Chocolate Cake

5/5 - (2 votes)


A super delicious chocolate cake which stays fresh and lovely to eat for days. This cake does not need sandwiching if you make a good chocolate buttercream and cover the sides and top with swirls of icing.

Apologies for the cake being behind bars but I took the picture at the show and they had these up to stop people touching. My cake won first prize so I was very happy.

Chocolate Cake

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  • Yield: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: cake


  • 3 large eggs
  • 8oz softened butter
  • 8oz sugar
  • 6 heaped dessertspoons of greek yoghurt
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 6oz self-raising flour
  • 2oz cocoa
  • 1.5tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • juice of half an orange
  • 1tsp of instant coffee dissolved in 2tbsp of warm water


  1. Heat the oven to 180C.
  2. Grease and flour a deep 8 inch cake tin
  3. Put the eggs, butter, sugar, yoghurt, vanilla extract and orange juice in a bowl and beat for 2 minutes
  4. Add the dry ingredients and beat for 30 seconds.
  5. If the mixture is not of a dropping consistency add a tablespoon of the coffee and whisk, adding more if needed to reach the right consistency.
  6. Put the batter in the prepared cake tin and put in the oven and bake until the cake springs back when touched.
  7. Once the cake has cooled for 10-15 minutes turn it out upside down on a rack until it is cool, then cover in chocolate buttercream.

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