23 January 2018

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake  - a quick, inexpensive cake to make

Allie requested my recipe for chocolate slab cake - well this is it.

This is the chocolate cake I learnt to make in cooking in Form 1 (yep, I'm that old - we still had Forms when I was in high school).

To make the slab cake that fits my baking dish, I quadruple the recipe.

Chocolate Cake

1 cup SR flour
1 cup sugar
3tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1tsp vanilla extract
3tbsp butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten

Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease and line either a lamington tin or a round cake tin. Mix all ingredients together until combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake 30 - 35 minutes until cooked. Let sit in tin a few minutes before turning out to cool.

Now to make this a bigger cake, I simply double, triple or quadruple the recipe and extend the baking time accordingly.

Someone has asked if the cake can be frozen - of course it can! It's a simple version of a butter cake, and freezes very well. Iced or plain, it can be frozen whole or sliced.

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  1. Thank you for posting this! This might be a pre back to school treat to make tomorrow.


    1. Just to update: my kids loved this, including my daughter who doesn't usually like cake! It has now been requested for the school lunch box. How much do you adjust the time when you double or more the quantity? Would this work as cupcakes as well?

      Thanks again,



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