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Chocolate cake

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Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 30 minutes


Serves 12

ultimate cake for chocolate lovers everywhere. easy to make and store

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  • 115g plain flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg
  • 125ml milk
  • 60ml oz vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125ml boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm sandwich tins. (don't use springform as the mixture will be very runny)

  2. Place all of the cake ingredients, except the water, into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, or electric whisk, beat the mixture until smooth.

  3. Add the boiling water to the mixture, a little at a time, until smooth. (The cake mixture will be very liquid.)

  4. Divide the cake between the sandwich tins and bake for 25–35 minutes.

  5. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to cool completely before adding a frosting of your choice, alternatively serve warm with ice-cream

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