Easiest Ever Chocolate Cake

This has become my default cake recipe. It has to be the simplest cake ever to throw together. It is light, fluffy, delicious, easy….an absolute knockout! If you have never felt brave enough to try baking, this is a perfect way to start. You don’t have to do anything fancy and you’ll end up with a delicious and impressive creation.

For this recipe you will need a large mixing bowl, a weighing scales, an electric hand mixer ( or a wooden spoon and plenty of vigour!) and two 8″/20cm round sandwich tins. If you’re using silicone ‘tins’, place them on a metal baking tray with a space between them, BEFORE you fill them with cake mixture and put the whole thing in the oven.

Recipe: Easiest Ever Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 5oz / 150g self-raising flour
  • 1oz / 25g cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6oz / 175g caster sugar
  • 6oz / 175g Tesco Free From Spread
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 3 / 170°C (150°C for fan ovens)/ 325°F
  2. Line the bottoms of the tins with rounds of silicone paper and grease the sides well.
  3. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the bowl.
  4. Put everything else into the bowl and beat it all together until it is all evenly combined.
  5. To check that the mixture isn’t too thick, drop a spoonful into the bowl by tapping the spoon gently on the edge. The mixture should drop off easily. If not, mix in a little water (at room temperature) a teaspoonful at a time until it does.
  6. Divide the mixture between the two tins and pop them in the oven on the middle shelf.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes until the sponge just springs back when lightly touched with the fingertips.
  8. Remove the tins/tray from the oven and allow it to cool very slightly for ½ a minute or so.
  9. Run a thin bladed knife round the edge of the cake tins to loosen the cakes, then turn them out carefully onto a cooling rack and peel off the baking paper circles.
  10. Allow the cakes to cool completely, then sandwich them together with vanilla ‘butter’ icing and cover with chocolate ganache.

Quick Notes

This is SO easy that you really MUST try it!!

Preparation time (duration): 15 minutes

Cooking time (duration): 30 minutes

Diet type: Dairy-free

Number of servings (yield): 12+

Meal type: dessert

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