This cake is great for birthday parties or when your having friends around.
It keeps for ages and will win over anyone ;)


  • 1.25cups (125g) cocoa powder

  • 1.5 cups (375ml) boiling water

  • 180g unsalted butter-cubed

  • 2.5 cups (550g) caster sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • .75 cup (185ml) of milk

  • 2 tsp white vinegar

  • .5 tsp salt

  • 3 cups (450g) self raising flour

  • 375g Dark cooking chocolate

  • 300ml cream

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter


  • 1.

    Pre-heat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced), lighty grease a 26cm springform cake tin, a 25cm bunt tin or even 2x cupcake trays (24 cupcakes in total). Sift cocoa powder into a bowl and gradually add the boiling water stirring until smooth then set aside to cool.

  • 2.

    Using electric beaters beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Combine milk and vinegar in a separate jug and set aside.

  • 3.

    Add the salt, 1 cup (150g) of the flour and 1/4 cup (60ml) of the milk mixture to the butter mixture and combine well. repeat this process until all of the flour and milk mixture is added.

  • 4.

    Slowly stir in the cocoa mixture, a little at a time. then transfer into prepared tin.

  • 5.

    Bake for 60-70 minutes for springform tin, 35-40 minutes for the bunt tin and 20 minutes for the cupcakes. COMPLETELY COOL BEFORE ICING!

  • 6.

    For the Ganache: Chop up the chocolate as fine as possible and place it into a bowl with the butter.

  • 7.

    Pour the cream into a small saucepan and bring it to the boil making sure it doesnt burn.

  • 8.

    Once at boiling point take the saucepan off the heat and pour it over the chocoalte and butter, whisk slowly until all combined.

  • 9.

    Refridgerate for a couple of hours until set into a thick glossy mixture. then icing your cake or cupcakes :)

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (18 servings)

  • Energy 477kj
  • Fat Total 23g
  • Saturated Fat 14g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 68g
  • Sugar 43g
  • Sodium 92mg

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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Tried this cake - severely cracked and seems too much sugar