This is such a great, simple, yet versatile, chocolate cake. It can even be turned into a cupcake mixture!
Add the finely grated rind of 1 orange to give the cake a chocolate orange flavour or replace the vanilla extract with 1 tbsp of instant coffee powder for a mocha flavour. This can also be turned into chocolate cupcakes if you wish – the recipe will fill 12 paper cases in a cupcake or muffin tray, and will take about 18-20 minutes to cook. Ice them generously with the chocolate buttercream and decorate to your heart’s content.