The only thing better than a chocolate cake is a super-easy chocolate cake – try this one and let us know what you think!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125g blueberries

CHOCOLATE ICING

  • 1 1/3 cups pure icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 20g butter, at room temperature, chopped


METHOD

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 6cm-deep, 20cm round cake pan. Line base with baking paper.


     

  • Step 2
    Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Combine buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla in a jug. Make a well in centre of flour mixture. Pour in buttermilk mixture. Using an electric mixer, beat on low speed until combined. Increase speed to high. Beat for 3 to 4 minutes or until thick and creamy.


  • Step 3
    Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Step 4
    To make chocolate icing sift icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Add butter and 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Stir until smooth. Spread icing over cake. Top with blueberries. Allow icing to set. Slice and serve.Super-easy chocolate cake 1


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