Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe | Yummly

Easy Chocolate Cake

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  • 8 ounces plain flour
  • 12.5 ounces caster sugar (/12½oz)
  • 3 ounces cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cage free eggs
  • 9 fluid ounces milk
  • 4 1/2 fluid ounces vegetable oil (/4½fl oz)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 9 fluid ounces boiling water
  • 7 ounces plain chocolate
  • 7 fluid ounces double cream
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium11% DV270mg
    Fat40% DV26g
    Protein14% DV7g
    Carbs20% DV60g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories480Calories from Fat230
    Total Fat26g40%
    Saturated Fat10g50%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat230
    Total Carbohydrate60g20%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Erika Parkin 2 months ago
    I made this for my fiancé’s birthday, so moist and delicious! I was doubtful when I saw how liquid the mix is, but it worked! Took longer to cook than directed (about an hour) but I didn’t split the mix, just used one big tin. This is my go to recipe from now on!
    Helen Sturgess 2 months ago
    It looks fantastic!!
    Stacey Hill 3 months ago
    A bit dry wouldn’t make again
    Kay 4 months ago
    lovely cake, just a few tweaks. beat eggs separately. whisk whites till glossy and peaks form. whisk yolks till pale and thick, then gradually add oil (like making mayo). mix hot water, half the amount of milk and oil and gradually beat into egg yolks till its nothing but froth. fold the froth into the dry ingredients, the beat in the egg whites so mixture slightly less runny. my baking time was more like 45-50mins. made 1 big cake in a springform tin, just cover the bottom with some foil in case some leaks out
    Sandi 4 months ago
    Awesome recipe! I doubled the ingredients to make a big cake but unfortunately my cake tins leaked a lot of the batter out as the mixture is very runny. So main tip is not to use tins that have to be sealed on the bottom. Nevertheless the cake turned out fine - it is delicious and light!
    Sara Sa 4 months ago
    I’ve made this recipe quite a few times and except for one time that I myself ruined it, it has always turned great . Incredibly moist and flavourful. I also mix a teaspoon of instant coffee in the water every time I make this recipe.
    kaya mackenzie 4 months ago
    it came out amazing considering it was my first time trying it
    Chrissy Kay 4 months ago
    Lush, my kids love it!
    Hello 4 months ago
    Both cakes sunk in the oven, tasted good. You have to oil or grease the pans heavily to stop sticking
    Murphy 6 months ago
    Good recipe, cake was rich and dense. Would recommend and will be using as go-to chocolate cake from now on.
    I’ve made this one before and it is always unbelievably light!
    Kadisha Dee 7 months ago
    Needed to cook for quite a bit longer which threw me off but was nice in the end
    Suz 9 months ago
    Good light moist cake. Most people loved it.
    MaxGT19 10 months ago
    Great Cake, the mixture was quite runny but turned out great. You need to leave it for more than 35mins, i done it for an hour and was great.
    Dave 10 months ago
    My 9 year old daughter did this by her self except for the boiling water part. We used a different icing, but I’ll say that this cake was one of the better cakes I’ve had. Really good.
    Anabel Mariah a year ago
    The recipe suggets that the batter should be very liquid. And so the texture of my cake turned out to be like a stiffened jelly. Not impressed...
    Natty Shyne a year ago
    Great, was nice and soft. Partner liked it
    How Is Your Day? a year ago
    It turned out very eggy
    Hi Athena a year ago
    This is amazing!! By far the best cake I’ve ever made, me and all my family absolutely loved it!! Xx
    L a year ago
    Very good chocolate cake, icing worked perfectly after an hour in the fridge. Made with 1/2 the sugar and 1/2 the chocolate for the frosting. Moist, with medium density and texture..
    Ebersohn a year ago
    It was deliciously light and decadently moist. I have also made a moca java version by substituting some of the boiling water with an espresso. Also heavenly!
    Danelle Zeeman a year ago
    So moist and chocolate-y😍 I won't add the boiling water next time, the middle falls in a bit. Rather use a smaller cakepan than a larger one. Easy to bake and family loves it!
    Yolandra a year ago
    Great. I would love to make it again cuz it was soooo yummy
    Juliane a year ago
    This cake is easy and quick to make and super delicious, will definitely make it again! I did however use less water which probably left it fluffier
    Hala Seif a year ago
    Excellent and full of flavor
    Agata 2 years ago
    super easy and fast to make <3
    Dilek G. 2 years ago
    Delicious cake and easy to make. Prefer with less sugar.
    Laura 2 years ago
    Super delicious cake and really easy to make!
    ma3elliot . 2 years ago
    great and imade it look like chewbacca
    Alison V. 2 years ago
    Delicious cake Mixture very liquid and took one hour to cook Delicious cake very moist and tasty