Moist Chocolate Cake

Firstly apologies for my lack of posts over the past two weeks, things have been quite hectic work wise. Tonight however I got a chance to do some baking. I decided to try out a chocolate cake recipe I saw on a few weeks ago. Well let me say it produces the most luscious and moist chocolate cake I have tasted. Its simple and easy like my Lemon Drizzle cake below.

 Ingredients (serves 8)
  • 200g Self Raising Flour
  • 4 Dessert Spoons cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped( I used 70 % Lindt Chocolate)
  • 225g unsalted butter, softened, chopped
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 125ml milk 


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease and line a loaf pan.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (don't let bowl touch water). Cool slightly.
  • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 

  • With beaters on medium speed, add vanilla, then add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour in cooled chocolate and beat until well combined. 

  • Beat in a third of sifted ingredients, followed by a third of the milk. Repeat until all ingredients are incorporated, beating until smooth.

  • Pour mixture into the pan and bake for 55-65 minutes until risen and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then invert onto rack to cool completely.

I hope you try this out an enjoy it :)

Thanks for reading



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