• Serves 12
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


Moist, and tasty Chocolate cake recipe which is also a very good recipe for cupcakes. This recipe was given to me, some 20 plus years ago. The original inventor of the recipe worked in a Bakery and was a Cake Decorator.  I have lost count of how many of these cakes I have made, and cupcakes from the same recipe – but it’s always been a winner with family and friends. Hope whoever tries it, enjoys it and gets the same compliments I have had over the years. :) Last time I baked this cake was for my Grandson’s birthday – I iced with a Chocolate Ganache and topped with Fresh Strawberries.  Enjoy!

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 1 3/4 cups Plain Flour (possibly called All Purpose Flour in the USA
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tspns Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tspn Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tspn Salt
  • 3x Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water or 1 Cup Coffee Liqueur *


  1. Take the first 6 Ingredients (Flour, Sugar, Cocoa, Baking Pdr, Baking Soda and Salt into your MIxing Bowl. Stir to mix the ingredients together and set aside.
  2. In a separate Bowl add the 3 Eggs, 1 Cup of Milk, and the 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil. Please do not substitute the Vegetable Oil for Olive Oil - must be Vegetable Oil. Make sure you mix or whisk these ingredients until they are well blended.
  3. Once well blended, add this mixture to your bowl of Dry Ingredients. Beat all together with your Electric Mixer, on Medium speed for 3 minutes. Stop beating and see the next step
  4. Now is the time to add either 1 Cup of Boiling Water ( which is perfect if making this cake for a Children's birthday - but if you prefer something with a little more exciting flavour, for an adults party - get 1 Cup of a Coffee Liqueur and bring carefully to the boil in your microwave. If you do now wish to use any liqueur, another excellent option is to add a heaped teaspoon of Instant Coffee granules, add the boiling water to this, and stir - and add to the other blended ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed.*
  5. Have a pre-prepared 10" round, deep-sided cake pan - grease the sides and base of the pan, and add a circle of baking paper around the sides of the pan, and on the base.
  6. * Pour your cake mixture into the pre-prepared cake pan, making sure that the mixture is filled only to 3/4 level of your pan.
  7. Carefully pick up cake pan, and from a very low height on your bench, and gently drop to the bench to expel any air bubbles
  8. I do not preheat my oven but put the cake into the cold oven then turn the oven on to 160 Celsius and bake for approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Ovens vary, so I normally check the cake after an hour. Should your cake appear to have cracks on the top I recommend turning the oven down to 140 C. My oven cooks this cake in about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Once the cake has cooked, remove from oven and wait until the cake has cooled before removing from your cake pan.
  9. Decorate with your own choice of icing - but the favourite icing in our family is a Chocolate Ganache

  • Yum! This looks amazing, cant wait to try!


  • This sounds lovely – nothing like a slice of rich chocolatey cake.


  • Looks deliciously decadent! Can’t wait to try it!


  • Love a moist chocolate cake,it looks delicious!


  • I was drawn just by the title… easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!


  • This looks delicious I love chocolate cakes. I’m going to have to try this but I’ll probably leave out the coffee in my one. Yummy


  • Looking lush. Such a decadent cake, all that icing and chocolate


  • This looks so good I love chocolate cake


  • Chocolate cake is a favourite cake to eat and this cake does indeed look so scrumptious.


  • I’m sure it’s sweet, 2 cups of sugar is a lot !


  • My mouth is watering I am going to make this today!


  • OMG I love this recipe almost as much as I love chocolate. Can’t wait to make this and see if I can do as good a job as you have.

    • Thanks for all the comments – and I am sure you will be happy once you try this recipe.


  • Yum! CHOCOLATE CAKE! Say no more.


  • Yumm. I always love chocolate cake.


  • Who can’t resist a good chocolate cake!


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