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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Easy Peasy Chocolate Cake

I got this  fantastic chocolate cake recipe from one of the ladies at work.  It is so easy to whip up quickly for any occasion!

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups flour
1 egg
½ cup milk
150g butter (melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
½ cup boiling water

Place all ingredients in a bowl EXCEPT the water. Add water last - do not mix until it is added.
Beat well with egg beater (or if you are feeling extra lazy, an electric mixer). Bake in a well greased tin in a 180°C oven (fan bake) for 40-45 minutes.
Whip up a batch of chocolate icing and decorate to taste.



  1. Excellent! Been looking for an easy, not too heavy, and delicious chocolate cake recipe - this is it!

  2. My lovely Miss 9 made this great and easy cake tonight. It has been iced and decorated to look like a lion. It tastes great

  3. Thanks for this recipe, love it. Works really well with egg replacement too, a favorite with my 3 yr old who so often misses out on treats due to her egg allergy.

  4. works really well. Made it a few times and it still works like a treat!