Homemade chocolate cake


This simple chocolate cake is perfect for any occasion.


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease 7cm-deep, 20cm round cake pan. Line bases and sides with baking paper.

  • Step 2
    Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in flour, cocoa and milk until combined.

  • Step 3
    Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Don’t use chocolate cake for cakes with light-coloured icing, as the cake will show through.

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