Easy Chocolate Cake

Moist and Easy Chocolate cake recipe
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SourceAmber, NZ
Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes
Total time
45 minutes


This is an easy as pie, easy chocolate cake recipe for a tasty moist chocolate cake that keeps well. It's one of the staples at my cafe. We go through a whole one a day during holidays!


1⁄3 c
cocoa powder
1 c
hot water
1 T
Vanilla Extract
2 c
all purpose flour
2 t
baking soda
1 c
3⁄4 c


  1. Place the first 3 ingredients in a 3 cup bowl, whisk. Set aside to cool.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking sode and sugar in a large bowl. Create a well in the middle for the liquids.
  3. Spray and line your tin now. We use a 30cm round springform tin.
  4. Add 3/4ths cup of mayonaise to the cocoa mix. Whisk well, then pour into the well in your dry ingredients.
  5. Using a spatuala, fold the cake mix until no pockets of flour remain. A few lumps are perfectly fine. If you over mix, the cake will peak and crack. This isn't desireable if you wish to ice it later.
  6. Pour it into prepared tin. Bake at 180 degrees Celcious for approximately 45 minutes.

DO NOT OPEN DOOR for at least the first 30 mins of cooking.

Test with a skewer, it should come out clean. If not, put it back in for 10 minutes at a time.

Once cooked, turn out and ice as desired.


We use a basic chocolate icing to cover the cake, then decorate it with chocolate curls done in dark and white chocolate and a smatter of icing sugar on top.

This cake is great hot or cold. I love it warmed with ice cream on the side.

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