Basic Chocolate Cake

Basic Chocolate Cake


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About this recipe: This is my basic recipe for a simple chocolate birthday cake.


Serves: 24 

  • 410g (3¼ cups) plain flour, sifted
  • 440g (2 cups) caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 125ml (½ cup) vegetable oil
  • 20ml (1½ tablespoons) cider vinegar
  • 500ml (2 cups) water
  • 8ml (1½ teaspoons) vanilla essence

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and flour a 23x30cm cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Make a well in the centre, and pour in the oil, vinegar, water and vanilla essence.
  3. Mix well, then pour into the cake pan. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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- 08 Aug 2012

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