About this recipe:This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. Ice with your favourite chocolate icing.
400g caster sugar
225g plain flour
65g best quality cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
125ml vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
250ml boiling water
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23cm round cake tins.
In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarb and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Cake mixture will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared tins.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a skewer. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Best chocolate cake recipe ever!! Me & my husband absolutely love it!! Really simple to make, cooking time was perfect for me. I put chocolate icing in the middle and serve warm - delicious!!! Made 2 in the first week and one a week ever since!! - 18 Nov 2010