I wanted to go old school and easy for my baking this week for our local mums and babies music group that I cater for. I have lots of recipes that are delicious, decadent and involve a few steps. I have chocolate cakes on here that are divine with quite a list of many wonderful ingredients but I really wanted one with no coffee, no boiling water, vinegar etc just normal every day stuff and easy techniques that we can teach the kids as well.
I came across this one in an old recipe book and I love it. It is really simple and one-pot which is always a bonus but the cake itself is really delicious! It is so moist and dense, quick and easy!
There are millions of cake recipes in the world so this is just me adding my voice to the masses with another simple easy version to give you an alternative on my website. I mean, there can never be enough chocolate cake recipes!
Normally chocolate cake uses white sugar but this one uses brown which gives a lovely soft richness as well. You can ice it with any number of things, I have used my basic chocolate icing today, but it would be gorgeous with a chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries on top! Yum!
Without further ado here is the recipe – I know you tolerate my wee spiels but sometimes it is nice to just get on with the recipe isn’t it 😉
And there you have it! One lovely easy Chocolate Cake to add to your repertoire. Do let me know if you try it in the comment section below.
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What temp for a fan oven please
I usually only bake at standard bake but if you only have a fan bake oven the rule is usually to reduce by at least 20 degrees Celsius. However keep an eye on the baking and the timing may change.
Hi I’m always looking for a good chocolate cake! Can I do a gluten free one??
I don’t have a specifically gluten free one, but can you try gluten free alternative ingredients?
I am making my daughters birthday cake again. This time it is a rocket so I need an oblong to start with. A couple of questions. Can I use a roasting pan as I haven’t got an oblong cake tin and should I double the recipe? It is about 34x26cm. Cheer
Hi Eleanor! Sorry for delay in replying. Yes a roasting dish a great idea then trim it! I use my Amazing Rich Chocolate Cake for shaped cakes, can search on the right of the web page, usually doubling the recipe for a roasting dish size, you want to fill the roasting dish 2:3rds so if I triple it I often use any spare batter for cupcakes!! Makes a lovely dense cake. Any questions ask on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org any time ? I’d love to see photos!
hi. I have 2 cakes for my daughters birthday I need to do…an elephant on one day and a turtle for the weekend. my question is. Will these cakes freeze well and will they be good cakes for decorating into said elephant and turtle and iced?
thanks..looks delicious so hope your answer is yes!
Wow, what a good Mum you are! This is a lovely cake and I am sure you will be happy with it and it will freeze well. The cake I use for when I want to “shape” my cakes a little more is this one https://justamumnz.com/2014/01/20/awesome-easy-rich-chocolate-cake/ – any of my chocolate cakes freeze well. This one is lovely and dense and able to withstand icing and a bit of trimming! Any questions at all feel free to ask 🙂
David Kawan says
Hi Anna, I’m trying this one out today for Hen’s birthday. Hope it looks as good as the photos! 😉
Oooh I hope so too! I have a few other lovely chocolate cake recipes on the Sweet Treats tab too that are rich and fabulous as well! 🙂 Photos please 🙂
I’ve just made this. I’ve forgotten to leave the mixture to cool for five minutes probably left to cool for two minutes was not that warm in the first place. Am yet to put it in the oven. Hope it works out!
I’m sure it will be fine – let me know how it turns out 🙂 Anna
Celeste @The Whole Serving says
Yum , yum looks so moist and delicious.
Thanks Celeste – it really is – so nice to have such a good result from such a simple recipe! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Anna
Wow is that even legal lol looks amazing saved to my must try folder great share!
Thanks Mari – so nice to have a quick easy recipe – I have other Chocolate Cakes on here too – in fact they are all delicious! 🙂
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
Oh geez there really is nothing better than a really, really good chocolate cake recipe! Love how moist this one looks! Thanks for joining in our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx
Thanks Lucy, I love this recipe, this cake is delicious 🙂