Most delighfully Rich Chocolate Cake Recipe. An all time family favourite!

My mom has had this rich chocolate cake recipe for as long as I can remember! She used to bake it so often when I was a little girl that I would say this is the first cake I was introduced to. When I learned to bake in my teenage years, I took over the tradition of baking this cake from her. I modified it a little to make the cake texture a little moist and still keep the rich chocolate taste.

This cake makes a great dessert item. So if you want something homemade & taste as good as from the cake shop, this is the recipe to try.

You can whip it up real quick and easy as this recipe is simple. You can serve it plain, no frills - make sure you serve coffee or tea to go with it. Or if you feel like making the cake a bit more lavish, just top it with a layer of rich chocolate cream and you can pass it off as a birthday cake!

250 gm butter

220 gm castor sugar

4 large eggs

210 gm self-raising flour

30 gm cocoa powder

Mix together:
3 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in alternately with sifted flour and milk mixture.
  3. Grease and line a 22cm round cake tin with grease-proof paper.
  4. Pour mixture into cake tin and bake in preheated oven at 170°C for 40-45minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.

Quick and Easy Tips:
If your cake mixture curdles as you add in the eggs, beat in a little of the flour before adding in the remaining eggs.

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