Very best chocolate cake

    45 min

    I found this recipe in my Aunt's recipe box after she died. It's a lovely cake and reminds me of her every time I bake it


    Berkshire, England, UK
    4 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 50g/2 oz Sifted Cocoa
    • 6 tbsp boiling water
    • 3 eggs
    • 120 ml/4 fl oz milk
    • 175g/6 oz SR Flour
    • 1 rounded tsp baking soda
    • 100g/ 4 oz soft margarine
    • 275g/ 10 oz caster sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 (shelves in middle of oven). 2 x 8" tins greased and lined.
    2. Mix cocoa with boiling water
    3. Put remaining ingredients in a processor, adding cocoa paste. Process until a thick paste (looks quite runny!). Put in tins.
    4. Bake for 25 - 30 mins, leave to cool in tins.
    5. When cold fill with butter cream and ad chocolate topping if you like.

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    Great recipe, made a perfect cake, bought a luxury chocolate sauce and divided the mix into 2 tins, filled with chocolate butter cream. Excellent guideline recipe.  -  04 May 2013