Death by Chocolate Cake

I have this thing about baking my children’s cakes – be it for their Christening or Birthday… and then I don’t just bake ONE ckae, I have to bake 3! Usually because we have a lot of grown up visitors coming.

easy chocolate cake

So I need my cakes to be easy, tasty and quick to make.

chocolate cake

Bring on the Death By Chocolate Cake!


  • 250g plain flour
  • 350g sugar
  • 85g/3oz (good quality) cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200ml boiling water

Chocolate Ganache

  • 175g chocolate
  • 125ml  double cream
  • **Ganache is not my forte.. but here is a good site for ganache making tips.

Oven: 180 C, two cake tins (20cm)


1) Put all the ingredients – save for the hot water – into a bowl and mix.

2) Gradually add the water

3) Divide into the two tins

4) Bake for approx 40min

5) Whilst baking, prepare the ganache as per instructions  – heat the chocolate and cream at low eat. Let cool in the fridge. Then apply. Ganache made with single cream isn’t at exciting, but SOOOOOO muche easier and still tastey!

chocolate cake

6) Once the cake has cooled, remove from tins. Fill the centre with some ganache and then spread the remainder over the top of the cake.

The cake was a beautiful dark brown centred filling. Seriously –this is a delicious, indulging cake. GOOD! And EASY!

The next recipe I will share with you will be our Poppy Seed Cake (very Austrian), as well as the apple cake.

poppy seed cake

Of which I did take a (bad photo)

If you fancy something more savoury.. why not try the delicious looking Turkey Wellington over at Cakes and Scribbles. Mmmmh. Else stick to the very easy and very quick chocolate cake recipe.

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