Easy chocolate cake

Chef: Sunsweet
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Easy chocolate cake
Perfect for birthdays, this fool proof chocolate cake is indulgent and impressive.

75g butter, melted, plus extra to grease

150g golden caster sugar

4 large eggs, beaten

125g self-raising flour

1 tbsp vanilla extract

15g cocoa powder

100g dark chocolate, minimum 50% cocoa solids, finely chopped



100g dark chocolate, minimum 50% cocoa solids, broken into pieces

50g butter, chopped

Small Easter chocolates to decorate

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.

Grease and line a 20.5cm (8in) round cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Put the sugar and eggs into a bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk or food processor until the mixture is thick and foamy.

Add the flour, vanilla, melted butter, cocoa powder and chocolate to the mixture, then fold everything together with a metal spoon.

Pour into the tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Once cooled, put the cake on a stand and pour the topping over, letting it dribble over the edges.

Arrange the chocolates and eggs on top and leave to set for at least 30min before slicing.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert

Level of Difficulty

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