Classic chocolate cake

Classic chocolate cake

**for a 8” round cake tin


125g semi-sweet chocolate

3 tbsp milk

150g butter, softened

100g caster sugar

3 eggs

200g plain flour

1 tbsp good quality cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda



  1. Line the base of cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt semi-sweet chocolate and milk over simmering water, set aside
  3. Beat the butter until soft then add the sugar and continue beat till mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg one at a time, mix well.
  5. Add in melted chocolate, combine well.
  6. Sift in the flour, baking powder and soda, and fold in gently to mix
  7. Add in cocoa powder, slowly combine well. Pour cake mixture into cake tin.
  8. Bake at pre-heated oven at 180c for 40mins or until a skewer come out clean.