1 bowl chocolate cake

    50 min

    This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. Ice with your favourite chocolate icing.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 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
    • 2 eggs
    • 250ml milk
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 250ml boiling water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 23cm round cake tins.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.

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    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


    Fantastic, we made it in a large, square, shallow roasting tray and when cooled cut it up into brownie size chunks for a party where it was enjoyed by all.  -  31 Mar 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. Use a pre-made cake liner, it makes it much easier to get it out of the tin.  -  08 Mar 2010