Chocolate cake

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Serves: 8

By fairylights

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  • 200g self-raising flour

  • 150ml milk

  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 150ml sunflower oil

  • 140g dark brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 jar chocolate spread

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


  1. Line and grease a 7 inch or 18-20 cm cake tin.
  2. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl or mixer, make a well in the middle, add all the other ingredients apart from the chocolate spread and mix until smooth.
  3. Put into a tin and bake in the oven at about 160C for about 35-40 minutes until it is well risen and a knife pushed into the middle comes out clean.
  4. When cool, cover the top of the cake liberally with chocolate spread and serve!

Handy Hint

Brilliantly easy chocolate cake which you can make without a food mixer.

Additional Information

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids party

  • Kids can help

  • Can Freeze

  • cake

  • chocolate

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

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  • queenofallshesurveys 28/03/09 14:13

    really simple to make, and comes out delicious every time. If you want to make it slightly less rich, leave the nutella out, as it is just as yummy without it.

  • electra 18/10/08 11:13

    I am quite new to baking and was very pleased how this turned out - so easy as no creaming is required - thanks! The children loved it too.

  • Grublin 21/08/08 06:43

    Forgot to add..... I substituted the sunflower oil for melted butter! I found no problems with doing that.

  • Grublin 21/08/08 06:41

    Fantastic cake, really easy to make! Made one 2 days ago for my DS's 2nd birthday and making one this this morning (6.30 am!!!) to take to work :o)

  • rosybud 10/03/08 13:19

    Made this today for dd and friend, really lovely and so easy. Realised I didn't have a 7inch tin but improvised and has worked fine!

  • 24/02/08 21:42

    Made two of these for my twins birthday cakes - very easy and completely delicious, although I used a choc fudge icing for the top.

  • fairylights 17/01/08 15:07

    i got this out of a recipe book when i was twelve, have tweaked it over time, but it is now famous amongst all our families and friends and has made it into many a school recipe book! Soooo easy to make and everyone is impressed!