Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A Quick and Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe That Never Fails...


I cannot believe I have not yet blogged this regular baking treat from my home which I make constantly.

This is the easiest chocolate cake recipe around and it never fails - ever.

I don't even bother doing the whole 'chemistry of cooking' thing with this recipe - the blending of the eggs and butter...I literally throw it all in the mixer bowl and mix it roughly and it still turns out sensational despite my lack of care and quality control. No-one can fault it and it's so popular around here.

This is the recipe I fall back on when I need a Birthday cake, a treat for a special occasion or an emergency lunch box inclusion. I often bake this on a school morning while the kids are still sleeping so that it's ready in time for us to go.

My oven is broken again for the second time in 18 months so I have had to bake this in my bench top halogen oven. This cake still comes out perfect. I actually prefer the halogen to my real oven for baking anything these days as it gives such a great result. Have you tried baking in a halogen oven?

Make sure you give this one a try as it is very versatile and it tastes perfectly chocolatey.

Heat your oven to 180 degrees C

To a bowl add:

125gm margarine
1 cup of caster sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 eggs
1/2 a cup of milk
1 cup of self-raising flour

Beat until well blended.
Pour batter into a prepared cake tin and bake for 50 minutes.

You can double the ingredients to make a larger cake (alter baking time to suit), or make two separate cakes to fill.

Top with chocolate icing, melted chocolate, 100's and 1000's or dust with icing sugar to serve depending on your cake's purpose.

This is a great cake for kids to bake too so get them into the kitchen to bake this on the school holidays!

 
Kitchen antics - waiting for the cake to bake!

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21 comments:

  1. Perfect, a never fail chocolate cake! I will put this to the test with my daughter during the school holidays. Looks delicious.

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    1. Seriously - kids cannot fail with this one - no disappointments. Let me know what you think. :D

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  2. I always seem to lose my 'good' chocolate cake recipe so I have now Pinned this one to pinterest so I know where to go!

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  3. Looks yum! I made a chocolate cake yesterday to a new recipe, but I didn't love it. I might give this a go next time.

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    1. Some chocolate cakes are seriously average aren't they? This one is really good and my favourite. Bonus that it's as easy as a packet mix too.

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  4. Will definitely try this one … looks delicious and simple too!

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  5. Jody... will you be my mother? Seriously what an amazing Mum you are. I used the fact I had 5 kids to get out of things like baking my own cakes. This looks brilliant!

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    1. If I am feeling clucky again, I will let you know! This one's easier than popping out to the shops to buy one - promise. Do you bake now that they're grown?

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  6. This looks similar to the recipe I was given when I was looking for a cake recipe for Mr 5's birthday. You're right it's perfect!

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  7. This is just what I need thanks, Jody! I love the idea of chucking it all in :) I'm not too skilled in the kitchen, so this sounds like one even I can master :) #teamIBOT

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  8. It's great to have a great cake recipe to fall back on. You will remembered for this cake by your family. They will recall it lovingly :)

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  9. Will definitely be giving this one a try these holidays - love a good "never fail" recipe. Thank you

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  10. Oooh yes please!! Everyone needs a perfect chocolate cake recipe - I can't believe how simple yours is too! Thanks so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

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