Mum's chocolate cake

    2 hours 55 min

    Ok, so this is not my mum's recipe, it is actually my own recipe created from favourite recipes I've collected. But, I'm a mother, hence 'mum's chocolate cake'. It's a yummy chocolate cake which you can use with your favourite buttercream chocolate filling/topping. It's very simple to make and creates a great birthday/celebration cake.

    Hampshire, England, UK
    19 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 350g self raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 350g unsalted butter, softened
    • 350g golden caster sugar or white caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / Gas 2/3. Grease and line two 25.5cm cake tins.
    2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth. Equally transfer the cake mixture into the two tins.
    3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. The cake is ready when well risen, golden and a skewer placed in the middle comes out clean.
    4. Turn out of the tin after a few minutes and then leave on a cooling rack to cool completely.
    5. Fill and cover the cake with your favourite buttercream icing and decorate with grated chocolate.


    If the cake wobbles when gently shook in the oven it is not ready. Leave for about 5 minutes longer :). Enjoy!!!
    When making my favourite buttercream icing, I usually refrigerate the mixture overnight and apply inside and outside of the cake the next day. To apply evenly put the mixture in microwave to warm up as its quite solid, 30 seconds usually does it for me. You want it soft not wet so be careful.

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