Chocolate Cake

    45 mins

    This is a delicious moist cake, great for birthdays. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 10 

    • 2 eggs
    • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
    • 1½ tablespoons soft butter
    • 250ml (1 cup) vegetable oil
    • 60g (½ cup) cocoa powder
    • 125ml (½ cup) buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 315g (2,1/2 cups) plain flour
    • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
    • 1½ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 250ml (1 cup) boiling water
    • 185g plain chocolate chips
    • Buttercream Chocolate Icing
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 125g (3/4 cup) icing sugar
    • 60g (½ cup) cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1,1/2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tablespoon strong brewed coffee

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, add the following ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition: eggs, caster sugar, butter, oil, cocoa, buttermilk and vanilla essence.
    3. Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt; add to the sugar and egg mixture. Blend well and fold in the boiling water.
    4. Spoon the mixture in two greased and floured 20cm round cake pans. Divide the chocolate chips in half and sprinkle them over each pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Cool.
    5. To make the Chocolate icing: Begin by beating together, butter, icing sugar and cocoa. Add vanilla essence milk and coffee. Beat until very smooth. Add more icing sugar until you obtain the consistency you want. Spread on cooled cake.

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    i only tried your icing wit a different eggless chocalate was very good...except tat i added sum more is very easy and fast to make  -  13 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes India)


    I cook professionally and was curious about this cake. The ingredients are complimentary, yet the finished product has an off flavor. I tried this cake on multiple occasions just in case there was something wrong with the ingredients, but the flavor presisted.  -  27 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I'm chewing this as I type so I can be as honest as possible. It's cake, just plain chocolate cake. Not dry but certainly not the moist cake I was hoping for. It's dark in color but it's not strongly chocolate. It's not very sweet and not very moist. Bakes up beautifully and it's not bad, just not something I would make again when I think I want a slice of chocolate cake. Sorry.  -  02 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)