Simple Chocolate Cake Recipe

We shared this recipe for the Tanunda Show’s Men’s Chocolate Cake Competition in 2020.

January 7, 2021

Simple Chocolate Cake


125g melted butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk

How to make the cake

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Lightly grease a 20cm ROUND cake tin.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, beat until well combined.
Bake 30-40 minutes until cake springs back when pressed gently.

Allow to cool, then ice the cake.

Chocolate Icing

1 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 tablespoons hot water
2 cups of icing sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon butter, softened.

Dissolve the cocoa powder in the hot water.

Combine the cocoa mixture with the icing sugar and butter, adding a little more hot water if needed, until the icing is smooth and spreadable.

Chocolate Cake Recipe
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