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How to make moist Chocolate cake

Grandma’s simple moist chocolate cake. A delicious, moist chocolate cake. It’s easy, it’s quick and the family will love it.




Chocolate cake

  • 125 grams butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups (275g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¹⁄³ cups (200g) self-raising flour
  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • ²⁄³ cup (160ml) water

Chocolate icing

  • 90 grams dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 cup (160g) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water 



moist chocolate cake ingredients


Preheat oven to 356F fan-forced.

Grease deep 8 inches round cake pan; line with baking paper.


Beat butter, extract, sugar, eggs, sifted flour and cocoa,and the water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium; beat about 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and paler in colour.

melted butter beaten cocoa

Spread mixture into pan; bake about 1 hour.

cooked cocoa cocoa

Stand cake 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.

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Meanwhile, make chocolate icing.

Spread cake with icing.

Chocolate icing

Melt chocolate and butter in small heatproof bowl over small saucepan of simmering water; gradually stir in sifted icing sugar and the hot water, stirring until icing is spreadable.

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Chocolate cake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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