Thursday, September 20, 2012

Easiest Yummy Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever

This is possibly the best ever chocolate cake recipe! Whenever I bake this, people ask me for the recipe. It is so simple and easy to make - one of those all too easy recipes that you throw all the ingredients into the bowl, let it mix and then bake. ...and then lap up the accolades, as people think you are a marvellous cook when in reality you've been lazing around and reading blogs!

This is my absolute staple recipe for school cake stalls, birthday parties or quick afternoon teas. It's super easy and a really nice chocolate cake - not too heavy like a mud cake. I can assure you that both adults and kids will love it.

Simple easy chocolate cake recipe

My friend, Jane, gave me this recipe so in our house we call it :"Jane's Chocolate Cake". We're very inventive like that!

Jane's Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

3oz (85g) butter
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoon of cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Self Raising flour
2 eggs
Vanilla extract (or essence)
(N.B. in Australia our cup measure size is 250ml, I think the US is different)

  1. Place flour, sugar, cocoa, milk, vanilla essence & eggs into mixer bowl.
  2. Melt butter and pour over ingredients.
  3. Beat well for 4 minutes (the mixture will turn a much lighter colour).
  4. Pour mixture into greased cake tin and bake for 45 mins in moderate oven.
  5. Let the cake cool for 5 mins in the tin then cool on a wire rack.
This easy chocolate cake recipe also works well for cupcakes. You will have to adjust your baking time depending on the cupcake size.

If you try this out leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Below are some chocolate cakes I've made using this simple recipe. The rosettes are made with Wilton icing tip 106 and the ruffle stripes with Wilton Tip 104.

Simple easy chocolate cake recipe
Simple easy chocolate cake recipe
Flower shaped birthday cake
Simple chocolate cupcakes recipe
Spiderman birthday cake for boys

If you are looking for other cake recipes then why not try these:

Happy Baking
Fiona xx


  1. How fun! Your first picture looks divine! I wish I could dig in! Yummy.

  2. looks yum!!! im gonna try it, we are having people over tonight and theres desert done!!!!

  3. hi Anonymous! Have fun. it really only takes about 10 mins from start to getting it in the oven. I'm also using this recipe this afternoon to make some cupcakes for my kids.
    cheers Fiona

  4. wow this recipe is so easy and yummy i tried it last night thank you

  5. Hi there, just wondering if you could give me some tips to get the chocolate icing looking like folds or roses, it looks fantastic!!!!! Thanks Rhona

  6. Hi- You are very talented! I am sure you are such a blessing to others with your baking gifts. As for the rose cake, that is a technique that I developed and first published in Jan. of 2011. I have many tutorials and versions of the Rose (or rosette) cake! Thanks for your time and look forward to seeing what other beautiful creations you share. Many blessings to you and yours-

  7. Looks delicious - going to have to try this out! thanks for sharing it.

  8. thanks Fiona, looking forward to using another one of your fabulous recipes. have a lovely day
    ML xx

  9. love the rosette icing Fiona! My no-fail choc cake recipe which i have used for years, I got off a lady I used to work with named Kerry. So yep, in my recipe book, it is Kerry's Chocolate Cake, lol! Mine is based around a coffee mug - 1 mug sugar one mug sr flour, break two eggs into mug then fill with milk, add melted butter to the mix, think it is 125g, plus 2T cocoa and that's it. Must try yours though! In fact just re-read your recipe again, they are very similar, just more butter in mine. Yours must have less calories which is a bonus!

    xx Karen

  10. Thanks for sharing although I don't know if i can ice my cakes as beautifully as yours! it all looks delicious!

  11. Love the recipe, but what temperate is the oven at?

    1. Thanks Naga, a moderate oven is around 180 degrees Celsius.

  12. Made it! Love it! Will do it again! YUM!

  13. Hi Fiona,
    How do you make your icing,please. I find that it cab make or break.

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