Orietta's Chocolate Cake

Orietta's Chocolate Cake


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If you don't take kindly to recipes that instruct you to "cream the butter and sugar" then this one's for you! Prepare this cake batter on the stovetop...it's my Aunty Orietta's classic chocolate cake recipe. Delicious!

Linda Queensland, Australia

Serves: 12 

  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 125g margarine or butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) self-raising flour

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Grease and flour a casserole or pyrex dish (28x18cm or 23x23cm.) This is the final presentation dish you can cut and serve from: no need to turn the cake out onto a platter.
  3. Place first 5 ingredients into a saucepan and heat on medium. Stir well and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl and cool.
  4. Mix in 2 eggs and flour.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pyrex dish. Bake at 180 degrees C for 40 - 45 minutes.
  6. Remove when done and cool. Cover with chocolate icing and sprinkles or a simple dusting of icing sugar.

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Reviews (5)


Altered ingredient amounts. I added and extra tablespoon of cocoa. - 09 Jul 2009


This cake is so easy to make, and turned out very nice. I did the first step last thing at night, then finished making the cake the next morning. Too easy!! Only gave the cake 4 stars as it is not as good as the One Bowl Easy Chocolate Cake on this site, but it is more economical. - 09 Jul 2009


so quick, so easy and gone in 60seconds..... - 29 Jun 2009

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