It’s also a great chocolate cake recipe for those who don’t like shopping and washing up as it only uses basic ingredients that you will easily find in any supermarket and a reasonable amount of pots and pans.
I tried the recipe out to keep the kids busy on a rainy afternoon. The biggest problem was to try and stop them eat the cake as soon as we took it out the oven…
Tie up your apron strings!
Ingredients for easy chocolate cake recipe:
2 tsp butter / 2 tsp flour (Cake tins)
6 oz. (175g) Flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
5 oz (150g) sugar
2 tablespoons black treacle (molasses)
5 fl oz (150ml) vegetable oil
5 fl oz (150ml) milk – you can replace the milk with soy milk for a dairy free cake
Preheat oven to: 325F/Gas 3/ 170C
Grease two 7 inch shallow cake tins, flour and set aside.
Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
Add all the wet ingredients and stir for 2 minutes or until they are thoroughly blended.
Pour the chocolate cake batter into the tins and bake in the middle of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the cakes spring back when lightly pressed with a fingertip and have shrunk away from the sides of the tins.
Remove the cake from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
Loosen with a knife aroung the edges and turn onto wire racks to cool completely.
Sandwich the cake with buttercream or a mixture of whipped cream and your favourite chocolate spread.
Your chocolate cake will get moister as it is kept and will be delicious served with custard or ice cream. Enjoy!
TIPS: If like me you have only one cake tin, pour all the batter into one tin and slice the cake in half horizontally when cooled.
If you are making the cake for a birthday party or a special occasion why not decorate it with icing?