Chocolate cake tray bake

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Recipe from: 20 August 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 30 min - 35 min


  • 235
    cocoa powder
  • 3
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 425
    light-brown sugar
  • 180
    sunflower oil
  • 370
    self-raising flour
  • ICING:
  • 270
    butter or margarine
  • 850
    icing sugar, sifted
  • 150
    cocoa powder, sifted
  • 30-50ml milk
Servings: Change Serving



Oven temperature: 180°C

Beat the cocoa with 200ml boiling water. Whisk in the bicarbonate of soda and then set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Beat the eggs, sugar and oil together, then stir in the flour and the cocoa mixture.
Pour into a lined 23 x 30cm tin and bake in a preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool then remove from the tin and ice.


Beat the butter until creamy. Add the icing sugar, cocoa and a little milk. Beat well until creamy and a spreading consistency. Spread over the cake. Cut into squares.

Text and image: Ideas magazine

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