This is one of those super easy recipes that you can have on hand to whip up at any time; and it's easy enough for the kids too.


  • 1 1/3 cups (200g) self raising flour

  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder

  • 1 1/4 cups (275g) caster sugar

  • 125g softened butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 eggs

  • 2/3 cup (160ml) water


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin

  • 2.

    1. Sift the flour, sugar and cocoa into a large mixing bowl

  • 3.

    2. Add all other ingredients and beat on a low speed until combined.

  • 4.

    3. Increase speed, and beat for 3 minutes, or until mixture is thick and fluffy, and lighter in colour.

  • 5.

    4. Pour mix into prepared tin, bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes, or until cake bounces back when pressed lightly in the centre.

  • 6.

    5. Turn out onto a cake rack and allow to cool. Ice with butter cream icing.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings)

  • Energy 293kj
  • Fat Total 11g
  • Saturated Fat 7g
  • Protein 4g
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Sugar 27g
  • Sodium 16mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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