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Chocolate Cake

ingredients

serves 8
2 oz (50 g) cocoa powder
1 cup (8 fl oz.) boiling water
4 oz (110 g) soft margarine
1 cup (8 oz) 225 g granulated sugar
2 eggs
7 oz (200 g) plain flour, sifted
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda (Baking soda)
1/4 tsp baking powder

method

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) Gas Mk 4.

2. Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl and slowly pour on the boiling water, stirring until smooth.

3. Leave to cool.

4. Beat together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs.

5. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder together and fold into the creamed mixture alternately with the cocoa mixture.

6. Pour into a greased, base-lined deep 6 1/2 inch (16 cm) tin and bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

7. Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool

What did you think?

172 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Mmm
posted by kevin @ 11:09AM, 11/21/06
Absolutly gorgeous. brilliant recipe. turned out perfect, paired with the "chocolate glace icing recipe". Very moist, but not in a sickly way. just exactly what i was looking for. try it!
Lovly
posted by L.K.S @ 10:37AM, 10/25/08
This cake tastes lovly and creamy.
Looks good
posted by You know who @ 04:15PM, 3/20/09
I have not made but it sounds a simple recipe and looks good for people with allergys
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