the dough was like a rock. At the end, I throwed everything away cos I was wasting my time and my ingredients. This recipe did not work for me!  -  30 May 2015