Best Chocolate Cake Ever

By PaisleyJade - Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I am about to give away a secret recipe... the best chocolate cake ever. Once you have tried this, I doubt you will ever use another chocolate cake recipe again! I use this cake for all the kids birthday cakes (unless another type is requested) and love it!

The amazing thing about this recipe is that it is so easy to make, so yummy, and very versatile. It makes quite a large cake, which can be cut in half when cooked and filled with jam, cream or frosting, then covered with frosting on top. When I am in a hurry I usually make it and sprinkle chocolate chips on the top before I cook it, and serve without icing, or a dusting of icing sugar.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Preheat oven to 180 degC

1 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups trim milk
100g melted butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Grease a 20cm cake tin and line the base. Put all the ingredients into a processor (I use a normal mixer and it works fine) and mix. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for at least 50 minutes. The cake will rise a lot and when cooked, should spring back when gently pressed or when a skewer poked into the centre of the cake will come out clean.


250g icing sugar
100g butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
milk to mix

Place butter and dry ingredients in bowl (or processor) and mix to combine, then add a dash of milk and mix again. Continue until you achieve a soft spreadable icing, then add vanilla.

Slice the cake in half horizontally and spread some frosting on one half (you can also spread with jam or berry puree).

Replace the top half and coat the whole with the frosting. Refrigerate to firm up the frosting.


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  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmm. It's good being married to a Proverbs 31 woman!

  2. Yay I've been wanting the perfect chocolate cake recipe...honestly i was just thinking it the other day. Will give it a go and let you know!

  3. Yum, I've printed that one for the recipes folder!

  4. Looks yum and moist and I will definately be trying that one out.

  5. Anonymous11:34 am

    OMG that is gorgeous.

  6. Yes, this is the recipe I use, and I concurr - it is FABULOUS! And it freezes too!

  7. Excuse me everyone, but I have bragging rights! Kristy made me a cake just like this. In fact it even looks exactly like the photo! So wa wa wa wa wa...

  8. .......just looking at some of your baking, and couldn't help but comment. I have had this recipie for ages, and I use it all the time - like you. It is very delicious. And so so easy. Just put all the ingredients into the bowl and mix!! Yum Yum Yum

  9. Looks Yum I will 'have' to give it a try but I think my hips are screaming "NO"... ha ha

  10. Anonymous3:22 am

    Hi can I ask what Trim Milk is?

  11. Hi anonymous! This is the best cake ever. Trim milk is low fat milk, but you can use any milk really and it should turn out fine!

  12. Anonymous11:56 am

    I can agree that this is the best chocky cake ever. I have been using it for ages and it always gets rave revues.

  13. Anonymous12:24 pm

    Hi im 10 years old and me and my friend made this. It is super yummy and its so easy bragged mum to get the ingredients for it!!!!

  14. This is the best chocolate icing recipe I've ever tried. Thank you!

  15. Anonymous8:25 pm

    FYI, this cake is originally from Sophie Gray's book "The Destitute Gourmet" - lots of really good and simple recipes there, although the early-2000's idea of what was cheap doesn't really apply now!

  16. vanessa1:46 pm

    Is this cake suppose to crack badly? I put the oven on a lower temp to try to avoid problems like this but it still cracked.

    1. Hi Vanessa. Usually doesn't cracking badly - maybe the odd small crack or bubble. I'm not sure why yours does sorry? Apparently chocolate cakes do crack more than others!


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