Orietta's Chocolate Cake

Orietta's Chocolate Cake


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About this recipe: If you don't take kindly to recipes that instruct you to "cream the butter and sugar" then this one's for you! Prepare this cake batter on the stovetop...it's my Aunty Orietta's classic chocolate cake recipe. Delicious!


Serves: 12 

  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 2 tblspns cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Grease and flour a casserole or pyrex dish (28x18cm or 23x23cm.) This is the final presentation dish you can cut and serve from: no need to turn the cake out onto a platter.
  3. Place first 5 ingredients into a saucepan and heat on medium. Stir well and simmer for 5 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl and cool.
  4. Mix in 2 eggs and flour.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pyrex dish. Bake at 180 degrees C for 40 - 45 minutes.
  6. Remove when done and cool. Cover with chocolate icing and sprinkles or a simple dusting of icing sugar.

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