Simple Chocolate Cake

CategoryDifficultyIntermediate

Looking for a sweet treat? Try our simple chocolate cake recipe and see how easy it is to make delicious snack with Nearby bought ingredients

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins
For Cake
 225 g Butter
 225 g Sugar
 4 Eggs
 175 g Self-raising Flour
 50 g Cocoa Powder
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 2 tbsp Milk
For Icinig
 250 g Chocolate
 250 g Butter
 175 g Icing Sugar
1

Preheat the oven to 185°C. Grease sandwich tins with a bit of butter and base the tin with baking paper.

Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy in a separate bowl.

2

1 at a time add the eggs and beat after each addition. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa, then lightly fold into the mixture.

3

Add a little milk until you have a dropping consistency, then divide between the tins. Make sure to only add the mixture to the tin until it is 3/4 full.

4

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check with a skewer, insert into the centre of the cake and make sure it comes out clean. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.

5

Melt the chocolate. Then allow this to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and icing sugar together with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy, then fold in the melted chocolate.

6

Spread some icing over 1 of the cakes, top with the other cake and the rest of the icing.

Ingredients

For Cake
 225 g Butter
 225 g Sugar
 4 Eggs
 175 g Self-raising Flour
 50 g Cocoa Powder
 1 tsp Baking Powder
 2 tbsp Milk
For Icinig
 250 g Chocolate
 250 g Butter
 175 g Icing Sugar

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 185°C. Grease sandwich tins with a bit of butter and base the tin with baking paper.

Beat together the butter and sugar with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy in a separate bowl.

2

1 at a time add the eggs and beat after each addition. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa, then lightly fold into the mixture.

3

Add a little milk until you have a dropping consistency, then divide between the tins. Make sure to only add the mixture to the tin until it is 3/4 full.

4

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Check with a skewer, insert into the centre of the cake and make sure it comes out clean. Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.

5

Melt the chocolate. Then allow this to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and icing sugar together with an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy, then fold in the melted chocolate.

6

Spread some icing over 1 of the cakes, top with the other cake and the rest of the icing.

Simple Chocolate Cake