Simple chocolate cake


  • 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Sugar (I used castor sugar)
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa powder
  • 1/2tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Boiling water
For Glaze
  • 1/3 cup Icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder,sifted
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1/2 cup water

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degree C
  2. Grease and line with parchment paper an 8 inch round baking pan.Keep aside. 
  3. Sift flour,baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Add sugar and using a hand whisk mix well.
  4. Now add oil and lightly beaten egg and whisk little. Add boiling water and whisk till well blended.
  5. Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or when inserted with a toothpick it comes out clean.
  6. Prepare the glaze:-Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil.Cook on medium heat for few minutes till the sauce thickens.
  7. Remove the cake from its pan when its still warm. Pour the hot glaze on the cake and spread it around.