Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This is a lovely light chocolate cake recipe. It is super easy to make – a great cake to bake with the kids. All ingredients get thrown into the bowl and mixed! The only downside is it only makes a treat for the school lunch boxes for a couple of days only with our 5 kids.

Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter, melted
  • ½ cup milk

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients.
  4. Use an electric mixer and mix for about 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and well combined.
  5. Pour cake mixture into tin.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  7. When you remove the cake from oven, let it cool in the pan for about five minutes or so.
  8. Turn the cake out on to a cooling rack.
  9. Make sure it is completely cool before you ice it. We just dusted it lightly with icing sugar.
Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
 
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Recipe type: chocolate
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter, melted
  • ½ cup milk
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients.
  4. Use an electric mixer and mix for about 2-3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and well combined.
  5. Pour cake mixture into tin.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
  7. When you remove the cake from oven, let it cool in the pan for about five minutes or so.
  8. Turn the cake out on to a cooling rack.
  9. Make sure it is completely cool before you ice it. We just dusted it lightly with icing sugar.

Our Family Menu Plan For This Week.

Baking: Chocolate Cake

Monday: Slow Cooker Satay

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Tomato Soup

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Lasagne

Friday: Tuna Rice

Saturday: Sausages and Steamed Vegetables

Sunday: Slow Cooker Roast Beef

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.

Comments

  1. says

    Sounds yummy and I need something to replace Banana cake in Juniors lunch box (at $12 per kg I can’t afford it). Is it really only 1 cup of flour?

    • says

      I know, I feel bad every time we walk past a fruit shop and my little one says “nana” and I don’t buy them. They are so expensive!

      Yes it is only 1 cup of flour. I thought it strange too, but it does work out.

      Nic

  2. says

    Thank you for the recipe. I’ve put it on my list for this week. I’m going to have to download your menu planner as well. Seriously you could charge a fortune for it I think!

  3. coateca says

    made it yesterday for today’s lunchboxes. Delish – light and fluffy, and love that there was no creaming of butter and sugar (my pet hate when baking!). thanks.

  4. says

    Yum!!! This was such a perfect recipe I made it straight away!! I’ve linked up your recipe on my blog…a million thank yous from everyone at my house (they are all so pleased it’s not more bran muffins this week!!)
    xxxCate

  5. Jade says

    Thanks nellbe – I made it on the weekend and ended up using caster sugar, my partner ate it without any complaints so I must have done well :)

    • says

      Hi Jade,

      Yes it was caster sugar. I have edited the recipe so it states that. Glad the cake worked out well. Thanks Nellbe for answering for me when I was away!

  6. says

    We are in the United States and do not have metric measurements, so I don’t know how to determine the amounts. Could you alter please?

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