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Simple Chocolate Cake

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins

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

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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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