Quick and Easy Chocolate Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This cake is great for when you have friends arriving in an hour and nothing prepared to serve for sweets!

    New South Wales, Australia
    113 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
    • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
    • 75g butter, melted

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin.
    2. Place dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well to remove any lumps.
    3. Add eggs, vanilla essence and milk and mix well. Add melted butter and stir until mixture is smooth.
    4. Spread cake mixture into prepared tin. Bake for about 45 minutes or until cake is cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool cake in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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    I have a question....when you say cake tin, what size? It looks like a layer cake, but the ingredient amounts leads me to think different.  -  10 Jul 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. 1 3/4 sr flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons cocoa 3 eggs 1 cup milk 125grams butter 1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda 1 teaspoon vanilla i also cut it into layers and spread between the layers with raspberry jam and whipped cream then covered the cake with Chocolate ganache  -  28 Dec 2009


    great, easy recipe. ready in no time these were a hit with the kids! I made them into cupcakes and iced them with my chocolate creamcheese icing. They were moist, fluffy and delicious! I added an extra tablespoon of cocoa to the recipe. Will make again.  -  21 Jan 2011