Easy and Delicious Chocolate Cake

This Easy and Delicious Chocolate Cake is such a delicious, rich, chocolate cake recipe! ..and you made it from scratch? Yes. It is so easy! You can make it from ingredients you have in your house today.

Easy and Delicious Chocolate Cake
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  2. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  3. 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  4. 1 cup caster sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon lemon + 1 cup milk (buttermilk substitute)
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 125g butter, melted
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Chocolate icing
  1. 1 1/3 cups pure icing sugar
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  3. 20g butter, at room temperature
  1. Place 1 tablespoon lemon juice into a full sized measuring cup, fill to top with milk, set aside for 5 minutes. This will create a buttermilk substitute.
  2. Preheat oven to 180oC. Lightly grease a 6cm-deep, 20cm round cake pan.
  3. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.
  4. Combine buttermilk substitute with eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Make a well in dry mixture and pour in the wet mixture.
  5. Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed to combine, then on high until mixture is thick and creamy.
  6. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Sift icing sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add butter and 1 tablespoon boiling water. Stir until smooth. Spread over cake. Allow icing to set then serve.
  1. For a little extra treat try serving with vanilla ice cream and strawberries.
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