Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fluffy Chocolate Cake - Best Birthday Cake!

Todays baking sunday was a birthday cake classic. This fluffy, moist chocolate cake is becoming a family favourite. I made a different icing to usual, and settled with a warm glaze.   Sorry about the poor quality picture. Was all gone before I could get a better shot! 

*** I managed to get a pic of the last slice left. enjoy! ****

Fluffy Chocolate Cakes
Recipe from Australian Womens Weekly Cakes and Slices

125g butter
2 tablespons cocoa
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 cup self-raising flour

1 cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
20g butter, chopped
2 tablespoons boiling water

1. Combine butter, sifter cocoa and milk in saucepan, stir over low heat without boiling until butter is melted; cool to room temperature. 
2. Grease a deep 20cm round cake pan, line base with paper; grease paper well.  Preheat oven to 180oC
3. Beat eggs in small bowl with electric mixer until thick and creamy, gradually beat in sugar, beating until dissolved between each addition. Transfer to large bowl. Fold in half the sifted flour and half the cocoa mixture, then remaining flour and cocoa mixture. Pour into prepared pan. 
4. Bake in moderate oven for 35 minutes. Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool. Spread cold cake with icing. 

To make icing: Combine sugar, cocoa and butter. Stir in boiling water until smooth. Pour over cake. 


  1. On my birthday I want nothing more than a simple chocolate cake. This looks just perfect!

  2. We love baking and this recipe takes the cake! Less sugar than others, and true to its name- fluffy and perfect! Many thanks!

  3. I am so making this as son as I get home! Thanks!!