My Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake
This is my ultimate chocolate cake. A great universal cake for birthdays and parties. Decorate how you wish - smarties would be good for kids.

Chocolate Cake
Yield: 10 slices

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

A indulgent chocolate cake recipe
prep time: 15 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 55 mins


  • For the cake
  • 50g Cocoa Powder
  • 175g Self Raising Powder
  • 225g Caster Sugar
  • Eggs, beaten
  • 225g Butter
  • For the icing: 
  • 100g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • 200g Butter, softenend
  • 200g Icing Sugar, sifted


Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°c and line and grease a deep 20cm springform cake tin.
Step 2: Sieve together the cocoa and flour into a bowl and set aside.
Step 3: In a standing mixer (or by hand) cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy then gradually beat in the eggs. Finally fold in the flour and cocoa and combine gently. Pour into tin and bake for 40 minutes.
Step 4: Turn the cake out onto a cooling rack and get on with the icing. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave (be careful not to overcook it) and set aside to cool slightly.
Step 5: In a mixer, combine the butter and icing sugar then pour in the cooled chocolate mixture.
Step 6: Once the cake is cool spread on the icing with a palette knife.


  1. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes great.

  2. Hope you're soon better Beth - the cake looks delish!

  3. Great post. I think I have the 'ultimate' chocolate cake recipe - but i don't want to share it! ha ha. I've not even given it to my sister, who keeps asking.