This is THE chocolate cake recipe you neeeed in your life. First of all its a basic recipe, nothing fancy, nothing expensive but the result is a moist chocolatey chocolate cake – that you will make again and again! The best part is only one saucepan to wash up at the end! Read the tips at the end of recipe to make sure you get the best possible result!
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon bi-carb soda
4 tablespoons cocoa
250 grams butter
3 cups self raising flour
Preheat oven to 180
In a large saucepan add sugar, water, bi-carb soda, cocoa and butter (ingredients above line)
Bring ingredients to the boil.
Cool mixture completely.
Beat in eggs and flour until smooth (whisk or electric beater)
Pour into cake tin lined with baking paper and spray with oil. (Either round or rectangle)
Bake for 35 – 40 mins for rectangle cake or 60 – 70 mins for round.
Allow to cool, slice in half and ice using this chocolate icing
Eat, and make again and again.
- This makes a large cake – what the USA would call a sheet cake (if baked in a rectangle tin or pyrex dish.) Perfect for birthday parties & school things. But equally great round when you can cut in half and ice and the end result is an impressive large cake.
- Saucepan choice is important, this is a large cake and it all goes in here and is boiled so make sure it is a large saucepan!
- Do not over boil – i did this the first 847 times I made this cake – don’t get distracted! Boiled sugar is not easy to clean up.
- Make sure the mixture is cooled before you add the eggs you don’t want scrambled half cooked eggs in your cake.