Here's to a sweet weekend in honour of Ox Nche and the Springboks!
“Salads don’t win scrums”, says Ox Nche – a sentiment we can definitely get behind! While most of us won’t be scrumming it on the field with the Boks this weekend, we’re always looking for just about any opportunity to celebrate with an indulgent chocolate cake!
In support of the Springboks and the cake-loving Ox Nche, we’ll be “counting cake slices” in celebration all weekend long as we ready our nerves and gear up for the Rugby World Cup final taking place on Saturday, 28 October, at 9pm.
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Chocolate cake recipes to try
You may say that technically this isn’t chocolate, but since Milo is chocolate-flavoured, we’re going to say indulge in it anyway! Delicious condensed milk icing holds the layers together, making this cake moist and tasty.
If you need a quick fix on World Chocolate Day, this mug cake is the answer. Whisk all the ingredients together, microwave on high for 90 seconds and, voila, you have the perfect chocolate treat with minimal mess and fuss.
We’re nuts about a delicious nuts-and-chocolate combination! A sweet sauce and chocolate topping are poured over this cake as it comes out of the oven to create a gooey, chocolatey cake that will delight your senses with every bite.
If you want an easy recipe for a large chocolate cake, this is it. Be sure the mixture is well blended and place on an inverted saucer for even heat distribution, and you’re guaranteed a light, fluffy chocolate cake after just 15 minutes.
A classic chocolate cake is given an upgrade with the addition of cream and Bar-One chocolate spread (available at Makro or CAB Foods).
Chocolate on its own is already a real treat but add chopped peppermint-flavoured Aero and caramel to the equation, and you’re looking at the ultimate chocolate sensation!
It seems we can’t get enough of Bar-One! If you don’t want to indulge in an entire cake, these cupcakes are the perfect morsels of chocolate deliciousness.
There can be no denying that peppermint and chocolate make a dynamite duo – which is why we adore Peppermint Crisp. This cake is the perfect winter version of the Peppermint Crisp tart we all know and love.
This microwave cake is ideal for those who prefer savoury flavours to sweet. White chocolate is combined with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom for a quick, flavour-packed treat.
The hot finished cake is drenched in a milky syrup and, once cooled, the cake is covered in chocolate ganache frosting – all of which results in the most chocolatey, moist cake you’ll ever have.
Only got two ingredients to work with? No problem – there will be cake! You’ll really want to save your last few eggs for this one as it’s wonderfully indulgent, just as cake should be!
A nut-free vegan cake of your dreams! Not to mention that it is protein-packed and utterly delicious, a real must-try recipe for those looking for a recipe that isn’t your average chocolate cake recipe.
Who could resist a baked chocolate cheesecake? This one is perfect when your baking for someone that’s diabetic, because we all deserve a hearty slice of chocolate cheesecake!
A rich chocolate and beetroot cake lovingly layered with a homemade blueberry compote and a lush chocolate ganache – need we say more?
Looking for a loaded hidden-veg cake, but not quite willing to commit to beetroot, this decadent chocolate cake is guaranteed to hit the sweet-spot.
This decadently dark and dreamy chocolate cake in spiked with freshly brewed coffee and could not be easier to make!
The perfect recipe when you’re looking to please a crowd, but without all the effort that comes with baking and decorating layer cakes!
This moreish vegan chocolate cake can easily be made gluten-free, so it’s perfect when baking for those with special dietary requirements.
A chocolate cake topped with lush amounts of chocolate orange cream cheese icing. It is a winning flavour combo waiting to happen and the oil based cake is both decadent and easy to make!
This is how you fancy-up store-bought cake when you don’t have time to bake on from scratch! Layers of caramel and store-bought chocolate cake, all topped with chocolate buttercream, you’ll have you guests fooled and the results are wonderfully decadent and delicious!