Chocolate Cake

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This is one of the best cake recipes we have, it's not the most simple but with experience produces wonderful results. It's probably not a good recipe for a first time cake baker, try cup cakes or simple sponge first. If you want a brilliant video version with easy to follow instructions visit the video page.

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Chocolate Cake Recipes

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Cooking time: 30-40 Minutes

Serves 4-6


110g of butter (or margarine)
150g of caster sugar 
2 fresh eggs
110g self-raising flour 
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of hot water
1 tablespoon of milk

By Margaret

This recipe is not simple but if you follow the instructions the results should be good; looks professional, but tastes home made, it should be moist and so will last for a few days. Follow the instructions exactly!

  1. Blend the cocoa powder and hot water together, leave aside until cool.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, add the cocoa mix and fold in.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well, (add a little flour of the flour with the second egg).
  4. Sieve in the rest of the flour.
  5. Fold in the tablespoon of milk.
  6. Turn into a greased 7 inch tin ( or two sandwich tins).
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes at gas mark 4, 180° C (or for 25-30 minutes for the sandwich tins).
  8. When cool decorate with chocolate butter cream, melted chocolate, cream or just sift some icing sugar over the top.

Your Comments

Peter emailed to say:

"A brilliant Cake but I tried substituting the margarine with butter and it was very rich"!


" I couldn't get on with the flourless cake recipe, is there something simple I've missed."

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