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Foolproof Chocolate Cake


A simple, quick and very tasty chocolate cake that has NEVER failed me!

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  • 165g Plain Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 140g Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Treacle
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 Pint of Milk
  • 1/4 Pint of Vegetable or Sunflower Oil
  • For the Filling/Icing
  • The first amount is for filling only
  • the second is if you want to make enough for filling and covering the cake. You may need to add more icing sugar if you feel that it needs to be thickened up. It will be easier to get a smooth icing if you sieve the icing sugar first!
  • 70g / 105g Melted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons / 4 1/2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 135g / 200g Icing Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons / 6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • Optional: 1 Teaspoon / 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Sugar


servings 10
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 160 C. Grease a cake tin (8″ square or 10″ round approx).
Put all of the cake ingredients into your food processor and whizz up until you have a smooth mixture (you can do it by hand too – in which case it is easier to mix the dry ingredients first, and then add in the wet ingredients)! Pour into your cake tin, and cook for about 50 mins, or until a knife comes out clean. And that’s it!! How easy is that?!
While your cake is cooling, mix up the filling ingredients.
Cut open your cake, spread some of the icing inside and reassemble the cake. Cover your cake with the chocolate icing if you wish, and if you really want to go mad, shave or grate some chocolate over the top.
There you go – one perfectly easy and yummy Chocolate Cake!

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