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Simple chocolate cake

Recipe from: 4 October 2010

Ingredients 9
Servings 8
Time 15 mins


  • 115
    plain chocolate, broken into squares
  • 3
  • 150
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 150
    light brown sugar
  • 3
  • 200
    self-raising flour
  • 15
    cocoa powder
  • Chocolate Buttercream for icing
  • Almonds for decorating


40 mins
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Grease an 18 cm round cake tin.
Melt the chocolate with the milk in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
Cream the butter with the sugar in a mixing bowl until pale and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in the chocolate mixture until well-combined.
Sift the flour and cocoa over the mixture and fold in with a metal spoon until evenly mixed.
Scrape into the greased tin, smooth level and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Spread a layer of butter cream icing on the cake and decorate with almonds.

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