Simple chocolate cake

I love fancy cakes with tons of ingredients and incredible designs.. but sometimes you can’t beat a simple slice of chocolate cake. No fuss, no frills just pure bites of heaven.

My chocolate cake recipe is so simple to make and I promise it won’t disappoint! This recipe is perfect for an 8″ baking tin.. if you want to make a larger cake you can double the ingredients to make a two tier cake and fill with cream or buttercream.

Ingredients –


  • 115g butter
  • 115g self raising flour
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 100g cocoa powder (I use Cadbury’s)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2-3 drops of vanilla essence


Method –

  • Mix all of your dry ingredients in a bowl


  • Crack your two eggs into a mug and whisk until combined
  • Melt your butter slowly
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ones, add the vanilla essence and mix until well combined


  • Grease/line your baking tin (I use 8″ paper cases that save time and make lifting the cake out of the tin so much easier – you can pick them up in Dealz)


  • Bake at 170 degrees for 20-25 mins

The result is a perfectly simple chocolate cake that will satisfy those chocolate cravings. Serve with cream and strawberries et voila.. an effortless dessert that will be sure to put a smile on your face.


You can of course go the extra mile and decorate your cake.. some of my favourite toppings include –

  • Classic buttercream
  • Peanut butter buttercream (oh so dreamy)
  • Melt some milk chocolate and decorate with sprinkles

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