Wednesday, 29 May 2013


There is something really comforting about baking and eating your own cake.  This recipe is wonderful, because you probably have most of the ingredients in your house already.  And it's really easy!

2 cups flour
¾ cups cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups sugar
½ cup oil
1 cup boiling water or hot coffee (I used espresso)
2 eggs

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. 
  • Spay two 23cm round cake pans or one 23x33cm rectangular baking pan with spray & cook. 
  • In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla essence and beat with an electric mixer for about two minutes. 
  • Add the boiling water or coffee and mix until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  • To test if the cake is ready, insert a toothpick into the middle of the pan. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. 
  • Use a knife around the edge of each cake to loosen it from the pan, turn the pan over onto a metal rack to cool.
When cooled completely, ice the cake with ganache or buttercream icing.  Enjoy!

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