Simple chocolate cake

  • Serves 10
  • Takes 20 minutes to make, 20-25 minutes to cook, plus cooling
  • Easy
An easy and foolproof chocolate cake recipe. You could fill it with whipped cream and jam instead of chocolate icing.

Nutritional info per serving

  • Calories728kcals
  • Fat51g (31g saturated)
  • Protein6.5g
  • Carbohydrates66.2g (55g sugar)
  • Salt0.8g

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  • 225g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • A little milk

For the icing

  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 175g icing sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Grease 2 x 20cm sandwich tins with a little butter and base line with baking paper. In a bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa, then lightly fold into the mixture.
  3. Add a little milk until you have a dropping consistency, then divide between the tins.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, then cool slightly. In a bowl, beat the butter and icing sugar together with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy, then fold in the melted chocolate.
  6. Spread some icing over 1 of the cakes, top with the other cake and the rest of the icing.

From October 2009

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    paula meldrum13:11 Dec 22 2014

    Fab! Thanks

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