Fred's chocolate cake

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Serves: 6

By jvc

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  • 7oz self-raising flour

  • 8oz sugar

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (depending on taste)

  • 2 eggs

  • 4oz margarine

  • 125g icing sugar

  • 115ml whole milk

  • 225g butter


  1. Mix flour, sugar, margarine, and cocoa in Kenwood (or similar) until breadcrumb consistency.
  2. Crack eggs into mug and fill to brim with milk. Chuck into bowl and whizz very quickly until smooth consistency (no longer than 1 minute).
  3. Pour evenly into 8” cake tins and bake in mod hot oven for approx 25-30 mins. Turn out.
  4. Make butter-cream icing by mixing together butter, icing sugar and cocoa and sandwich together when cake is cold. Wait until next day to scoff, as it goes lovely and sticky on outside of cake.

Additional Information

  • cake

  • Make Ahead

  • Kids can help

  • chocolate

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Vegetarian

  • Nut Free

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  • theDreadPirateRoberts 02/06/09 20:08

    Wonderstuff - the easiest cake recipe I've ever followed, and a proper chocolatey sponge. Made one in the morning for an emergency birthday cake (joined halves with whipped cream instead of butter icing), liked it so much I made another lot of mixture, spooned into 12 muffin cases and baked for 35 mins at 160. Was very popular with local kids.

  • jvc 25/01/08 13:41

    Very easy, and never fails (for me)!