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Chelsea’s Favourite Chocolate Cake Recipe

By Chelsea Sugar
Chelsea’s Favourite Chocolate Cake Recipe
  • 60 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Serves
    12
Ingredients

    1 Tbsp instant coffee granules
    ¾ cup water
    2 cups Chelsea White Sugar
    1¾ cups plain flour
    ¾ cup cocoa powder
    2 tsp vanilla essence
    2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    ½ tsp salt
    2 eggs
    1¼ cups milk (or Rice/Soya Milk)
    ½ cup sunflower or soya oil

Method

    Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 23-25cm cake tin with baking paper.

    Dissolve the coffee granules in water, then place all ingredients into a food processor and process until well combined and smooth. Pour the mixture into the cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and when completely cold, ice with either Chelsea Rich Chocolate Icing Sugar or make your favourite with Chelsea Icing Sugar.

    Note: This is a very runny mixture - don't be alarmed the first time you make it.

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Reviews

Average Rating
4.560
(60 reviews)


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This is a terrible recipe, if I could give it a zero stars I would. Way to much baking soda and the finished product had a horrible texture. Really disappointed!

So quick & easy to put together, turns out very well, so moist.

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Love this chocolate cake. So easy to make and fool prof

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Amazing recipe, so easy to whip together it's a favourite in our family. I cook for 50 mins and it's perfect.

Burnt after an hours and tasted like baking soda and sour coffee. Mixture was very runny but I didn't do anything as i was told it should be like this. Grr

A lovely chocolate cake for afternoon tea

The cake has a strong baking soda flavour and wasn't very nice to eat. Not chocolaty at all

this chocolate cake recipe is amazing

Just learning how to bake but the chocolate cake turned out super. Shared the receipe already. Thanks

No this chocolate cake did not work for me, nice and moist but did not taste that nice. shame because was looking forward to it but it didn't work.

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This chocolate cake recipe was all g man.

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This is such an easy chocolate cake recipe.. irresistibly..good..so moist and decadent..turn out amazing..loved it!!!

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This chocolate cake is irresistibly good...so moist and decadent..turn out amazing..loved it..:)

After baking for 40+years it has shown me that you need to try New recipes.I will look forward to trying some of the other recipes from the baking club.

Made this chocolate cake today and it was the best ! I don't usually like chocolate cake but will be making this again and again thanks Chelsea. Oh and I iced it with Dark Almond Chocolate icing just for a extra treat!

Can you freeze this amazing chocolate cake
CHELSEA: yes, you can freeze this cake!

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Fantastic chocolate cake recipe - no fail super moist cake

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Love this chocolate cake. So easy to make

I doubled this chocolate cake recipe and cooked it on my wood stove for 2 hours and it was perfect. Great recipe.

Love this chocolate cake recipe. Only needed 50 minutes in my oven. It's a keeper, have written out in my Recipe 'Bible' which will be handed down to my children one day.

Best chocolate cake recipe ever and super easy to make!

This is a delicious moist chocolate cake. Easy to put together without heaps of butter in it

Best chocolate cake recipe ever!

Yummy chocolate cake indeed, I only used one cup of sugar.

Super quick and easy chocolate cake! Awesome to ice, and very scrummy! Only problem is that everyone loved it, and it went so quickly!! Love this recipe thanks Chelsea!! ☺!

This is my favourite no fail go to Chocolate cake recipe. I love it and it works every single time! Do not worry that it is runny when you put it in the oven, it comes out so moist and lovely, well worth it.

I made this chocolate cake based on all the reviews and it was easy, moist and very tasty. I omitted the coffee and it only needed 55mins in my oven. Highly recommended.

Moist, easy to do chocolate cake and hardly any dishes. It tastes yummy and everyone loved it. Best cake ever! Thanks Chelsea!

I LOVED it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!! I LOVE Chelsea's Cakes!!! #Best!Cake!Ever! :D

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Nicest chocolate cake - I left out 1 c sugar as I don't like my cake too sweet. I used 3 eggs as 2 of them were small. I also liked how easy this cake was to make.

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Easy yummy chocolate cake and turns out perfect every time :)

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Love this chocolate cake recipe♥♥

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I decided 2 cups of sugar was too much so I only did 1 and the chocolate cake was still absolutely amazing. Super simple and easy. If you want too add a little something to make it less boring I recommend making a caramel sauce. Yum!

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Lovely moist chocolate cake - I made it into cupcakes & it was perfect because they stayed flat & were perfect for icing. It made about 60! Beautiful, moist & possibly the easiest recipe I have ever made!

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Best chocolate cake recipe ever!

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So much chocolate cake - so little time... To eat that is. The best ever moist cake and just so simple....

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Yum did de yum yum chocolate cake.

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Best chocolate cake ever!

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My 'go-to' chocolate cake recipe. Never fails

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Delicious and so easy. My number 1 chocolate cake recipe now.

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Loved this chocolate cake was so good.

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Yummy chocolate cake. Quick and easy to make.

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This is THE BEST choc cake I have ever made and it is totally easy and fool proof !! This is my go to choc cake from now on :)

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Really chocolatey and moist. Is very liquidy when you pour it into the cake tin but it does work

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My work colleague recommended this chocolate cake recipe to me. WOW so easy to make and delicious! My go to cake.

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I split the mix into 2 tins and sandwiched the two together with cream, Yummo!! Such a moist chocolate cake I highly recommend it :)

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Very, very nice chocolate cake, wonderful for the family. Will make again soon.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this chocolate cake recipe! It's my go-to recipe for birthday cakes! Super moist and everyone always enjoys.

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The chocolate cake is good, and nice.

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it was my first chocolate CAKE!!! :) soooo good.

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This is the easiest chocolate cake. I always come back to this one if I need to whip up a quick cake.

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Best chocolate cake ever!!!...and so simple!

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Used for all our birthdays.

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My kids & I make this chocolate cake all the time now when we crave something sweet. Delicious

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This chocolate cake was easy to make. My family definitely loved it & it was still moist after two days!!

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Easy as chocolate cake to make and tastes awesome. The whole family and friends love it.

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This chocolate cake is super easy to make and for people on the go is an impressive but fool proof choc cake that never fails to impress.

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Such an easy recipe and a beautifully moist chocolate cake!! Have also tried making it into mini cakes and worked very well for those too!

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I just made this chocolate cake with my 6 year old son, so easy to make and OMGosh it is sooooo yummy!!! :)

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This is such an easy chocolate cake, if I can have success with this then anyone can!!!! Delicious

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